Norfolk Southern employee killed in new train crash
A Norfolk Southern employee has been killed after a dump truck collided with a train on Tuesday morning.
The collision took place at the Cleveland-Cliffs Cleveland Works property in Cleveland, Ohio, and was first reported by WKYC.
In a statement issued by the Norfolk Southern Corporation, the employee was identified as conductor Louis Shuster.
Mr Shuster was 46 years old and from Broadview Heights, Ohio, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Norfolk Southern statement read: “At this time, officials are reporting that the conductor was struck by a dump truck as a Norfolk Southern train was moving through a crossing at the facility. Norfolk Southern has been in touch with the conductor’s family and will do all it can to support them and his colleagues. We are grieving the loss of a colleague today. Our hearts go out to his loved ones during this extremely difficult time.”
In an email to The Independent, a Cleveland Cliffs representative said that the dump truck belongs to a company callled Stein Inc. The Independent has contacted Stein Inc for comment.
On Saturday, a Norfolk Southern train derailed at a crossing in Clark County, Ohio, leading multiple cars to come off the tracks.
Last month, a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, causing toxic materials to leak into the community and leading to a chemical fire.
This article is being updated