TITLE

300 Deaths Too Many

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2001, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that Great Britain minister for transport, John Spellar, told a rail industry safety conference that government and industry must act to reduce the 300 deaths caused by trespass and suicide on the rail network each year. He also said that over half of all incidents on the rail network were due to malicious acts of criminal damage. He said figures showed that some 300 people, including ten children, were killed trespassing or as a result of suicide on the railway in 2000. The repair bill for the industry, resulting from vandalism is some 25 million pounds a year. He said that it was important to implement a more coherent national strategy to reduce this waste of life and he endorsed the work of Lew Adams' National Trespass and Vandalism Coordination Group and the Health and Safety Commission's Railway Industry Advisory Group in developing a national strategy to tackle railway trespass and vandalism.
ACCESSION #
11577597

 

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