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Primary Track Facts Physical Risks

Physical Risks

Fact 1

The most likely result when someone is hit by a train is permanent injury.

Fact 2

Some people who are hit by a train are killed.

Fact 3

It is not just trains that can cause a risk to a person. There are other hazards like overhead power lines which can cause an electric shock. Overhead power lines for trains can be 1500 volts or 25 000 volts (25 kilovolts (kV)) – how many times a normal power point is that?