The ATSB is investigating the derailment of train 6MP9 train near Cook, South Australia on 6 January 2019.
At approximately 0635 local time, SCT Logistics train 6MP9, travelling from Melbourne to Perth, derailed the lead wheelset on the 36th wagon, which was found to have fractured. Some track damage occurred as a result. There were no injuries.
The ATSB is investigating the circumstances contributing to the derailment, including a detailed examination of the fractured wheel and a review of any associated, relevant maintenance history and procedures.
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 relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken.
|Date:||06 January 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0635 CSuT||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Cook (Fisher-Thomair section)||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2020|
|Line operator||Australian Rail Track Corp. (ARTC)|
|Train operator||SCT Logistics|
|Damage to train||Unknown|
|Departure point||Melbourne. Victoria|
|Destination||Perth, Western Australia|