Vic rail operator to fight safety charges

 

News article: Vic rail operator to fight safety charges

Rail operator Metro Trains will fight charges it allegedly committed two safety breaches that contributed to the death of a Melbourne teenager at a train station.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I understand what the court is hearing in that Metro allegedly breeched safety what what safety?

Vic rail operator to fight safety charges

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  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
At a guess:
  • Metro permitted (through inadequate training of the Driver) a train to depart even though the TI system indicated the doors were not completely closed.
  • The TI system allowed the Driver to take power even though the doors were not indicating closed, due to the timeout feature of the TI system.
  • The Driver was not trained enough to recognise that the flashing TI lamp indicated that the doors were not closed, but traction power was available.


The ATSB report is available Here
  woodford Chief Commissioner

A couple of comments from woodford................. An opinion piece, you have been warned............

Its impossible to provide for peoples stupiidty,  human stupiity is infinite (Note 1) and its impossible to provide infinite number of solutions.

People in the end are responsible for there own safety

Note 1: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

woodford
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Note 1: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
"woodford"

Or Einstein's other one-liner: "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."

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