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1996-03-11 DoT-001
Department of Transport


Sir George Young requests investigation into rail crash

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Department of Transport

Sir George Young requests investigation into rail crash

11 March 1996
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 72

Transport Secretary, Sir George Young, today asked for an independent
investigation, under the Health and Safety at Work Act, into last
Fridays rail crash at Stafford.

Sir George said:

I have asked the Health and Safety Commission to ask the Health
and Safety Executive if they will carry out an independent
investigation and prepare a special report which will be make public
as soon as possible.

In the meantime, Railtrack and the train operator, as well as
HM Railway Inspectorate are already carrying out technical
investigations to see if there are any immediate lessons to be

Sir George Young, who was kept briefed over the weekend on the rescue
and recovery work, has extended his sympathy to the relatives of the
postal worker killed, and to the injured, and thanked the emergency
services and all those involved in the rescue operation.

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