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Train falls off tracks at Taunton salt yard; power lines toppled
" TAUNTON —
A train derailed at a Taunton salt yard this afternoon, pulling overhead power lines to the ground.
Workers from Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant were able to shut down electricity flowing to the site minutes after the accident was reported.
Emergency crews on the scene were concerned the train and tracks could pose a potential risk, becoming electrified by the freshly toppled lines.
“They were moving the cars back and it just tipped,” said Deputy Fire Chief Scott Dexter.
The site, at 45 Cushman St., known as the “Taunton Salt Yard,” is listed as the American Rock Salt Co. in an online business directory. Employees at the scene said no one from the company was available to comment.''
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