Rail safety investigations & reports

Track Worker Fatality at Clyde, NSW, on 18 June 2016

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress
Phase: Final report: Internal review Read more information on this investigation phase


At 0608 on 18 June 2016, a Sydney Trains track worker (signal maintainer) was struck and fatally injured at Clyde by passing NSW Trains passenger service W510. The track worker was reportedly operating a set of point clips associated with No.63 points when struck.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident, which will be undertaken by officers from the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations, under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003. Investigators have commenced collecting evidence and statements from involved parties, which will be analysed and a draft investigation report compiled. The draft report will be forwarded to relevant parties for comment prior to the completion and release of the final report.

A final safety report will be released following the conclusion of the ATSB’s investigation. Should a 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.

General details
Date: 18 June 2016   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 0608 EST   Investigation level: Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Clyde   Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review  
State: New South Wales    
  Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Fatal  
Anticipated completion: 2nd Quarter 2019    

Train details

Train details
Line operator Sydney Trains  
Train registration W510  
Type of operation Passenger  
Sector Passenger - regional  
Damage to train Minor  
Departure point Lithgow, NSW  
Destination Sydney Terminal, NSW  
Last update 20 March 2019