Rail yard worker killed in train accident

April 24, 2010 3:28:50 PM PDT
A woman was killed when a freight train rolled over her Friday night in a Riverdale rail yard.Melinda Carter, 37, worked for CSX Railroad. Her family says she was at work in the yard when a train malfunctioned and rolled over her.

" We're just totally torn apart right now, the family you know. Melinda really loved her job. She was very safe; she was on the safety committee. She took pride in it, doing her work," brother David Carter said,

"You know, she was my rock. She was my rock. She's my rock," said the victim's mother Delores Carter.

CSX Railroad says the incident happened during routine switching operations at the yard. They say they are investigating what may have caused the accident.


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