December 18, 2008 | Mark Paradies

UK RAIB Starts Investigation into Track Worker Hit By Train near Stevenage

From the posting:

The RAIB is carrying out an investigation into an accident in which a track worker was struck and seriously injured by a train as it passed a work site located to the north of Stevenage station on the East Coast Main Line.

The injured worker had been carrying out work within a engineering possession in connection with the renewal of the up fast line.  At about 17:30 hrs he was struck by a train passing on an adjacent line that was still open to traffic for trains travelling at reduced speed.

The RAIB’s preliminary examination indicates no issues with the condition or operation of the signalling system, or the operation of the train that could have contributed to the accident.

The RAIB’s investigation into the accident is independent of any investigations by the safety authority.

The RAIB will publish a report, including any recommendations to improve safety, at the conclusion of its investigation.  This report will be available on the RAIB website.

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