A railway worker has been suspended after going on to train tracks in Essex to help a disabled woman who had fallen off the platform edge.
The member of platform staff at Southend Central station was one of a number of people who went to the elderly woman’s aid on 28 August.
The tracks were clear by the time the next train arrived at the station.
A spokesman for train company c2c said its employee had been suspended while an investigation took place.
What did they expect him to do – just stand by and watch?”
He said: “We have strict rules regarding the safety procedure for the quickest way of stopping trains in an emergency.
“An employee has been suspended while our investigation into this incident continues.”
Bob Crow, general…
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