Statistical Summary, Railway Occurrences 2013

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Figure 1. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of rail accidents per year from 2004 to 2013.

In 2004 there were 1413 accidents.
In 2005 there were 1476 accidents.
In 2006 there were 1371 accidents.
In 2007 there were 1320 accidents.
In 2008 there were 1179 accidents.
In 2009 there were 1043 accidents.
In 2010 there were 1074 accidents.
In 2011 there were 1028 accidents.
In 2012 there were 1027 accidents.
In 2013 there were 1067 accidents.

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Figure 2. The figure is a pie chart representing the percentages of rail accidents by type in 2013.

0% of rail accidents in 2013 were main-track collisions.
8% of rail accidents in 2013 were main-track derailments.
18% of rail accidents in 2013 were crossing accidents.
9% of rail accidents in 2013 were non-main-track collisions.
49% of rail accidents in 2013 were non-main-track derailments.
17% of rail accidents in 2013 were other accidents types.

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Figure 3. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of fatalities by type of occurrence from 2004 to 2013.

In 2004, there were 25 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 68 related to trespasser accidents and 8 for the other occurrence types.
In 2005, there were 37 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 64 related to trespasser accidents and 2 for the other occurrence types.
In 2006, there were 28 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 59 related to trespasser accidents and 8 for the other occurrence types.
In 2007, there were 25 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 56 related to trespasser accidents and 3 for the other occurrence types.
In 2008, there were 26 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 47 related to trespasser accidents and 1 for the other occurrence types.
In 2009, there were 19 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 52 related to trespasser accidents and 0 for the other occurrence types.
In 2010, there were 24 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 55 related to trespasser accidents and 2 for the other occurrence types.
In 2011, there were 25 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 45 related to trespasser accidents and 1 for the other occurrence types.
In 2012, there were 30 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 49 related to trespasser accidents and 4 for the other occurrence types.
In 2013, there were 31 fatalities related to crossing accidents, 44 related to trespasser accidents and 52 for the other occurrence types.

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Figure 4. The figure is a bar graph representing the number of serious injuries by type of accident per year from 2004 to 2013

In 2004, there were 50 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 34 related to trespasser accidents and 9 for the other occurrence types.
In 2005, there were 55 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 17 related to trespasser accidents and 6 for the other occurrence types.
In 2006, there were 29 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 28 related to trespasser accidents and 14 for the other occurrence types.
In 2007, there were 21 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 27 related to trespasser accidents and 10 for the other occurrence types.
In 2008, there were 36 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 20 related to trespasser accidents and 8 for the other occurrence types.
In 2009, there were 21 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 16 related to trespasser accidents and 13 for the other occurrence types.
In 2010, there were 28 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 19 related to trespasser accidents and 15 for the other occurrence types.
In 2011, there were 22 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 21 related to trespasser accidents and 9 for the other occurrence types.
In 2012, there were 32 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 21 related to trespasser accidents and 19 for the other occurrence types.
In 2013, there were 27 serious injuries related to crossing accidents, 10 related to trespasser accidents and 2 for the other occurrence types.

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Figure 5. The figure is a bar graph that shows main-track accidents and main-track accident rates per million main-track train miles from 2004 to 2013

In 2004, there were 221 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2005, there were 252 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2006, there were 209 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2007, there were 258 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2008, there were 209 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2009, there were 169 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2010, there were 161 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2011, there were 191 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2012, there were 135 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.
In 2013, there were 180 main-track accidents and a rate of 0 accidents per million main-track train miles.

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Figure 6. The figure is a bar graph showing the number of main-track derailments and the number of main-track collisions from 2004 to 2013

In 2004 there were 5 main-track collisions and 96 main-track derailments.
In 2005 there were 6 main-track collisions and 103 main-track derailments.
In 2006 there were 2 main-track collisions and 83 main-track derailments.
In 2007 there were 9 main-track collisions and 76 main-track derailments.
In 2008 there were 7 main-track collisions and 66 main-track derailments.
In 2009 there were 5 main-track collisions and 39 main-track derailments.
In 2010 there were 4 main-track collisions and 40 main-track derailments.
In 2011 there were 3 main-track collisions and 44 main-track derailments.
In 2012 there were 6 main-track collisions and 34 main-track derailments.
In 2013 there were 4 main-track collisions and 50 main-track derailments.

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Figure 7. The figure is a bar graph showing the number of non-main-track derailments and the number of non-main-track collisions from 2004 to 2013

In 2004 there were 123 non-main-track collisions and 713 non-main-track derailments.
In 2005 there were 98 non-main-track collisions and 758 non-main-track derailments.
In 2006 there were 110 non-main-track collisions and 703 non-main-track derailments.
In 2007 there were 102 non-main-track collisions and 630 non-main-track derailments.
In 2008 there were 91 non-main-track collisions and 570 non-main-track derailments.
In 2009 there were 95 non-main-track collisions and 497 non-main-track derailments.
In 2010 there were 93 non-main-track collisions and 540 non-main-track derailments.
In 2011 there were 88 non-main-track collisions and 488 non-main-track derailments.
In 2012 there were 101 non-main-track collisions and 508 non-main-track derailments.
In 2013 there were 92 non-main-track collisions and 520 non-main-track derailments.
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Figure 8. The figure is a pie chart that shows the breakdown of crossing accidents by type of crossing in 2013

37% of crossing accidents occurred at public passive crossings in 2013.
56% of crossing accidents occurred at public automated crossings in 2013.
6% of crossing accidents occurred at private crossings in 2013.
1% of crossing accidents occurred at farm crossings in 2013.

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Figure 9. The figure is a bar graph with the average number of crossing accidents by province from 2008 to 2012 compared to the results of 2013.

In British Columbia there was an average of 23 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 19 in 2013.
In Alberta there was an average of 44 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 50 in 2013.
In Saskatchewan there was an average of 26 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 37 in 2013.
In Manitoba there was an average of 17 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 19 in 2013.
In Ontario there was an average of 49 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 41 in 2013.
In Quebec there was an average of 24 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 18 in 2013.
In New Brunswick there was an average of 4 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 3 in 2013.
In Nova Scotia there was an average of 2 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 0 in 2013.
In Newfoundland/Labrador there was an average of 2 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 0 in 2013.
In Northwest Territories/Yukon there was an average of 2 crossing accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 1 in 2013.

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Figure 10. The figure is a bar graph with the average number of trespasser accidents by province from 2008 to 2012 compared to the results of 2013

In British Columbia there was an average of 12 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 8 in 2013.
In Alberta there was an average of 7 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 7 in 2013.
In Saskatchewan there was an average of 4 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 2 in 2013.
In Manitoba there was an average of 2 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 2 in 2013.
In Ontario there was an average of 34 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 31 in 2013.
In Quebec there was an average of 12 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 7 in 2013.
In New Brunswick there was an average of 2 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 1 in 2013.
In Nova Scotia there was an average of 1 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 0 in 2013.
In Newfoundland/Labrador there was an average of 0 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 0 in 2013.
In Northwest Territories/Yukon there was an average of 0 trespasser accidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 0 in 2013.

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Figure 11. The figure is a graph showing the number of rail incidents per year from 2004 and 2013

In 2004 there were 257 incidents.
In 2005 there were 245 incidents.
In 2006 there were 220 incidents.
In 2007 there were 223 incidents.
In 2008 there were 216 incidents.
In 2009 there were 207 incidents.
In 2010 there were 188 incidents.
In 2011 there were 233 incidents.
In 2012 there were 235 incidents.
In 2013 there were 218 incidents.

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Figure 12. The figure is a bar graph with the average number of reportable rail incidents by type from 2008 to 2012, compared to the results of 2013

For crew member incapacitated, there was an average of 6 incidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 4 in 2013.
For unprotected overlap of authorities, there was an average of 6 incidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 4 in 2013.
For signal less restrictive than required, there was an average of 2 incidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 1 in 2013.
For runaway rolling stock, there was an average of 12 incidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 10 in 2013.
For movement exceeds limits of authority, there was an average of 111 incidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 96 in 2013.
For main-track switch in abnormal position, there was an average of 7 incidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 7 in 2013.
For dangerous goods leaker, there was an average of 76 incidents per year from 2008 to 2012 compared to 94 in 2013.

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