Dangerous Goods: Rail safety in Canada

Michael Pereira, CBC News Last Updated: February 5, 2014

The volume of dangerous goods shipped by rail across Canada has jumped 30 percent in recent years. The boom in petrochemical and crude-oil shipments is raising new challenges.

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt assures Canadians that 99.997% of rail shipments reach their destination safely. Yet, rail companies reported 3774 incidents and accidents to the Transportation Safety Board between 2000 and 2012. Here are details of those occurrences from the TSB's own databse (searchable by rail company, province, and year).



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