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 02 December 2019