Railway infrastructure contractor VolkerRail Ltd has been fined £550,000 after a trench collapsed onto a railway worker, causing life-changing injuries and resulting in him being placed in a medically-induced coma. We spoke to Simon Barber, HM Inspector of Railways at the Office of Road and Rail (ORR), about what happened.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has launched a prosecution of Transport for London (TfL), Tram Operations and Alfred Dorris, the driver of the tram involved in the fatal derailment at Sandilands near Croydon in November 2016.
Construction firm Carillion’s failure to construct a drainage system correctly in accordance with the designer’s requirements has been identified as the main cause of a passenger train derailment at Carmont, Aberdeenshire in 2020, the Rail Accident Investigation Board (RAIB) has found.
The company that runs Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal in the Midlands must pay £6.5m after a court found it guilty of negligence over the death of an 11-year-old boy at the depot, near Rugby.
The Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) annual report of health and safety on Britain’s railways highlights worker safety as a top priority for Network Rail after the death of three rail employees, including two track workers.