Passenger injury news
26/02/2010

Faulty first aid box delays injured passenger's treatment

After a man suffered a passenger injury at a Birmingham railway station, an inquiry has been launched after first aiders' attempts to help the man were hampered by a faulty first aid cabinet.

Paramedics were called after a man fell between the carriages of a stationary London Midland train at Yardley Wood station in Hall Green on Tuesday afternoon.

A witness to the incident claims that train staff trying to help the casualty were hindered by an inaccessible first aid kit.

The witness, who did not want to be named, said, "When the conductor tried to get to the first aid kit, he couldn't open the door because the lock mechanism was faulty. It was very frustrating because this was an emergency."

Speaking about the incident, a representative for the London Midland service said, "We do have full first aid kits for these kinds of circumstances, which are inspected and checked on a regular basis. We take the safety of our passengers extremely seriously."

The train service is now investigating the train accident to ensure that when travllers suffer a passenger injury, a first aid box is within easy reach.

 

 
 
 
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