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Accident: 88599.015 - Employee Is Caught Between Railroad Cars And Is Killed

Accident: 88599.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 09/14/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1177335.01509/14/2016Stolthaven Houston, Inc.
At 6:00 a.m. on September 14, 2016, an employee was in the process of coupling two railroad tank cars together. The employee, after directing the engineer to back up to continue the process of coupling the two tank cars, walked between the couplings and was caught by the moving coupling. The moving tank car coupling struck the employees torso and crushed him in between the two couplings. The employee died on impact.
Keywords: caught in, railroad car, crushing, railroad, struck by, railroad tank car
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1177335.015 24 M Fatality Puncture Rail vehicle operators, n.e.c.

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