At 0608 on 18 June 2016, a Sydney Trains track worker (signal maintainer) was struck and fatally injured at Clyde by passing NSW Trains passenger service W510. The track worker was reportedly operating a set of point clips associated with No.63 points when struck.
The ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident, which will be undertaken by officers from the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations, under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. Investigators have commenced collecting evidence and statements from involved parties, which will be analysed and a draft investigation report compiled. The draft report will be forwarded to relevant parties for comment prior to the completion and release of the final report.
A final safety report will be released following the conclusion of the ATSB’s investigation. Should a safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.
|Date:||18 June 2016||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0608 EST||Investigation level:||Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Clyde||Investigation phase:||Final report: Internal review|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Line operator||Sydney Trains|
|Type of operation||Passenger|
|Sector||Passenger - regional|
|Damage to train||Minor|
|Departure point||Lithgow, NSW|
|Destination||Sydney Terminal, NSW|