2011 December Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

December 2011 Report—Chapter 1

Exhibit 1.2—Reportable accidents from 2007–10 involving dangerous goods by mode and phase of transport

This pie chart shows the number of reportable accidents from 2007–10 involving dangerous goods by mode and phase of transport. Mode of transport means how the goods are transported, that is, by air, rail, road, or sea. Phase of transport means whether the goods were actually in transit or not.

Out of a total of 1,526 reportable accidents, 1,070 occurred when goods were not in transit. “Not in transit” accidents may take place at facilities where the goods are handled, unloaded, or stored. Accidents that occurred in transit included 416 road accidents, 27 rail accidents, and 13 air accidents. There were no marine accidents.

Accidents involving dangerous goods are reportable when the quantity of dangerous goods released exceeds the amount listed in the table contained in Part 8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

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