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TSB reiterates call for federal regulator to audit safety management systems of Canada’s railways ‘in sufficient depth and frequency’

July 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite efforts by Transport Canada to audit safety management systems of federally-regulated railways, the risk associated with weak railway safety management systems is sufficient to warrant continued involvement from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the board suggested Tuesday. In

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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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TSB reiterates call for ‘more robust tank cars’ on freight trains hauling flammable liquids

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is reiterating its call for railways to ship flammable liquids in “more robust tank cars” after an accident near Edmonton that resulted in the spill of more than 80,000 litres of flammable styrene monomer.

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Transport Canada urged to ‘identify appropriate mitigating strategies’ to reduce severity of derailments involving dangerous goods

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal transport department should study the factors involved in severity of train derailments involving dangerous goods, Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Thursday. TSB – a separate organization from Transport Canada that investigates rail, aviation, marine and pipeline incidents

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Canadian railways need ‘physical fail-safe capabilities’ to reduce collision risk: TSB

January 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated Wednesday its recommendation for “additional physical defenses” on railways in case crews fail to obey signals. On Sept. 6, 2015, a Canadian Pacific freight train enroute from Revelstoke, B.C. to Saskatchewan hit a