Rail Workers Overcome By Fumes Accident at work 13.08.2008 Firefighters were called to assist two maintenance workers who fell ill after being overcome by fumes in a disused railway tunnel, it has been reported.The incident happened at the Harecastle Tunnel in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, the BBC said.Emergency crews were called just after 11am on Tuesday and helped to reach two of the workers in the tunnel. Two other workers escaped and did not appear to have been affected by the fumes.The BBC reported that one man, thought to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital for further treatment.Copyright © PA Business 2008David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: "The exact circumstances of this work accident are currently unclear."Generally however, employers have a duty to carry out risk assessments intended to highlight the risks of injury or death that could occur in an accident at work."In this case, something went wrong."I represent many people who have suffered injury and ill health as a result of work accidents." Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 19.06.2018Legal Challenge To Inadequate Care ‘A Wake-Up Call To The NHS’ 18.06.2018Family Of Former College Cleaner Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Death 18.06.2018Family Law Team Ranked Number One 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success'