BNSF worker dies in Amarillo rail yard accident

January 10, 2012 6:31:15 AM PST
Amarillo police say a railroad worker has been killed after being struck by a maintenance car.

Lt. Gary Trupe says the victim was hit Monday by a grinder machine and was pulled beneath the car.

The name of the victim, who worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, was not immediately released. An autopsy has been ordered.

A spokesman for Fort Worth-based BNSF, Joe Faust, says rail grinders are used to help maintain the tracks.