10:12 AM: Seattle Fire says a person has been hit and killed by a rail car in the 5400 block of West Marginal Way SW. Police are investigating. We’re on the way to find out more.
10:44 AM: The SFD log address for the call is the Lafarge plant; its gates are closed and the remaining responders are all on the property beyond that, so we can’t find out anything on site.
10:53 AM: SPD describes the incident as an “industrial accident involving a worker and rail car.”
ADDED TUESDAY MORNING: Lafarge sent this statement:
Lafarge Canada has confirmed the death of an employee at our Seattle cement plant.
This is a very difficult and tragic incident, and we are extremely concerned about the impact to this individual’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with our colleague’s friends and family, and we are providing the support of our employee assistance program to help our co-workers cope with this loss.
Lafarge is cooperating fully in the investigation. We are unable to comment further at this time.