Rail safety investigations & reports

Safeworking breach – track machine BC7, Bogan Gate, NSW on 15 August 2011

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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What happened

During track work, the Traffic Officer instructed the Track Machine Operator to travel beyond the limit of the Track Occupancy Authority that had been granted.

Safety message

This occurrence highlights potential for confusion around terminology used in Track Occupancy Authority notices. All track personnel and operators are reminded of the need to ensure they know the limits of their authority before moving vehicles.

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General details
Date: 15 August 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1103   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Bogan Gate    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 26 September 2012   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  
Last update 14 November 2018