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Train crashes into dump truck in Ohio, Norfolk Southern employee killed

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A Norfolk Southern employee was killed when a train collided with a dump truck in Cleveland, Ohio early Tuesday morning.

The railroad worker, identified as a conductor, was killed in the collision on a set of tracks that runs through the Cleveland Cliffs Cleveland Works steel plant property on West 3rd Street, according to reports.

This is the state’s most recent railroad incident.

Over the weekend, a Norfolk Southern train was derailed in Springfield.

A much larger derailment in East Palestine last month resulted in mass evacuations and lingering environmental concerns.

Norfolk Southern released the following statement to media:

Norfolk Southern Corporation stated that Louis Shuster, a Norfolk Southern conductor, was fatally injured early Tuesday morning at the Cleveland-Cliffs Cleveland Works property in Cleveland, Ohio. 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.

The company is working with the Cleveland Police Department and Cleveland-Cliffs representatives to confirm the details and learn everything possible about the incident. Further, the company has been in contact with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, SMART-TD union leadership, and Cleveland-Cliffs leadership.

More information will be released in coordination with law enforcement as it becomes available.


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