Train derailment at Silver Dollar City being investigated by Mo. State Fire Marshal’s office

SILVER DOLLAR CITY, Mo. — Silver Dollar City release more information regarding the train derailment and toppling of train cars last evening, October 26, 2022.

Shortly after 6:00 p.m. three of the four train cars on the Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train derailed. There were approximately 160 guests on the train at the time of the accident. The train has a maximum capacity of 250 passengers.”

SDC on-park EMS and Safety Staff responded immediately last evening to the derailment.

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“Train passengers were triaged at the scene and then transported by bus to a parking lot, where they were evaluated by Stone County first responders before either being released, treated on location, or transported to nearby medical facilities.”

Of the seven persons injured, by that meaning transported to a hospital, no one suffered life-threatening injuries. As of Thursday afternoon six of the seven hospitalized have been released.

SDC states their guest services team is in the process of following up with all guests involved to offer additional follow-up support.

The Missouri State Fire Marshals office is investigating the derailment and released a statement late Thursday:

Our Missouri Division of Fire Safety team has concluded the first stage of the Silver Dollar City train derailment investigation, including initial interviews, documentation review & examination of the scene & equipment involved. Investigators will return at a later date to continue investigation with an engineering firm. No determination has been made about the cause of the derailment at this time. The SDC train will not be operating as the investigation continues.” – Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office

This is a breaking news story, stay with Joplin News First as we continue to learn more. We will update with more information as it becomes available from authorities.



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