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TSSA Welcomes £1 Million Fine On NR Over Elsenham Cover Up

16 March 2012

TSSA leader Manuel Cortes, whose union led the public campaign to re-open the Elsenham case, welcomed the £1 million fine imposed on NR at Chelmsford Crown Court.

In imposing the fine, Judge David Turner said NR were
guilty of "culpable corporate blindness and a complacency
going beyond merely inefficient incompetency to entering
the realm of criminal failure".

The union general secretary said:
 
"The actions of senior Network Rail management in this case 
were wicked beyond belief. If they had acted on either of these 
two hidden safety reports, the two school girls would still be 
alive today.
 

"And the fact that they have spent the past six years hiding 
the truth from the grieving parents is truly shocking. 
The culture at the top of this company was simply morally 
bankrupt."
 
 

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