About the TSB
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is an independent agency that advances transportation safety by investigating occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes of transportation.
Roller bearing failure and subsequent burnt-off axle journal contributed to 2013 derailment near Sudbury, Ontario
Data review identifies discrepancies: TSB reminds railways to be more diligent in reporting occurrences
Fog and reliance on inaccurate predicted vessel positions contributed to 2014 grounding on Fraser River, British Columbia
Lack of direct supervision and misapplication of safety critical operating procedures contributed to a 2013 fatal rail accident in Saskatchewan
TSB deploys a team of investigators to the site of an accident where a school bus was struck by a GO train in Mississauga, Ontario
Main-track derailment, Canadian Pacific Railway, freight train 119-01 at mile 112.70, Parry Sound Subdivision, Wanup, Ontario on 02 June 2013Released on
On 02 June 2013, at about 1000 Eastern Daylight Time, Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 119-01 was proceeding northward at 35 mph when 6 cars (including 12 car bodies and 20 containers) derailed. Some of the derailed cars struck the railway bridge that traversed the Wanapitei River (Mile 112.80 on the Parry Sound Subdivision) near Wanup, Ontario. As a result of the impact, the bridge collapsed and 7 containers, some carrying dangerous goods, fell into the river. Two containers sunk to the bottom of the river and the other 5 containers remained afloat. There were no injuries, and no dangerous goods were released.
On 25 January 2014, at 2156 Pacific Standard Time, the container vessel Cap Blanche grounded within the buoyed channel in the Steveston Bend, British Columbia. The vessel was under the conduct of a pilot and was in reduced visibility due to fog. The Cap Blanche was refloated approximately 30 minutes after the grounding. There was minimal damage, there were no injuries, and no pollution occurred.
Employee fatality, Canadian National Railway, Train L586 41-18 at Mile 61.0, Tisdale Subdivision, Tisdale, Saskatchewan on 18 November 2013Released on
On 18 November 2013, Canadian National Railway freight train L586 41-18 was switching into the Murphys interchange track at Mile 61.0 of Canadian National Railway's Tisdale Subdivision, near Tisdale, Saskatchewan. At about 1818 Central Standard Time, during the hours of darkness, while reversing westward at approximately 12 miles per hour, the train struck and seriously injured a conductor trainee. The employee was transported by ambulance to hospital, but succumbed to his injuries during transport.
Collision of Bulk carrier Heloise and tug Ocean Georgie Bain at the Port of Montréal, Quebec on 03 August 2013Released on
On 03 August 2013 at approximately 2059 Eastern Daylight Time, the bulk carrier Heloise and the tug Ocean Georgie Bain collided while transiting the St. Lawrence River near section 76 in the Port of Montréal, Quebec. There was no pollution, and there were no injuries, but the tug sustained damage.