A TRAIN driver, 60, has died following a ‘serious incident’ at a Birmingham rail depot.
The man was injured at about 20:30 GMT, Saturday, when the emergency services were called to the maintenance site at Tyseley Depot.
It was later confirmed that a man in his 60s had been involved in an accident, and was pronounced dead at the scene and that no members of the public were involved.
The death will be investigated by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, as informed by a West Midlands Trains spokesman said.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “British Transport Police were called to a train depot near Warwick Road in Birmingham following the death of a railway worker.”
As Euro Weekly News understands, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch have informed that enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances behind the man’s death, but at this stage there is no evidence to suggest this was anything but a “tragic accident.” A full investigation is underway.
Witness Debbie Gillespie, who was at the Tyseley Working Mens Club opposite the depot, in a statement to the Mirror Online that she knew something “bad” had happened as all of a sudden police cars, ambulances, quick response medics and fire engines started to enter the entrance which was then immediately closed.
Devastated friends and colleagues have paid tribute to the driver on social media.
One co-worker wrote: “One of our best drivers, always a good laugh and always a gent.”
Another added: “One of the nicest men on the railway.”
A spokesman for the RAIB confirmed it sent a team to the site.