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Track worker struck by train near Wimbledon

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has revealed a track worker was hit by a train on August 22.

At 12:06, a train travelling around 48mph “struck a glancing blow” to the worker between Wimbledon and Raynes Park stations, Greater London, according to the RAIB, leaving the affected individual with minor injuries.

A statement on the RAIB website reads: “We have undertaken a preliminary examination of the circumstances surrounding this accident.


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Forward facing CCTV image showing track worker in front of train. Credit: South Western Railway.
Forward facing CCTV image showing track worker in front of train.
Credit: South Western Railway.

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

“The safety digest will shortly be made available on our website.”


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