The ATSB is investigating the runaway of a rake of loaded freight wagons at Bordertown, South Australia.
On the 23 November 2019, freight service 2122S operated by Bowmans Rail was being shunted on the Bordertown crossing loop. At approximately 1620 CDST, whilst the locomotives were changing ends on a rake of approximately 30 loaded freight wagons, the wagons rolled back into the Bordertown siding. It was reported that the wagons travelled approximately 600m before coming to a stop.
There were no injuries reported.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will examine the rolling stock and track infrastructure layout, interview witnesses, and obtain relevant documentation for analysis. 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:||23 November 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1620 CDST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Bordertown||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2020|
|Train operator||Bowmans Rail|
|Type of operation||Freight|
|Damage to train||Nil|
|Departure point||Bordertown Crossing Loop, South Australia|
|Destination||Port Adelaide, South Australia|