COR action over Port Adelaide bridge strike

Adelaide Hills trucking firm feels dimension requirement heat over damage to rail infrastructure

July 17, 2012

South Australia Police has taken chain of responsibility action against an unnamed trucking firm over a bridge strike in Port Adelaide.

Police announced on July 5 that a 55-year-old man from Aldgate had been reported for heavy vehicle breaches after the excavator his truck was carrying hit a rail bridge the day before, bringing Port Adelaide commuter train traffic to a standstill and closing Commercial Road.

Now his company is in the frame.

"On Monday,16 July 2012, members of Western Adelaide LSA Traffic Enforcement Section, with the assistance of Heavy Enforcement Group and DPTI Heavy Vehicle Compliance Section, reported an Adelaide Hills company for a ‘liability of operator breach of dimension requirement (over height)’," a statement from South Australia Police says.

"Police wish to take this opportunity to remind everyone who uses road transport for any part of their business that they are part of the chain of responsibility and can be held legally accountable if they cause or contribute to road safety breaches."

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