A railroad accident at Fort Leonard Wood in central Missouri left one person dead and three injured recently, according to a news report from KMOV. The U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigative Command and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.
The MO on-the-job accident occurred while the four men were doing maintenance on a railroad spur that leads into Fort Leonard Wood, according to officials. All four were civilian contractors. The man who lost his life, a 45-year-old from Oklahoma, was a railroad maintenance vehicle operator.
Rescue workers took the three injured workers to various hospitals in the area. Two of them remain in the hospital in stable condition, though the hospital has not yet released any information on the outlook for their overall health. The third worker was taken to a Rolla, Missouri hospital for treatment of minor injuries and for observation.
Three Missouri National Guard members were also injured in a separate accident at Fort Leonard Wood this week when they suffered electrical shocks while working with a tactical antenna. The Army and OSHA are also investigating this accident, which was not related to the railroad accident.
Railroad accidents are not as common as car accidents, but when they do happen, the risk of death and permanently disabling injuries is much higher. At Page law, an experienced Missouri accident attorney can help you thoroughly investigate a railroad accident and fight for the compensation you need. Call us today at (314) 322-8515 for a free, confidential consultation.