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January 12, 2018
Federal safety board releases final cause, recommendations after fiery ND oil train derailment in 2015
HEIMDAL, N.D.—The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final accident report and safety recommendations nearly three years...
January 12, 2018 - 2:35pm
December 6, 2015
North Dakota inspectors take on rail safety program
BISMARCK – Both inspectors for a state rail safety program — aimed to prevent such fiery derailments involving crude oil as happened this...
December 6, 2015 - 10:07pm
May 8, 2015
Track was inspected day before derailment, FRA says
HEIMDAL, N.D.—Railroad tracks where an oil train derailed Wednesday in central North Dakota had been inspected by BNSF Railway a day earlier...
May 8, 2015 - 8:05pm
May 7, 2015
Wheel fragments ‘of great interest’ in derailment investigation
HEIMDAL, N.D. – Wheel fragments found at the scene of a fiery oil train derailment here are “of great interest” to federal officials investigating...
May 7, 2015 - 7:32pm
Company says oil on derailed train met new ND rules
TIOGA, N.D.—The oil on the train that derailed near Heimdal on Wednesday had a vapor pressure substantially lower than the standards in North...
May 7, 2015 - 6:45pm
Residents allowed to return to Heimdal after derailment
HEIMDAL, N.D. – Residents are being allowed to return to their homes in Heimdal after a fiery oil train derailment Wednesday morning forced the evacuation of the small town of about 25 people and two farmsteads. Related: Exploding oil cars, black smoke force evacuation of small...
May 7, 2015 - 9:28am
May 6, 2015
Hess-owned oil railcars involved in ND derailment
WILLISTON, N.D.—A BNSF train that derailed in central North Dakota on Wednesday was carrying railcars owned by Hess Corp, 10 of which caught fire and forced the evacuation of a nearby town, the oil producer told Reuters late Wednesday. Emergency crews worked into the night to...
May 6, 2015 - 9:09pm
Photo gallery: Train derails, tanker cars burn near ND town
HEIMDAL, N.D.—A tanker train carrying crude oil derailed near Heimdal, N.D., Wednesday morning, causing the evacuation of the town and surrounding...
May 6, 2015 - 8:07pm
Exploding oil cars, black smoke force evacuation of small ND town
HEIMDAL, N.D. – Curt Benson was in the middle of his morning shave when an explosion sent vibrations through his house on Main Street here...
May 6, 2015 - 7:40pm
May 3, 2012
Heimdal man accused of chasing wife with sword
HEIMDAL, N.D. - A North Dakota man is accused of firing a gun in front of his two children and chasing his wife with a sword. Steve Deaton of Heimdal has been charged with felony counts of aggravated assault, terrorizing, interference with an emergency phone call and preventing arrest. According...
May 3, 2012 - 11:54pm