Guard rail

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(Railroads) a rail placed on the inside of a main rail, on bridges, at switches, etc., as a safeguard against derailment.

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The baby girl was in a car driven by her mother, 32, which slammed into a retaining wall and the guard rails on the Kokkinotrimithia to Nicosia motorway at 6.
Because of the high number of trucks entering Lebanon daily for trade, the section of the new law requiring guard rails was considered an obstacle, Daccache explained.
Prevent falls where work at height cannot be avoided by taking suitable measures, such as guard rails or work platforms, that protect all workers
Another hazard was the lack of guard rails in every opening.
Guard rails will be erected to protect Highfield Farm recreation ground in Quinton from vehicles driving on to the park.
Hazard: The guard rails on upper bunks can crack and cause the mattress and its support rails to collapse, posing a fall hazard.
Better road markings and new guard rails will also be installed.
In the haste to finish the bridge before the July 1 celebrations, nuts on guard rails were in place but not fastened on a roughly 15-metre section of the 36.
SPRINGFIELD - The Oregon Department of Transportation will temporarily close several Eugene-Springfield area freeway ramps today and Sunday to repair damaged guard rails.
The new scaffolding ensures guard rails are put in place before workers move up to the next level.
A Warwickshire pet food factory engineer crushed in a canning machine as he reached through guard rails to clear a blockage died in an accident, an inquest jury has ruled.
A PET food factory engineer from Rugby crushed in a canning machine as he reached through guard rails to clear a blockage died in an accident, an inquest jury has ruled.