13 Seconds from Death
When I posted the link to the Didcot signal passed at danger report from the UK RAIB, I didn’t understand the gravity of the incident.
When I read the IOSH newsletter article about the incident, the seriousness came across loud and clear.
The article stated that:
“Two trains with up to 300 people on board were within 13 seconds of crashing into each other last year, a report has revealed.”
Now that gets your attention. And should get the attention of First Great Western (the train operator).
A spokesperson for First Great Western said:
“FGW has carried out an extensive review of its signals passed at danger performance, which has resulted in a detailed action plan.”
Let’s hope it’s a good plan!
(Wonder if they used advanced root cause analysis?)