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The ATSB is investigating the derailment of coal train EF01 near Duaringa, Queensland on 24 January 2018.

At about 1415 on 24 January 2018, 20 loaded coal wagons were derailed, with some left lying on their sides while the locomotive remained on the tracks. No one was injured, but the reciprocal line was blocked.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB on-site team will obtain an engineering report, interview the crew and gather additional information.

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

Should a critical 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.

General details
Date: 24 January 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1415 EST Investigation phase: Final report: Drafting 
Location   (show map):Near Duaringa Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Derailment 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: Aurizon network 
Train operator: Aurizon 
Train registration: EF01 
Type of operation: Coal train (freight)  
Sector: Freight 
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Last update 23 November 2018