Transportation Safety Board

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigates occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes of transportation. Incidents will be investigated when there is high probability that an investigation will advance Canadian transportation safety, meaning there is significant potential for reducing future risk to persons, property or the environment.

When notified of an occurrence, the TSB will assess the circumstances to determine if an investigation is warranted; this assessment may involve the deployment of an investigation team to the occurrence site.

During an investigation, the TSB works with all levels of government, transportation companies, equipment manufacturers, and individuals such as survivors, witnesses, next of kin and operators. The TSB also works with coroners and medical examiners, police, fire departments and search and rescue teams. Cooperation is essential for the TSB to carry out its functions.

Further information about the role of the Transportation and Safety Board can be found at:

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