OMG Man cut in half by train calls for help

by Lady Lee 27 Replies latest jw friends

  • ferret

    I bet he aint got the guts to do it again. (sick)

  • Stephanus

    How the hell do you get hit by a train? He didn't hear it? Yeah they are sooooo quiet. He didn't see it? Yeah they are sooooo small.

    I just hope his junk got removed to keep him out of the gene pool

    That's a little harsh. I live near a very dangerous level crossing, where pedestrians get killed every so often. The last one was a mother - her "junk" (or kids) didn't get removed from the gene pool - does that make you unhappy? Does their grief make you happy? Trust a Darwinist to turn a survival triumph into an existential catastrophe.

  • Gregor

    I hate it when I get cut in half by a train!

    They are doing amazing things with microsurgery these days. If it was his legs they might be able to reattach them. Anything higher and ? bad news.

  • TresHappy

    This poor guy - he's still alive but in critical condition - it happened in the Fort Worth Texas area.

  • Stephanus
  • TresHappy

    Cleburne is south of Fort Worth, not too far from Burleson, TX where the first American Idol Kelly Clarkson grew up...

    Here's the article from the Cleburne newspaper.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it will conduct an inspection this week of the Sunday morning incident at the Gunderson Southwest rail yard in Cleburne that severely injured Truman Lee Duncan, 36, of Cleburne.

    Gunderson management notified OSHA of the incident Sunday, said Mike Talmont, OSHA assistant Fort Worth area director.

    “They didn’t have to report the accident as it wasn’t a fatality or involve three or more people who were hurt,” Talmont said.

    The inspection will include interviews with eyewitnesses or with people who do the same kind of activity at the facility, he said.

    The inspection will be conducted like a routine accident investigation “like we normally do,” Talmont said. Inspectors will talk with Duncan when he is able.

    Duncan remained in critical condition at Harris Methodist Fort Worth hospital Tuesday morning.

    A police report said that Duncan and Gunderson employee Christopher Payne were attempting to couple eight railcars to three other railcars when the incident occurred.

    Payne told police he could only think of two ways the accident could have happened. Duncan may have been attempting to cross the tracks and was hit by the train or he was getting on or off a car and fell or was pulled under the train, the report stated.

    The railcars did not stop moving until they were coupled together, Payne told police. He then heard Duncan scream, the report said.

    Duncan used his cell phone to make the first 9-1-1 call.

    Duncan told the operator he was at Gunderson Southwest.

    “I just got ran over by rail cars,” Duncan said calmly. “I need 9-1-1, CareFlite. I think I’m cut in two. You need to hurry up now.”

    The operator asked Duncan where he was and he again said “Gunderson Southwest.”

    He told the operator more than once he was about to pass out and thought he was going into shock.

    The operator kept talking to Duncan, trying to keep him on the phone.

    Payne’s 9-1-1 call was received less than a minute later.

    Police, fire and CareFlite were immediately dispatched.

    Once emergency workers arrived, they were delayed finding Duncan. Neither Duncan nor Payne gave the operator the incident’s specific location inside Gunderson when they called, and the Gunderson security guard did not know there was a problem.

    Once found it took rescuers close to an hour to get Duncan freed from the railcar wheel. They used heavy wooden blocks and inflatable air bags to raise the open hopper car high enough to free him.

    The company released a statement through Gretchen M. Brask, senior staff attorney, for Gunderson Southwest’s parent company, Greenbrier Leasing Corp. in Lake Oswego, Ore., late Monday afternoon.

    “We have assured ourselves that [Duncan] is getting the best of medical care and that he is attended by his loved ones,” Brask wrote. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Gunderson organization go out to him and his family at this time.”

  • LittleToe

    It's just as well he didn't keep his phone in his hip pocket!

    It was Global Toronto that aired the story but not one word on the Ottawa station yet

    Top in Toronto, bottom in Ottowa???

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee


    Thanks for finding the story and posting it


    Toronto which is just across the lake from the US regularly reports info from the US.

    As the capital of Canada Ottawa is a political city. If the guy who got hurt was a polititian, Ottawa media most assuredly would have reported it

  • riverofdeceit
    How the hell do you get hit by a train? He didn't hear it? Yeah they are sooooo quiet. He didn't see it? Yeah they are sooooo small.

    I dont think we are talking about a lone rail where a train just passes through. I work in a rail yard and it isn't as unlikely for an accident to take place as it may seem. Railcars are constantly moved, changed, and unloaded and all it takes is for someone to have not raised a flag(which prevents the cars from being moved into a certain area). I myself am ultraparanoid about when I am tagging cars or taking samples from them, but when people get accustomed to working around it they may let their guard down.

  • FairMind

    I was going to post a sarcastic comment, but after reading the article realized that accidents happen and that this victim was not a drunk who had fallen asleep on the tracks. I hope he survives and my prayers are with him and his family.

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