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Accident Report Detail

Canadian National Railway Employee Fatality

Executive Summary

On July 25, 2015, at 8:36 a.m. central daylight time, a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) yard conductor died after he tripped, slipped, or fell while trying to board a train. He was working at the CN Markham Yard in Homewood, Illinois. The crew included a locomotive engineer, a conductor (the deceased), a brakeman, and a utility man; train R96991-25 consisted of two locomotives and 12 cars. The weather was clear and sunny with a temperature of 76°F.

Probable Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was that the conductor slipped, tripped, or fell during his attempt to board locomotive GTW 4927 as it passed at 12.5 mph, which is three times the maximum authorized speed to board moving equipment.

Accident Location: Homewood , IL    
Accident Date: 7/25/2015
Accident ID: DCA15FR012

Date Adopted: 11/10/2016
NTSB Number: RAB-16-05
NTIS Number:  

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