Worker killed in accident at rail yard

A worker has died after an accident at the Norfolk Southern Railroad site in Spencer.

The accident happened around 11:30 Saturday morning at the site off Salisbury Avenue near the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Investigators tell Fox 46 News that the worker was moving a load of scrap metal when it fell on top of him.  The load pinned him between large metal plates.

He died at the scene. His name has not been released.

Norfolk Southern Railroad police are on the scene investigating.