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Boggabri viaduct update

Nov 23, 2015News

The RTBU was forced to refer the Boggabri viaduct to the regulator and Safe Work NSW after concerns were raised about the lack of emergency and safety systems in place on the section of track.

Click here to see the previous article about the issue.

Although both Pacific National and Aurizon conducted a joint risk assessment, the Loco Division is still yet to see the coordination plans that incorporate emergency plans and procedures agreed between the parties and that members are supposed to be supplied and trained in.

Additionally, because the line is a private siding and forms part of a mine site, it has been difficult to pin down the responsible overseeing authority to investigate safety breaches as the site comes under the Department of Primary Industries and Comm Care. All these bodies have been engaged and investigation is continuing under the leadership of the rail regulators office.