Contractor Dies After Being Found Bleeding at SW Side Railyard

A worker died after being found bleeding at a railyard on Chicago’s Southwest Side Wednesday, authorities said. 

According to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford, first responders were called to the scene around 1 p.m. at the CSX intermodal facility in the 2100 block of West 59th Street. There, they found a man in a pool of blood, he said.

Langford said the man may have been operating a “tug,” or a machine that moves containers between a semi and a train. It appears the man was run over by the wheels of the machine, he said.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he died just minutes after arriving, officials said. 

“CSX is saddened to confirm that a company contractor was fatally injured this afternoon in the course of work at the CSX intermodal facility at 59th Street in Chicago, IL," the company said in a statement. "CSX and its employees extend their deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers impacted by this tragic event. The safety of our employees and of those who work on behalf of CSX is our highest priority. CSX personnel and local authorities are coordinating to investigate the incident.”

Further information on what happened or the man’s identity were not immediately released.

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