A Norfolk Southern Railroad employee in Fort Wayne was injured in an accident Monday morning.
At about 7 a.m., Fort Wayne Fire Department crews were called to the railroad tracks near Hanna and Hayden streets after a man fell onto the tracks and had a hand and foot amputated, according to emergency radio traffic.
Emergency workers searched for about 15 minutes before finding the man.
Norfolk Southern spokesman Dave Pidgeon confirmed a male employee was hurt in a work-related accident but would not discuss the person's condition or the nature of his injuries.
“I do know we had a member of a train crew injured at about 7 o'clock in the Fort Wayne area,” Pidgeon said.
The accident occurred as a general merchandise train was moving onto a storage track, Pidgeon said. The employee was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, he said.
About 1 p.m. Monday, Pidgeon said the person who had been hurt was still hospitalized.
A fire department spokeswoman was not available for comment Monday morning. A 911 dispatcher referred all questions to Norfolk Southern and the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.
TRAA officials also could not immediately be reached for comment.