ATSB releases first BHP derailment report

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its preliminary findings on a November 2018 derailment of a runaway BHP train in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

ATSB releases first BHP derailment report ATSB releases first BHP derailment report ATSB releases first BHP derailment report ATSB releases first BHP derailment report ATSB releases first BHP derailment report

Aerial imagey of train wreckage and track damage at Turner South. Photo: BHP, annotated ATSB

According to the report, there was a lost communication line on train M02712 on November 5 between the locomotive and the combined end of train monitor (CEOT), which triggered an automated 120%