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Ukrzaliznytsia announced the prevention of a "large-scale accident" on the railway

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Railroad workers discovered a private freight car with falsified parts that could have caused an accident.

Ukrzaliznytsia announced the prevention of a "large-scale accident" on the railway

A car inspector at the Pyatikhatki station found a freight car of a private company with falsified markings, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia reports. This car was taken out of service because it threatened traffic safety and could cause a major accident.

As told in Ukrzaliznytsya, according to the documents, the specified car was built in 2019, but it had all the signs of a longer operation. At the same time, the year of manufacture of the car bogie elements, the manufacturer's code were damaged by welding other numbers. This incident will be investigated.

Also, the incident was reported to the company that owns the carriage, which has already had a similar incident with its car fleet. So, in February 2021, on the Verkhnedneprovsk - Voskoboynya stretch, 8 freight cars derailed due to the breakage of the side frame of the bogie of a private car. The side frame of the carriage bogie was also fake. The incident resulted in millions of dollars in losses and disrupted a number of passenger trains.

Ukrzaliznytsia promised the observer of the cars who discovered this violation for vigilance and conscientious performance of official duties.

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