A railroad yard employee was killed earlier this month after a collision between the all-terrain-vehicle she was riding and a rolling flat car in the yard. NewsOn6.com reported the accident occurred in the early morning hours of August 4 in west Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The 39-year-old employee was being transported across the yard on the ATV when they came to a track crossing in the BNSF Cherokee yard. Investigators with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say the unmanned flatcar was rolling along the track into a lineup of cars being attached to another train. For an unknown reason, the driver of the ATV did not see the train car coming and the two collided. Rescuers worked for nearly two hours to free the woman from the wreckage, but were unable to save her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim’s co–workers were shocked by the tragic loss because of the woman’s impeccable safety record. Her manager stated, “This was a tragic accident and is a shock to our employees and company. She was a very prominent figure and a valuable employee to Tulsa, with her hand in every safety organization and with the union.”
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