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Old 04-24-2020, 04:07 PM   #1
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Yesterday at my main job (railroad) one of my coworkers was involved in an accident and passed away from his injuries.

Ken “bubba” was shoving some tank cars into the 7up plant and was struck by a semi that wasnt paying attention as his train was crossing the road, he was crushed

It was very hard to see the tank car platform all smashed in knowing that he was standing there and seeing the semis trailer all gashed open

I worked with Bubba for a long time. he was a fun guy that was always smiling and joking on the radio. He was a jokester but very competent with his job. He was a 22 year veteran with the railroad.

I dont know why i felt the need to post this on a contractor forum but i guess it feels good to vent a little-bit and to remind everyone to be safe and remember that tomorrow is never a guarantee!

Stay safe everyone and remember that a days pay or a quick buck is never worth trying to earn if someone doesnt go home


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Old 04-24-2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. Best wishes for the family and everyone else.

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Condolences Windy.........
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Sorry to hear that! Stay strong and prayers for the family and you.
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Damn, sorry to hear.

I got to the second paragraph and said Ohh No.

Terrible situation, my condolences.

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I have a nephew in NJ who works for the RR. He has a few stories as well as some extra hardware holding some of his bones together.

Dangerous place. Sorry to hear about Bubba, but don't forget to take care of yourself while mourning his loss.
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Sorry to hear such tragic news... heckofa way to go... prayers from our end to yours and his family...

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Never knew a Bubba who wasn't a good guy. Sorry you lost yours to such an accident.

RIP Bubba
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Sorry to hear that dude. This is the second time this week, I've read, tomorrow is not guaranteed.


A guy I mainly only knew on another internet forum had that said about him yesterday as well.

Guy was an accomplished outdoorsman. The news originally reported he was shot on the boat ramp, because they found blood on the ramp & couldn't locate his truck & boat trailer. Found floating along the bank of the lake, along with his boat.

I just read a post from someone who knew him & his family. Turns out, the guy had been having shift linkage trouble with his truck. Sounds like he crawled under the truck to mess with the linkage & his truck ran over him & drug him into the lake while launching his boat. Sounds like people were unknowingly launching their boats all morning right over top of his truck.

Ya just never know when your time is up.
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Thank you for sharing, Windy.

I didn't know the man, but I'll be thinking about him anyway.
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So sorry Bubba passed away,, Prayers for him and his family
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Thanks for all of the kind words everyone! bubba was a great guy. Its been a couple of weeks now and someone paid for a nice memorial sign at the intersection that he was killed at. You can see it in the photo below.

A week after he passed the superintendent ordered all trains on the service unit to blow their horns for 22 seconds marking 22 years of service at 10am, 6pm and 2am followed by radio silence and no working for 22 minutes to honor his service to the company

unfortunately now we just lost another coworker yesterday to civid-19.

Colie was 48 years old and started feeling symptoms on may 9th and and passed away yesterday. With all of the job cuts and losing several coworkers hopefully we will start to get some good luck sometime soon





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2020 has been one chitty year.
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I knew a few engineers back in the day...and they said stress was the killer for train crews....never knowing when someone would cross the tracks in front of them.

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