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Riceland employee says he tripped and was hit by railcar

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro man is in a Memphis hospital after being run over by a railcar at Riceland Foods.

According to the Jonesboro police report, Riceland employee Kenneth Ivy, 27, called 911 and said he had been hit. Police responded around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Officer Rogan Ross said he searched for Ivy on foot. Ivy told dispatchers he could see an officer and called out to him. Ross found Ivy after hearing his calls for help.

Ross said Ivy was lying underneath a railcar that was by itself on the track.

Ivy had “very significant injury” to his lower body where two wheels of the railcar had run over him, Ross said.

Ross and medical personnel then pulled Ivy from the track before the railcar was pushed forward by two more cars.

Ivy told Ross he tripped and fell before being run over.

Sgt. Doug Formon said Ivy was taken to St. Bernards in "critical condition”. He was then flown to a Memphis hospital for further treatment. 

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