- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Nebraska man has been identified as a BNSF Railway employee killed in a rail yard accident in Minneapolis.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man Wednesday as 29-year-old Tyrell Anderson of Gering, Nebraska. According to the office, Anderson died of “multiple blunt force injuries” sustained while unloading track material Monday morning.

BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth has said a locomotive passing on another track hit the material, causing it to fall on top of the worker. Deputy Fire Chief Todd White said he was part of an eight-person crew working in the area.

The medical examiner’s office says the accident is being investigated by BNSF, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration.

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