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Worker killed after he became wedged on NC railroad tracks as train approached

Site of the investigation into man killed after being stuck on railroad tracks in Spencer, NC. WBTV photo
Site of the investigation into man killed after being stuck on railroad tracks in Spencer, NC. WBTV photo

A contractor died after pressed particle boards released and fell on top of him in Rowan County Saturday, according to Norfolk Southern Corp.

Norfolk Southern says the man who died was a contractor working for them.

It happened near, but not on property of the North Carolina Transportation Museum and didn’t involve NCTM equipment.

The man was pronounced dead on arrival and has not yet been identified.

According to Norfolk Southern: “The individual was standing on a freight car that contained steel plates. A train was not approaching or involved in the incident.”

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to describe what Norfolk Southern contributed to the contractor’s death.

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