BHP derails 268-car Pilbara iron ore train which travelled 92km without driver

Original article by Peter Milne
The West Australian – Page: Online : 6-Nov-18

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will investigate an incident on 5 November in which BHP Billiton lost control of a train carrying iron ore from Newman to Port Hedland. The train travelled for 92km without anyone on board after the driver alighted to inspect a wagon. BHP was forced to deliberately derail the train about 120 km from Port Hedland. The company has suspended all of its train operations in the Pilbara pending the outcome of the investigation.

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