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December 4, - Edmondston, New Brunswick Canada - A conductor was struck and killed by a train car during a reverse move in the yard. Levesque Obit CBC article. John Youmans was doing welding with a watchman when the accident occurred. November 3, - Chicago, IL - One Metra employee was killed and a coworker was injured during a welding project on the Milwaukee District North line tracks Saturday morning. Metra and the FRA are investigating the accident.

October 4, — Cheyenne WY — Two Union Pacific Railroad train crew members were killed when a moving eastbound freight train struck the rear end of a stopped eastbound freight train 18 miles west of Cheyenne. The conductor, Benjamin Brozovich , died in the collision and his body was located that evening. The body of the engineer, Jason Martinez , was recovered the following evening. The NTSB is conducting an investigation. September 15, — Ponton Manitoba — A 38 year-old Hudson Bay Railway conductor was killed and a 59 year-old engineer was seriously injured when their train derailed at a washed-out bridge.

According to reports the train wreckage was discovered entirely by chance by a helicopter and the outside world became aware some two hours after the crash when the helicopter crew was able to find cell service and call for help. But paramedics were not allowed to attend to the wreck site. It is not clear how that decision was made, or by whom.


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Nine and a half hours after the derailment, the conductor apparently died as a broken bone bled out. Kevin Anderson Fallen Rail Notice. Ryan Ziel , 22, was out of the truck when it ran over him. Julio Abraham Ariguznaga-Anderson , 33, was moving cars into a rail yard near Cockrell and Corinths Streets and was found by a co-worker after he stopped responding to radio inquiries.

Donald Melton , 62, had been riding the end of the train with another employee when they jumped from the train when they saw the semi was not going to stop at a rail crossing. Melton was set to retire after 22 years of service and he had celebrated his retirement at a party the day before he was killed.

Walter Erickson , 63, of Lenaxa KS was pronounced dead on the scene. NTSB issued a preliminary report. Robert Smith of Griffin was in his work vehicle at the time. The NTSB is investigating the accident and the family has filed suit. Luke Gsell , 20, was working as a lookout for a track crew when he died.

March 28, — Sioux City IA — An employee of the Big Soo Terminal was killed in a switching operation with train cars when he was struck and killed by an unmanned rail car. The employee, Brian McCormick , had worked at the shipping terminal for about eight months.

He reportedly died when a wooden safety rail gave way and he fell about 20 feet to the lower-level tracks. He was a member of Transport Workers United Local Pasley, a 39 year employee, was doing maintenance work when he was fatally struck by a piece of equipment. The two killed were Michael Kempf , 54, of Savannah, Ga.

Kempf was the Amtrak engineer and Cella was the conductor. A follow-up newspaper report told how Kempf had expressed safety concerns to his brother. Brother Nicholas Vosejpka collapsed while performing an air test in temperatures well below zero. He is survived by his two children, mother, two brothers and a sister. December 22, - Melville, Saskatchewan - A Canadian National conductor was killed in a switching accident in Melville yard.

Melissa Heins , 26, a three year employee was working a yard belt pack assignment when she was caught in a movement while trying to apply a handbrake. Joshua Shimkus , 36, was an employee of GUMBK and was injured in an accident in the rail yard Sunday evening and died Monday at a hospital where he was being treated. October 9, — Toronto Ontario — A Toronto Transit Commission worker died of his injuries a week after he was pinned by two vehicles at an east-end transit yard. Tom Dedes , 50, was pinned between a vehicle and a train at around 2: He worked for TTC for 18 years, most recently as a subway track maintenance employee.

The TTC says Dedes and his co-workers were off-loading equipment from a pickup truck onto a workcar at the yard when he became pinned between the two vehicles. He died after developing an infection that spread rapidly. His family pulled the plug on his life support on Monday after an emotionally fraught nine days. The incident occurred in the block of Stadium Drive, police said. Brother Beckman was a member of Local in Ft. Worth, Texas, for 19 years. Wagner's job included opening the railroad bridge that connects Dubuque and East Dubuque, in order to allow barge traffic to pass through, and he fell from that bridge early Monday.

Follow-up news articles regarding the accident are HERE. June 11, — Merrillville, IN — A year-old employee of a contracting company, Best Barricading, was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Kevin Folleth , of Mason, MI, was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he was erecting barricades and signs in preparation for repair work on a Canadian National railroad crossing.

The driver of the truck was later arrested and charged with leaving the scene of the accident and eleven other counts. Alcohol and controlled substances in the drivers bloodstream were later determined to be contributing factors to the accident. The worker was not yet identified and the NTSB was sending a team to investigate the accident. April 20, — Woss British Columbia — Three United Steelworkers members were killed in a forestry train derailment on the Englewood Railway which is believed to be the last operating railway in North America.

Roland Gaudet and Jacob Galeazzi died at the scene and Clement Reti , 62, was airlifted to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries. The Village of Woss - located in the Nimpkish Valley - is a tight-knit community with around residents. The accident was believed to have happened when a large load of logs rolled away from the reload yard and collided into a backhoe and rail maintenance care where the men were working.

Gaudet, a year worker was the step-father to three and a grandfather of two. Galeazzi, 20, was the son of the Woss fire chief. The rail line operation was suspended due to the accident and later in November the line was permanently shut down. According to a WorkSafeBC report , faulty equipment and a long list of mechanical errors caused the logging train derailment in Woss on Vancouver Island.

Dagon had worked at the rail yard for 20 years. An OSHA investigator was dispatched to learn more about the accident. The Granite City plant was shut down in December , but reopened after US Steel decided to bring back workers to operate its hot-strip mill. More than steelworkers returned to work in the mill last month, after about 2, workers were laid off during the December plant shutdown.

Brother John Paul Schneider , 54, of Spokane Valley died of blunt force trauma to the head, trunk and lower extremities. Tuesday, by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota near the Wyoming border. They were "fatally injured while cleaning a switch Lessert was a gang foreman who had been with BNSF for 10 years.

Schmitz was a motor vehicle operator who had been with the railroad for 39 years. The scene is just north of where the tracks cross under U. Highway 18 near Edgemont. BNSF operates a rail yard on the east side of Edgemont. Both men "worked in the Maintenance of Way department, which is responsible for the care and repair of the track that the trains operate on," the website said. The PTI driver, another passenger and the driver of the eastbound truck were all transported to a hospital. Hardin went to investigate and encountered the armed suspect.

There was an altercation, and Hardin was shot. Hardin was taken to Advocate South Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He's being remembered as a hardworking husband and father of six. Hardin was not an employee of the rail yard, but a contracted security officer. In a statement, CN Railway said: Multiple police agencies continue to investigate the shooting death of a security officer who was tragically killed Saturday evening while on duty at the CN railroad yard in Harvey.

The guard worked with a private security firm that assists CN Police. We would like to express our sincere condolences on this tragic loss to the guard's family, friends and co-workers. Michael Stevenson fell from a rail bridge and co-workers found him in the creek below the bridge. Thomas, a member of Division in Beach City, Ohio, was killed in a yard switching accident on November 6, He was 37 years old.

He joined the Brotherhood effective February 1, According to media reports, Brother Thomas was operating a locomotive by remote control at the WLE yard in Brewster, Ohio, at the time of his death. The accident happened around The two were hit by a southbound G train as it rounded a curve, pinning both men. Firefighters and EMS worked urgently to save the men, climbing through an emergency hatch in the sidewalk at the corner of East 3rd Street and Canton Avenue, lowering themselves downin order to get to the victims.

Jefferey Flemming was injured but survived, while Louis Gray was killed. The engineer was making a back-up move when Hubbard stopped giving instructions. The engineer had already begun to stop the train when he saw Hubbard lying on the ground. The train was preparing to depart for Tuscaloosa, Alabama, when the accident occurred.

August 15, - Jersey City, NJ - A heavy machine operator was killed at the Norfolk Southern rail facility when he was lifting a storage container using a motorized container handler when the freight fell and crushed the cab with him inside. The wreck - which took place on the busy BNSF transcon - created a large fire and forced the evacuation of area residents.

One additional employee survived with injuries and was taken to an area hospital. Leslie Cacy , 28, was married for a year to the train engineer, Devon Cacy. Leslie started at RGRR as the Office Manager in July , and with her bright mind and eagerness to learn, quickly enrolled in the conductor training class.

Within two months, Leslie was fully certified as a conductor and was excelling in her position. Ricks was beaten to death by the Harrisons on their way to a remote Wyoming hideout, dodging police who say they tied up five women in a Utah basement. The pair was arrested after a five-day manhunt, prosecutors said. The new kidnapping and murder charges filed in Lincoln County, Wyoming, offer the first detail into how authorities believe the year-old Ricks, a family man, was killed on May Harrison family members were investigated.

In September , Dereck Harrison plead guilty to five felony counts of aggravated kidnapping in an unrelated Utah case and in October was sentenced to serve between 30 years to life in prison. Harrison was to be returned to Wyoming to face charges for the Ricks murder. Harrison finally extradited in March Schmidtz worked for the Montana Rail Link as a car inspector. Two Amtrak maintenance-of-way employees were killed and 35 on board the train were injured, one seriously.

Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, Georgia, at about 8 a. The impact derailed the lead engine of the train that was carrying more than passengers and seven crew members. News reports speculated that there may have been a communication breakdown or that Adamovich and Carter were on the wrong track. Unfortunately we were unable to locate obituaries for them. Paul early Saturday has been identified as a year-old from West Allis, Wis.

Police were called about Harsh was crossing the tracks when a slow-moving train hit him, knocking him down, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Police had initially said he was pinned between two train cars. Harsh was transported to Regions Hospital and pronounced dead. Man killed by train was longtime railroad worke r]. Bahr , was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train. Bahr was killed not far from the Jersey Avenue station in New Brunswick around 4: The circumstances of the death are not known at this time, but the matter remains under investigation. Terpay said the year-old Norfolk Southern employee died after being struck by a company train.

Liebold was working on the rail line south of the Little Woods community when the northbound train hit him after 6 a. Gairo , 71, of North Cape May, was working in the locomotive near Railroad Avenue at the train station in Tuckahoe when he fell shortly after noon on Friday, Nov.

He worked as a systems analyst for Unisys in Blue Bell, Pa. He is survived by a wife, two sons, and four siblings. The crew became trapped in the tanker and lost oxygen, but one worker managed to escape and call for help. It's not clear how the crew became trapped. OSHA criticized Dedicated Trailer for serious violations discovered in three separate inspections, spanning to , at facilities in Channahon and Lansing, Ill. The violations pertained to the company's failure to properly train workers who deal with hazardous chemicals, as well as failing to maintain equipment such as gas meters.

Corman contract workers were killed in South Carolina after the truck in which they were riding went off a washed-out road near Columbia. The company said about 95 workers and equipment were used to help Norfolk Southern repair rail lines damaged in the flooding. Five men had left a job site about 1: The men were heading to their motel when their pickup truck plunged onto a blacktop road that had disappeared beneath 10 to 12 feet of water.

The truck was washed away. Three of the men were able to get to safety and called for help to find the other two men. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Thursday that initially it was believed the driver of the truck moved the barricades off the road, which had been closed for four days because of a washout. The Sheriff later determined that the victims had not removed the barricades, but that they had been removed by some else. October 7, - Ft. It is believed Antonio Avalos, 46, from McMinnville died when he fell off the front of a moving train which was pushing four empty railcars around the lumber mill train yard.

Police said Jordan was working in the rail yard on a train when he was struck by another train and pinned underneath. Investigators say they think he either got caught or tripped and fell. Paramedics were called, but Perkins died immediately. Sister Perkins worked at Domtar for 24 years.

September 17, — Leroy Township, MI - The body of a contract employee was recovered this morning from the debris of a grain storage facility after the collapse of a building at a Webberville-area grain facility operated by the Chicago-based ADM Grain Co. Joshua McGhee , 22, of Petersburg, was found dead around 2: He was a contract employee who was working for Industrial Railroad Services. Several employees from more than one company were working near the building and along railroad tracks that run through the facility when the building collapsed.

September 4, — Auburn, IN - An employee of a firm doing contract work for the CSX railroad company on its double-tracked main line through Auburn, IN was struck and killed at about The train was hidden from his view by a standing CSX freight train. Hammond 54, of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, was working in the company of two CSX employees, walked around the standing train and directly into the path of the train which was hidden from view by the train he had just crossed behind.

Hammond was taking a rail inspection machine from the back of the truck he used in his work. Auburn According to Cheryl Harlow, Hammond's girlfriend, police described a video of the accident, from a camera on the train that struck Hammond. He never looked up. An investigation of the accident is being conducted. Brother Miller was a recent employee of NS and was a high school varsity football star.

While at CSX, Edwards graduated number one from his training class. Edwards attended Columbia College in Chicago. Edwards married his wife, Victoria, May 22, and welcomed her two children, Edward and Emily, as his own. No details of the incident have been released. Brother Anderson died of multiple blunt force injuries received while unloading track material. A BNSF spokesperson said that a locomotive passing on another track struck the material causing it to fall on Brother Anderson.

He had more than eight years of service with BNSF and is survived by his parents and a son. Corman Railroad Group employee was killed Thursday in a railroad work accident in Illinois, authorities said. Campbell , 20, of Prestonsburg, KY suffered a fatal head injury while working along Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks near the village of Forreston. Campbell was in an all-terrain vehicle near a spot where other workers were using a large magnetic boom to pick up metal railroad spikes along the tracks, the sheriff's department said. The boom somehow went out of control and spun, striking the four-seat vehicle, the sheriff's department said.

Officials say Campbell was ejected from the vehicle and injured his head. He was doing private contracting work. Campbell, the only person in the vehicle, died at the scene, officials said. Tuesday about 10 miles southeast of Roswell, killing one person, injuring another and derailing locomotives and freight cars.

Crew member Jesse T. The second crew member was transported to Lubbock, Texas for medical treatment and was listed in stable condition. The initial investigation revealed two trains collided when one stationary train positioned northbound on the track was struck head-on by a moving southbound train. The force of the blast blew one man off a tanker car and to the ground, while the ladder shot out of the car and left another man trapped. One of the men was identified as Dallas Foulk , 40, who was lying on the ground when first responders arrived.

He died after being taken in extremely critical condition to Creighton University Medical Center. He was identified as Adrian LaPour , Department of Labor released the finding on the investigation of the accident. The press release states: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - April 9, - A CN conductor, later identified as 51 year old Kevin Timmerman from Melville, Sask, died as a result of injuries from an accident while working at a CN rail yard in Saskatoon.

He was transported to Royal University Hospital where he later died. His mother, Joan, was quoted as saying, "He was very conscientious about his job. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Eric Belcher at The operator got out of the train, which was carrying at least 35 train cars, and walked toward the rear, where he discovered Stewart, who worked for Grace Railroad Contractors, Inc. Kevin Lee Eskew of Williamsburg was killed on Wednesday at 3 a. The year-old was pronounced dead at the Acca Yard after being struck by a train.

The safety and well-being of our employees is a top priority for CSX, and CSX is working with authorities to fully investigate this incident. The accident happened just after 1 a. Steele, 62 , passed away due to traumatic injuries suffered in a Metrolink collision on February 24, Brother Steele, BLET Division 20 Los Angeles , was working as a locomotive engineer for Metrolink on February 24, , when his train collided with an abandoned heavy-duty pickup truck on the tracks near Oxnard, Calif.

Brother Steele was in critical condition for more than a week following the crash. His heart stopped twice while receiving medical treatment during that time. The freight train was towing cars and three locomotives when it derailed Thursday due to an apparent landslide.

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The train derailed and slid into the Moisie River. Gagnon had worked for the Iron Ore Company of Canada, the owner of the train, since Minwella, also known as "Nikki," 41, of Coxsackie, was an Amtrak signal maintainer, wife and mother of two young daughters, according to Facebook and authorities. She was working on a section of track between Germantown and the town of Clermont near the border of Columbia and Dutchess counties when she was struck by a southbound passenger train traveling to Penn Station in New York City from Niagara Falls.

The train, which consisted of one locomotive and five cars, was carrying passengers and five crew members and no other injuries were reported, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Rail service between Albany and New York City was suspended for about three hours while Columbia County sheriff's investigators and technicians worked at the scene. Bertram and Amtrak police assisted. Dawn Trettenero , 42, was killed when she got trapped between two train cars at Thompson and Sitz Construction. Trettenero had followed the footsteps of her grandfather into the railroad business and worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

Bakersfield, CA - September 6, - A railroad track repairman has died after attacking his co-workers. Bakersfield police say Peter-Contesse attacked his co-workers from Railworks Track System on Saturday afternoon as they worked on a section of track on the San Joaquin Valley Railroad line. When police arrived, the co-workers were holding Peter-Contesse on the ground and when he was being cuffed officers realized he wasn't breathing and rushed him to the hospital. An autopsy will be performed to find the cause of death.

Deputies said Limon was suffering from obvious trauma to his upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was last seen by co-workers at about 5 that night as he left the field to return to the shop. The case is being investigated as a homicide. Brother Limon was a carman on the heavy repair track and also worked as a Rapid Responder. Read Here ] [Limon wife goes on trial February ] [Limon wife found guilty ].

The accident happened around 2: Sunday morning sending smoke pouring into the sky. Amid fear some of the material on the train cars could be hazardous, law enforcement evacuated some residents in the southern part of town. People working on the tanker told firefighters a coworker was inside car, lost consciousness and was not able to climb out. A fire official said the inside of the tanker had highly volatile and extremely unsafe ethanol vapors. The man has been identified as year-old James Breedlove. Fire rescue crews responded to the railroad yards near Interstate and Kansas Avenue about 9: Craig Duke, deputy chief of the Kansas City, KS, Fire Department, said Breedlove fell into the train car during the transfer process of moving the grain to a semi-trailer.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, rail crews were in the process of trying to remove the grain from the train car. Crews located Breedlove dead near the bottom of the car. No other injuries were reported. Rowe of North Freedom. Two brakemen, an engineer and a conductor were on board the engine, which was on its way to switch to another track, an operation that takes several minutes to complete, said Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister.

He said it appeared that Rowe slipped or lost her balance, fell and was run over. Bankston was a train conductor at the Walter Coke Plant in Birmingham.


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On Tuesday he and an engineer were backing up a loaded train which consisted of two engines and five hopper cars, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. They were backing the train loaded with coke toward other empty hopper cars, said Deputy Coroner Phillip Russell. Bankston was standing on a small ladder at the right rear of the last hopper car and was in communication with the engineer via a two-way radio. While they were backing up the train, the hopper car Bankston was on derailed, unbeknownst to Bankston and the engineer.

The train continued moving and then the car Bankston was on shifted. He was thrown into the side wall of an empty car, and then fell to the ground between parallel tracks. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the site and pronounced Bankston dead on the scene. The accident took place between Connor, the Klamath Falls Herald and News reported. Connor's LinkedIn page says he had been with BNSF for eight years, first as a locomotive electrician and most recently as a mechanical foreman.

March 16, - Montreal Quebec - Mr. Ward was 34 and had been with CN for just over a year. The accident happened Sunday night around 9 p. According to Montreal Constable Jean-Pierre Brabant, the male employee was on a moving train that was backing up when one of the cars derailed. He was somehow caught between two cars. March 10, - New York, NY - A Metro-North track worker who apparently strayed beyond a protected work zone was struck and killed by a northbound train in upper Manhattan early Monday.

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James Romansoff, 58, of Yonkers, was hit on an elevated stretch of track at th St. One source said that Romansoff was part of a crew that wrongly believed train traffic was suspended in the area they entered. Romansoff, an eight-year employee in Metro-North's Power Department, was part of a crew restoring power to tracks that had been closed for weekend maintenance work, the MTA said in a statement.

Two other sources said a safe work zone had been created by dispatchers remotely blocking trains from entering the area. The zone, however, was established south of where Romansoff was hit, the two sources said. The memorial service was held this past weekend, Sunday, March 9th. Shawn was a son, brother, father of 2 little girls and husband. He also fought hard for his country and our freedom, as a member of the Florida National Guard and Army from to , giving up time with his own family to protect and serve ours.

His daughter, Elizabeth is five years old and his youngest daughter, Brooke, is just under one year. November 30, - Bayard, New Mexico - New Mexico State Police released the names and ages of the three people killed in the train derailment that occurred Saturday afternoon, three miles from Bayard. Law enforcement previously reported that all three victims were men, however, one of the victims was a woman, Ann Thompson , 50, originally from Paulden, Ariz. A locomotive for Southwestern Railroad was pulling eight cars south to Santa Rita carrying Magnetite, a form of iron that is not hazardous, when it derailed around noon Saturday and fell 40 to 50 feet into an arroyo off State Highway at mile marker three.

The eight supply cars continued to run along the track until they reached a curve in the tracks and then derailed. The cause of the accident is still unknown. The Federal Railroad Administration will investigate the cause of the accident. Crose and White both worked for the railroad. Thompson was Crose's girlfriend, said Wanda Shepard,Crose's cousin. It is also unknown why Thompson was inside the locomotive at the time of the crash asshe did not work for Southwestern Railroad, Shepard said.

Both Thompson and Crose had recently moved to the Hurley area just three weeks ago for Crose's job. It was their calling, and they were really proud of their jobs and what they did. He left behind a father in Arizona, a brother in California, an ex-wife and two daughters. He was very creative, very loving," Shepard added. It was news to me she would even be on [the train]," Shepard said. Cluney was 39 and had been with CN for five months. Please join me in expressing our condolences to his wife Beth and their two children, as well as his family, friends and colleagues.


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    His car then crashed into a CSX maintenance truck before driving off the tracks at the east side of the crossing. Rickard was later tried and convicted by a jury in Wood County Common Pleas Court of murder and two counts each of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and felonious assault for the Oct. Rickard's conviction was overturned by an appeals court on June 10, Oscar Alfaro , an employee of Bayou City Railroad Contractors for nine years, was discovered by his son who had grown concerned about his father.

    He had gotten off the tractor and was picking up metal debris by hand and throwing it into the tractor. It is believed he was killed instantly. One was an employee and the other a contractor. Their names were not immediately released. She said the accident is under investigation.

    Paul Oversier, BART's head of operations, told reporters that the two workers were looking into a possible slight dip in the rail when they were hit. Victims were experienced employees, BART says - The victims had extensive experience working around moving trains, the transit authority said.

    The procedures involved in track maintenance require one employee to inspect the track and the other employee to act as a lookout for any oncoming traffic, it said. August 26, - Harpursville, NY - Federal authorities are investigating the death of a bridge inspector who was electrocuted while working on a steel railroad bridge Monday Aug. The accident happened at The electrical power line was carrying 4, volts. Brother Tarchak was a member of TCU. June 3, - Calgary, Alberta - A year-old man was killed on the job after he slipped under moving rail cars Monday morning in the Ogden industrial area in southeast Calgary.

    City police officers were called to the block of Ogdendale Road S. When they arrived, they discovered the man crushed beneath rail cars. The man was part of a group of workers with Arrow Reload Systems using a loader to move three rail cars to join up with an empty rail car, said Lisa Glover, spokeswoman with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety. The employer voluntarily stopped work at the site, she added. A representative with the company did not offer comment when reached by phone. Workers were offered counselling.

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    Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is conducting a preliminary investigation but said a federal investigation could be launched. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman Marjorie Anders identified the victim as Robert Luden , 52, of East Haven, who was pronounced dead at the scene after he was hit by an Anders did not detail the circumstances of Luden's death but said that MTA police are investigating the incident. Train service was suspended between the Milford and New Haven stations shortly after the incident and the train was evacuated of its roughly passengers, Anders said.

    Luden, an MTA employee for 27 years, worked as a track foreman , Anders said. He was part of the crew constructing the forthcoming West Haven station at the time of the incident. Aldrete died at the scene of the One of the freight cars became uncoupled during a switching move, causing the train to derail and roll forward, striking the victim, police Lt.

    Paul Williams said soon after the accident. May 6, - Black Mountain, NC - A Norfolk Southern worker has been killed after he was trapped in a mudslide while checking track conditions in the North Carolina mountains. Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman says year-old Joseph Drewnoski and a colleague were inspecting the rails near Black Mountain after a mudslide around 2 a.

    Monday when a second mudslide knocked their special truck with rail wheels off the track. Authorities say Drewnoski was outside the truck and was buried and killed. The employee who was still in the truck called for help and was rescued. Chapman says the dead worker's body was recovered about five hours later.

    Drewnoski was an assistant foreman and had been with Norfolk Southern for eight years. April 24, - New York, NY - A veteran transit worker died a horrific death Wednesday after he tripped and fell into the path of an oncoming subway train in Queens. Preliminary information is that Brother Borges while fulfilling the duties of a Welding Forman was hit by an on-rail pickup truck vehicle that was slowly backing up during a rail replacement program. The incident occurred on Wednesday February 20 approximately 34 miles west of Edmonton near the town of Carvel AB. Brother Borges was 62 years of age employed by CN Rail since and was a welding foreman since The investigation into this terrible tragedy is continuing.

    F ebruary 16, - Cleveland OH - A spokesperson for Cleveland's ArcelorMittal Steel confirmed that an employee died in an accident at the steel plant on Saturday evening. The man reportedly fell off of a railroad car and into the path of an oncoming train where he sustained fatal injuries. A company spokesperson issued the following statement on Sunday: The incident, which occurred on the facility's railroad, remains under investigation by the company and United Steelworkers. Appropriate agencies have also been notified.

    The ArcelorMittal family extends our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased. The health and safety of our employees remains the number one priority for ArcelorMittal. The company operates in 60 countries and employs about , people worldwide. January 12, - Regina, Saskatchewan - A Canadian Pacific Railway employee was fatally injured while working at the Regina rail yard early Saturday morning.

    At about 3 a. EMS confirmed the man was dead. The victim was later identified as Jamie Jijian. Click HERE for news article update. The driver of the vehicle, identified as year old Jamie Collins of Baxter, Ky. A passenger in the van — Jason H. Williams, 33, of Viper, Ky. Williams is reportedly being treated for serious injuries. December 5, - Glade Springs VA - Crews from Norfolk Southern were cleaning up the debris and repairing the track where a truck was hit by a train Wednesday.

    We are told the identity of the truck driver, a NS employee, who was killed will not be released until the autopsy results come back, but Thursday they did start to move what is left of the truck after the crash and fire. We learned gallons of fuel leaked onto the tracks after the crash, igniting the truck and killing one of the railway workers.

    November 28, - Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada - One man has died in a train derailment at a remote worksite in northeastern B. John when a fuel tanker derailed and rolled onto the victim. Four other CN employees were in the yard and one was nearby, but no one else was hurt. Said the Coroners Service in a statement Friday: Giesbrecht was unable to avoid being by struck by derailed, moving railroad stock and sustained severe injuries.

    Workers from the nearby camp attended the scene, however, Mr. First responders had a difficult time reaching the scene because it is only accessible by rail. An autopsy will determine whether Warren suffered a fatal medical emergency that caused him to fall or if he slipped and suffered a fatal injury in the fall, Jones said. September 14, - Toronto Canada - A veteran transit supervisor is dead after being struck by a subway in a predawn accident that sent two other TTC workers to hospital, including the driver of the train.

    Ronald Sampson , 51, was performing track maintenance work alongside seven other employees around 11 a. Monday when he touched the third rail, electrocuting him to death, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Sampson, a resident of Lake Ronkonkoma, L. August 15, - Rock Falls IL - UP - Whiteside County sheriff's deputies this morning released the name of a Union Pacific employee who died after a truck struck him during a railroad construction project Wednesday. Loren Daswood of Red Rock, N.

    Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi did not know Daswood's age or how long he had been in the area Reports indicate he was part of a three-person conventional switching crew when pinned between two cuts of freight cars. George, as he was known, was a native of Kiev, Ukraine, who married an American serving there as a missionary.

    They relocated to the United States and George earned his American citizenship in Surviving, in addition to his wife, Lori, are two sons, Yuri and Aleksei, and two daughters, Tatyana and Katya. The victim has been identified as year-old Jason Lacy of Williams. Investigators said they believe he might have been distracted for some unknown reason. The accident is now said to have happened between about 5: The sun was rising at the time of the accident.

    The train's conductors said they didn't feel any impact and didn't notice there was an accident until they tried to depart and had brake problems.

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    That's when they discovered the wreckage behind the train. The accident is still being investigated and an autopsy will be performed. Hall, 56, was one of three railroaders killed when two Union Pacific trains collided head-on near the town of Goodwell, Okla. He is survived by his mother and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. June 24, - Brother John S. Hall, 49, was one of three railroaders killed when two Union Pacific trains collided head-on near the town of Goodwell, Okla. The others were Dan J. Stone, a UTU conductor.

    The two Halls are not related. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, daughter Breanna, and son Johnathon. June 24, - Brian L. Stone , 50, a Union Pacific conductor, died June 24 in a head-on collision between two freight trains near Guymon, Okla. Stone is the fourth UTU member killed on duty in May 28, - Conductor Robert J.

    Initial reports are that Glasgow had mounted the lead car of 28 cars being switched conventionally when the lead car sideswiped other cars. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital following evacuation by a local emergency medical crew. Glasgow, of Minot, N. Simmonds, 56, and Mr. Snarr, 52, started their railroad careers with CN in the late s, and had been locomotive engineers with VIA since Robinson was in the cab as a trainee.

    New to VIA, Mr. Robinson had worked on trains since , including a stint with CN. It is not known whether Mr. Robinson was at the controls at the time of the incident, but he would have been under strict supervision, said Mr. February 14, - Jacksonville, FL - A worker who fell from a Jacksonville train trestle below the Acosta Bridge Tuesday was a year-old boom truck operator from Michigan, his employer said. Peter Jerome Michnick was working for Osmose Railroad Services doing bridge repairs on the trestle bridge when he apparently fell and struck his head.

    Police released his name this morning. He was on the bed of a large boom truck used to lift bridge cross-members on the last day of the project, company President Harry Holekamp said. It is the second year the company has worked on the bridge. Holekamp said none of the five other crew members working on the job saw their co-worker fall. Police said Michnick hit his head before falling into the St. Johns River and disappearing beneath the surface for about five minutes. Michnick and two workers who followed him into the water to attempt a rescue were picked up by a boater and taken to a nearby dock.

    Michnick was pronounced dead at Shands Jacksonville. He said Michnick had been with the company for about a year and was a good employee. He was married and lived in Carney, Mich. Shoemaker, of Hobart, Ind. Shoemaker is the first UTU member to be killed in a rail accident in Louis, was working on the railroad bridge at South Sixth and Gratiot streets when he stepped onto an unsecured metal walkway about The walkway gave way and Perry fell.

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    He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have ruled Perry's death accidental. George Muraski, chief of police for Terminal Railroad, said Perry had been employed with the railroad since He was a resident of Belleville. Police have now released the identity of the man who was killed yesterday. After striking his head, Rieger tumbled from the locomotive down a foot embankment into the Navasota River.

    The nighttime accident occurred some 80 miles northwest of Houston. He is survived by his wife, Ann, four daughters and a stepdaughter. Demary was from Bon Accord. A later fatality inquiry by Occupational Health and Safety was told that there was significant interference from the CN at the time of the investigation.

    Authorities say Bernard T. Burrows , 58, of Stanton, Del. Garrett Island sits in the river between Cecil and Harford counties. CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said Burrows was working as a bridge repairman and has been with the company since Burrows was a member of a crew working on the bridge when he fell. Hemme , 59, was crushed to death near Botkins, Ohio , Sept. Botkins is some miles north of Cincinnati.

    Hemme, with some six years of service, was a member of UTU Local 14 Cincinnati and is survived by his wife and three children. He lived in Minot. He first joined the Brotherhood on November 1, He had about seven years of railroad experience. The crew van driver, a contractor, was hospitalized for minor injuries. The crew van was traveling westbound on Highway 2 when it was struck by an eastbound pickup truck operating in the westbound lane of traffic. He was working a two-person remote control assignment. He had been a UTU member since He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Nita, and his children, Matthew and Amanda.

    DeCeck, of Coram, N. He joined the UTU in Deborah Ann Beeler, 39, of Claremore, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple injuries. Beeler is survived by her husband, Michael, and sons Tyler, 11, and Wyatt, 9. July 14, - Police say a miscommunication may have led to a collision that killed a CN track worker east of Toronto on Thursday. The accident happened five kilometres east of Guildwood Station in Pickering. Ontario's Labour Ministry is also investigating.

    Durham Regional Police Insp. Both CN workers had made arrangements that the tracks would be clear for approximately 15 to 20 minutes to get scheduled maintenance done," said Saliba. GO Train service was suspended between Pickering and Guildwood stations before resuming just after 5 p.

    A lengthy investigation of the accident by the Transportation Safety Board TSB of Canada was completed last year and released to the public last fall. It creates a picture of what happened that fateful day. Lee, a mother of three, was from a railroad family. Lee began her railroad career in as a baggage handler and later was promoted to conductor. He joined the Brotherhood on March 1, A CSX spokesperson said that the rear-end collision occurred on northbound tracks and involved one train enroute to Hamlet, N. Bill Puett said around 1 p. Montgomery was pronounced dead at the scene after the piece of equipment fell directly on him.

    Workers there perform maintenance as well as custom work on railcars. Employees at Herzog, which is headquartered in St. Joseph and does construction and railroad business across the country, declined to comment on the accident. Carter, 57, drowned on his way to work on May 1, , when his car was swept away by swiftly rising floodwaters in Mayflower, Ark. It is believed his Ford Explorer hydroplaned in rapidly rising flash flood waters, and his vehicle came to rest in a ditch to the side of the road.

    Due to the torrential rains that came through the area, water levels rose so quickly that when first responders arrived, Carter vehicle was completely submerged. The lead locomotive of the coal train was engulfed in fire. She went on to study for two years in college and served six years in the U. March 23, - A freight train struck a shuttle van in Longview Wednesday, killing three people and critically injuring a fourth.

    The shuttle van was transporting three Burlington Northern Sante Fe crew members across the tracks when it was struck on the passenger side by a northbound grain train, according to Gus Melonas with BNSF. The private rail crossing had warning signs and a stop sign, but nosafety crossing arms.

    Investigators said a parked train may haveobstructed the van driver's view of the oncoming train. Witnesses said they heard a train bell sound just before the horrific crash. Two BNSF crew members were killed. The driver of the shuttle van was also killed. He was identified by police as Steven Sebastian , 60, of Castle Rock. The lone survivor was also a BSNF crew member. Dwight Hauck, 52, of Auburn, Wash. While a work team was pounding in rail spikes, a piece of metal split off the rail and ricocheted backwards 20 feet and struck Cody in the neck, while he was working on something else.

    The piece of metal severed a facial artery and lodged in the floor of his mouth. We this from Cody's parents feel it was a freak accident, but it is our opinion it was the lack of quick response of medical care that caused his death. He got to the emergency room in less than 10 minutes, but they made him sit down and fill out paperwork before seeing him, not realizing the gravity of his injury. One for not furnishing and a place of employment free from recognized hazards that could likely cause death or serious physical harm to employees and the other for hand tools or equipment were not kept in a safe condition.

    February 8, - Stanley L. He was a Norfolk Southern locomotive engineer who was set back working as a conductor at the time of the accident. He is survived by his wife Sara and sons Zachary and Andrew. He was working as part of a conventional switching crew consisting of an engineer, conductor and conductor-in-training, and had gone on duty at 6: Brother Watts was born Jan.

    He was a veteran of the U. Army, serving from He enjoyed camping and was an avid Bears fan. He loved spending time with his family. He was working the 3: At a little past midnight, members of his crew lost contact with him for approximately ten minutes. Emergency medical personnel were summoned. They arrived and pronounced him dead. The medical examiner determined that the cause of death was blunt force injury of the chest, back, and abdomen. September 4, - In Mobile, Ala. He had been furloughed by CSX before hiring on with the state-owned railroad.

    Roper was member of UTU Local He is survived by his wife, Cassie, and two-year-old daughter. Go find me anyone else who put that much work into an article to make points based on empirical evidence. I do appreciate the work you put into it Zach. I apologize — and your right …. I too appreciate your work Zach and this was a very good job but to answer your question, i believe Sullivan puts in that type of work every week. Do the dual threat guys help an offense go? Truth is, I would love to see one of you statisticians break down the larger picture of why Gus had super successful offenses at Ark, Tulsa, and Springdale with pocket passers, but has not been able to do it consistently at AU.

    Marcus Monk had almost 1k receiving yards while being thrown to by two different pocket passers. If you watch some of his offenses at Tulsa they look nothing like what he puts on the field at AU. Paul Smith at Tulsa threw for 5, yards and ran for Even Ryan Alpin at Ark St. If there should be a strength to being a former high school coach it should be adaptability, because those guys have a constant rotation of different talents each year. About Aplin, I would have to disagree a bit.

    Aplin had rushed for something like yards a year before malzahn came to jonesboro. While he did progress as a passer, the offense regressed a bit some revisionist history is possible. Just looking at quarterbacks is too simplistic. Cam Newton was a very good passer in addition to being a prolific runner. But that whole team was filled with superstars on both offense and defense.

    And again, he had a lot of exceptional players around him. Nick Marshall was a good runner. But he was also a pretty good passer. Anybody watch Georgia Tech churn it up and down the field last night against Virginia Tech? It would appear that Paul Johnson recruits players who fit into his system, and then they make the system go! If Gus must have a running quarterback why is the number one QB on your list a passer and not a run first guy? In this case, with what the numbers say and my interpretation of them, I would say that the job was great.

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