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INCIDENT: CROSSRAIL TUNNEL CONCRETE COLLAPSE

Tunnel incident prompts RMT Union call for full HSE investigation

It has been reported by the BBC that the Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) is calling for a full HSE investigation into an incident when “concrete collapsed at the entrance of a Crossrail tunnel“. 

No-one was injured in the incident on 9 March at Royal Oak in west London. The £16bn project is to due to be completed by 2018 and passes through 37 stations on the 73-miles route across London.

A spokesman for Crossrail confirmed an investigation was under way. RMT Leader Bob Crow called for a “full HSE investigation” stating that:

“this was a major incident which could have had serious repercussions and rather than the attempt to sweep it under the carpet there should be a full HSE investigation into the structural failure that caused this tunnel collapse to ensure that lessons are learnt and it doesn’t happen again.

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