A grain inspector from Lincoln was transported by medical helicopter Wendesday morning after Nebraska City EMS, fire and police responded to a 9-1-1 call near Gavilon Grain at 500 First Terrace.
EMS Chief Rodney Turpel said the man was using a steel-framed walkway constructed over the railroad tracks to inspect train cars.
He fell through a gateway use to access the train cars below and fell about 20 feet between two lines of train cars.
Turpel said the man did not hit the cars or the railroad tracks in his fall, but did suffer serious injury.
He was extricated from the scene with concern over potential ankle and back injuries.He was loaded onto a rescue basket and Nebraska City firefighters carried him down the tracks about 200 yards to a loading area near Concrete Industries, where an ambulance was waiting.
The man was taken to St. Mary's Community Hospital where a medical helicopter was waiting.