Report on trespass accident at Fetsund station, Kongsvinger line 22 February 2018, train 1015

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On Thursday 22 February 2018, a person died after falling between train 1015 and the platform at Fetsund station.

While the train was standing at the station, the person did not give the impression that he was planning to board the train. The person only approached the train and attempted to open one of the doors after they had been closed and locked. The person leant against the side of the train and fell down between the train and the platform when the train started moving.

After embarkation and disembarkation, the train crew followed the ordinary departure procedure. After the doors had been closed and locked, the driver checked the main departure signal again and set the train in motion. The train driver saw what was happening and applied the emergency brake. The train quickly came to a stop, but the accident could not be avoided.

The platform was covered in snow at the time of the accident, but it was well cleared and sanded. The distance between the side of the train and the platform is 34 cm. The gap is bridged by steps that slide out at each door when it is opened for embarkation and disembarkation.

When the driver notified the traffic controller of the accident, he was told to call the emergency services himself. The guidelines state that the driver shall notify the traffic controller of dangerous situations and accidents, and that the traffic controller shall handle the further notification of the emergency services.

The Accident Investigation Board Norway AIBN will not make any safety recommendations based on this safety investigation.

Fetsund station. Photo: AIBN

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