On February 9, 2022, about 10:57 a.m. local time, a BNSF Railway (BNSF)
switchman was struck and killed by BNSF train YDEN1152-09i during a switching
movement on Track 116 in the BNSF Globeville Yard in Denver, Colorado.
switchman, working as a remote control operator (RCO) helper, was riding on the front
center platform of the lead locomotive he was controlling remotely, BNSF 1961. The
train suddenly decelerated, and the RCO helper fell forward onto Track 116, where he
was struck by the locomotive he was riding. (See figure 1.) Visibility conditions at the time
of the accident were daylight and clear, and the weather was 45°F with south-by-
southeast winds at 15 mph.
BNSF Railway Employee Fatality - NTSB https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/RIR2306.pdf