Staff affected by man's rail death

FOLLOWING the death of a man who entered the rail corridor near Aldoga on Thursday, QR National is continuing to offer assistance and counselling to employees, including two train drivers, affected by the tragic fatality.

QR National Group general manager Coal South Clayton McDonald said it had been a difficult time for all staff, who had been further upset by the media report of the incident.

“When these tragic incidents occur on our rail corridor our first priority is to offer support to our drivers and staff affected and that support does not stop on the day of the incident,” Mr McDonald said. “The impact of these events can be felt for a long period of time and the support we offer continues for as long as needed.

“Our train drivers do a great job, often under stressful circumstances. I commend my whole team in the way they dealt with Thursday's incident at Aldoga and send our sympathies to those who have lost a loved family member.”

A 75-year-old Tannum Sands man died when he was hit by a train about 10am by a coal train travelling along the line.

There were no suspicious circumstances involved in the accident.



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