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Train derails, rides UP escalator at Chicago O’Hare airport, injuring 32 [VIDEO]

A train derailed early Monday morning at Chicago O’Hare airport, injuring 32 people and causing a few hours of general chaos that reverberated throughout the Second City.

The accident occurred just before 3 a.m.

Investigators believe the train was going too fast as it approached the final stop on the CTA Blue Line. The train failed to stop at a metal shock absorber at the very end of the tracks.

Hours after the accident, the train is still sitting near the top of the escalator, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Nobody is quite sure how or when anyone will be able to clean up the wreckage.

“The train is not going to go anywhere for the foreseeable future,” Tim DePaepe, a railroad accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, told the Tribune. “It’s not going anywhere today. We need to examine the train and the position it’s in prior to its movement.”

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