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Lawsuit arising from fatal wheelchair accident at rail crossing settled

October 8, 2019 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONCTON, N.B. _ Three years after a Moncton man in an electric wheelchair was struck and killed by a freight t-ain at a level crossing in the city, a lawsuit stemming from his death has been resolved. Steven Harel’s wheelchair

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Winter tire assessments needed for school buses: train crash investigator

March 15, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Winter tires were not installed on the rear of a school bus that was destroyed after being stuck crossing a railway track in slippery conditions, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a recent report. A bus was picking

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Federal government orders railway company to complete repairs and resume service to Churchill, Man.

October 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government has ordered rail company OmniTRAX Inc. to complete railway repairs and resume rail service within 30 days to Churchill, Man., several months after the only ground transportation to town was flooded. Natural Resources Canada said in a

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Death rate on Canadian fishing vessels a ‘disturbing statistic,’ warns Transportation Safety Board

July 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of aviation accidents reported to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada during the year ending March 31 was nearly 20% lower than the 10-year average, but still “not enough has been done” to reduce the risk of collisions

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Railways need ‘additional physical defences’ to ensure crews follow visual signals: TSB

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is warning of a “persistent risk of serious train collisions or derailments in the event of railway signal indications not being followed.” TSB released Monday its 2016 watch list of key safety issues that