The ATSB is investgating the derailment of train 7MP7 at Coonana, Western Australia on 19 August 2018.
At about 1045 (WST), train 7MP7, travelling from Melbourne to Perth, derailed while passing over the eastern points at Coonana. Two locomotives and three wagons were derailed (including crew van). There was significant track and rolling stock damage. There were no reported injuries.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the crew, examine data inlcuding train logs, signalling logs and voice recordings, as well as examine operational procedures, 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.
|Date:||19 August 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1045 WST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Coonana||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Line operator||Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)|
|Train operator||Pacific National|
|Type of operation||Freight|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Destination||Perth, Western Australia|