Events following Stoughton train derailment

  • Train Derailment Occurs

    Train Derailment Occurs
    Train derails two miles from Stoughton to the north.
  • Ammonia Leaks from Tanks

    Life-threatening chemical anhydrous ammonia leaks from derailed tankers.
  • Death of Police Officer

    Death of Police Officer
    Stoughton Police Officer James Sander dies along with two others.
  • Evacuation

    Evacuation of residents within a one-mile radius.
  • Stoughton Air Tests

    Air Tests within Stoughton limits under 50 ppm.
  • Brewster Chemical safety crew arrives

    Brewster Chemical safety crew arrives
    Brewster Chemical flies Hazardous Material crews into Madison, WI to assist with cleanup of derailment and ammonia spills.
  • Tankers Continue Leaking

    Five of the eight tankers initially leaking anhydrous ammonia continue to leak the life-threatening chemical.
  • Ammonia Theft

    Evidence of ammonia theft discovered at site, Dane County Sheriff Alice Tompkins enhances derailment site security
  • Sander's Memorial Service

    Sander's Memorial Service
    Memorial Sercice to be held for James Sander.
  • Bake Sale

    Northalke Elementary School students host a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to collect money for basic necessities for the evacuees.