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Appendices

Appendix A
Transportation Safety Statistics

The following table presents the statistics on transportation occurrences by mode, including comparisons with the five-year average. Taking into account the level of activity in each mode, the accident rates for 2003 continue to exhibit a general downward trend.

Transportation Occurrences by Mode - 2003 versus Previous Five-Year Average (1998-2002)
  Marine Pipeline Rail Air
Accidents
2003 546 20 1030 372
2002 485 20 984 323
Five-Year Average 537 20 1062 380
Fatalities
2003 18 0 79 75
2002 28 0 96 63
Five-Year Average 34 0 98 131
Incidents
2003 221 38 295 834
2002 174 35 303 865
Five-Year Average 201 35 345 783

The following table presents data on accident rates by mode for the current year, as well as the five-year average. Keeping in mind that each has its own inherent limitations, these aggregate measures of activity provide a general point of reference.

Accident Rates in Transportation - 2003 versus Previous Five-Year Average (1998-2002)
  Marine1 Pipeline2 Rail3 Air4
Accidents
2003 2.7 1.5 11.5 7.8
2002 3 1.6 11 7.4
Five-Year Average 3.2 1.7 11.9 8.3

1 Canadian-flag shipping accidents for vessels of 15 grt or more (excluding passenger vessels, passenger ferries and fishing vessels)per 1,000 movements.
2 Per exajoule.
3 Accidents other than crossing or trespasser accidents which occur on a main track or spur per million main-track train miles.
4 Canadian registered aircraft accidents (excluding ultralights, gliders, balloons and gyrocopters) per 100,000 hours.

Appendix A Figure 1 - Canadian Flag Shipping Accident Rates 1994-2003

Appendix A Figure 1. Canadian Flag Shipping Accident Rates 1994-2003[D]appa1

Appendix A Figure 2 - Canadian Railway Main-Track Accident Rates 1994-2003

Appendix A Figure 2. Canadian Railway Main-Track Accident Rates 1994-2003[D]appa2

Appendix A Figure 3 - Canadian Registered Aircraft Accident Rates 1994-2003

Appendix A Figure 3. Canadian Registered Aircraft Accident Rates 1994-2003[D]appa3

More comprehensive information is available on the TSB web site or in Chapter 4 of the Transportation in Canada 2003: Annual Report published by Transport Canada.


Appendix B
Links to Other Organizations
Involved in Transportation Safety

More information on transportation safety in Canada is available from other federal government agencies who play a role in this area. The Internet links for the main organizations are as follows:

More information on transportation safety in selected countries is available on the following Internet sites:

United States

Australia

France

United Kingdom

International

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