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A fatal accident involving a rail worker is to be investigated by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.
At around 10:52 on 8 April 2020, a track worker was struck and fatally injured by a passenger train on the West Coast Main Line near Roade, Northamptonshire.
The track worker was part of a group that were undertaking engineering work at the location. At the time of the accident, the line was open to traffic.
The train was travelling from Northampton to London Euston at around 90 mph when its driver saw the track worker on the line ahead.
He sounded the train horn and applied the emergency brakes.
The investigation will identify the sequence of events that led to the accident and will consider:
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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