November 17, 2020: At 1430, one roadway worker was fatally injured and another seriously injured while working on non-controlled track for a short line railroad when a train collided with a truck and backhoe at approximately 20 mph.
The fatally injured employee was 56 years old with 3 years of service.
While this recent case has not yet been analyzed, the FAMES committee reminds all roadway workers that historically an increase in accidents occur during the 4th Quarter. Roadway workers must ensure the proper protection is in place and a proper job briefing is conducted prior to beginning work. If the job or situations change a job re-briefing must be conducted.