- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials from a Kansas-based transportation company say a worker has died in an accident at the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham.

Watco Companies L.L.C. officials said Tuesday that the man’s team members are being offered counseling and the worker’s identity hasn’t been released. Details on how the accident happened weren’t immediately available.

Pittsburg, Kansas-based Watco Companies owns the Alabama Warrior Railway and officials say a safety stand-down has been ordered at the railway before workers return.

Officials say the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have been contacted.


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