Updated: 6 January 2020
The investigation into the derailment of train 6MP9 train near Cook, South Australia on 6 January 2019 is continuing.
The report into the investigation is currently in the ‘Final Report: Drafting’ phase. The dynamic and complex nature of investigations means that during the drafting of the report it may be necessary to return to the evidence collection or examination and analysis phases of an investigation. There will often be significant overlap in time between the evidence collection, examination and analysis and final report drafting phases.
ATSB investigators have so far gathered and analysed numerous information sources including:
- an independent examination report on a ruptured wheelset from the occurrence
- relevant industry inspection standards and procedures.
Currently, publication of the final report is anticipated during the second quarter of 2020.
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:||Final report: External review|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd 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|