Civilian dies during railroad maintenance at military base

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Three Department of Army civilians were injured in an incident today while conducting railroad maintenance to Fort Leonard Wood’s railroad spur.

The base's public affairs office reports a fourth department civilian involved in the incident was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:09 p.m. by the Phelps County Coroner.

Two of the injured civilians were airlifted to a Springfield hospital. Both were listed in stable condition. The other injured civilian received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.

Further details about the nature of the incident and names of the victims were not immediately released. The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is handling the case.

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