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