BNSF employee killed in rail operation

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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The First Street railroad bridge runs over a massive BNSF rail yard.
BNSF Railway

A BNSF employee was killed in the early morning hours of March 3 after becoming caught between two trains and crushed.

The incident took place in the La Mirada rail yard, which sits on the border of La Mirada and Buena Park in suburban Los Angeles.

BNSF told RT&S: “On March 3, a BNSF employee was fatally injured in the early morning while working in the La Mirada rail yard near Los Angeles. The National Transportation Safety Board will be handling the investigation, in cooperation with BNSF personnel.

“The entire BNSF family is saddened by this event and we extend our deepest sympathy and thoughts to the family and loved ones of the employee involved in this incident.”

No further details about the accident are availalble at this time.

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