Recommendation: 202102-01

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Ref # 202102-01
Status Open / In progress
Occurrence Collision between a Bord na Móna Flat Wagon and Kilcolgan Level Crossing Gates, Offaly, 8th June 2020
Occurrence Date 08 June 2020

Basis for Recommendation

Although it is noted that the derailing points at Kilcolgan Level Crossing have now been fitted with automatic derailing points mechanisms; given the risk to road users at other Bord na Móna level crossings, this should be expanded to locations vulnerable to misuse; as a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation

Recommendation

Bord na Móna should identify locations where derailing points are vulnerable to unauthorised movements and provide a means of securing the derailing points at these locations.