Rail safety investigations & reports

Shunting Accident

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At approximately 1317 Central Standard Time on Wednesday 2 February 2005, a Specialised Container Transport (SCT) employee was seriously injured whilst undertaking shunting operations at the SCT Rail Yards, Regency Park, South Australia.

The investigation found that work procedures allowed a shunter to ride on the end step of a wagon while being shunted and did not require that the driver confirm that the shunter was safe and/or in a safe position before starting a shunt movement.

The report proposes eight recommendations to improve railway operational safety.

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General details
Date: 02 February 2005   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: CSuT    
Location: Regency Park    
State: South Australia    
Release date: 31 March 2006   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Train details

Train details
Train registration T345  
Type of operation Shunting  
Damage to train Nil  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Serious: 1 0 0 1
Total: 1 0 0 1
Last update 23 November 2010