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The ATSB is investigating the collision between freight train 8279 and truck, at level crossing 5318 near Yalbaroo, Qld on 29 August 2017.

At approximately 0950 (EST) on 29 August 2017 an Aurizon freight train (8279) collided with a truck at level crossing 5318 near Yalbaroo, Queensland. There was one occupant in the truck, the driver, who was fatally injured. The train driver was physically unhurt, and there was only minor damage to the train and fixed infrastructure. The level crossing was controlled by passive warning/stop signs.


General details
Date: 29 August 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0950 EST Investigation phase: Final report: External review 
Location   (show map):Level crossing 5318 near Yalbaroo Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Level Crossing 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Anticipated completion: 3rd Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Train details
Line operator: QRail 
Train operator: Aurizon 
Train registration: 8279 
Type of operation: Freight service 
Sector: Freight 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:Mackay, Qld
Destination:Townnsville, Qld
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Last update 16 August 2018