Train crash on the great belt: the Lack of lubrication had fatal consequences

Both DB Cargo and vognproducent believes that the other party should have lubricated the locking mechanism that failed in January. According to the Accident i

Train crash on the great belt: the Lack of lubrication had fatal consequences

Both DB Cargo and vognproducent believes that the other party should have lubricated the locking mechanism that failed in January.

According to the Accident investigation board has a lack of maintenance in the form of lubrication had fatal consequences in an accident on the great belt Bridge 2. January of last year.

It was one of the most crucial discoveries, such as the Accident investigation board was able to present on Wednesday. It happened in a report about the cause of the accident, which killed eight people and injured 18.

A trailer tore herself loose, rolled, and cleft a cart on an oncoming passenger train.

the Trailer could come loose, because the maintenance of the locking mechanism that would lock the trailer firmly to the godsvognen, missing a part: Some of the moving parts so that the locking mechanism worked, was not lubricated.

In the Aib report, one can see that both DB Cargo, which had rented godsvognen, and the manufacturer, VTG Rail Europe, have indicated to the other party as responsible for the lubrication.

According to the report, DB Cargo the answer, that the lubrication of the stool was a part of the wagon's maintenance, and therefore a task for VTG Rail Europe.

Opposite writes VTG Rail Europe, that it was not a part of maintenance and therefore a task of the tenant of the carriage - that is, DB Cargo.

According to Bo Haaning from the Accident was the lack of lubrication a major cause of the accident.

He says, that the exposed moving parts has got plenty of care and maintenance. But in the podium with the lock on the godsvognen are also moving parts, which are not visible. Stool must be separated, if these parts should be lubricated. It is, as far as Bo Haaning evaluate, not happened.

- Even if the employees did it according to the requirements, and it looked as if it was locked, so there was a risk that it physically was not locked, as was the case in the great belt.

He says, that the Accident investigation board found several carts in the same freight train which stool on the godsvognen was in the same condition as the carriage, which overturned.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 18:01

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