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Network Rail fined £450k

Network Rail and a signalman have been fined a total of nearly half a million pounds after a woman was killed when a level crossing was left open in Herefordshire.

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Network Rail: 'We are deeply sorry'

Network Rail has told ITV News Central they are 'deeply sorry' after being found guilty of breaching health and safety rules.

Jane Harding, 52, was killed in Herefordshire on 16th January 2010 after signalman Adrian Maund, 42, mistakenly raised the crossing barriers after becoming distracted by a phone call.

Mr Maund, 42, was also found guilty of breaching health and safety rules.

The train smashed into the car at 61mph and dragged the vehicle 150 yards down the track.

Adrian Maund is due to be sentenced on April 10th 2013.

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