UPDATED: Landslide Fatality
Joseph Drewnoski, age 33, assistant foreman with Norfolk Southern, was killed early this morning in a mudslide near Black Mountain.
Drewnoski, a resident of Waynesville, had been with the company since 2005.
At about 2:00am, Drewnoski and another employee of Norfolk Southern were investigating a mudslide in the vicinity of Black Mountain when another mudslide occurred, knocking their high-rail vehicle off the track.
The other employee was able to clear the mudslide, Drewnoski was buried.
His body was recovered about 7:30am.