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Near miss with workers at Dundee

Near miss with workers at Dundee, 10 July 2018.

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This item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its safety digest describing this incident. See safety digest 11/2018.

Bridge on which near miss occurred (courtesy of Network Rail)
Bridge on which near miss occurred (courtesy of Network Rail)

At around 00:30 hrs on 10 July 2018, a train travelling at 72 mph (115 km/h) approached a gang working on a bridge approaching Dundee station. Two workers who were working on the bridge at the time were forced to move clear of the train with very little space available between the train and parapet. The train also struck a portable generator which had been left on the line.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks.

Published 10 August 2018