A railroad worker was killed today when he was crushed by an 1,800-pound roll of newsprint at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Schuylkill Printing Plant in Upper Merion.
Mark Block, a spokesman for Philadelphia Media Network, the newspapers’ parent company, said the roll apparently had shifted in its boxcar during shipment and fell out about 9:30 a.m. when the train’s engineer opened the door.
Jefferson L. Troester, 43, of Claymont, Del., was employed by the Brandywine Valley Railroad Co.
Block said PMN officials were saddened to learn of Troester’s death at the plant on River Road.
“It’s an unfortunate event,” he said. “Our condolences go out to the Brandywine Valley Railroad and the family of the deceased.”