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HSE could lose investigatory responsibility

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THE HEALTH & Safety Executive (HSE) should be stripped of its responsibility for investigating rail accidents, says the Cullen report.

It recommends that a new Rail Accident Investigation Body should take over this role.

During the Cullen inquiry there were claims that the HSE failed to carry out enough investigations and lacked transparency.

The report points out that in some investigations the HSE has had to examine procedures it put in place.

It stresses that the prime concern of the new body is to prevent further accidents, not to apportion blame.

The report also recommends that evidence given to the inquiries should not be disclosed to the police, to ensure co-operation from industry.

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