Rail crossing radiation investigated after fatal accident in Oss
Measurements will be taken at two railway crossings in Oss following a fatal accident involving a Stint electric cargo bike and a train at the crossing on Braakstraat in September. The measurements will focus on electromagnetic radiation from the level crossing installation, the overhead lines and the train, and what effect this may have on a Stint, ANP reports.
The first tests will be done on Wednesday. Then from Thursday measurements will be taken at the Braakstraat crossing for five or six days, the municipality of Oss said.
These measurements are made on behalf of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate as part of the investigation into the accident, because a number of complaints were received from Stint users about disturbances with the electric cargo bike in the vicinity of rail crossings, according to the news wire. The results are expected late this year or early next year.
A childminder was taking five kids to primary school on a Stint on September 20th when they were hit by a train on a railway crossing on Braakstraat. Four children were killed. The fifth child and childminder were seriously injured.