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Three Nashville Workers Injured At Chemical Train Derailment

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials said three local workers cleaning up at the site of Monday's train derailment in southwest Louisville have been injured after a fire erupted while contractors worked to remove debris.

Doug Hamilton, director of the Louisville Emergency Management Agency, told The Courier-Journal on Wednesday one of the workers was severely injured. He said the three were transported to the hospital.

WLKY reported that three of the workers were from Nashville and were working for RJ Corman.

Workers on Wednesday had been planning to move two rail cars containing potentially deadly hydrogen fluoride that were part of a derailment Monday.

A Paducah & Louisville Railway train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed just after 6 a.m. EDT Monday near Dixie Highway. A leak of a potentially explosive material was contained after the derailment, but crews have been working to put the railroad cars back on the track or remove them and the highway remained closed.

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