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Mo. Railcar Worker Dies After Equipment Fall

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 9:28am

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A St. Joseph man died when a piece of equipment fell on him at the Herzog plant.

Buchanan County officers say 40-year-old Robert V. Montgomery died Wednesday afternoon when the equipment fell on him as he worked on a piece of a railcar. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Workers at the Herzog plant do maintenance and custom work on railcars. Herzog, which is based in St. Joseph, does construction and railroad business across the country.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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