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FSC LABASA TRAIN TRACK INCIDENT

FSC LABASA TRAIN TRACK INCIDENT
August 31
14:35 2018

Fiji Sugar Corporation confirms that an incident involving an FSC locomotive occurred on August 29, 2018 in Labasa.

A 14-year-old boy who was attempting to retrieve his shoe from beneath a passing rail cart sustained injuries, when the rail cart ran over his leg.

He has been hospitalised and is under treatment.

FSC acknowledges that this incident was most unfortunate, but reminds pedestrians and the travelling public that passing trains and rail carts are hazards.   People should refrain from walking on train tracks, especially during the crushing season when locomotives are actively mobile.

The general public should understand that there are inherent risks when a locomotive is active and they should only approach train tracks with caution.

For peoples’ own safety, FSC reminds the general public, school students and residents, who live near train tracks, to be aware of their surrounds, adopt a safety mindset and when necessary to cross a train track, to be absolutely vigilant.

This incident has since been reported to the Fiji Police and is also the subject of an internal investigation.

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

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