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BNSF Employee Taken to Hospital After Being ‘Clipped’ by Train in Whitefish

Officials say the incident is under investigation

A BNSF Railway employee working in the Whitefish rail yard was taken to the hospital last week after being “clipped” by a passing train.

Whitefish Fire Chief Joe Page said first responders were called to the BNSF rail yard in Whitefish shortly after 8 a.m. on March 8 after receiving a report that a train struck a worker. Page said the employee sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

BNSF officials say the employee is recovering from their injuries and the incident is under investigation.