Trapped Petal railroad worker identified

Trapped Petal railroad worker identified

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - The railroad worker killed Wednesday night in Petal has been identified.

Gregory Miller, 20, of Waynesboro, died after being trapped between two rail cars around 11:15 p.m. along Highway 11, just north of the Petal city limits.

According to Forrest County officials, Miller recently started working for Norfolk-Southern Railroad. He was one of several employees hooking up cars at the Lone Star Gas facility when he was caught between them.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said Miller died at the scene and the incident has been ruled an accident. The body has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

Benedict said it took several hours to remove the body. Police officials said other workers were nearby, but no one else was injured.

This is an ongoing investigation.