Rail safety investigations & reports

Signal Passed At Danger

Investigation number:
2004004
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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Train 8868 was nearing the end of its journey from Rockhampton to the Brisbane port of Fisherman Islands when it passed signal FS66 showing a stop aspect. The passing of this signal at stop circumvented the initial phase of the level crossing protection and the train passed through the Pritchard Road level crossing before the boom gates were in the horizontal position.

The driver probably experienced a micro-sleep event approaching the signal and there was no secondary protection measures to guard against such an error in a single driver operation.

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General details
Date: 20 September 2004   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0738 am    
Location: Fisherman Islands    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 03 January 2006    
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Incident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration 8868  
Type of operation Freight Train  
Departure point Rockhampton QLD  
Destination Fishermans Island QLD  
Last update 23 November 2010