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US NewsNetwork Rail ‘shocked and distressed’ after two workers killed by train

17:30  03 july  2019
17:30  03 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Network Rail is facing demands for answers after two workers were killed by a train on a section of track in south Wales. Network Rail Wales route director Bill Kelly said the railway network owner was “ shocked and distressed ” by the “dreadful accident”, and added that it was “fully cooperating”

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Network Rail ‘shocked and distressed’ after two workers killed by train © Adam Hale The scene near Port Talbot (PA)

Network Rail is facing demands for answers after two workers were killed by a train on a section of track in south Wales.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said there will be an investigation into how the fatal crash happened on Wednesday morning near Port Talbot.

A third casualty was treated for shock at the scene but was uninjured.

British Transport Police (BTP) said it was too early to confirm whether the section of railway between Pyle and Port Talbot was being treated as a crime scene, but confirmed forensics officers were in place scouring for information.

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Two workers have been killed on the south Wales railway line by a train heading from Swansea to London. The collision happened about 10:00 BST between Port Talbot and Pyle railway stations. Network Rail confirmed the pair had died, saying they were " shocked and distressed " at the news.

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Network Rail Wales route director Bill Kelly said the railway network owner was “shocked and distressed” by the “dreadful accident”, and added that it was “fully cooperating” with investigators.

He added: “Our thoughts are with the families of our colleagues and our members of staff who will be affected by this tragic loss, and we will provide all the support we can.”

Union bosses called for a full investigation into the deaths.

Manuel Cortes, Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association general secretary, said: “It’s too early to speculate about what has happened here but clearly something has gone badly wrong.

“There must now be a full investigation because it is simply not acceptable that in the 21st century people go out to work and end up losing their lives.

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Tributes have been paid to the two railway workers who died after being hit by a train on Wednesday. Bill Kelly, Network Rail 's route managing director for Wales, said: "We are fully Media captionPassengers on the train which killed two rail workers describe how events unfolded.

Passengers on a train which hit and killed two railway workers on the tracks near Port Talbot tell ITV News of their shock at what happened. A third person was treated for shock . Network Rail said their "thoughts are with the families of our colleagues and our members of staff who will be affected by

“Our Network Rail members, together with everyone else at the company, do so much to keep our railways running smoothly. They must be able to do this in a safe environment.

“Safety on our railways is paramount and sadly, as today’s tragic events show, it can never be taken for granted.”

Network Rail ‘shocked and distressed’ after two workers killed by train © Provided by The Press Association (PA Graphics)

Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said: “This is shocking news. RMT is attempting to establish the full facts but our immediate reaction is that this is an appalling tragedy and that no-one working on the railway should be placed in the situation that has resulted in the deaths that have been reported this morning.

“As well as demanding answers from Network Rail and a suspension of all similar works until the facts are established, the union will be supporting our members and their families at this time.

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NETWORK RAIL is facing demands for answers after two workers were killed by a train on a section of track near Port Talbot, south Wales, this morning. Network Rail Wales route director Bill Kelly said the railway network owner was “ shocked and distressed ” by the “dreadful accident,” and added

Two people have died after being struck by a train on railway tracks this morning. The railway workers were hit by the Great Western Railway Passengers told of their shock when their GWR train running from Swansea to Cardiff came to an abrupt stop outside Port Talbot Parkway station.

“Our thoughts are with those involved in this incident and their loved ones.”

Network Rail was unable to confirm definitely whether or not works were being carried out on the track at the time of the deaths.

The incident resulted in cancelled trains, with replacement busses being put on for rail passengers.

BTP officers remain at the scene, which is protected by a large cordon.

Investigators from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have also attended.

BTP Superintendent Andy Morgan said: “We are making a number of urgent inquiries to understand exactly what happened in the moments leading to this fatal collision.

“Very sadly two people have died and my officers are now working to identify them and ensure that their families are supported at this incredibly difficult time.”

A man who said he worked at the nearby Tata steelworks told PA: “I didn’t see a great deal, by the time I got close paramedics were giving one of the workers CPR, but he sadly passed away.

“The other worker had already passed away.”

Constituency MP Stephen Kinnock said: “I’m very concerned to see reports of the tragic accident on the rail line between Bridgend and Port Talbot.

“This is awful news, and my thoughts are with the families of all concerned.”

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