Nashville Employee Killed

Discussion in 'YRC Freight' started by Kennesaw Kid, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Kennesaw Kid

    Kennesaw Kid Super Moderator Staff Member

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    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So sad..Not casting blame on anyone but I have seen switchers flying around in lots at every company ive ever worked at.Surprised we don't hear more stories like this.Condolences.
    Was the deceased person a driver,dockworker,hosteler,etc???Damn,hate to hear stories like this.So preventable and tragic.
     
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  3. Shutter Down

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    They hire people and give them no training I'm surprised too they are not more people killed. When safety goes so does the company. Praying for the family and be safe they could care less about you and your family. YRC (Yellow Ruined Company)
     
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  4. albag

    albag Pray for peace!

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    From what I understand, he was a dockworker. He was in a marked crosswalk, walking to his car when he was hit. This is a very sad and ENTIRELY preventable tragedy. All involved have my heartfelt condolences.
    In Chicago Heights, pedestrians have the right of way. And ALL motorized equipment is required to stop before intersecting ANY marked crosswalk! I'm not implying this happens every time, but that is company policy. And I know W/L are issued to both pedestrians who don't stay in crosswalks and drivers who fail to yield.
     
  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sad to hear, condolences to his family and friends. May he Rest in Peace.
     
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  6. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    Sad to hear we lost a brother.
    Never ever a thing we want to hear.
    Condolences to the family.
    May he rest in peace.
     
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  7. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    Always sad to hear a working man looses his life in an accident and angers you when it is so preventable.

    Condolences to the family and coworkers.
     
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    Wrench97 Well-Known Member

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    Sad to hear sadly crosswalks mean nothing more but a place to park where I'm at.
     
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  9. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Safety rules are in place and posted at just about every terminal I've run to. It's up to us to pay attention to them.

    PS - And just use common sense if those rules aren't posted or visible.
     
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  10. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse WHO IS JOHN GALT?

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    It's a tragedy. Not blaming anyone, but how do you not notice a truck coming at you? I did a few stints in the yard and if I heard a unit coming my way I took notice.
     
  11. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY COOP Dispatch GPS Division

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    SuperCourse WHO IS JOHN GALT?

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  13. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Ear buds??
     
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    IndyHauler Active Member

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    I wonder how long before it's mandatory to wear reflective vests. I remember when that guy @ ABF Chicago Heights terminal was ran over and killed. After that, they made it mandatory to wear the vests at ABF terminals.
     
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    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    I can't say for sure, but I think it's been officially mandatory for a while now.

    Of course not all of us do it.
     
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    albag Pray for peace!

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    Prayers for his family
     
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    SHOTGUN716 Senior Member

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    It was raining hard he had umbrella tilted down he never saw or heard truck , switcher never saw him til he was past him, he was retiring soon
     
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    mysticobra Just here.

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    Parking lots should not be where we have to walk to them and switching buggies or tractors go. Period.
    We have to walk right through 70 yards of area that there is all kinds of traffic. It's dangerous as all hell. There are ways to limit the dangers. But they don't care.
    They do now. But that will pass. Accidents happen. I am so sorry this one did.
    This should not have happened.
    My condolences again to the family and friends of this man.
    I feel bad for the hostler also. Omgoodness. That has to be a horrible feeling and to have to live with that.
     
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    Not for anything, but who is the "they" that doesn't care? The company? While I feel badly for the hostler as well as the family of the man killed, how does anyone drive around the yard in such a way that they don't see something in their path? Come on, give me a break.
     
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