CER oversight of recent incidents

We work hard to prevent any incident from happening. Whether it’s through an inspection, education about safety culture, or a technical review of an application, our job is to check that companies have everything they need in place to keep everyone safe. If an incident still occurs, our priority is to ensure that a company’s response protects people and the environment.

If needed, we may:

Recent incidents

Below are incidents that have been immediately reported to us over the last two years, where the CER has actively responded and provided public updates on our actions.

We’ve gathered them to help you get a clear picture of what we are doing to ensure public safety and protect the environment. Details on all incidents reported to us, and our actions, can be found in our safety performance dashboard or in our reports on compliance and enforcement.

Incidents

Date
(yyyy-mm-dd)

What happened

Location

Company / Line

Latest update

Enforcement actions
(if applicable)

2022-09-01 Serious Injury Fairview, AB NGTL, North Corridor Expansion Project

Incident: NGTL North Corridor Project – Serious Injury – Sept 1/22 – UPDATE #1

 

2022-08-25

Serious Injury

Caroline, AB

NGTL, Edson Mainline

Incident: NGTL Edson Mainline – Serious Injury – August 25, 2022

 

Understanding what happened

After an incident, we need to find out what caused it. We also need to understand and act upon what we find out. Our goal is to make sure that we avoid a repeat of any incident. So, this is an important step for us, and one that we take very seriously.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) may also choose to investigate the causes of an incident affecting infrastructure we regulate. In these circumstances, the TSB becomes the lead federal agency investigating the cause and contributing factors. Our inspectors and technical staff work closely with the TSB during their investigation. However, the analysis and regulatory oversight we do during a TSB investigation is our own and is focused on preventing the incident from happening again.

Need information on an incident

For information or reports on earlier regulatory work done related to an incident, email info@cer-rec.gc.ca or contact the CER Library.

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