Contract Worker Sent to the Hospital After Being Pinned on Railroad
A Utah man was sent to the hospital last week after his legs were pinned under a moving train at a copper refinery.
Details about the Accident at the Copper Refinery
Lieutenant Lex Bell, the public information officer for the Unified Police Department called the incident an industrial accident and further stated that no criminal charges will be filed. The Unified police conducted the accident reconstruction work at the scene of the incident.
Kennecott Copper Refinery officials confirm that the victim is a contract worker who was working for the company at the time of the accident. No other details about the victim’s identity or his condition has been released at this time.
Important Information about Pedestrian-Train Accidents in the United States
According to the St. Louis Post:
- There were 442 pedestrian railroad fatalities in 2012.
- Another 405 pedestrians were injured by trains in the same year.
- As of 2012, that year was the safest year in railroad history with the least amount of deaths nationwide counting for the increase in population.