A short circuit on Washington’s Metrorail system that caused thick smoke to fill a stranded train, killing one passenger and injuring 91 people on Jan. 12, 2015, was the result of WMATA failing to follow its own safety procedures and inadequate safety oversight by the Tri-State Oversight Committee and the Federal Transit Administration, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board.
A team of investigators and scientists brought a long search to an end yesterday when they located the voyage date recorder of the cargo ship El Faro in the Bahamas. The device was found about 41 miles (36 nautical miles) northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, in 15,000 feet of water.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued two safety recommendations Tuesday to physically separate lithium batteries from other flammable hazardous materials stowed on cargo aircraft and to establish maximum loading density requirements that restrict the quantities of lithium batteries and flammable hazardous materials.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released preliminary aviation accident statistics for 2014 today showing a slight increase in fatal general aviation accidents, which increased from 222 in 2013 to 253 in 2014.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) yesterday announced a new pipeline safety management system standard that was created with engagement and guidance from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and other key stakeholders.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed new requirements to strengthen Federal pipeline safety regulations related to pipeline accident and incident notification.
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart opened his speech at Safety 2015 by thanking the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) for supporting two important initiatives: changing the impaired driving limit from .08 to .05, and banning the use of personal electronic devices while driving.
Residents of the tiny town of Heimdal, North Dakota and people on surrounding farms were evacuated yesterday after a BNSF train carrying crude oil derailed, causing ten cars to become engulfed in flames.