SMSH has learned that Conductor Marshall W. Conner, 54, a member of United Transport Union (UTU) Local 610 and a 26-year veteran railroader (according to commenter, as long as 33 years) was hit by a northbound freight train traveling a parallel track while he was conducting an air brake test.  Sadly, Mr. Conner ldied as a result of these injuries.  The fatal railroad accident happened during the morning of June 10 at a CSX yard north of Richmond, Virginia in Hanover County.

Conner was working for CSX at the time he walked the narrow lane alongside a parked train to inspect its brakes.  CSX has corporate headquarters in Florida.

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