Recommendation: 2019002-05

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Ref # 2019002-05
Status Closed
Occurrence Collision of an ICR with a buffer stop at Laois Train Care Depot, 17th July 2018
Occurrence Date 17 July 2018
Date Closed 26/11/2021

Basis for Recommendation

The Limited Shunter alighted out of a moving train to pull Points 6. The RAIU consider
that this should be re-briefed to all staff due to the potential severity of injury as a result of
alighting from a moving train, as a result the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:


Iarnród Éireann (Railway Undertaking) Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department should re-brief staff on the correct procedure for disembarking from a moving train.