Rail safety issues and actions

Low rim thickness

Issue number: RO-2015-015 SI-02
Who it affects: All owners and operators of heavy haul freight wagons.
Issue owner: Pacific National
Operation affected: Rail: Freight
Background: Investigation Report RO-2015-015
Date: 30 June 2016

Safety issue description

Despite a number of incidents, Pacific National did not take adequate action, before the derailment, to reduce the risk of wheel defects, especially in light of previously identified contributors such as low rim thickness. 

Last update 30 June 2016