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Worker killed by freight train ID'd

6.11.2010 Update: Police have identified a CSX employee who was hit and killed by a train as he was inspecting another train in a rail yard in Hanover County.

Hanover sheriff's Capt. Michael J. Trice says a northbound train hit 54-year-old Marshall W. Conner of Spring Grove on Thursday as he walked in a narrow lane alongside a parked train and inspected its brakes.

Trice says the northbound train blew its horn as it traveled through the rail yard. The 37-car train was hauling orange juice to Philadelphia when the accident occurred.

-- Associated Press

Original post: Hanover County authorities say a CSX worker has died after being hit by a freight train.

Sheriff's Capt. Michael Trice says the incident was reported at 10:19 a.m. Thursday. An investigation was under way, and the victim's name was not immediately released.

The accident disrupted Amtrak passenger train service between Richmond and Washington, D.C. Amtrak spokeswoman Tracy Connell says some passengers had to switch to buses for a portion of their trip. Trains running between Miami and New York were routed around the accident scene.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  | June 10, 2010; 4:08 PM ET
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Canal road continues to be an embarassment and an accident waiting to happen. No one wants to be responsible, MD, DC, and the park service. There has been constant standing water for over a year between Arizona and Reservoir which ices over in winter. The lane directional changes each am and pm are confusing and ambiguous leading to frequent head-on confrontations, near-misses and collisions. Pleae get someone to fix this volunteer pond and develop a better system to prevent head-on confrontations every am and pm.

Posted by: Spears2 | June 13, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

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