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Accident: 134512.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Caught Between Rail Cars

Accident: 134512.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 04/02/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1523186.01504/02/2021Drummond Company, Inc.
At 11:14 a.m. on April 2, 2021, an employee was working on a "cut of cars" with the engine approximately 700 feet behind him pushing ahead. The cut of cars was supposed to proceed straight down the tunnel line, which required the employee t o align a specific switch with the tunnel. The employee radioed the engineer and reported that the switch was in the proper position. The cut of cars left the t unnel line and began to shift over to the wrong line where the employee was ridi ng. The engineer attempted to stop the cars, but couldn't. The employee was caug ht between the cut of cars and the cars he was riding crushing his head and kill ing him.
Keywords: caught between, crushed, engine, fracture, pinched, railroad, railroad car, railroad track, skull, switchgear, tracks, tunnel, walking surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1523186.015 37 M Fatality Railroad brake, signal and switch operators

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