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HSE probed the death of contractor on Devon cliff railway

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A 79-year-old man died last week while performing maintenance work on a cliff railway in
Torquay, and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be in charge of leading the inquiry.
Following the event on September 4th, a joint investigation with Devon & Cornwall Police
was announced; however, the HSE indicated that it will now be in charge of looking into
the circumstances behind the unidentified man's death while working on the Babbacombe
Cliff Railway. The HSE claims that the worker performed track maintenance duties during
the event. Still, a statement from the operating firm suggests that the fatality is unrelated
to how the railway is run.
Trevor Lowe, the principal inspector for the HSE, stated: "We will utilise the information we
have thus far to ascertain what caused this unfortunate incident. We will stay in touch with
the deceased's family during the investigation and offer our sincere condolences during this
trying period.
Trevor Lowe, the principal inspector for the HSE, stated: "We will utilise the information we
have thus far to ascertain what caused this unfortunate incident. We will stay in touch with
the deceased's family during the investigation and offer our sincere condolences during this
trying period.
"All of us at the railway are grieved by the death of a deeply loved engineer in a tragic
accident unconnected to the functioning of the railway," the community interest business
that maintains the 1926-opened railway said in a statement after the death.

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