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NTSB investigating fatal accident at short line in Dallas


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced on Twitter yesterday it has sent three investigators to the scene of a fatal accident involving the Dallas, Garland and Northeastern Railroad in Dallas.

A railroad employee died early Monday after being pinned under a rail-car wheel early early yesterday in South Dallas, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Dallas police and Union Pacific Railroad police responded to the incident at about 1 a.m. after another railroad worker found the victim pinned and called 911.

The employee died at the scene. A spokesman for the short line told the newspaper that a conductor for the company died "in a tragic accident."

"Our hearts are with the employee's family, loved ones and colleagues, as well as emergency responders at the scene," the company said, according to the newspaper.

UP police responded because the incident happened near the Class I's tracks.

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