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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtimer View Post
    ...this is going to cost more than the wages for a secondman for several years.
    Aaah, yes.....but remember - the cargo consignment was undamaged and is fully recoverable!!

    That alone will help offset the cost of repairs to/replacement of 260+ wagons and several locomotives.
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    What is the cost of recovering the cargo,mixed up as it is with the wreckage of 268 cars,spread all over the map ! Plus cutting up the locos and cars and removing the scrap.Plus the penalty payment for missing the boat...literally.Oh and plus the track repair cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtimer View Post
    What is the cost of recovering the cargo,mixed up as it is with the wreckage of 268 cars,spread all over the map ! Plus cutting up the locos and cars and removing the scrap.Plus the penalty payment for missing the boat...literally.Oh and plus the track repair cost.
    Who cares? BHP-Billiton can afford it.
    So the shareholders get a smaller dividend next June.....so what? A minor hiccup....they'll just have to buy a 60-foot yacht instead of the 75-footer they were thinking of getting.
    And let's not forget the insurance payout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtimer View Post
    What is the cost of recovering the cargo,mixed up as it is with the wreckage of 268 cars,spread all over the map ! Plus cutting up the locos and cars and removing the scrap.Plus the penalty payment for missing the boat...literally.Oh and plus the track repair cost.
    $300 million give or take. Petty change for BHP.

    As Bruce said, in BHP land - who cares?

    No insurance involved Bruce, they simply wear the cost.

    No loss of revenue either, they have stockpiles to last them weeks without a train. An accident like this is well planned for.

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    What about the driver? Will he get fired and sued with careless neglect??

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    Why, it was deemed brake failure!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie_FX View Post
    No insurance involved Bruce, they simply wear the cost.
    Aaaah. Okay - thanks for the clarification on that.
    I s'pose any insurance premium would be as expensive as the cost of replacement, anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    What about the driver? Will he get fired and sued with careless neglect??
    I should hope not....the incident was attributed to mechanical failure, not pilot error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    Aaaah. Okay - thanks for the clarification on that.
    I s'pose any insurance premium would be as expensive as the cost of replacement, anyway!
    Yep.


    They deal with this kind of thing every time a cyclone comes through the area. They're used to it.

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