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Accident: 126706.015 - Employee Is Killed When Pinned Between Rail Car And Barricad

Accident: 126706.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 06/04/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1477588.01506/04/2020Mountain Reload Llc.
At 5:45 a.m. on June 4, 2020, Employee # 1 was moving four railcars containing s oda ash to the end of the spur to enable unloading of the soda ash. Work took pl ace prior to start of the shift; prior to other employees arriving to site. Ther e were no witnesses. Surveillance camera from a neighboring business captured v ideo of a set of two rail cars passing through the scene. Approximately 35 seco nds after the first set passed through the scene, a second set of two rail cars passed into the scene. The second set of rail cars struck the first set, pushing the rail cars into the barrier. Employee # 1 was believed to have been riding t he leading platform of rail car 1 (of first set) operating the hand brake to pos ition the rail car. He was found by a coworker, trapped between the first rail c ar and concrete/soil barrier. Employee # 1 was pinned between the railcar and th e barricade. He suffered compressive asphyxia and was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, crushed, flatbed rail car, off loading, struck against, struck by, vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1477588.015 48 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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