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Accident: 202064226 - Employee Dies After Being Crushed By Railcar

Accident: 202064226 -- Report ID: 0420100 -- Event Date: 03/28/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10696202003/29/20044911Tennessee Valley Authority
Three electric utility employees were working at a dumping station in a coal yard. One of the workers, a remote operator, was responsible for regulating the speed of railcars and placement of railcars into a position for unloading. The remote operator entered a prohibited area within the coal yard and was struck by a boxcar. The boxcar pushed him into a steel column that supported the dumping station, killing him.
Keywords: work rules, railroad car, coal, boxcar, struck by, railroad
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106962020 Fatality Other Rail vehicle operators, n.e.c.

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