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Near-miss for track worker

2 Jul 20 The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is investigating a recent near-miss incident in which a track worker narrowly avoided being killed by a speeding train.

Forward facing CCTV image showing position of track worker within an area of limited clearance (courtesy of Avanti West Coast)
Forward facing CCTV image showing position of track worker within an area of limited clearance (courtesy of Avanti West Coast)

Shortly before 4.30pm on 16th June 2020, a passenger train, travelling from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street, came close to striking a track worker just north of Leighton Buzzard station.

The track worker was undertaking a vegetation survey on behalf of a contractor. No one was injured.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has undertaken a preliminary and is now preparing a safety digest based on the incident.

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