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Employees of the I&M Rail Link, BLET members Carl Finzel and Arnold Roth were killed when their train hit cars that had been left on the track in Clinton, Iowa. Engineer Finzel, 60 years old at the time of death, was a member of BLE Division 119 in Dubuque, Iowa. Brother Finzel had been a BLE member for 30 years. Arnold Roth, fellow member of BLE Division 119, was also killed in the crash. Brother Roth had been a BLE member for two years.