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Museum worker killed in train accident

19-12-2011

A 56-year-old man was killed in a train accident on Sunday night at the Texas Transportation Museum.

San Antonio police said the incident was caused by a miscommunication between the train's conductor and the victim.

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RAIB report - bridge strike and road vehicle incursion onto the roof of a passing train near Oxshott station

20-09-2011

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) today released its report (click for full report) into a bridge strike and road vehicle incursion onto the roof of a passing train near Oxshott station, 5 November 2010.

On Friday 5 November 2010, a lorry fell from the A244 (Warren Lane) road bridge whic…

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RAIB Report released - AOCL Class Investigation

20-09-2011

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) today released its report into an investigation into the safety of automatic open level crossings (AOCL), which are protected only by road traffic light signals and have no barriers, on Network Rail’s managed infrastructure.

The RAIB decided to carry o…

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Ethanol train derailed

07-02-2011

The derailment of train cars filled with ethanol resulted in explosions and a serious fire - 20 homes have been evacuated as a result.

No injuries were reported, but the fire was deemed too hazardous to fight and has been left to burn out.

Read this Reuters news article for further detail.

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Health and Safety News - 7 June 2010

07-06-2010

'Sickies' costing £2.5bn a year

Employees took 180 million sick days last year, averaging 6.4 days each, down from 6.7 in 2007 and the lowest since the CBI survey began in 1987.

Probe launched after train derails

Investigators are trying to establish why a train carriage derailed and caught fire, l…

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Health and Safety News - 29 March 2010

29-03-2010

Truck danger warning after death

A fatal accident has prompted a warning that variable reach trucks should not be used if the right-hand side window is missing or broken.

Three killed in Norway train crash

Empty wagons from a freight train hurtled out of control and slammed into a building …

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