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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.

General details
Date: 03 September 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1130 EST Investigation phase: Evidence collection 
Location   (show map):Flemington Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Safe Working Irregularity/Breach 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: None 
Train details
Line operator: Sydney Trains  
Train operator: Sydney Trains 
Train registration: 45-E 
Type of operation: Passenger service 
Sector: Passenger - metropolitan 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Leppington, NSW
Destination:Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
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Last update 14 November 2018