BNSF identifies worker killed in railyard accident

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Posted: Dec 30, 2009 12:23 PM

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad officials have identified a worker who was killed in a railyard accident.

BNSF spokesman Steve Forsberg says 44-year-old Sam W. Lundy had worked for the railway for 17 years. Lundy worked in switching operations. He is survived by a wife and three children.

Railroad spokeswoman Sue Ann Lundsberg says Lundy was riding on a car that left the tracks and pinned him against a building. Lundy died at the scene.

Forsberg says it's unclear what caused the car to derail.