Wisconsin man killed by train was longtime railroad worker

Train derails in southwestern Wisconsin, report says

A Wisconsin man struck and killed by a train in a St. Paul rail yard last weekend was a longtime railroad employee.

The sister of Jeffrey Harsh, 43, of West Allis said he worked for Canadian Pacific for about 17 years.

According to the police report, Harsh was starting his shift at the rail yard and was crossing the tracks when a train clipped him.

The train was traveling about 30 mph. The conductor said he saw Harsh trying to cross the tracks when he was 100 yards away and immediately applied the emergency brakes, but was unable to stop in time.

Liana Harsh said her brother had loved trains since he was a boy.

The Federal Railroad Administration and Canadian Pacific are investigating.