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Accident: 901785 - One Employee Dies, One Injured When Struck By Boxcar

Accident: 901785 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 07/28/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12543367207/28/19948744City Of Richmond Dept. Of Public Works
Employees #1 through #5 were working on a gate in the Richmond Floodwall at a railroad track opening. A runaway boxcar struck the gate and tore it off its hinges. Employee #1 was injured and died on July 29, 1994. Employees #2 through #4 were hospitalized with critical injuries. Employee #5 was injured but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: boxcar, railroad track, struck by, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125433672 Fatality Concussion Not specified mechanics and repairers
2 125433672 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 125433672 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
4 125433672 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors, n.e.c.
5 125433672 Hospitalized injury Other Not specified mechanics and repairers

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