Near miss with a track worker at Leighton Buzzard

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Photograph of forward facing CCTV image showing position of track worker within an area of limited clearance (courtesy of Avanti West Coast)

Forward facing CCTV image showing position of track worker within an area of limited clearance (courtesy of Avanti West Coast)

At around 16:28 hrs on 16 June 2020, a passenger train, travelling from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street, came close to striking a track worker just north of Leighton Buzzard station. The track worker was undertaking a vegetation survey on behalf of a contractor. No one was injured.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks.

Published 1 July 2020

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