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Railway tunnel ice strike
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A train struck a block of ice, thought at first to have fallen from a tunnel.
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Regular inspections and maintenance can help keep a structure safe and identify any obvious safety issues, particularly after bad weather events
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A train struck a block of ice, thought at first to have fallen from a tunnel. Further investigation revealed this was not ice falling from the tunnel, more likely to have been caused by snow drifts blowing into the tunnel via ventilation shafts and freezing.
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