Friday, May 11, 2007

Maintenance worker dies after being hit by train

By Chanel September
11 May 2007

A Metrorail maintenance worker lost his life after being hit by a passenger train on Thursday morning. The incident took place on the tracks of Clovelly station near Fish Hoek.

According to reports the victim suffered extensive injuries and multiple fractures, including a facture to the skull.

It is believed that the man was sucked into the vacuum the moving train created on the lines.

"Metrorail will co-operate with authorities during the investigation. The station at Covelly no longer functioned as a station," Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott says.

“We will assist the family of the victim and give them the necessary support,” she added.

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