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MAP: 44 train derailments on main tracks not reported by CN

Transportation authorities noticed in 2005

Last Updated: Dec. 4, 2013

CBC News has discovered that CN Rail did not report hundreds of accidents to authorities, including several dozen derailments on main tracks.

In 2005 the Transportation Safety Board’s director of rail investigations says that he noticed discrepancies in CN’s derailment statistics compared to other companies.

The TSB says it discovered more than 1,800 unreported accidents from 2001 until 2007. CN said it resulted from a disagreement over the rules for reporting minor derailments which leave it up to companies to determine whether the accident "affects safe operations." CN says the issue has been resolved to the TSB's satisfaction.

Source: Transportation Safety Board

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