In early February 2023, 38 train cars derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. The derailment prompted questions online about railroad safety, as well as claims about the number of train derailments across the U.S.

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Chanel Rion, a correspondent with the One America News Network, tweeted, “On average, over 1,700 train derailments occur in the US per year. It’s common.”

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On The Victory Channel, a conservative, faith-based news outlet, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) also cited that statistic, and said that equates to more than four derailments per day.

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