KOSSUTH COUNTY, Iowa – A railroad worker was taken for emergency treatment after being trapped under a rail car Tuesday morning.
According to a statement from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, responders were called at 4:27 a.m. to an area near Ag Processing Inc. east of Algona. A railroad employee had fallen under a train car and was pinned. He was taken by ambulance to Kossuth Regional Health Center and then transported by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa.
Officials say rescue efforts were hampered by snow and a lack of accessibility to the accident location.