Ravenglass is a beautiful small village on the coast of Cumbria that boasts, amongst other things, a delightful, natural harbour. Situated in the Lake District National Park, this lovely little village is also the home of the Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway, the oldest and longest scenic railway in the Lakeland’s district. It crosses 7 miles of countryside, affording passengers some of the most fabulous views in the country.
The Untoward Happens
Ravenglass is not the sort of place where one would consider anything untoward happening, yet only five months ago one of the steam locomotives caught fire and decimated the railway line workshop. An injury claim in Ravenglass may have been made if any of the workers or sightseers had been injured.
The Injury Claim that Ravenglass Volunteers Avoided
The locomotive that was damaged is called the River Esk, and it is said that it will be out of commission for the next 12 months. The train was in the workshop to have essential maintenance work carried out on it. As the fire took hold, several members of staff were able to push it out of the workshop, but not before several parts were damaged or destroyed. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the process therefore an injury claim in Ravenglass was somehow avoided.
10 Fire Crews Called to Site
The village of Ravenglass is usually quiet, and serene, not at all the sort of place one would expect to experience this sort of excitement in. Nonetheless, it required the attention of 10 fire crews who laboured for more than four hours before they finally brought the blaze under control.
No One Was Badly Hurt
Once the excitement had all died down, volunteer workers said that the locomotive looked a little bit like a wreck that had been languishing on the bottom of the ocean for a while. During the fire, the heat became so intense that it twisted many of the steel joints supporting the workshop, causing the roof to cave in. If this had happened whilst the volunteers were pushing the train out of the workshop, it would have been calamitous, and the personal injury claim Ravenglass volunteers could have made would have been significant. Thankfully no one was hurt.Open Claim Calculator
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