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Railroaders Killed since Mother's Day of 2009

Jared Boehlke
Conductor Jared Boehlke, 33, a member of Local 212, Albany, N.Y., was killed May 10, 2009, in a
CSX yard accident in Selkirk, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Heather, three year-old-daughter,
mother, father and ten brothers. Jared was a man of strong faith, an avid knife maker, and was
extremely devoted to his family and friends.

John Pichalski
May 13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The 53-year-old (John Pichalski, from Hillsborough, NJ) CSX
railroad employee was repairing damage from an earlier accident when he was hit by a truck. 53-year-
old CSX worker was killed Monday as he worked to repair damage to warning lights from an accident
earlier in the day at the same location.

Jeanice McMillan
June 23, 2009
Jeanice McMillan is the name of the woman who worked as a DC Metro Operator, she died as a result
of the DC Metro Crash along with more people. She was only 42 years old.

Dustin Moles
Conductor Dustin Moles, 33, a member of Local 1972, Birmingham, Ala., was killed June 24, 2009,
when the Alabama & Tennessee River Railroad train on which he was riding derailed while being
switched into a shipper facility. He hired on in 2005. Dustin was a police officer prior to hiring out with
the railroad.

Josh Osborn
Andrew Reed
Two BLET members working for the Iowa, Chicago & Eastern (IC&E) Railroad were killed near
Bettendorf, Ill., on July 14, 2009. According to preliminary reports from the National Transportation
Safety Board, the accident happened after their train hit a misaligned switch. Andrew R. Reed, 27, was
working as a conductor at the time of the fatality. Joshua M. Osborn, 27 was working as the locomotive
engineer.

Michael Nash
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Metro officials identified the victim of Sunday's accident as Michael Nash, 63, of Silver Spring, a track
repairman since 1990. Nash was working with 10 to 15 people replacing crossties along the outbound
track between the Vienna and Dunn Loring stations along Interstate 66 when a machine called a ballast
regulator struck him about 9:50 p.m. Nash was a spotter, whose job is to remove gravel from circuits or
boards in the track bed.

John Moore
On September 10, John Moore, 44, was struck by a train between the Braddock Road and National
Airport stations. He died four days later. The NTSB was notified of the incident. At this time, Metro
has offered little information about the incident. Moore worked with communications equipment, but
it is unclear what work he was doing at the time of the accident.
Larry Craig Green
September 23, Hereford, Texas - A worker with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad was killed
Wednesday near Hereford. The Deaf Smith County Justice of the Peace's office says Larry Craig Green
was working near the track around 6:30 Wednesday morning when he was hit by a train. The incident
happened near the old Caviness meat plant about three miles west of Hereford on highway 60. It is
unclear right now how the events transpired. Green was 54 years old.

Kevin Sparks
EAST OAK LANE - November 5, 2009 (WPVI) -- A packed commuter train struck and killed a rail
worker during the morning rush Thursday, disrupting service for three hours and stranding hundreds of
riders on a system already crippled by a transit strike.The man has been identified as Kevin Sparks, 34,
of Sharon Hill, Pa. Sparks, a rail inspector, was walking with a flagman on the northbound tracks when
he was hit from behind by a southbound train, Maloney said. The train was running on different tracks
than normal because of equipment problems with another train.

Samuel W. Lundy
BNSF conductor Samuel W. Lundy, 44, a 17-year member of UTU Local 1000, Minneapolis, was
killed Dec. 29 in Minneapolis when, during a switching operation, a rail car derailed and pinned him
against a building. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, and three children.

Aaron Milhouse
CLARKE COUNTY, Ala. -- UTU member Aaron Milhouse, 46, died Jan. 14 from injuries suffered as a
result of a Norfolk Southern train fire Jan. 12. Milhouse was one of two Norfolk Southern train-crew
members who suffered burn injuries in the fire and were taken by helicopter to area hospitals, said
Clark County EMA Director Roy Waite.

Jeff Garrard
Sung Oh
Jan 27, 2010
ROCKVILLE, Md. - Metro service is back to normal Wednesday, a day after an accident killed two
veteran transit workers. Red Line trains began running between the Shady Grove and Rockville
stations around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, after the National Transportation Safety Board finished its
preliminary investigation. Metro officials say Jeffrey Garrard, 49 of Clarksburg and Sung Oh, 68, of
Montgomery Village were killed while installing new train control equipment around 1:45 a.m.
Tuesday.

Ronald Langlois
CLEVELAND, February 11
Brother Ron Langlois, 44, was found dead of a gunshot wound outside of his locomotive in Eugene,
Ore., on February 6.

Andrew Monheim
March 16, 2010
EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- A Union Railroad worker from Plum was killed in a train collision and
derailment in North Versailles early Tuesday, authorities said. Initially, crews were unable to locate
Andrew Monheim, 54, of Plum, after the two Union Railroad trains collided near U.S. Steel's Edgar
Thompson Works near East Pittsburgh. The medical examiners office later confirmed that Monheim
was found dead.
Jeff Heitzmann
On Thursday, March 25, Jeff Heitzmann was killed in an accident in Washburn, ND. Heitzmann was
working on a train as a conductor. According to initial reports, the accident occurred when an
embankment gave way, causing five of the trains engines to derail. Two of the engines rolled down the
bank. Another worker whose name has not been released was injured in the incident. Police are still
trying to determine exactly how this accident occurred.

Roberto Ramirez
April 3, 2010
Authorities Saturday publicly identified the Union Pacific railroad employee who was killed when the
company pickup he was in was struck by a Metrolink train just east of the San Gabriel River.
The truck was apparently sitting sideways on the tracks about 9:25 a.m. March 20 when eastbound
Metrolink train 354, speeding down a long straightaway section of track, smashed into it and pushed it
about 300 yards, authorities said. His hometown newspaper, the Visalia Times-Delta, said in an
obituary that Ramirez had worked for UP for 30 years, and was buried there March 30.

Melinda Carter
RIVERDALE, IL The woman, who was killed Friday night on April 23, 2010 when a freight train
rolled over her in a Riverdale rail yard, has been identified as Melinda Carter, 37, a CSX railroad
employee. According to Melindas family, she was at work in the yard when a train malfunctioned and
rolled over her.

James Knell
April 28, 2010|
A veteran MTA track worker was killed on the job this week after coming into contact with a live third
rail on an elevated subway line in Queens.
James Knell, 45, was doing track repairs in the rain early Monday when he slipped and fell on the rail,
which had just been powered up for the morning rush hour, transit officials said.

Greg Kastner
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 11:40 PM KEARNY, N.J. -- A New Jersey Transit worker who
shuttled engines in a railroad yard died after he was struck by a wayward locomotive early
Monday, reports the Newark Star-Ledger. Greg Kastner, 63, a 7-year employee who worked as a
"hostler," had just finished fueling his engine and was walking back to another locomotive when
he was struck around 3:30 a.m. at the Meadows Maintenance Facility yard, NJ Transit officials
said today.

Marshall W. Conner

Thursday, June 10, 2010, Hanover County, Virginia. Marshall W. Conner, 54, was walking in a narrow
lane alongside a parked train, inspecting its brakes, when he was struck by a northbound train at 10:15
a.m., Hanover sheriff's Capt. Michael J. Trice said.