Investigation number
Occurrence date
Lehmans Road, Evandale
Report status
Investigation level
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Examination and analysis
Investigation status
Highest injury level
Anticipated completion

The ATSB is investigating an accident involving a track-mounted excavator at Evandale, Tasmania, on the morning of 20 July 2022.

Workers were conducting track maintenance on Tasmania’s South Line when a track-mounted excavator toppled onto its side while lifting a rail maintenance trailer. The vehicle’s operator was fatally injured, and another worker sustained minor injuries.

The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include examination of the accident site and wreckage, and the collection of other relevant evidence, including interviews with key involved parties and witness reports.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.

 A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.