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Accident: 200630457 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Railroad Cars

Accident: 200630457 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 10/16/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11652049510/18/19993312Weirton Steel Corporation
Employee #1 was the conductor of a six-car train that was being pushed by Engine #309, bound for the #1 blast furnace on the cinderside lead track. He was riding on the fixed ladder of the lead hopper car, WSX #5024, when it ran over a wooden wheel chock on the track. The hopper car derailed and was pushed into stationary torpedo rail car #55 that was on an adjacent track 10 ft away. Employee #1 became pinned between the brake assembly box of the hopper car and the torpedo car. His left leg was amputated and his right leg sustained severe lacerations. The coroner listed the cause of death as multiple blunt force trauma. The train was traveling at 3 to 4 mph at the time of the accident.
Keywords: hopper car, amputated, railroad car, struck against, riding on equipment, caught between, laceration, railroad track, housekeeping, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116520495 Fatality Amputation Railroad conductors and yardmasters

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