Investigation of fatal railway accident at Storforshei on the Nordlandsbanen


At 1605 on Saturday 7 December 2019 a freight train collided with an excavator at Storforshei on the Nordlansbanen line.

The driver of the excavator was killed in the accident.

The driver of the excavator was part of a team doing drainage work along the railway line. The work was carried out for the Norwegian infrastructure manager Bane NOR SF.

The excavator was completely damaged, while major damage to the front and side of the locomotive occurred. In addition, there was minor damage to the track.

The investigation will clarify the sequence of events and identify possible causal factors. Any underlying factors that may have contributed to the incident will be mapped and analysed.

Photo: AIBN

Latest update: 11.12.2019

Storforshei, Nordland county
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Freight train
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