Railroad worker killed in accident on White Pass and Yukon

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2000

HAINES (AP) -- A Skagway man killed at the White Pass and Yukon Route railway yard was crushed under a locomotive, police said.

Don Barry, 55, was using a radio and hand signals Monday to guide an engineer who was backing the locomotive into a different area, Skagway Police Chief Dennis Spurrier said Tuesday.

''We found the victim under one of the locomotives there,'' Spurrier said. Spurrier said Barry may have slipped or tripped behind the engine as it backed up.

The body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

The historic White Pass and Yukon Route runs between Skagway and Carcross, Yukon Territory.

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