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Accident and incident investigation

Safety is a fundamental issue for the rail industry ensuring that both workers and passengers are protected. Our regulatory powers require us to investigate breaches of health and safety legislation.

How we investigate incidents

Details of how our inspectors carry out their investigations.

Handling RAIB recommendations

RAIB make recommendations addressed to ORR, which has the role of National Safety Authority.

Major railway incidents

Here you will find a summary of the most significant incidents involving trains.

Reporting serious incidents

This provides information on how members of the rail industry should report serious incidents to us.

Last updated: June 2012

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