Railway worker dies after being electrocuted at St Leonards depot

Railway worker dies after being electrocuted at depot

Railway worker dies after being electrocuted at depot

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A railway worker has died after he was electrocuted when he fell on to a live rail at a train depot.

The 46-year-old man, from Hastings, died at the St Leonards West Marina Depot, on the Hastings line, during the early hours of Saturday, a British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said.

Sussex Police, BTP officers, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Air Ambulance arrived at the scene shortly after 3.15am.

An air ambulance spokesman said the man suffered burns after he was exposed to an electrical current.

A BTP spokesman said: "Paramedics worked to resuscitate the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has been informed.

"The man's family has been informed and officers will now assist in the compilation of a report for the coroner."

Did you know the man? Leave your tributes below, email ben.james@theargus.co.uk or call 01273 544536.

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1:36pm Tue 27 May 14

firemanste says...

our thoughts to his family
our thoughts to his family firemanste
  • Score: 14

1:37pm Tue 27 May 14

Mr chock says...

what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..
what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen .. Mr chock
  • Score: -19

1:56pm Tue 27 May 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

A dreadful incident. I remember watching a documentary about training new staff on London Underground. One day they had to cross a live line. Both with current on & trains moving past. The earlier jocularity vanished when it came to their turn to do it. Because it only takes one slip or distraction. Sincerest wishes to his family, friends, & workmates.
A dreadful incident. I remember watching a documentary about training new staff on London Underground. One day they had to cross a live line. Both with current on & trains moving past. The earlier jocularity vanished when it came to their turn to do it. Because it only takes one slip or distraction. Sincerest wishes to his family, friends, & workmates. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 19

3:03pm Tue 27 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Mr chock wrote:
what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..
I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated.

There are some truly sick people reading this page.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..[/p][/quote]I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated. There are some truly sick people reading this page. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -4

4:12pm Tue 27 May 14

spa301 says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..
I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated.

There are some truly sick people reading this page.
I agree. Unless it was thought to be flippant by the choice of the word 'shocking'. Personally I feel this wasn't the intention.
A truly tragic accident.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..[/p][/quote]I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated. There are some truly sick people reading this page.[/p][/quote]I agree. Unless it was thought to be flippant by the choice of the word 'shocking'. Personally I feel this wasn't the intention. A truly tragic accident. spa301
  • Score: 11

7:09pm Tue 27 May 14

Mr chock says...

spa301 wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..
I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated.

There are some truly sick people reading this page.
I agree. Unless it was thought to be flippant by the choice of the word 'shocking'. Personally I feel this wasn't the intention.
A truly tragic accident.
its actually my generic response looking back throu my many many posting son tracic acedeints i am sometimes shocked and sometimes angered this time i am angered because the railway worker was clearly in the massive depot http://www.kentrail.
org.uk/st_leonards_d
epot.htm
and safety is paramount when working with electric trains equipment
i am sure the webmasters of this site will clearly see my comments in the past have often opened up with "shocking"
i see 12 - votes ohhh wow what exactly does that mean ?? no one likes comments on my concerns over health and safety ?
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..[/p][/quote]I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated. There are some truly sick people reading this page.[/p][/quote]I agree. Unless it was thought to be flippant by the choice of the word 'shocking'. Personally I feel this wasn't the intention. A truly tragic accident.[/p][/quote]its actually my generic response looking back throu my many many posting son tracic acedeints i am sometimes shocked and sometimes angered this time i am angered because the railway worker was clearly in the massive depot http://www.kentrail. org.uk/st_leonards_d epot.htm and safety is paramount when working with electric trains equipment i am sure the webmasters of this site will clearly see my comments in the past have often opened up with "shocking" i see 12 - votes ohhh wow what exactly does that mean ?? no one likes comments on my concerns over health and safety ? Mr chock
  • Score: -4

7:43pm Tue 27 May 14

Ex railway worker says...

Mr chock wrote:
spa301 wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..
I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated.

There are some truly sick people reading this page.
I agree. Unless it was thought to be flippant by the choice of the word 'shocking'. Personally I feel this wasn't the intention.
A truly tragic accident.
its actually my generic response looking back throu my many many posting son tracic acedeints i am sometimes shocked and sometimes angered this time i am angered because the railway worker was clearly in the massive depot http://www.kentrail.

org.uk/st_leonards_d

epot.htm
and safety is paramount when working with electric trains equipment
i am sure the webmasters of this site will clearly see my comments in the past have often opened up with "shocking"
i see 12 - votes ohhh wow what exactly does that mean ?? no one likes comments on my concerns over health and safety ?
As someone who has worked in this environment, I feel that you are talking out of your arse; somehow, I doubt that you hold PTS.

No-where has it been stated how the incident happened and rightly so. A full investigation will show how and then if there is anything to learn, then I'm sure it will be fully briefed out and incorporated into refresher courses, briefings and new entrant courses.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..[/p][/quote]I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated. There are some truly sick people reading this page.[/p][/quote]I agree. Unless it was thought to be flippant by the choice of the word 'shocking'. Personally I feel this wasn't the intention. A truly tragic accident.[/p][/quote]its actually my generic response looking back throu my many many posting son tracic acedeints i am sometimes shocked and sometimes angered this time i am angered because the railway worker was clearly in the massive depot http://www.kentrail. org.uk/st_leonards_d epot.htm and safety is paramount when working with electric trains equipment i am sure the webmasters of this site will clearly see my comments in the past have often opened up with "shocking" i see 12 - votes ohhh wow what exactly does that mean ?? no one likes comments on my concerns over health and safety ?[/p][/quote]As someone who has worked in this environment, I feel that you are talking out of your arse; somehow, I doubt that you hold PTS. No-where has it been stated how the incident happened and rightly so. A full investigation will show how and then if there is anything to learn, then I'm sure it will be fully briefed out and incorporated into refresher courses, briefings and new entrant courses. Ex railway worker
  • Score: 9

9:17pm Tue 27 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"As someone who has worked in this environment, I feel that you are talking out of your arse; somehow, I doubt that you hold PTS.

No-where has it been stated how the incident happened and rightly so. A full investigation will show how and then if there is anything to learn, then I'm sure it will be fully briefed out and incorporated into refresher courses, briefings and new entrant courses."

You seem both nasty and stupid, which is a toxic combination.

Chock indicated his shock/surprise that such an awful thing could happen in the present climate of over-officious health and safety measures and procedures.
"As someone who has worked in this environment, I feel that you are talking out of your arse; somehow, I doubt that you hold PTS. No-where has it been stated how the incident happened and rightly so. A full investigation will show how and then if there is anything to learn, then I'm sure it will be fully briefed out and incorporated into refresher courses, briefings and new entrant courses." You seem both nasty and stupid, which is a toxic combination. Chock indicated his shock/surprise that such an awful thing could happen in the present climate of over-officious health and safety measures and procedures. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -2

11:39pm Tue 27 May 14

Mr chock says...

Ex railway worker wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
spa301 wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..
I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated.

There are some truly sick people reading this page.
I agree. Unless it was thought to be flippant by the choice of the word 'shocking'. Personally I feel this wasn't the intention.
A truly tragic accident.
its actually my generic response looking back throu my many many posting son tracic acedeints i am sometimes shocked and sometimes angered this time i am angered because the railway worker was clearly in the massive depot http://www.kentrail.


org.uk/st_leonards_d


epot.htm
and safety is paramount when working with electric trains equipment
i am sure the webmasters of this site will clearly see my comments in the past have often opened up with "shocking"
i see 12 - votes ohhh wow what exactly does that mean ?? no one likes comments on my concerns over health and safety ?
As someone who has worked in this environment, I feel that you are talking out of your arse; somehow, I doubt that you hold PTS.

No-where has it been stated how the incident happened and rightly so. A full investigation will show how and then if there is anything to learn, then I'm sure it will be fully briefed out and incorporated into refresher courses, briefings and new entrant courses.
i had to look up what pts was i am not so smart .. Personal Track Safety (PTS) is a system of safer working practices employed within the United Kingdom designed to ensure the safety of railway workers who have to work on or near the line.
but i am just reading this article and it says and i understand THIS .. >> A railway worker has died after he was electrocuted when he fell on to a live rail at a train depot. .. now in my head i think a train in a depot is not powered up unless specific parts are being worked on or train is being moved
and from the link the live rail is mentioned a LOT http://www.kentrail.
org.uk/st_leonards_d
epot.htm
.. i sent its clear the track line is not all over the depot..
http://www.kentrail.
org.uk/St_Leonards_D
epot_2011_3.jpg
so again my thoughts are the same how can this incident be anything but "shocking " what other word should i use .. ? catastrophic ?
[quote][p][bold]Ex railway worker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: what a shocking story . With safety being a massive concern to such companies how ever can this happen ..[/p][/quote]I find it hard to believe that this comment was slated. There are some truly sick people reading this page.[/p][/quote]I agree. Unless it was thought to be flippant by the choice of the word 'shocking'. Personally I feel this wasn't the intention. A truly tragic accident.[/p][/quote]its actually my generic response looking back throu my many many posting son tracic acedeints i am sometimes shocked and sometimes angered this time i am angered because the railway worker was clearly in the massive depot http://www.kentrail. org.uk/st_leonards_d epot.htm and safety is paramount when working with electric trains equipment i am sure the webmasters of this site will clearly see my comments in the past have often opened up with "shocking" i see 12 - votes ohhh wow what exactly does that mean ?? no one likes comments on my concerns over health and safety ?[/p][/quote]As someone who has worked in this environment, I feel that you are talking out of your arse; somehow, I doubt that you hold PTS. No-where has it been stated how the incident happened and rightly so. A full investigation will show how and then if there is anything to learn, then I'm sure it will be fully briefed out and incorporated into refresher courses, briefings and new entrant courses.[/p][/quote]i had to look up what pts was i am not so smart .. Personal Track Safety (PTS) is a system of safer working practices employed within the United Kingdom designed to ensure the safety of railway workers who have to work on or near the line. but i am just reading this article and it says and i understand THIS .. >> A railway worker has died after he was electrocuted when he fell on to a live rail at a train depot. .. now in my head i think a train in a depot is not powered up unless specific parts are being worked on or train is being moved and from the link the live rail is mentioned a LOT http://www.kentrail. org.uk/st_leonards_d epot.htm .. i sent its clear the track line is not all over the depot.. http://www.kentrail. org.uk/St_Leonards_D epot_2011_3.jpg so again my thoughts are the same how can this incident be anything but "shocking " what other word should i use .. ? catastrophic ? Mr chock
  • Score: -4

11:10pm Wed 28 May 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

mr chock or should that be chucky? You really are a nasty piece of work.
mr chock or should that be chucky? You really are a nasty piece of work. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -1

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