Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14250260 - Employee'S Arm Severed When Run Over By Railroad Car

Accident: 14250260 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 08/20/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
303131708/25/19892621Champion International Corp.
Employee #1, a switchman, was spotting a tank car on a track stub and was applying the brake while the train was still moving. The train bumped a full coal car on the same track which caused Employee #1 to fall between the cars onto the track. The conductor reversed the direction of the train and Employee #1 was dragged underneath the tank car and her right arm was severed.
Keywords: severed, railroad tank car, railroad car, fall, railroad track, arm, run over, railroad
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3031317 Hospitalized injury Amputation Railroad brake, signal and switch operators

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close