Two SEPTA Workers Injured by Heavy Equipment on Train Tracks in Norristown
November 10, 2023
On November 4, 2023, two SEPTA employees were injured by heavy equipment on train tracks in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The track workers were using a piece of machinery known as a “loader,” a work vehicle used to remove railroad ties. According to a statement released by SEPTA, at about 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, the two workers were hit by the loader while performing their job duties on tracks used by the Norristown High-Speed Line.
According to a SEPTA spokesperson, one employee was struck by the loader and trapped underneath the heavy vehicle for approximately an hour. After emergency and SEPTA personnel freed him, the track worker was rushed to Lankenau Medical Center. His injuries are deemed to be serious and will require further medical treatment, according to reports. The other injured SEPTA employee was immediately taken to Lankenau Medical Center, where he was treated and eventually released.
The SEPTA System Safety Division is conducting a full investigation into the incident, according to their official statement. This latest accident follows a string of crashes involving a SEPTA vehicle, all happening within one week in July. The previous SEPTA accidents resulted in dozens of injuries and one death.
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