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New risk management measure mandatory for all Canadian railways

February 12, 2019 Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Canada’s transport minister has ordered the use of handbrakes on all trains stopped on mountain slopes following a deadly derailment earlier this week in the Rocky Mountains. Marc Garneau said in a statement late Friday that the order

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Freight train involved in fatal derailment started on its own: TSB

February 6, 2019 Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY –  A Canadian Pacific freight train parked on a frigid night in the Rocky Mountains began to move on its own before a derailment that killed three workers and sent 99 grain cars and two locomotives hurling off the

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Dozens of freight cars derail in fatal train accident

February 5, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

FIELD, B.C. – A Canadian Pacific freight train fell more than 60 metres from a bridge near the Alberta-British Columbia boundary in a derailment that killed three crew members, a union representative said Monday. The westbound freight jumped the tracks

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Jury selection to begin in Lac-Mégantic train derailment trial

September 11, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

SHERBOOKE, Que. – Jury selection is set to begin today in the trial of three men charged in the rail disaster that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Que. Three ex-railway employees – train driver Thomas Harding, railway traffic controller Richard

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Oil spill cleanup continues at derailed freight train site, CN investigating

July 4, 2017 The Associated Press

PLAINFIELD, Ill. – The effort to clean up 40,000 gallons of crude oil continues south of Chicago where a freight train derailed last week. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Monday the company is investigating the cause and circumstances

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TSB attributes Calgary freight train derailment in part to “likely” fatigue of engineer who had been awake for 23 hours

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is an increased risk of tired railway engineers reporting for duty if a rail operator’s “fatigue management procedures do not provide opportunities for potentially fatigued employees to remove themselves from eligibility for duty without fear of discipline,” the Transportation

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Mandatory locomotive recorder bill ‘addresses a key safety issue,’ says Transportation Safety Board

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to the federal Railway Safety Act mandating recording devices, if passed into law, could provide “essential information” to Transportation Safety Board of Canada staff investigating rail accidents and could help prevent such accidents in the future, TSB suggested Tuesday.

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TSB reiterates call for voice and video recorders on board all locomotives in Canada

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada needs a law requiring on-board cab voice and video recordings in locomotives, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested Tuesday. “On-board voice and video recorders on locomotives would help advance railway safety,” TSB stated in a tweet, reiterating an

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Quebec says Canadian Pacific directly responsible for 2013 Lac-Mégantic damages

October 21, 2016 Giuseppe Valiante - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Canadian Pacific Railway is directly responsible for damages caused when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, according to new allegations recently filed in court by the Quebec government. The railroad was responsible for

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Broken rail led to 2015 train derailment and propane release in northwestern Ontario: TSB

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The complete failure of an already-cracked rail led to the January 2015 derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) freight train carrying dangerous goods near Nipigon, Ont., the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said in an investigation report released

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Toronto freight train derailment on ‘major link’ between Port of Montreal, Central Canada

August 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A collision between two trains Sunday, about 2 kilometres northwest of the Ontario legislature building, on a freight track serving as a “major link” between Western Canada and the Port of Montreal, is under investigation. The Transportation Safety Board of

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PCS re-survey estimates $4.67 billion in insured damage from Fort McMurray wildfire

August 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses arising from the Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire are estimated at $4.67 billion, Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Property Claims Services said in a bulletin this week. The wildfire in May was the most expensive natural catastrophe in Canadian history, when