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Track worker struck near Wimbledon

Track worker struck by a train between Wimbledon and Raynes Park stations, Greater London, 22 August 2017.

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This item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its safety digest describing this accident. See safety digest 19/2017.

Forward facing CCTV image showing track worker in front of train (courtesy of South Western Railway).
Forward facing CCTV image showing track worker in front of train (courtesy of South Western Railway).

At 12:06 hrs on Tuesday 22 August 2017 a track worker was struck a glancing blow by a train travelling at about 48 mph (77 km/h). The track worker suffered minor injuries.

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

The safety digest will shortly be made available on our website.

Published 4 September 2017