Gov. Laura Kelly implemented an administrative order requiring two-person crews in the lead locomotive of trains operating in Kansas despite industry opposition based on assertions there was insufficient evidence to prove reliance on a single person was more dangerous.
Much of the coal that was spilled when about 30 railroad cars derailed north of Lawrence Friday afternoon had been cleaned up as of Sunday evening; however, much wreckage remained at the site.
Union Pacific crews were working well past midnight Saturday following the derailment of about 30 railroad cars carrying coal Friday afternoon.
About 30 cars from a coal train derailed north of Lawrence Friday afternoon in Douglas County, according to a spokesperson for Union Pacific.
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