NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on NS Engineer Fatality

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
Overhead diagram of the accident. (NTSB)

Overhead diagram of the accident. (NTSB)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report for its ongoing investigation of the Jan. 31, 2024, accident involving a Norfolk Southern (NS) engineer who was fatally injured while performing switching operations when the lead locomotive he was operating was struck by rolling railcars in the Class I’s Decatur Yard in Decatur, Ala.

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