At approximately 1310 on 4 November 2008, freight train (3DA2), operated by FreightLink Pty Ltd, derailed about 6 km west of Katherine in the Northern Territory as a result of a track misalignment. Six wagons derailed and sustained minor damage and about 1,300 m of track was destroyed. There were no injuries.
Following this derailment, the track owner is undertaking actions to mitigate the risks of derailments occurring as a result of track misalignments.
Preliminary report 16 December 2008
At approximately 1335 on 4 November 2008, freight train 3DA2 derailed about 6 km south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory. Six wagons derailed and sustained minor damage and about 1,300 m of track was destroyed. There were no injuries.
|Date:||04 November 2008||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||near Katherine||Investigation type:||Occurrence Investigation|
|Release date:||26 June 2009|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Train registration||Train 3DA2|
|Type of operation||Freight Train|
|Damage to train||Minor|