Sta­tion roof col­lapses on woman

Scottish Daily Mail - - Life - By Sam Walker

SAFETY in­ves­ti­ga­tors were called in yes­ter­day after an el­derly woman was hit on the head by fall­ing de­bris at one of Scot­land’s busiest rail­way sta­tions.

The fe­male, in her 60s, was treated in hos­pi­tal for mi­nor in­juries after plas­ter fell from the ceil­ing near the Dun­das Street en­trance of Glas­gow’s Queen Street Sta­tion, at 11.18am.

Work on the £100mil­lion up­grade of the sta­tion was sus­pended for the day and the en­trance closed while Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice in­ves­ti­gated. Train ser­vices ran as nor­mal.

Net­work Rail said the ‘iso­lated’ in­ci­dent was linked to the im­prove­ments, which were due to re­sume to­day, and that engi­neers were as­sess­ing the area.

The BTP said the Of­fice of Rail and Road, the in­de­pen­dent safety reg­u­la­tor for the rail­ways, had been in­formed.

In­jured: An el­derly woman is helped by train pas­sen­gers after be­ing hit by plas­ter fall­ing from the ceil­ing at Queen Street Sta­tion

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