TCDD Employees Detained in Ankara YHT Accident Trial Listed Negligence

ankara yht accused accused of negligence
ankara yht accused accused of negligence

At the hearing, the prisoners on trial, railway workers, especially in the signal heating of the rail heating system from the lack of training listed the omissions.

UniversalAccording to the news in; “Although there was no signaling system, the defendants appeared for the first time in the case of the disaster that occurred a year ago on the High Speed ​​Train line opened before the June 24 elections. The railway workers, who were tried as prisoners, listed the negligence from the failure of the rail heating system, especially the signaling, to the lack of training and even the flag in the hut. The names of the government and TCDD, who opened the incomplete line for the political show, were not tried.

In Ankara, the trial of the disaster, in which a high speed train and a guide train collided and 9 people died and 86 people were injured, started a year ago. At the hearing before the 30th High Criminal Court in Ankara, 15 defendants, 3 of whom were detained, were asked to face up to 10 years in prison for “causing death and injury to more than one person”. Relatives of those who lost their lives in Faicada, injuries and managers of the United Transport Union filled the courtroom.

Prisoner suspects train organization officer Osman Yildirim, motion officer Sinan Yavuz, traffic controller Emin Ercan Erbey and the arresting defendants YHT Ankara Station Deputy Director Kadir Oguz, Deputy Director of Traffic Service Ergun Tuna, YHT Traffic Service Manager Unal Sayiner, YHT Ankara Director Duran Yaman, Branch Manager Recep Kutlay, TCDD Traffic and Station Management Department Mükerrem Aydoğdu, TCDD Safety and Quality Management Department Head Erol Tuna Aşkın, appeared before the judge for the first time.

For forgetting to change the switch that allows trains to run on different tracks kazanThe detained defendant, Train Organization Officer Osman Yıldırım, who was accused of causing the incident, said, “I thought I did it, but I didn't. There was an accident because the train that was supposed to go on Line 2 went from Line 1.


Stating that the scissors are frozen because the heating system does not work in the scissors, Yıldırım said that the scissors named M74 did not work and that it was never shown to him. Stating that he was not working after 23.00:4 at night to avoid working overtime, Yıldırım explained that the weather was cold, working alone and not being educated, said: “I did not know that I would work alone that day. At 5-12 o'clock, there was a frost warning on scissors on radios from Eryaman. I was trying to make the scissors of the 13th road with the instructions of the operations officer. It was frozen and the scissors were frozen. The scissors have a heating system but it was not working. I had trouble making scissors. The operations officer said that the train would come from the 11th road. I dealt with it and did it. This time I went to make the scissors on the 4th road that crashed. My hand and foot were frozen. I was cold since 5-11. I made a scissor, I guess did not make a full lock. I entered the hut. I made XNUMX's scissors. The train passed in front of me but I was not able to see which line it was on. Then the accident occurred and I was in shock. ”


Answering the questions of his lawyer Mehmet Eker, Yıldırım said that the cabin was not in a place where he could see the M74 scissors, and that there were no red and green flags used for warning in the cabin, there was no technical deficiencies. Upon the complainant's lawyers asking about the control system that the scissors were changed properly, Yıldırım said that there was no electronic warning system signaling, even though there was a signaling system. kazanHe stressed that it would not happen.

Sinan Yavuz, the defendant in custody of the dispatcher, stated that he was in charge of sending the train. Explaining that he sent the guide train as the first job on the accident, Yavuz said, “Then I waited for collateral from Osman Yıldırım. After a while, Yıldırım called me and said that there was no locking sound on the M90 ​​scissors. So I told the coming train to come slowly. As the train entered, I called Yıldırım on the technical phone. He said that the scissors were jammed and there was no problem cleaning it. ”


Yavuz said that the guide train was reported to have arrived in Eryaman, and that he followed the confirmation over the system and called the watch mechanic and sent the 06.30 train after calling traffic control. Indicating that there is no chance to notice because there is no signal system, Yavuz said that they had no opportunity to follow and know which line he went from.

Detained defendant traffic controller Emin Ercan Erbay said that it is not possible to see the position of the truss from where he sits: “The signaling system ends in Sincan. There is no system that shows the direction of the trains on the board I am looking at. If it were, none of us would be here today. ”

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