Worker dies after train derails in loading accident

Rodney Fernandez, 42, killed in accident

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - One worker died from injuries suffered in a loading accident Saturday, the Bexar County medical examiner confirmed.

Several agencies were called to the 2400 block of Pleasanton Road around 9 a.m. Saturday after two train cars derailed and injured 46-year-old Rodney Fernandez. Fernandez was taken to an area hospital via AirLife, where he died.

According to Monica Ramos, a spokeswoman for Bexar County, the rail line is privately owned and was being loaded with sand and silica.

Ramos said somehow, two cargo trains became detached from the other train cars and started rolling away. The train cars derailed and Fernandez was injured.

It's unclear how Fernandez suffered his fatal injuries.

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