Norfolk Southern Engineer Dies After Getting Trapped Between Rail Cars
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The fatal accident in Illinois occurred the same day that a CSX conductor nearly died after falling about 50 from a bridge into a freezing river while switching cars in a rail yard at a paper mill in Covington, Virginia (VA). A switchman working with the conductor in Virginia rescue the fallen man from the water but suffered hypothermia for his efforts.
If investigators find that an equipment or procedural failure led to the tragedy in Kankakee, NS and regulators must do everything can to fix the problem and prevent it from happening again. And whatever the cause, I offer my condolences to the engineer's family and friends.