Man dies after rail station fall
Passenger thought to have slipped and hit his head at Edinburgh's Waverley Station.
A man has died after slipping and falling at Edinburgh's Waverley Station.
The 47-year old was rushed to Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary after falling on the station concourse near the taxi rank shortly after 9am on Wednesday.
It is understood the man was carrying a toddler when he slipped and hit his head on a parked car.
Police have not identified the man but said his relatives had been informed.
A Network Rail spokesman commented:“We can confirm that a man has died following a tragic incident at Waverley station this morning.
"We are cooperating fully with the police investigation into this matter.”
A statement from the British Transport Police said: "Around 09.20 hours this morning, Wednesday 23 December 2009, a man in his 40s appeared to fall as he walked on the concourse of Edinburgh Waverley station. He was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he later died."
The statement added: "Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding his death although at this stage there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. A full report will be submitted to the local Procurator Fiscal by Lothian and Borders Police."