Man injured in train accident at Kennecott Copper Refinery

Posted at 9:52 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 14:53:00-05


MAGNA, Utah — A man was flown to a hospital Friday morning after his legs were pinned under a moving train at the Kennecott Copper Refinery in Magna.

The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m. at 11500 W and SR-201.

Lt. Lex Bell, public information officer for the Unified Police Department, described the incident as an industrial accident and he said no criminal charges will be filed.

Unified Police conducted accident reconstruction work at the scene.

Kennecott officials confirmed the victim is a contract worker who was working for Kennecott. No details about his identity or condition were released.

“Obviously, part of our zero harm culture, we don’t want anyone to get hurt. Our goal at the end of every day is that every employee goes home in the same or better condition than they arrived,” said Kennecott Utah Copper spokesman Kyle Bennett. “This individual is a human being and we hate to see anybody get hurt. So, our best wishes go out to this contract employee and their family. We hope for the best possible circumstances for this individual and his family.”