Rail worker killed by train in south London was covering for brother

Man on zero-hours contract was called by brother to say he would not be working with him

A railway worker killed by a train in south London was on the track alone because he was covering up for his brother, who was too tired to do the night shift after daytime delivery work, it has emerged.

The Labour party and unions joined safety inspectors in calling for an overhaul of zero-hours contracts on the railway after investigators found fatigue was a likely contributory factor in the fatal accident last November. Labour said it was a “tragic reminder of the human cost of zero-hours contracts”.

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Source: The Guardian
Rail worker killed by train in south London was covering for brother