Coal train kills man in QLD

 A man has been hit by a coal train at a rail crossing in south east Queensland.

He was killed on Gaul Street, in Gatton, around 11pm last night, NineMSN reports.

The line was closed until early this morning while police investigated.

This accident comes days after a truck had a close call with a coal train at a rail crossing in Queensland.

At the time of the incident Craig Walker, QR general manager coal south, told CQ News that people need to take safety at rail crossings seriously, before someone is killed.

“It’s hard to believe with all the safety campaigns that we run in relation to the potential dangers of level crossings, that people are still willing to risk their lives for the sake of saving maybe a few seconds,” Walker said.

“We spend a lot of time urging people to ‘stop, look, listen and think’ when they approach a level crossing and yet it seems some people think they are invincible by trying to outrun our freight trains.”


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