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Yarra Trams is putting the safety of its drivers at risk, by forcing them to walk into moving traffic on a busy Kew road when they need to change the direction their tram is running, the state's workplace safety investigator says.
WorkSafe has told KDR, the French company that operates Yarra Trams, that it must make it safer for drivers based at the Kew tram depot, at the corner of Barkers Road and High Street.
A WorkSafe inspector issued a formal warning to Yarra Trams a fortnight ago, demanding the operator do something to make it less dangerous for tram drivers as they shunt vehicles into and out of the depot.
In March, a tram driver was struck by a car and badly injured on Barkers Road while changing the points so a tram could be diverted into the depot.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/yarra-trams-warned-20110726-1hyls.html
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