posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 04:18 PM
Hey folks, I live near Paintsville, actually in an rural community 9 miles North of the town. I'm pretty well tied in to the community and monitor
EMS/Police/Fire frequently. Our local Ham club works with and has members from local EM agencies and I just heard about this incident today.
The railroads around here (CSX) pretty much take care of their own business. Very little is ever mentioned of a railway incident. If someone is hit
and killed on the tracks, there may be a mention on the local news but that's about it. Our local news does not really seek the story. If you call
with a story, they might print it but no in depth reporting. My supervisor knows more than I do about the goings on in town and he had not heard of
It is possible for this to have happened and have been kept quiet, especially if it happened between two towns like Russell and Paintsville. There is
a lot of the river bank that is not visible to the public through this area.
I happen to know a gentleman who works for them as a safety engineer. I will try and contact the individual and ask him about this. We spoke last
year so I think if he knew about it, he would have told me.