Death investigation underway at FreightCar America

The Colbert County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a woman was killed on the job.

Posted: Nov 14, 2018 8:59 AM
Updated: Nov 15, 2018 1:08 PM

UPDATE: Production resumed Thursday but not on a full schedule. According to FreightCar America, there are grief counselors from the company's Employee Assistance Program at the site Thursday, Friday and next Tuesday.

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The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation. Officials received a call around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday night that an accident had happened at FreightCar America in the Barton community near Cherokee.

An employee in her 20’s was taken to Helen Keller Hospital, where she later died. According to the Colbert County Sheriff's Office, the employee goes by Angel Foster.

National OSHA complaints have been filed against FreightCar America through the United State Department of Labor.

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