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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/29/2011

CSX train derails in Hyattsville


A CSX train derailed in Prince George's County on Tuesday after hitting a "safety derailer." (Mark Brady)
A CSX freight train derailed around 2:42 p.m. in the 2900 block of 52nd Avenue in an industrial park in Hyattsville, according to Prince George’s authorities.

There were no reported injuries, officials said.

Fire department spokesman Mark Brady said the locomotive “hit a derailer on a side track, which triggered an intentional derailment and resulting in “a small diesel fuel spill.” Such derailers are installed as safety devices. The train was headed for a main track at the time, Brady said. It was unclear if the train was being operated remotely.

Brady said fire department hazardous material crews assisted CSX with the clean-up. Bob Sullivan, a CSX spokesman, said the fuel spill had “all been contained.”

The incident did not cause any evacuations or disruptions to commuter rail and vehicle traffic, officials said.

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