July 28, 2011
man killed by train is named by coroner
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
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.
Somerset coroner Michael Rose told Burnham-On-Sea.com 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 Burnham-On-Sea.com here.