Bloomberg Law
Feb. 27, 2023, 10:56 PM

Norfolk Southern Accused of Trying to Destroy Crash Evidence (2)

Jef Feeley
Jef Feeley
Bloomberg News

Norfolk Southern Corp. adjusted its plan to remove wrecked rail cars from a derailment that spewed potentially poisonous gas over an Ohio town after lawyers for residents complained that the company was trying to destroy evidence of its liability.

Lawyers in proposed class-action lawsuits over the Feb. 3 accident on Friday asked a federal judge to block the company from clearing the wreckage in East Palestine, Ohio. According to the lawyers, Norfolk Southern informed them last week that it planned to move the 11 rail cars by March 1 and would make them available for inspection for only two days. ...