Recommendation: 202104-01

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Ref # 202104-01
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Chassis Plate Fracture on General Motors Class 201, Locomotive 224, 7th July 2020
Occurrence Date 07 July 2020

Basis for Recommendation

Entity in Charge of Maintenance (ECM) certification was not gained for all passenger and freight fleets until October 2020. In terms of the structural weld repairs carried out to other rail vehicles prior to the issuing of the ECM certification these fleets that may pose a risk if weld repairs have been carried out to the structure of the vehicle prior to the implementation of ECM. As a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:

Recommendation

Iarnród Éireann Railway Undertaking (IÉ-RU) Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) should review all weld repairs carried out to structures of all rolling stock to assess the risk posed by such weld repairs and mitigate against the failure mode.