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Regulator: Canadian railways fail to properly report accidents

from The Globe and Mail

More than 250 rail accidents went unreported by Canadian railways between 2007 and 2013, omissions the country's transportation watchdog says hinder efforts to improve safety on the railroads. The Transportation Safety Board said its audits of rail collisions, derailments and spills at three railways, including the company involved in the Lac-Mégantic disaster of 2013, found carriers failed to follow mandatory reporting requirements by notifying the government of incidents late or not at all. The TSB said it will consider "enforcement action" including fines to address future non-compliance with the reporting requirements. more


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