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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14369482 Event: 06/25/1987Train Conductor Crushed To Death Between Two Rail Cars
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS EMPLOYED BY THE L.T.V. STEEL COMPANY AS A CONDUCTOR IN THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT FOR THE IN-PLANT RAILROAD. HE HAD WORKED FROM 1976 TO 1981 AS A BRAKEMAN; FROM 1981 TO 1986 AS AN ENGINEER; AND FROM 1986 TO THE PRESENT (1987) AS A CONDUCTOR. HE HAD BEEN TRAINED IN ALL THREE POSITIONS AND GIVEN UPDATES AS NEEDED. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ENGAGED IN SWITCHING OPERATIONS INVOLVING 8 CARS AT THE 210 - 206 SWITCH. EMPLOYEE #1 CONTACTED THE ENGINEER BY 2-WAY RADIO AND TOLD HIM TO "STEADY, STEADY, STOP!" AFTER 30 OR 40 SECONDS THE CONDUCTOR (ACCORDING TO THE ENGINEER) GAVE ANOTHER ORDER TO BACK UP. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FOUND PINNED BETWEEN THE COUPLER OF CARS 3819 AND 463. IMPACT OCCURRED 765 FEET BEFORE THE TRAIN WAS STOPPED. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED A CRUSHED CHEST AND ABDOMEN, NUMEROUS INTERNAL INJURIES AND A NEARLY SEVERED RIGHT FOREARM. HE DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: chest, abdomen, railroad car, crushed, arm, train, backing up
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101287977 Fatality Other Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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