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At 0554 on 12 December 2017, a fracture was identified on the bogie frame of the 39th wagon of train TM78A. The defect was identified during a roll-by inspection as the train was departing Kooragang Coal Terminal, New South Wales.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into the incident, 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, statements from involved parties and other necessary information. The investigation is continuing.

A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. 

General details
Date: 12 December 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0554 AEST Investigation phase: Examination and analysis 
Location   (show map):Kooragang Coal Terminal Number 3 Departure Rd Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Rolling Stock Irregularity 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 4th Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: ARTC 
Train operator: Pacific National 
Train registration: TM78A 
Type of operation: Freight 
Sector: Freight 
Damage to train: Substantial 
Departure point:Kooragang Coal Terminal, NSW
Destination:Tahmoor, NSW
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Last update 14 November 2018