FortWayne.com
 
  Text size  Increase text sizeDecrease text size      
Last updated: Mon. Dec. 24, 2012 - 01:16 pm EDT

Railroad worker hurt in accident in Fort Wayne

DISCUSS
Comments
 

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.

csheckler@news-sentinel.com


Comments
 
Tuesday
Tuesday
High 52 °F
Low 36 °F
52 °F
Overcast
Sponsored by Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.
LOCAL BUSINESS SEARCH
Local Search
STOCK SUMMARY
Dow 16590.85191.18
Nasdaq 4413.7197.63
S&P 500 1939.82+35.81
AEP 55.44+0.08
Comcast 52.18+0.88
GE 25.455+0.425
ITT Exelis 16.45+0.45
LNC 49.765+1.625
Navistar 33.795+0.755
Raytheon 98.00+1.16
SDI 21.891+0.791
Verizon 48.59+0.11
  Stock Sponsor