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Federal government to conduct field exercise on response to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail

February 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Transport Canada (TC) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) announced on Friday that they will conduct a field exercise this weekend designed to improve Canada’s response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train carrying flammable liquids,

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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 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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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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Distracted engineer blamed in deadly Amtrak wreck

May 19, 2016 Michael R. Sisak - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails in Philadelphia last year was apparently distracted by word that a train nearby had been hit by a rock, federal investigators concluded Tuesday, pinning most of the blame