CSX Employee Killed In Railroad Yard
November 16, 2002

Police say a CSX Transportation employee was killed when a train backed up into his truck in a railroad yard near downtown Cincinnati.

Police say 51-year-old Gary Oak of Carrollton, Kentucky, was driving a pickup truck on the tracks in the Queensgate yard when the vehicle was hit by an automated train about 5:25 Friday morning.

Authorities say the truck were dragged about 300 yards and crushed underneath the train's last car.

Rescue workers did not initially know the employee was involved. They said they found his body later under the truck.

The accident is being investigated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the Federal Railroad Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Oak had worked for the railroad for 29 years. He supervised CSX employees who do mechanical work on the train cars.

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