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Investigators focus on railway inspection practices after fatal Colorado train derailment

Associated Press

Federal officials say their investigation into a Colorado coal train derailment that killed a truck driver and shut down a major highway is focused on whether inspection and maintenance practices at BNSF Railway contributed to the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued a preliminary report on the Oct. 15 accident. A steel railroad bridge built in 1958 collapsed onto Interstate 25 after a suspected broken rail caused 30 cars coal to derail. A California truck driver was killed. I-25 is the main north-south route through Colorado and was closed for four days as crews cleared debris from the site.

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