The ATSB is investigating a safeworking irregularity near Flemington, NSW, on 3 September 2018.
At approximately 1130 Sydney Trains passenger service 45-E was travelling on the Up Suburban Line towards Flemington Station when the driver observed track workers in the danger zone. The driver applied the train's brakes and the workers were able to reach a safe place before the train passed their location. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The track workers had entered the danger zone before confirming they were protected under Lookout Working, which uses lookouts as the only safety measure.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB 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.
|Date:||03 September 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1130 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Flemington||Investigation phase:||Examination and analysis|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Expected completion:||2nd Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||None|
|Line operator||Sydney Trains|
|Train operator||Sydney Trains|
|Type of operation||Passenger service|
|Sector||Passenger - metropolitan|
|Damage to train||Nil|
|Departure point||Leppington, NSW|
|Destination||Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW|