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Transportation Safety Board reiterates warning of risk of unstable aircraft approaches

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Unstable approaches of airplanes before landing at airports was a factor in two investigation reports released this week by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. TSB – which is independent of Transport Canada – released Tuesday an investigation report into

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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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TSB finds ‘absence of thermal protection’ in flammable liquid tank car contributed to fire after Saskatchewan freight train derailment

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Transportation Safety Board of Canada is warning of a “continued risk” of flammable liquid spills, when tank cars derail, if new standards recommended in 2014 are not “fully implemented in a timely manner.”TSB released Wednesday a report into an investigation

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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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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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Transportation Safety Board warns against ‘single layer of defence’ in managing aviation risk

August 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Some aviation firms “are not effectively managing their safety risks,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada warned Wednesday as it released a report into an incident near Montreal that injured a pilot and three passengers in a Beechcraft King Air

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Canada’s Minister of Transport accelerates phasing out of DOT-111 tank cars

July 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, has issued a protective direction aimed at accelerating the phasing out of DOT-111 tank cars for crude oil service to Nov. 1. Transport Canada (TC) announced on Monday that Garneau had issued Protective Direction

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Feds quietly paid $75M settlement for Lac Megantic victims and to avoid lawsuits

May 2, 2016 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal government quietly spent $75 million to settle with victims and creditors affected by the Lac-Megantic rail disaster – a contribution that also shielded it from lawsuits related to the deadly crash. Former transport minister Lisa Raitt