Fund Created to Help Family of BNSF Conductor

A fund was created for the family of a BNSF conductor who died Dec. 18 while working for the rail company. Stacy Reiger, 41, was killed after his head hit a bridge while he was leaning over the railing of the moving locomotive, reports the UTU. Reiger was reportedly leaning over the side to check the fuel level in a fuel-tank glass.

After he hit the bridge, Reiger reportedly tumbled down an embankment, nearly 50 feet, into the Navasota River. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating the fatal rail accident.

Local 1957 member Caleb Butler created a benefit account in Reiger’s name to help raise money for his family. The fund is at Community Bank, which is located at 645 North 5th Street, Silsbee, Texas 77656. The account number is 51036468.

Reiger has four daughters, a step daughter and a wife.

According to the UTU, this is the 10th UTU member to die while on active duty this year.

(Source: UTU)

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