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In the event a mishap occurs such as a railcar explosion, vehicle/train collision, or a train derailment close to the campus, take the following action:
- In the event of a railcar explosion, take cover immediately underneath or behind objects that will give protection against falling glass and debris.
- After the effects of the accident have subsided, notify police, fire, and ambulance by dialing 9-1-1. Notify Department of Public Safety at 701-777-3341. Give your name and describe the location and details of the accident.
- Treat the accident as a potential hazardous materials site. Do not approach the area unless it is safe to proceed. Potential hazardous materials are diesel fuel from the train engine as well as other items transported on the train.
- A train derailment could impact many areas of the campus and could be potentially deadly. The principle hazards would be: explosion, fire, asphyxiation or poisoning, flying metal, corrosion or chemical reaction, and chemical or cold burns.
- If outside, walk into the wind to keep hazardous materials and any plume behind you.
- Be prepared to shelter in place if the building you are in cannot be evacuated without putting occupants in danger.
- If the building evacuation alarm is sounded or when told to leave by University officials walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and ask others to do the same.
- Remember that elevators are reserved for persons with disabilities. Never use an elevator in a fire or explosion because electric power is likely to fail leaving you trapped.
- Once outside, proceed to the designated gathering point. This should be a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Stay there.
- Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
- Immediately notify emergency personnel of any injured people or if individuals remain in the affected building or at the accident site.
- If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.
- A campus incident command post may be set up near the disaster site. Keep clear, unless you have official business.