The NTSB is investigating an incident in Newington that killed a Pan Am Railways worker who was able to call the engineer after he was trapped during a switching operation on Wednesday.

Newington Police chief Michael Bilodeau told the Union Leader that Dale Jenkins, 61, of Seabrook was working at SubCom on Piscataqua Drive around 2:20 p.m.  when he became pinned between two rail cars he was connecting.

Three investigators will work the case, according to the NTSB.

"Investigators will begin examining the equipment involved, documenting the scene and possibly begin interviewing folks who may be able to provide any insight as to what may happen," a spokesman for the Pan Am Railways which is based in North Billerica, Massachusetts.

"SubCom is aware there was an unfortunate accident in Newington yesterday involving a Pan Am Railways employee. Although the accident did not occur on our property or involve our staff, our condolences are with the family," a company spokesman said.

The chief told Seacoast Online that neither drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.

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