Rail safety issues and actions

Wheel inspection processes

Issue number: RO-2015-015-SI-01
Who it affects: All owners and operators of heavy haul freight wagons
Issue owner: Pacific National
Transport function: Rail: Freight
Background: Investigation Report RO-2015-015
Issue release date: 30 June 2016

Safety issue description

The wheel inspection processes and systems were not effective in detecting surface damage or cracks on the R4 wheel on wagon NHIH97081 prior to the wheel failure.

Last update 02 December 2019