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Oil train debriefings in Mosier

Jason Rea, chief engineer for the western region of Union Pacific Railroad, holds a lag screw, at least one of which is blamed for shearing off and causing the June 3 oil train derailment in Mosier.

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Jason Rea, chief engineer for the western region of Union Pacific Railroad, holds a lag screw, at least one of which is blamed for shearing off and causing the June 3 oil train derailment in Mosier.



The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment...

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