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Accident: 121568.015 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Railroad Wheel Assembly

Accident: 121568.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 11/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1444060.01511/12/2019National Railroad Passenger Corporation Dba Amtrak
At 7:00 p.m. on November 9, 2019, an employee was working for a nationwide rail passenger service. He was organizing the storage of idlers and traction motor as semblies. He was moving a traction motor assembly. This assembly consisted of tw o wheels connected by an axle with a motor attached to it. The assembly weighed about 7,440 kilograms (16,400 pounds). Nearby, there was an elevated idler assem bly, consisting of two wheels secured by an axle. It weighed about 2,000 kilogra ms (4,400 pounds). It became unstable and unsecured, and it fell. It struck and pinned the employee between the idler and another traction motor. He sustained f atal injuries as a result of being struck and pinned by the falling equipment. H is abdomen was crushed. He was killed.
Keywords: abdomen, axle, crushed, electric motor, falling object, pinned, railroad, railroad car, struck by, train, unsecured, unstable load, unstable position, wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1444060.015 60 M Fatality Machinists

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