At 0554 on 12 December 2017, a fracture was identified on the bogie frame of the 39th wagon of train TM78A. The defect was identified during a roll-by inspection as the train was departing Kooragang Coal Terminal, New South Wales.
The ATSB has commenced an investigation into the incident, 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, statements from involved parties and other necessary information. The investigation is continuing.
A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.
|Date:||12 December 2017||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0554 AEST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Kooragang Coal Terminal Number 3 Departure Rd||Investigation phase:||Examination and analysis|
|State:||New South Wales|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Expected completion:||1st Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||None|
|Train operator||Pacific National|
|Type of operation||Freight|
|Damage to train||Substantial|
|Departure point||Kooragang Coal Terminal, NSW|