Tragically a Network Rail contractor recently died from a fall and Network Rail kindly shared their safety bulletin with us, so that we can spread awareness with you too.
Here is an account of the incident: A 20 year old member of a telecom’s installation team working for a principal contractor died in a fall from height. The accident occurred at Bearsden Station, Glasgow during work to renew the public address system.
The colleague was fatally injured when he fell from a step ladder during a cable pulling operation. The cable drum had been deployed using a piece of metal conduit, which was left in the centre of the drum when the drum was on its side. The colleague struck the conduit and died from his injuries.
This is a tragic incident and please can you all share this story from Network Rail with your teams. Think before you start every task and always step in if you see anything unsafe. It was very courageous of Network Rail to share this with us, and we can all learn from others to continue each day to make our lives safer.