Postal worker survives nightmare train accident

by Malcolm Curtis | The Local, Switzerland | January 25, 2012

A Swiss Post employee was severely injured when a regional train dragged him for three kilometres after his arm became stuck between the sliding doors of a carriage. The freak accident occurred shortly before noon on Tuesday at the Baar railway station, near Zug, where the 47-year-old man was unloading packages from a baggage car.

The man’s arm became stuck when the sliding doors of the carriage closed, Zug cantonal police said. The train, operated by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), departed with the driver and staff at the station apparently unaware of the man’s predicament.

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