Work-related deaths

15 May 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on coroners to treat deaths caused by incidents at work as work-related fatalities.

 

Mick was speaking after Scott Walker, a 43-year-old father of four, took his own life, just months after a pedestrian committed suicide in front of the train he was driving.

 

Mick said: ‘Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by these deaths, especially the families and the friends of those who lost their lives. We believe all incidents of this nature should be treated as work-related and will start campaigning to this end.’

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