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10.08.18

Train at over 70mph almost collides with workers in near-miss

Two bridge workers narrowly avoided a devastating collision with a train travelling at more than 70mph in Dundee, an investigation has found.

The staff members, who were working as part of a gang on a bridge approaching Dundee station, experienced the near-miss at around 00:30 on 10 July.

Workers were forced to move clear of the train with very little space between the vehicle and the parapet, an RAIB investigation found.

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,” the RAIB said. “Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.”

The safety digest will be available on RAIB’s website in the next few weeks.

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