C1/1997R Member of train crew injured in shunting work at Rauma, on January 16, 1997

On January 16, 1997, on Rauma railway yard, a member of a train crew fell from a footstep of a freight wagon and was severely injured when run over by a wheel of the wagon. One leg below the knee and the toes of the other leg were squeezed between the rail and the wheel.

The accident was caused by the footstep being slippery. Therefore the feet of the train crew-member slipped, and he fell on the track.

As a result of the accident, the train crewmember lost his left leg below the knee and the toes up to the first joints of the right leg. The costs generated by the accident totalled over FIM 300,000.

In order to prevent such accidents in the future, the Accident Investigation Board of Finland recommends the footsteps to be made of some other material.

C1/1997R Report (pdf, 0.18 Mt)

Published 16.1.1997