Railroad inspections yield various defects

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — After a series of inspections on railroad tracks and rail cars across New York State were completed, various defects were uncovered.

Governor Andrew Cuomo called for state-wide inspections after a string of dangerous railroad accidents across the nation. Reports say in Buffalo, inspectors found a critical defect and 17 non-critical defects at the CSX Frontier Yard.

Inspectors also hit several CSX locations from Ripley to Dunkirk. They say they found five non-critical defects.

The problems spanned from chipped equipment, thin break shoes, insufficient fasteners and loose bolts, along with a loose safety railing.

Cuomo promised New York State will continue to enforce safety standards to prevent accidents in the state.

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