Union Pacific worker struck by lighting

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New Haven, Mo - Late this morning at 11:45 a.m., New Haven EMS responded to the Miller Street railroad crossing for a report of a Union Pacific worker that had been struck by lighting.

Assistant Police Chief Dan Terry said, “I spoke with the Foreman and he said that initially they were brining the individual to the Miller Street crossing, but then realized it would be closer for an ambulance to meet them at Dundee Road.”

Dundee Road is located approximately eight tenths of a mile east of Highway 185, off of Highway 100, which is in Washington's Ambulance district.

Terry said, “The Foreman did say the individual was up and walking around but wanted him to be checked out.”

Washington was advised of the incident and had their ambulance respond.

The complete details of what occurred are unknown at this time.  We will attempt to contact Union Pacific and hopefully have more information later on in the day.