Two injured in railroad repair accident

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Railroad plans to investigate an accident that injured two workers in the Healy area, a railroad spokesman said.

The two men were injured Friday afternoon when two pieces of on-track equipment collided, according to railroad spokesman Patrick Flynn. He said the workers had been replacing rail on a curve at Mile 351 of the track when equipment similar to a crane struck a spike driver.

The workers were taken to Healy Clinic. Their names have not been released.

Flynn said the injuries are not life-threatening.

The Fairbanks-bound train, Denali Star, was delayed about two hours while another crew finished replacing the rail.

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