Aurizon pleads with the public to stay out of the rail corridor
Australia’s largest rail freight operator Aurizon has renewed calls for the public to stay away from the rail corridor after a person was seriously injured falling from a moving coal train near Duaringa in Central Queensland.
Aurizon’s head of Safety, Neil Backer said he was “distressed and exasperated” that members of the public continued to ignore warnings about the dangers of trespassing in the rail corridor.
“Any illegal entry to the corridor is dangerous but climbing onto a train ranks as one of the most risky behaviours of all. We are very troubled by this incident which has clearly had terrible and tragic consequences for the individual involved.”
“The message is simple – stay away from the rail corridor – or you are taking your life in your own hands.”
Police are investigating the incident. Aurizon will assist with these inquiries.