KEY POINTS
  • The National Transportation Safety Board has opened a special probe into Norfolk Southern after a series of train derailments.
  • The special investigation will examine Norfolk Southern's organization and safety culture.
  • Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw is set to testify before a U.S. Senate panel on the rail company's derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
General view of the site of the derailment of a train carrying hazardous waste, in East Palestine, Ohio, U.S., March 2, 2023. 

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday said it opened a special investigation into Norfolk Southern after recent derailments.

The special probe will look into the company's organization and safety culture, according to a press release.