The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its 2013 statistics for marine, pipeline, railway and aviation occurrences in Canada. In 2013, a total of 3,395 accidents and incidents were reported to the TSB, an increase of 3% from 2012. The number of fatalities also rose in 2013, largely due to the 47 deaths in the Lac-Mégantic incident. Highlights:
- There were 305 marine accidents reported in 2013, a 6% increase over 2012.
- The pipeline industry reported 11 accidents in 2013, up from 7 in 2012.
- A total of 1,067 rail accidents were reported in 2013, a 4% increase from 2012. Accidents involving dangerous goods also increased, with 144 in 2013, up from the 2012 total of 119.
- In the aviation industry, 275 accidents were reported to the TSB in 2013, a 5% decrease from the 2012.