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Romulus man killed in train accident at former Seneca Army Depot

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that his office investigated a fatal train accident at the former Seneca Army Depot along State Route 96 on Thursday.

Around 10:17 a.m. deputies were called to the depot, and began an investigation into the incident.

Investigators determined that an employee of the Andersons Rail Group had been severely injured after being struck by a moving train.

The employee was identified as 46-year-old Thomas J. Horn, of Romulus. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Paul MacPherson.

At the time of the accident, Horn and another employee were attempting to move rail cars to another location and were the only ones present. The second employee was uninjured in the event.



At this point, investigators believe Horn possibly fell and was struck by the train.

The Fayette and Varick fire departments were called to the scene, as well as South Seneca Ambulance and New York State Police.

The case remains under investigation. Sheriff Luce reports that the Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are involved as well.

Luce thanked the Seneca County E-911 Center for their efforts during the incident. They were responsible for coordinating the many resources necessary during the response and investigation.

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