Man Dead After Rail Yard Accident

Bob Roberts
June 13, 2018 - 6:45 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – An unusual accident Wednesday left a 47-year-old worker at a West Englewood freight terminal dead.

It appears the driver of a mini-tractor hauling shipping containers around the CSX freight intermodal facility, at 2101 W. 59th St., was run over by his own tractor. What’s unclear is how he fell out.

Chicago Paramedics from Ambulance 49 found him in a pool of blood and went to work on him immediately, but he died on the way to Christ Hospital. A Fire Department spokesman said the injuries paramedics found were consistent with being run over.

Police are investigating.