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The ATSB is investigating the derailment of coal train near Oakey Qld on 21 July 2017.

At approximately 1600 (EST) on 21 July 2017, a loaded Aurizon coal train (9869) derailed near Oakey Queensland. The incident occurred at an occupational level crossing about 38 track kilometers to the north west of Toowoomba.

Both leading locomotives and 18 of 41 wagons derailed resulting in significant track damage. There were no injuries reported to the ATSB.

General details
Date: 21 July 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1600 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):38 track kilometers north west of Toowooma  
State: Queensland  
 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: July 2018  
Train details
Line operator: Queensland Rail 
Train operator: Aurizon 
Train registration: 9869 
Type of operation: Coal train 
Sector: Freight 
Damage to train: Substantial 
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Last update 25 July 2017