Norfolk Southern contractor dies in accident at Spencer Rail Yard

A contractor for Norfolk Southern was killed in an industrial accident at the Spencer Rail yard on Saturday

SPENCER, NC (WBTV) - A contractor died in an industrial accident in Rowan County Saturday.

A contractor who was working at Norfolk Southern’s Spencer Yard on Saturday was fatally injured when pressed particle boards released and fell on top of him, according to Norfolk Southern.

The individual was standing on a freight car that contained steel plates.

A train was not approaching or involved in the incident, according to Norfolk Southern.

The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m.

It happened near, but not on property of the North Carolina Transportation Museum and didn’t involve NCTM equipment.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim in the case has now been identified as Kenneth Martin Eder, 65, of Carthage. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday in the International Building at Ederville.

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