Saint-Nazaire english summary

publié le 1er juin 2007 (modifié le 31 mars 2008)

Report on the technical investigation into the april 7th 2004 electrocution of a teen-ager in the saint-Nazaire train station

The tragic circumstances surrounding the death by electrocution on April 17, 2004, of a teen-ager standing on the top of a wagon stabled in the Saint-Nazaire train station, led the Minister to request that the director of the BEA-TT launch a technical inquiry.

The results of the investigation led to the formulation of recommendations on the following :

- strengthening the robustness of fences around specific railway facilities,
- reinforcement of signage warning against electrical hazards,
- preventive information to specific target groups,
- response instructions for the emergency services,
- improvement of the exchange of information between the emergency services and the French National Railway Company - the SNCF.

Rapport final St Nazaire (format pdf - 878.7 ko - 15/11/2005)