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Bluefield, W.Va. (WVVA) – A train derailment occurred this morning in McDowell County when operators where attempting to move the coal car.

Witnesses say Norfolk Southern workers were trying to put the coal car onto the main track when it overturned, spilling half a car load of coal.

According to McDowell County 911 operators, the single car overturned in Maitland, W.Va., just outside of Welch shortly after 8 a.m.

No injuries have been reported at this point in connection with the accident.

 

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