railroad worker was killed Monday after being hit by a maintenance car, Amarillo police said.

The man was hit by a grinder machine and pulled beneath the car, Lt. Gary Trupe said. The victim worked from Burlington Norther Santa Fe Railway. An autopsy was ordered in the incident.

Rail grinders are used to maintain railroad tracks, said a spokesman for Fort Worth-based BNSF.

The railroad injury lawyers of Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers  have handled railroad accident cases and FELA claims nationwide for more than 45 years.