Brief Description of Incident:
Worker was travelling on a gravel road between jobsites when he came up to a rail way crossing. As he started to apply the brakes the vehicle started to slide on the loose gravel. At this time he also looked left and right and noticed a train was in close proximity to the rail crossing. The driver quickly made a decision to accelerate to avoid a possible collision.
Contributing factors include: driving too fast for road conditions, complacency, lack of situational awareness.