WorkSafe investigates Wallan train death

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the death of the 49-year-old train pilot who died after a Sydney-Melbourne passenger train derailed on Thursday night.
News article published

Wednesday 26 Feb 2020

It is believed he boarded the NSW operated service at Kilmore East to escort the train through a section of track where automated signalling was not in operation.

The train’s 54-year-old ACT-based driver also died in the Wallan incident.

The death brings the state’s workplace fatality toll to eight for 2020, three more than at the same time last year.