Published: July 28, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea man killed by train is named by coroner

The man who was killed after he was struck by a train in Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend has today (Thursday) been identified.

Martin Robert Handel, aged 47, from Burnham High Street, was pronounced dead on the tracks near to the town's Home Farm Holiday Park.

The train - which was travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth - hit the Mr Handel on the crossing pictured here at 9.06am last Sunday, as reported here.

West Somerset coroner Michael Rose told that an inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.

Mr Handel was born in Bridgwater but his most recent address was at the High Street in Burnham-On-Sea.

The death has prompted calls from Home Farm Holiday Park for safety improvements to be made to the crossing.

Did you know Mr Handel and would like to give a tribute to him? Contact here.



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