Rail safety investigations & reports

Collision-Rigid Tipper Truck/Quad Axle Trailer and Freight Train 4AM3

Investigation number:
2006004
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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At about 0714 on 25 May 2006, a Kenworth rigid tipper truck and its quad axle tipper, loaded with 30 tonnes of citrus pulp, collided with the second locomotive of a freight train at the Lismore Skipton Road level crossing, Lismore, Victoria. As a consequence of the collision the second and third locomotives and 41 of the train's 64 wagons were derailed. The driver of the truck was fatally injured.

The investigation found that the truck was not being driven in accordance with the conditions of reduced visibility that existed at the time and that the level crossing approach signage and sighting distances were not in accordance with the relevant standards. The investigation also found that the truck driver may have been experiencing a degree of fatigue that could have affected his driving performance.

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Preliminary report released 14 July 2006

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At about 0714 on 25 May 2006 a Kenworth K100E truck and dog trailer, loaded with 30 tonnes of citrus pulp, collided with the second locomotive of freight train 4AM3 at the Lismore to Skipton Road level crossing, Lismore, Victoria.

As a consequence of this collision the second and third locomotives, and 41 of the trains 64 wagons were derailed. The driver of the truck was fatally injured in the collision.

Previously released preliminary rail recommendation [ RR20060034 ]

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General details
Date: 25 May 2006   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0717 EST    
Location: Lismore    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 07 February 2007    
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: Fatal  

Train details

Train details
Train registration 4AM3  
Type of operation Freight Train  
Damage to train Substantial  
Departure point Adelaide  
Destination Melbourne  
 
Injuries
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 0 0 1 1
Total: 0 0 1 1
Last update 23 November 2010