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BNSF Employee Killed in Amarillo Train Accident
Monday, January 16, 2012

An employee of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) was fatally struck by a grinder machine and pushed underneath the train he was working on. Neil Thomas Touvell, 57, of Byers, Texas was killed while he was attempting to fix what they believe was a leak when the rail car struck, police said. The rail car was traveling at a very low rate of speed as it hit him. There was one witness who was an employee. BNSF is conducting an internal investigation. A possible miscommunication is being blamed for the accident, police added.

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