3 July 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"This is shocking news. RMT is attempting to establish the full facts but our immediate reaction is that this is an appalling tragedy and that no one working on the railway should be placed in the situation that has resulted in the deaths that have been reported this morning.
"As well as demanding answers from Network Rail, and a suspension of all similar works until the facts are established, the union will be supporting, our members and their families at this time. Our thoughts are with those involved in this incident and their loved ones. The union will issue further statements as the facts become clear. "