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Railcar Plant Electrocution Probed

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Federal authorities are investigating the electrocution of a worker at a railcar repair and painting facility in Arkansas.

Joshua Buchanan, 28, of Brookland, AR, died July 25 at American Railcar Industries’ facility in Marmaduke, AR, authorities said. The Greene County coroner ruled Tuesday (Aug. 2) that the cause of death was electrocution.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death; the investigation is expected to take about six months.

 American Railcar Industries Marmaduke Facility

 American Railcar Industries

A 28-year-old worker was killed in the accident at the Arkansas plant, which performs railcar repair and painting.

American Railcar Industries performs railcar repair, paint, lining and modification services at the Marmaduke facility. The company did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday, and officials released no information about how the accident occurred.

   

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