Police: Rail worker killed by train at Kansas rail yard

Train Tracks (KSN Photo)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after a Union Pacific Railroad employee was found dead under a rail car in Kansas City, Kansas.

According to police, officers responded to reports of a person trapped under a train in a rail yard around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. Police say when they arrived they found a man in his 40s dead.

Officer Patrick McCallop with Kansas City, Kansas, police said the man was working in the rail yard on a train when he was struck by another train and pinned underneath.

The man’s identity has not been released and an investigation of the incident is ongoing.

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