Amtrak is placing the blame for a collision in South Carolina that left two of its employees dead on the railroad operating the unmanned freight train hit by Amtrak.
In a statement reported by Reuters, Amtrak President Richard Anderson said the freight train company had “padlocked the switch off the mainline to the siding, causing the collision.”
In a separate statement, Amtrak emphasized that CSX owns and operates the tracks where the accident happened, in addition to the signal systems.
CSX in its own statement offered condolences to the families of the two Amtrak employees who were killed in the crash.
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