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Darkness Falls: Did the Solar Eclipse Cause This Worker to Lose His Arm?

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A railroad worker in Nashville suffered a gruesome work injury during the August 21 total solar eclipse. A 911 call came from Radnor Yard during the solar eclipse, as much of the city basked in the awe-inspiring event.

According to reports, the CSX employee was working on a train when he was struck by a different train. Other employees tried desperately to call for help for the worker, who lost his arm. However, when workers tried to contact managers and yardmasters about the accident, they received no response. According to a memo, the reason no one responded is because everyone had taken a break to see the eclipse.

The memo, produced by the union that represents rail workers, was titled, “Unsafe Conditions Due to Operations Leads to Severe Injury.” In it, the union representative described the culture at CSK as, “rush, rush, rush.” It blames the company’s emphasis on production over safety for this man’s life-altering injury. It claims that due to toxic work culture, injuries and derailments have gone up this year. In the meantime, employee morale has plummeted. And, of course, it chastises management for taking time away from their jobs to view the eclipse despite haranguing employees for the same thing.


If you lose a limb due to injuries caused by another person’s negligence, you are eligible for many damages, including:

  • Cost of prosthesis
  • Cost of transplants
  • Pain relief
  • Doctor’s visits
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Counseling
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

Amputations are some of the worst injuries workers can endure. If you lose a limb due to negligence, speak to a personal injury attorney.

Romans 5:8, “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

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