A train in Fort Worth, Texas ran over railroad employee Paul Young, a 28 year-old BNSF Foreman, today. Mr. Young remains in serious condition at John Peter Smith Hospital after the train ran over him, amputating his legs and an arm, according to railroad officials.
Young was working on the train Monday night when he was hit by it, say BNSF Railway Co. spokespeople. BNSF is on site already, investigating the incident. Company officials told local media that they are trying to ascertain who witnessed the incident and what job duties the railroader was performing at the time of his railroad amputation injury. Local Texas fire officials are also investigating.
Young, a road foreman of engines, is married and has two young children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time, along with his co-workers.
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