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Violation Tracker UK Individual Case

Company: Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Current Parent CompanyNetwork Rail
Parent at the Time of the Penalty Announcement: Network Rail
Company Nation/Region: Scotland
Penalty: £6,700,000
Year: 2023
Date: 8 September, 2023
Offence Group: safety-related offences
Offence Type: workplace safety or health violation
Violation Description: Network Rail was fined £6.7 million after pleading guilty to breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, Section 3(1) when it had failed to ensure the effective construction, handover, inspection and maintenance of a drainage system, allowing washed out debris to obstruct the track and cause a train to derail, resulting in the deaths of the train driver, conductor and a passenger, and serious injuries to six passengers.
Settlement Type: Guilty Plea
Agency: Office of Rail and Road
HQ Country of Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: government-owned
Major Industry of Parent: miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: public transport services
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