Rail Worker Killed At Petrie Station

QR Issues Statement

Rail Worker Killed At Petrie Station

A rail worker has died while at work at Petrie overnight, in what Queensland Rail is calling a 'tragic accident'.

The man was part of the track maintenance team, doing work just before 10.30 last night when they were struck by a passenger train, causing fatal injuries.

Queensland Rail's CEO Nick Easy's put out a statement: "I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to the man’s family and friends and Queensland Rail employees who I know will also be devastated by this incident.

Safety is and will always be our number one priority and we are currently working with investigators, including the Rail Regulator, to examine the cause of this incident."