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Supreme Court to consider disclosure of cockpit voice recordings in aviation accident lawsuits

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments, from federal aviation accident investigators, that cockpit voice recordings should not be made available to personal injury plaintiffs who are trying to sue an airline over an accident in Halifax. On March

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Wildfire in Lytton, B.C. a ‘wake-up call’ to take precautions: safety board

July 15, 2021 Camille Bains - THE CANADIAN PRESS

A wildfire in Lytton, B.C., during historically high temperatures points to a serious need to prevent similar occurrences, says the chairwoman of the Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the possibility that a freight train could have been linked to

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TSB calls for mandatory emergency position indicating radio beacons on fishing boats

March 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated this week a 16-year-old recommendation that the federal government require emergency position indicating radio beacons or similar devices for certain small fishing vessels. In an investigation report released in 2000, TSB recommended that

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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

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Response to marine emergency ‘uncoordinated’ after intoxicated passenger fell overboard: TSB

September 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The response by a vessel crew to an intoxicated passenger falling overboard was “uncoordinated” because the emergency signal to initiate the man overboard procedures was not sounded,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada noted in a report released Thursday. TSB