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At about 1620 (WST), Rio Tinto train ND575 derailed on the East Main Tom Price line (234.5 track km). The train was empty when the front 58 wagons of the 236 wagon consist derailed.

The ATSB has initiated an investigation into the derailment under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The investigation is continuing.

General details
Date: 15 December 2015 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1720 WST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):near Tom Price  
State: Western Australia  
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: January 2018  
Train details
Line operator: Rio Tinto 
Train operator: Rio Tinto 
Train registration: ND575 
Type of operation: Iron Ore 
Sector: Freight 
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Last update 04 October 2017