Recommendation RO-2008-009-SR-031

Recommendation issued to: Pacific National

Recommendation details
Output No: RO-2008-009-SR-031
Date issued: 21 December 2009
Safety action status: Closed - Action Taken
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety issue

Examination of wagon RCPF-31882C revealed a crack on the tread of a wheel on the second axle of the leading bogie. While not contributing to this derailment, if the crack were to develop to such an extent that the wheel tread completely fractured, the risk of derailment would increase significantly.

Safety recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Pacific National takes safety action to address this safety issue.

Initial response
Date issued: 27 April 2010
Response from: Pacific National Line
Response text:

PNL has train examination procedures in place for these items. It is also included in the new version of the Pacific National Wagon Pocket Field Manual

The ATSB is satisfied that the intended action by PNL would adequately address the safety issue.

Last update 05 April 2012