Statement from HM Chief Inspector of Railways, Ian Prosser CBE.
HM Chief Inspector of Railways, Ian Prosser CBE said:
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- Some recommendations may go beyond what the Office of Rail and Road could enforce in law but we will ensure that recommendations are duly considered and where appropriate acted upon.
- We had already decided to take enforcement action prior to the incident at Margam. Network Rail must comply with the Notices by July 2022.
- We have long had a vision for the industry to achieve zero industry-caused workforce fatalities. Network Rail has achieved this occasionally, but until it is sustained we will continue to prioritise work in this area.