FINAL REPORT from Investigation of railway accident, occurred in Plovdiv locomotive depot during functional tests of locomotive № 91520043309-1 on 24.03.2022

On 24.03.2022, about 15:30 p.m. in the locomotive depot Plovdiv on a track under a catenary was inoperative for carrying out functional tests of electric locomotive No 91520043309-1 for its commissioning. The tests were carried out in the first cabin of the locomotive in the presence of a locomotive instructor, inspector, repair control and inspection and the organiser of the manufacture and repair of the railway rolling stock. Around 15:45 p.m. without synchronising the actions between the employees in the locomotive cabin, the organizer manufacturing and repair of railway vehicles was found lying in an inadequate state next to the electrical contactor. Information about the accident was immediately submitted to emergency phone number 112. The victim was removed from the locomotive and a doctor’s assistance was performed until the arrival of an automobile of “Emergency Medical Assistance”, which established the time of death was 15:55 p.m.

The locomotive and the staff working in the Locomotive Depot Plovdiv are part of the railway undertaking ‘BDZ-Passenger Services” Ltd.

With reference to the stated above, and pursuant to Article 20(2)(a) and (c) of Directive 2016/798; Article 115k(1)(3) of the Railway Transport Act and Article 78(1) of Ordinance No 59, the member of the Board of the NAMRTAIB with competence to investigate railway accidents and incidents undertakes an investigation of the accident.