• Employee fatality at Newington, NH — 05-19-2021

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

Moderator: MEC407

  by MEC407
 
From the Portsmouth Herald:
Portsmouth Herald wrote:NEWINGTON – A Seabrook man died from injuries he suffered Wednesday afternoon when he was pinned between two rail cars, according to Police Chief Michael D. Bilodeau.

Police and firefighters responded to SubCom, where the incident took place, on Wednesday about 2:20 p.m., the police chief said.

They transported the victim, Dale Jenkins, 61, of Seabrook, a Pan Am employee, to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for treatment.

The hospital later notified police that Jenkins “had succumbed to his injuries,” at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Bilodeau said.
. . .
When officers got to the scene Wednesday, they saw that Jenkins had been “pinned between two knuckles of the rail cards,” Bilodeau said.
. . .
The investigation into how the incident happened is continuing, Bilodeau said.

Police are scheduled to meet with representatives of the NTSB and Pan Am on Friday, he said.
Read more at: https://www.seacoastonline.com/story/ne ... 181441001/
  by MEC407
 
I've been told that Mr. Jenkins was a conductor with Pan Am for many years. On behalf of all of us at RAILROAD.NET, I offer heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers.
  by newpylong
 
Terrible news. He could have retired over a year ago too. Slipped and somehow made a hitch on himself is the word.

Every day ground pounding is rolling the dice. Glad I made it through in my limited years of train service. Several of my coworkers either did not or are now amputees.