Railroad Accident Brief: Employee Fatality, BNSF Argentine Yard, Kansas City, Kansas, August 15, 2011

On August 15, 2011, about 1:12 p.m., central daylight time, a BNSF Railway (BNSF) yard crewmember was killed while coupling railcars in the BNSF Argentine Yard in Kansas City, Kansas. The accident occurred on the east end of track 23 in the classification yard. During the day of the accident, the weather was overcast and rainy. The temperature was 63°F. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the remote control operations crew to establish required protections before the helper entered the gap between the lead-end of a train and a cut of freestanding, rolling railcars.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 5p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/RAB-14/03, Accident No.: DCA11FR006
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2014 2:01PM