The Ranger 4-29-21

Probe of railcar explosion deaths could last months; no OSHA comment now

By Katie Roenigk
Staff Writer

Work force safety officials say their investigation into last week’s fatal railcar explosion in Shoshoni could continue for several months.

Until then, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will offer no comment on the incident, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services communications manager Ty Stockton said Wednesday.

Stockton also noted that OSHA may not have jurisdiction over the incident, which occurred at a railcar repair yard and could fall under the purview of the Federal Railroad Association instead.

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