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Piling operations 13m above the tunnel resulted in two augers failing through the tunnel crown

Consultation failure led to Old Street tunnel incident

The position of a rail tunnel was not marked on plans used by the piling contractor, developer or local authority involved on the project that damaged the tunnel near Old Street in London last year, according to a Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report.