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UPDATE: Man killed by train on railway line near Saxilby, Lincolnshire

By EGrover__LE  |  Posted: December 04, 2012

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UPDATE (5pm): The worker killed on the railway line at Saxilby is believed to be a 26-year-old man from Doncaster.

UPDATE (4.30pm): The man killed on the railway line at Saxilby has been confirmed as a Network Rail worker.

Locals say there has been work taking place on a gated level crossing a few hundred metres north of Saxilby station.

However, Network Rail has not confirmed if the man was working in this area.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: "Tragically at 1.55pm today a contractor working on behalf of Network Rail was fatally struck by train at Sykes Lane, Saxilby.

"Investigations are ongoing into what happened but our thoughts are with the family."

It has been confirmed the train involved is operated by Northern Rail.

REPORT (3.45pm): A track worker has been killed after being hit by a train near Saxilby.

The man died today at Sykes Lane, about half a mile to the Lincoln side of Saxilby station.

It was reported to British Transport Police at 1.55pm.

The train involved was the 11.19am Scunthorpe to Lincoln service.

British Transport Police are working with Lincolnshire Police to investigate the death.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed and enquiries continue.

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  • goldiebambino  |  December 26 2012, 1:34AM

    So sad, My son has worked with this poor man a few times and has said what a sound bloke he is. RIP xx

  • Saxilby_Mick  |  December 05 2012, 7:52AM

    Deepest sympathy to family and friends

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