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Accident: 200420024 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between Boxcar And Loading Dock

Accident: 200420024 -- Report ID: 0420300 -- Event Date: 05/15/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10271637005/20/19964013Csx Transportation
Employee #1 was helping to move and place loaded railway boxcars. At the time of the accident, he was waiting in a 30 in. by 48 in. offset cavity of the loading dock for the last boxcar to pass before disconnecting the train engine from the boxcars. Apparently Employee #1 became caught by an appendage on a railway boxcar and he was pulled 26 ft along an 8.5 in. opening between the moving boxcar and the loading dock. He rotated at least three times, sustaining a crushed pelvis and abdomen. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene by the local medical examiner's office.
Keywords: clearance, abdomen, work rules, railroad car, caught by, crushed, pelvis, boxcar, loading dock, railroad
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102716370 Fatality Dislocation Occupation not reported

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