Rail safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Pacific National
|Date issued:||21 December 2009|
|Safety action status:||Closed - Action Taken|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
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.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Pacific National takes safety action to address this safety issue.
|Date issued:||27 April 2010|
|Response from:||Pacific National Line|
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