An Alabama woman whose husband was decapitated while training to be a Norfolk Southern conductor last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the embattled rail company.
Walter James Griffin III, 43, was killed in the early morning hours of Dec. 13, in Bessemer, Alabama.
He was in the cab with another conductor when their train passed by a parked freight car with a protruding beam that crashed through the window and struck Griffin in the head, killing him, Al.com reported.
Investigators deemed the incident a “freak accident.”
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