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Accident: 202368759 - Driver Is Killed When Van Is Struck By Train At Crossing

Accident: 202368759 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 03/23/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31479985903/25/20114119Crew Shuttle
On March 23, 2011, Employee #1 was driving a van transporting three railroad workers from Seattle to Vancouver. After stopping at a maintenance facility, they crossed a double set of railroad tracks. Stationary railroad cars on the near set of tracks obstructed Employee #1's view of the far tracks. A train on the far tracks struck the side of the van. Employee #1 and two of the workers were killed; the other was hospitalized.
Keywords: vehicle, railroad car, collision, railroad track, struck by, inattention, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314799859 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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