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Preliminary Report - Fatality #9 - 06/19/2017

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On Tuesday, June 19, 2017, a 32-year-old preshift examiner caught a ride on a 20 ton locomotive. At approximately 625 p.m., the locomotive lost control on a long grade, and the victim was thrown or jumped from the moving locomotive striking his head. First aid was applied and the victim was transported to the University ofAlabama-Birmingham hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The locomotive operator received nonfatal injuries.