Railway worker facing sack after saving disabled passenger



A railway worker who jumped on to the tracks to rescue a disabled woman could be sacked for breaching health and safety regulations.

The c2c employee allegedly broke ‘strict rules’ forbidding staff from going on the tracks when he and three other people saved the woman.

She was with her carer when she fell 1.2m (4ft) from the platform while strapped into her wheelchair.

Signal staff were alerted while the woman, in her 70s, was hauled to safety. She was taken to hospital with ‘non life-threatening injuries’.

The c2c worker has now been suspended pending an investigation after the rescue at Southend Central station last Wednesday.

One onlooker said: ‘He saved her life but now he might lose his job. It is pretty bad.’

A c2c spokesman said it had ‘strict rules regarding correct safety procedures’. The RMT union said it was ‘fully aware of the incident’ and was consulting…

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