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Accident at Taunton on 6th July 1978

Accident Summary

Accident at Taunton on 6th July 1978
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Location

Taunton

Train Operator

British Railways (Western Region)

Primary Cause

Flammable material placed on heater

Secondary Causes

Inadequate training, inadequate fire precautions

Result

Fire

12 fatalities, 15 injured

Accident Investigation Status

This accident has been the subject of a published formal accident investigation, which you will find below.

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view document PDF (1.5Mb download)Report on the Fire that occurred in a Sleeping-Car Train on 6th July 1978 at Taunton in the Western Region British Railways...15th Nov 1979

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