Recommendation: 2011-016

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Ref # 2011-016
Status Closed
Occurrence Road vehicle struck at level crossing XM096, County Roscommon.
Occurrence Date 02 September 2010
Date Closed 01/10/2014

Basis for Recommendation

The robust nature of the fencing at XM096, that did not break away in the accident, has led to the following safety recommendation:


IÉ should review its use of disused rail as fencing at user worked LCs to ensure it cannot potentially increase the severity of a collision and where this is the case, replace the disused rail with appropriate fencing.