Panama’s inquiry into the loss in the South China Sea of the Gulf Livestock 1 is receiving assistance from TAIC. Under international protocols, investigations into accidents on the high seas fall to the vessel’s flag state – in this case, Panama.
TAIC has opened an inquiry into the causes and circumstances of a the accident involving a railway locomotive and a school bus between Palmerston North and Bunnythorpe. The bus driver was fatally injured as a result of the accident. It is reported that the level crossing was protected with flashing lights and bells. TAIC calling for witnesses.
The Gulf Livestock 1 accident occurred on the high seas. International protocols governing investigations in this situation fall to the vessel’s flag state – Panama. TAIC has been in touch with Panama to offer assistance if required.
New TAIC inquiry: Bulk carrier Funing-9690913, departing Tauranga harbour, in main channel, when it lost power, dropped anchors, was assisted by tugs. No pollution nor injuries reported.
TAIC report: On a ship loading logs, a seaman was fatally injured, hit by equipment recoiling when wire snapped. Crew lacked guidance on hazards & safe working. Operator’s safety management system lacked safety assessment.
New TAIC report. A factory trawler worker died on becoming trapped in machinery. Safety for machinery operators depends on everyone understanding how a piece of machinery works; how people work with it; and thinking about the hazards.
A recreational jet boat with four people on board crashed on a gravel river bar. One passenger died; two others hospitalised. Risk factors: insufficient planning; insufficient daylight; too much speed and too much alcohol. TAIC is calling for more data collection on alcohol impairment, and new legislation or rules to prohibit people in safety-critical roles being impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Aviation TAIC final report: Robinson R22 impact with Terrain passenger aircraft landing gear failure April 2017
Circumstances of this fatal helicopter crash into dense forest included: risky take-off towards and over treetops; old worn engine lacked power; and aircraft not airworthy. Also private pilot licence conditions breached (flying for payment or reward). Lessons about obeying Civil Aviation Rules; reporting concerns; CAA monitoring of nominally private aviation participants
TAIC is inquiring into the accident involving a Pacific Aerospace Cresco topdressing aeroplane that impacted terrain on 24 April 2020
TAIC has opened an inquiry into a rail accident today (24 April 2020) in which a freight train collided with a hi-Rail vehicle at about 1505, on the main south-line between Milton and Henley, near Dunedin.