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MASON CITY, IA — A Union Pacific railroad worker from central Iowa was killed while on the job Tuesday morning, July 31, in the Mason City railyard, located in the 1600 block of North Quincy Avenue.

Fatal Union Pacific railroad worker accident in a rail yard in Mason City, IA on July 31, 2012.

According to the media, the accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. when the victim, 36-year-old Georgiy Soloviyov from Stanhope Iowa, was reportedly working on a railroad car coupling when another car rolled into him and pinned him.

Soloviyov was found on the tracks in the area of 13th Street and North Quincy Avenue, according to a press release from the Mason City Police.

Map showing location where a Union Pacific railroad worker was killed on July 31, 2012 in a rail yard in Mason City, IA near 14th Street and North Quincy Ave.

These railroad tracks are now serving as a map for Union Pacific workers to figure out what exactly happened that caused one man to lose his life while on the job

Union Pacific Spokesperson Mark Davis said, “Not only local employees that would help with the investigation but then typically we’ll have a team from Omaha also assist them in the investigation to determine what occurred.”

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

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