Worker Phones for Help after Train Severs His Legs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A rail yard worker who lost his legs when a train ran over him used a cell phone to report that he was trapped and had been "cut in two."

Truman Duncan remained in critical condition yesterday at a Fort Worth hospital after the Sunday accident at the Gunderson Southwest rail yard in Cleburne.

In a tape of the 911 call, Duncan tells the operator that he was run over by a rail car and says he's about to pass out.

Police say the 36-year-old Cleburne resident and a co-worker were attempting to connect railcars when the accident occurred.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

An attorney for the rail yard company says, quote, "We have assured ourselves that he is getting the best of medical care and that he is attended by his loved ones."


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