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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.

General details
Date: 19 August 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1045 WST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):Coonana Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Derailment 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) 
Train operator: Pacific National 
Train registration: 7MP7 
Type of operation: Freight 
Sector: Freight 
Damage to train: Substantial 
Departure point:Melbourne, Victoria
Destination:Perth, Western Australia
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Last update 14 November 2018