CSX worker falls off moving train

A man fell from the top of a slow-moving train car Thursday afternoon near Webster Road just outside of Wellington, resulting in an open head wound, chest pains, and shortness of breath.

The 63-year-old man was a CSX worker who was offloading new materials to put down train tracks.

Wellington firefighters and medics from the South Lorain County Ambulance District responded to the incident. Neither could provide information about the victim’s name other than that he was from out of town.

Assistant fire chief Bill Brown said it is unknown how the man fell the six to eight feet, but it is unlikely he fell because the train was moving.

“It was probably just crawling,” he said. “We’ve seen it go through town before doing the same thing so it’s not going very fast at all.”

The man was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Ambulance district director Dave Knapp said the man was released the following day.