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Author Topic: Road Railer falls of Porthminster viaduct, St Ives  (Read 2630 times)
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« on: November 12, 2007, 04:14:31 pm »

A roadrailer vehicle has apparently fallen off the viaduct just outside of St Ives station, driver in hospital, don't know how it happened? The line is shut for engineering works this week. Will post any news as I hear it.
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 11:53:29 pm »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7091729.stm
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 07:57:11 am »

Quote from: PirateFM Newsroom
13/11/07
Investigators say a man is lucky to be alive after his crane plunged fifteen feet in St Ives.
The railway worker inside escaped with just a few scratches and bruises.
Healthy and safety inspectors are back at the scene to work out how it toppled off the track.

He was very lucky if it had fallen off a minute or so earlier it would have crushed a taxi.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 07:30:30 pm »

A rail crane is on it's way from Margam to pick up the debry! I say, good job noone was on the toilet in the toilet block that it fell on, they would have been in the sh1t ha ha! (pun intended)
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