An R.J. Corman Railroad Group employee was killed Thursday in a railroad work accident in Illinois, authorities said.
James C. Campbell, 20, of Prestonsburg suffered a fatal head injury while working along Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks near the village of Forreston, according to the Ogle County, Ill., Sheriff's Department.
Campbell was in an all-terrain vehicle near a spot where other workers were using a large magnetic boom to pick up metal railroad spikes along the tracks, the sheriff's department said.
The boom somehow went out of control and spun, striking the four-seat vehicle, the sheriff's department said.
Campbell, the only person in the vehicle, died at the scene, officials said.