525 slips, trips or falls reported to QR in 2012

RUSHING for a train could cost people a happy New Year with slips, trips and falls making up more than 60% of injuries on the Queensland Rail City network.

Statistics for the past year reveal 525 slips, trips or falls incidents were reported to Queensland Rail.

QR executive general manager Greg Ford said most accidents could have been prevented by customers taking extra care around QR services.

"When people say they're concerned about their safety, they are invariably referring to their personal safety and fear of antisocial behaviour but ignoring the bigger risk of a slip, trip or fall," he said.

"Slips, trips and falls can affect all customers - everyone is at risk.

"If people take a moment to think about what they're doing and how they might do it safely, the number of slips, trips and falls incidents can be reduced.

"While not running for the train is an obvious way to prevent an accident ... it is just as important to hold onto the hand rail while using the stairs."


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