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Zurich train station holds minute silence for freak accident

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Aug. 9, 2019

A minute’s silence will be held at Zurich main train station later this afternoon by railway staff as they remember a colleague who was killed in a freak accident over the weekend.

Pixabay Zurich train station holds minute silence for freak accident

The 54-year-old conductor was caught in the doors of a regional train in Baden in canton Aargau and dragged along the ground on one of the last services on Saturday night.

Investigations are now underway to determine how the door’s safety systems seemed to have failed.

Colleagues describe the victim as popular and well liked.

The head of Swiss Federal Railways, Andreas Meyer, was close to tears as he spoke to reporters about the accident. He says everyone is shocked.

SBB staff will stand in silence for a minute at 1 o’clock today.

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