Man impales wrist at train station

Published: 6 Aug 2011 17:306 comments

A MAN in his 50s was rushed to hospital after he impaled his wrist on railings at Wokingham train station today (Saturday). The man was stood on the railway side of the railings, between the platform and the car park, while firefighters from Bracknell and Wokingham stations cut him free at 1pm.

A MAN in his 50s was rushed to hospital after he impaled his wrist on railings at Wokingham train station today (Saturday).

The man was stood on the railway side of the railings, which separate the platform and the car park, while firefighters from Bracknell and Wokingham stations cut him free at 1pm.

It is thought that he caught his arm after he jumped over the railings.

An air ambulance attended, but the man was taken to Reading's Royal Berkshire Hospital by land ambulance.

Watch manager, Gary Nash, from Wokingham fire station, said: "We had to cut around the railings so he could be lifted off."

The man was with two other men and firefighters spent 30 minutes cutting the railings.

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  • honeybear
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    Aug 8, 13:16
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    Why was this man jumping over the railings?

    Was we trying to avoid paying?

    In which case he should be made to pay for the railings and fire brigade time......

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  • kazoo30
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    Aug 8, 17:55
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    I happen to know this man and he had a paying ticket like everybody else he's actually in his 60's and tripped when shoved getting of the train as some people have no manners and are to busy rushing around to help others. U need to take a good look at yourselves before making up crap to post because u clearly don't have anything w

    Else to do in ur small insignificant little lives!!!!!

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  • honeybear
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    Aug 8, 22:40
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    The article stated he was suspected of jumping the fence. The papers comment and I only asked the QUESTION WHY WE WAS JUMPING OVER THE FENCE? which is question not a statement.

    The majority of stations the fences a good six foot high to stop this happening and to stop people climbing over.

    If the fence is that close to the train and low enough for you able to grab then a series review of this station is required as it clearly dangerous................................

    It also takes some force to impale a hand.

    I would like a opinion from the railway station as to whether the site is safe....

    If this possible then they need to raise the railings to a height where this is not possible to grab a sharp point when tripping. In which case I believe your friend should ask for compensation from the railway owners, as this should not occur and may prevent it happening again

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  • CasualObserver
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    Aug 10, 13:34
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    I was on the station when this happened, in fact the gentleman had just gone past me.

    He did not jump over the railings, he fell as he was hurrying along the platform having just got off the train.

    The railings are approx 5 foot high; he must have put out his hand to grab the railing as he felt himself fall. in some ways it was an acident waiting to happen :(

    "It also takes some force to impale a hand" - the body weight of the gentleman falling down provided the momentum that caused this injury.

    I hope the gentleman in question is recovering well; it was horrific enough to see it happen - I can't imagine how awful it was for this poor man.

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  • honeybear
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    Aug 11, 21:36
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    Then he has a geninue claim against the station and railway line, as the railing is dangeruos as i have to install railings to protect construction sites from unwanted visitors and five foot high fence with barbed wire and or sharp edges would not be deemed acceptable under health and safety.

    The station should as a matter of urgency replace with higher or protect the spices.

    I hope he recovers soon.

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  • buzzbee
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    Aug 15, 21:05
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    I know this man, and 1, he has a bad leg so he wouldn't be able to run, 2, if he has a bad leg he can't run which means he can't jump!!!! Think about it........I think the health and safety needs looking at seriously because this should never of happened anyway, obviously something was wrong with the site. The main thing is to make sure that he is well and getting better.... That's all that matters for now!!!? A solicitor will be on the agenda if it was me......and I will be telling him also :-p. Go get them tiger

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