Texas railcar worker struck by train near IP mill

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A Texas man suffered moderate injuries in a train/pedestrian incident north of Campti.
At approximately 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS and First Responders from International Paper-Red River Mill responded to reports of a train/pedestrian incident near the intersections of La. Hwy 3163 and La. Hwy 480.
An Air EVAC medical helicopter was placed on stand-by.

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Deputies and medical personnel arrived to find an alert male suffering from moderate injuries.
Deputies say a 60-year-old TNT Railcar Services Contract Worker from Sillsbee, Texas, was working on a stationary locomotive engine stopped on the railroad tracks. At some point, the contract worker stepped off the locomotive and was struck by a southbound Kansas City Southern Train traveling on adjacent tracks.
Double-tracks are in the area of the incident. Deputies say the victim was transported to a Shreveport hospital with moderate injuries.
Deputy D. Haliburton is working the incident.
KCS and TNT Railcar Services officials were notified of the incident.