Man burned at Stafford station

A member of staff at Stafford railway station has been seriously injured in an industrial accident this morning.

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Power lines turned off while injured rail worker rescued

The overhead power lines at Stafford railway station had to be switched off while emergency services rescued a man who suffered "extensive burns" from overhead cables.

An investigation has now been launched by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) as it appears the man somehow came into contact with electricity from the lines.

It is not yet clear if the injured man was a National Rail worker or a contractor Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

The power was back on by 10am but trains were delayed while the rescue operation took place.

National Rail spokesman Ben Herbert said the man was not on the station at the time, and said it was not yet clear whether he had been a National Rail worker or a contractor.

The man, in his 20s, was taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Railway worker suffers 'extensive burns' at station

A member of staff has suffered "extensive burns" in an industrial accident at Stafford railway station today.

The man, in his 20s, was rushed to the major trauma centre at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment after the incident, which happened shortly before 8.40am today.

Stafford railway station Credit: Google Maps

The Rail Accident Investigation Bureau is investigating the incident.

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