Rail safety investigations & reports

Safeworking incident - Junee, NSW on 4 August 2010

Investigation number:
RO-2010-007
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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At about 0840 on Wednesday 4 August 2010 a safeworking incident occurred within the Junee station yard limits when a locomotive was moved from one road to another without authority while a Track Occupancy Authority (TOA) was in force. No injuries or damage resulted.

The investigation identified the following:

  • non-conformances to the rules in regard to communication by the train drivers and protection of the fixed worksite
  • deficiencies in the rules relating to lines of communication and protection of infrastructure booked out of service.

The investigation concluded that it was unlikely the safeworking incident would have resulted in a breach of the worksite at Junee station yard.

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Safety Issues

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Communication to persons within Track Occupancy Authority boundaries

Rule ANWT 304 (ARTC) NWT 304 (RailCorp) does not stipulate that the Protection Officer must inform all persons or work groups who may be within the boundaries of a Track Occupancy Authority of its existence. This is regardless of whether or not these persons or work groups fit the definition of ‘work parties’ or ‘workers’.

Safety issue details
Issue number: RO-2010-007-SI-01
Who it affects: Rail infrastructure managers and track maintainers
Status: Adequately addressed

Track Occupancy Authority form ANRF 002

The current TOA form (ANRF 002) does not allow the user to record details of protection measures enacted or whether all persons or work groups within the boundaries of the Track Occupancy Authority have been informed of its existence.

Safety issue details
Issue number: RO-2010-007-SI-02
Who it affects: Rail infrastructure managers and track maintainers
Status: Not addressed

Protection of 'out-of-service' infrastructure

The NSW rules and procedures do not clearly address the requirements relating to protection of ‘out of service’ track infrastructure.

Safety issue details
Issue number: RO-2010-007-SI-03
Who it affects: Rail infrastructure managers and track maintainers
Status: Not addressed
General details
Date: 04 August 2010   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0840 EST   Investigation level: Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Junee    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 18 April 2011    
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Incident  
  Highest injury level: None  

Train details

Train details
Train registration Train 3391N  
Type of operation Freight train  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Junee, NSW  
Destination Junee, NSW  
Last update 14 November 2018