The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Derailment in Washington DC

Dec 17, 2007

In November, eight CSX coal cars derailed on a bridge over the Anacostia River. This one was caused by a brake failure. Part of the bridge collapsed, sending six cars into the river, where 600 tons of coal were dumped.

During the week-long cleanup, questions were raised about why and how the coal cars escaped from the CSX yard, and the safety of the bridge which had widespread corrosion.

The CSX bosses who run a sloppy operation and DC politicians who don’t keep up the infrastructure of bridges – what a double whammy of irresponsibility!