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Donald Melton, 62, killed in workplace accident when train collides with semi truck on Frazier Pike Road in Little Rock, Arkansas

Modified Date: 
Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:01am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Moore said Melton and one other "spotter" -- workers who watch the rear of the train while it travels backward -- jumped off the train car as it neared the 18-wheeler, but the force of the collision knocked the train off the tracks and onto Melton.

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According to the report, Allen noticed the truck, which was hauling metal pipes, did not appear to be stopping so he radioed back to the train engineer, Michael Stapp, to begin emergency braking.


People Involved: 
Donald Melton

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