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.
TAIC inquiries are continuing as normal. All Transport Accident Investigation Commission staff are working remotely, where necessary via telephone and online conferencing. Please follow the link further information.
Two broken springs caused ATR passenger aircraft to divert and make emergency landing. Little damage, no injuries.
Media release: The fire on the fishing trawler Dong Won took hold because the fire alarm did not sound, the crew’s initial firefighting was inefficient; and the ship was exempt from and did not comply with current structural fire protection standards. On any such vessels, the crew may not be as safe as they would be on a newer vessel constructed to newer standards. TAIC recommendations address the key issues.
Transport Accident Investigation Commission chief executive Lois Hutchinson has been recognised for outstanding safety leadership by the Australian Institute of Health and Safety. The institute’s first ever international honorary fellowship recognises Ms Hutchinson’s successful leadership of TAIC to improve transport safety in New Zealand and internationally.