Railways need two extra safety watchdogs, says Cullen report

Roberts, Zoe
September 2001
People Management;9/27/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 19, p10
States that the Cullen report into the train crash in Paddington, England has recommended for the creation of two new agencies to regulate safety in the rail industry. Recommendations to improve safety; Criticisms of the way the industry used contractors to address safety problems.


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