Trainer dies on train line in North Yorkshire

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A train worker has died after falling from a conveyor at a depot in North Yorkshire.

The man was killed after falling onto train tracks and receiving serious injuries while working at the depot in Daleby, near Pickering.

A Network Rail spokesman said he fell from one of the bins packed with used clothing, which are used to line tracks in the depot.

He was taken to hospital, but died a short time later. The workplace was cordoned off and an investigation is under way.

‘Very sad’

The depot is employed by the network to empty trains and containers and the incident happened when a freight train from Derby was being unloaded there.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “The station is closed at this time whilst Network Rail carries out an internal investigation and we have advised Eurostar and Heathrow Express who run services from London St Pancras.

“We ask that people do not call in to ask about services because it’s business as usual for passenger trains on the line. Our thoughts are with the man’s family and we are very sorry that this happened.”

The man, who was born in Germany, is thought to have worked as a driver or warden.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the man’s family at this sad time.”

Witnesses said they heard a loud bang just before 0700 BST.

Emergency services were alerted and a crime scene was established. The incident has not affected services across the Northey Rail Line.

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