Rail worker dies following accident at Bearsden station

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A rail worker has died following a fall from a ladder at Bearsden station.

The incident happened shortly before 10am on June 5 in East Dunbartonshire, Greater Glasgow.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers and paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service were called to the scene following a report that a person had fallen from height. Despite the emergency services’ best efforts the 20-year-old man could not be saved.

A spokesperson for BTP said the man’s family have been informed and are being supported by officers.

They added that officers had been making enquiries to establish how the man came to fall but that the circumstances were not believed to be suspicious.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “A colleague has tragically died following an accident at Bearsden station… We are working closely with the police to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and will carry out a full internal investigation.

“Railway staff affected by this incident will be fully supported through this difficult time and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the colleague we have lost.”


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