Thomas Anderson 1990

Thomas Anderson received fatal injuries while performing duties as a shunter on the Isa lease near the Gardenia Gate crossing.

This accident claimed the life of Thomas Douglas Lawrence Anderson


  • All persons involved with shunting operations must become conversant with the new rules as stated in the 1990 shunters handbook.
  • The switch system for warning lights should be upgraded by installing a fall safe system similar to a track circuit system currently operated by the Queensland Railways; and
  • For emergency procedures in the event of power failure a shunter shall walk in front of the locomotive or leading vehicle to protect road traffic.