Evaluation of Risk Associated with Stationary Dangerous Goods Railway Cars

The objectives of this project were to undertake a detailed review of train collisions and derailments in North America involving stationary railway cars containing dangerous goods, evaluate the risk of hitting stationary dangerous goods railway cars on a siding next to a main line, and provide recommendations to mitigate the associated risks. This study focused on the frequency of occurrence rather than the consequences aspect of risk. In order to address the study objectives, it was necessary to develop a database of post-accident dispersion of railway cars. Equations were developed to assess frequency of occurrence and post-accident dispersion. Hypothetical sites were assessed for risk at a site-specific level and at a system-wide level. Conclusions and recommendations are made with respect to the content of standards dealing with the handling of stationary dangerous goods railway cars.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 1 v, 61p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2007 9:05AM