Network Rail Infrastructure Limited has been fined £6.7m for health and safety failings which led to the accident at Carmont, Scotland in 2020, when three people died and a further six were injured.
It follows an ORR, Police Scotland and British Transport Police joint investigation under the direction of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
Ian Prosser, HM Chief Inspector of Railways, said:
Notes to editors
- The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is the independent economic and safety regulator for Britain’s railways and scrutinises the performance and efficiency of England’s strategic road network.
- The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s public prosecution service and death investigation authority.
- Network Rail Infrastructure Limited pled guilty to a charge contrary to Sections 3(1) and Section 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 at the High Court in Aberdeen on 7 September 2023. The company was fined £6.7m.
- COPFS media release and statements