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US NewsRailway workers killed by passenger train had ear defenders on

20:10  03 july  2019
20:10  03 july  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Two railway workers killed after being hit by a train near Port Talbot in South Wales were wearing ear defenders , police have confirmed. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your internet traffic.

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Railway workers killed by passenger train had ear defenders on © Sky News Screen Grab Emergency services descended on the scene after the collision

Two railway workers killed after being hit by a train near Port Talbot in South Wales were wearing ear defenders, police have confirmed.

Superintendent Andy Morgan in Cardiff said a 58-year-old man from North Connelly and a 64-year-old man from Kenfig Hill were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

A third person was treated for shock, but was not injured.

Railway workers killed by passenger train had ear defenders on © Sky News Screen Grab Two rail workers were killed after being hit by the train near Port Talbot

The three were railway workers who were working on the lines at the time.

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Two railway workers killed by a passenger train near Port Talbot, south Wales, have been identified as a 58-year-old man from North Cornelly and a 64-year-old from Kenfig Hill. In a statement, the British Transport Police said the two railway workers had been wearing ear defenders and had not been

Two rail workers who died after being hit by a passenger train were wearing ear defenders and may not have heard it coming, police say. Media captionPassengers on the train which killed two rail workers describe how events unfolded. Arriving at Port Talbot Parkway, passenger Auriel Griffiths

“The initial stages of the investigation suggest that the two men who died had been wearing ear defenders at the time, tragically, could not hear the passenger train approaching," Morgan said.He added they are making sure that those who witnessed the traumatic incident, both at the scene and on board the train, receive the necessary support they require.

Railway workers killed by passenger train had ear defenders on © Sky News Screen Grab A third railway worker was treated for shock

Passengers were stranded on the train as all lines were blocked between Bridgend and Swansea, as National Rail warned potential travellers to expect disruption until the end of the day.

People have since left the train one-by-one down a set of ladders before being escorted to coaches waiting nearby, WalesOnline reports.

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Two rail workers have died after being struck by a passenger train travelling to London. Police said the two men were wearing ear defenders and may About 180 passengers were on the train at the time of the incident, Great Western Railway said. Network Rail said it was "shocked and distressed"

TRIBUTES have been paid to the two railway workers who died together when they were hit by a train yesterday morning. “The initial stages of the investigation suggest that the two men who died had been wearing ear defenders A passenger on board the train , which had left Swansea at 9.29am

One passenger, who chose to remain anonymous, said while they were stuck on the train: "Police have been on the train checking we are OK.

"Everyone at this end seems OK.

"Staff have given free water and drinks to everyone and are passing through the train regularly."

Railway workers killed by passenger train had ear defenders on © Sky News Screen Grab The crash caused disruption to rail services

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch confirmed inspectors were deployed after the accident involving track workers.

Bill Kelly, route director for Network Rail Wales, said: "We are shocked and distressed to confirm that two members of our team lost their lives today in an accident involving a train.

"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."

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said he is "deeply saddened" by the accident and that an investigation will take place.

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Two railway workers who died after being struck by a train near Port Talbot could not hear it approaching due to their ear defenders , British Transport Police have said. The men, aged 58 and 64, were both pronounced dead at the scene, while a third Network Rail worker was treated by medics

Two railway workers have been killed and another injured after they were hit by a passenger train in south Wales. Paramedics and Network Rail workers at the site Credit: Wales News Service. He said: "We weren't sure what was happening, but a train manager came through the train and said the

Railway workers killed by passenger train had ear defenders on © Sky News Screen Grab The train hit two railway workers on Wednesday morning

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.

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

Railway workers killed by passenger train had ear defenders on © Getty MP Stephen Kinnock

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.

"I understand that there may have been two fatalities. This is awful news, and my thoughts are with the families of all concerned."

It comes after a government report on Wednesday showed 147 people were killed at work in England, Scotland and Wales between 2018 and 2019.

Figures showed 16 people were killed in transportation and storage, compared to the 32 people who died in the most dangerous industry which was agriculture, forestry and fishing.

There were 30 fatal injuries in construction, 26 in manufacturing and 18 across wholesale, retail, motor repair, accommodation and food.

The figures revealed 30 of the total deaths between 2018 and 2019 were caused by being struck by a moving vehicle.

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