Update: 21 January 2020
The investigation into the derailment of freight train 6BM9 at Creighton, Victoria on 21 January 2019 is continuing.
The report from the investigation is currently in the ‘Final report: Drafting’ phase.
After this phase, final ATSB investigation reports undergo a rigorous internal review process to ensure the report adequately and accurately reflects the evidence collected, analysis, and agreed findings of the Safety Factor Review. Final investigation reports also undergo other technical and administrative reviews to ensure the reports meet relevant standards for transport safety investigations.
The ATSB is investigating the Derailment of freight train 6BM9 at Creighton, Victoria on 21 January 2019.
A SCT Logistics freight train from Bromelton (Queensland) to Laverton (Victoria), derailed at Creighton, Victoria at about 1540 on 21 January 2019. The train consisted of two locomotives and 31 wagons. The track was severely damaged, the train sustained minor damage and there were no injuries.
This investigation is being led by the Office of the Chief Investigator, Transport Safety (CITSV). CITSV conducts rail investigations in Victoria on behalf of the ATSB under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
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:||01 April 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1540 AEST||Investigation level:||Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Creighton||Investigation phase:||Final report: Drafting|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2020|
|Line operator||Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)|
|Train operator||SCT Logistics|
|Type of operation||Freight Service|
|Damage to train||Minor|
|Departure point||Bromelton, Queensland|