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Contract Worker Sent to the Hospital After Being Pinned on Railroad

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

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

Fox 13 Salt Lake City has reported that the accident happened at the Kennecott Copper Refinery in Magna at 11500 W and SR-201 on Friday around 9 a.m. The man was air-lifted to an area hospital.

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. 

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