Statement from Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey

Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey

My thoughts are with the families, friends and work mates of the rail workers involved in yesterday’s train crash west of Rockhampton.

No one goes to work expecting to not come home, and sadly that happened yesterday.

Tragically, Queensland Rail is mourning the loss of one of its own, and two of the men working alongside him are being treated for injuries.

My thanks to Queensland’s world-class emergency workers who rushed to the scene at Westwood to treat them.

The safety of every Queensland worker is an absolute priority and a thorough investigation into the event will be carried out by Queensland Rail and the independent National Rail Safety Regulator.

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