Health & Safety Executive : Wednesday October 18, 2000
HSC chair directs immediate investigation following train derailment at Hertfordshire
On behalf of the Health and Safety Commission, the Chair Bill Callaghan, has directed the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to conduct an immediate formal investigation into the circumstances of the train derailment in Hertfordshire yesterday. The investigation will seek to establish the causes of the incident. A report will be published as soon as possible.
As it emerged that the derailment had led to a serious incident involving fatalities Mr Callaghan expressed his sympathy for the injured and relatives of those who have lost their lives.
HSE's HM Railway Inspectorate sent inspectors to the scene to begin an investigation as soon as reports of the incident were received. Inspectors will be starting a detailed investigation alongside the police at first light.
Join the discussion
Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
Broken rail suspected in Hatfield crash
18 October 2000
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Seven days . . .
. . . web focus on rail safety and accidents in the last week