Sydney Trains Facing Fines After Worker Killed By Train

Facing $6 million in fines

Sydney Trains Facing Fines After Worker Killed By Train

Sydney Trains are facing a hefty fine following allegations that workers on site were not provided the appropriate safety training, with a worker hit and killed by a train in 2016.

According to a Fairfax report, Charles Lagaaia was undergoing signal repair maintenance near Clyde when he was struck by a train and killed.

He had worked for Sydney Trains for over 20 years, however it is alleged that risk measurements were insufficient, such as the use of flashing beacons or contact with the signal box to identify where they were.

The National Rail Safety Regulator commenced proceedings in the NSW District Court against Sydney Trains, and the matter will return to court in September.

 

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