Pipeline occurrence datasets from January 1979

With a view to advancing transportation safety, the TSB is publishing data from its Pipeline Occurrence Database System (PODS) on reportable accidents and incidents (which together are called occurrences) for use by industry and the public. The TSB gathers these data in the course of its investigations and uses them to analyze safety deficiencies and identify risks in the Canadian transportation system.

Accidents and incidents are reported in accordance with the TSB Regulations that were in effect at the time of the occurrence.

Accident and incident data prior to 1990 are provided on an as-is basis, as they were not collected by the TSB.

Content of the datasets

Some data collected by the TSB and recorded in PODS will be excluded from the public database to protect third-party, personal and privileged information, in accordance with the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, the Privacy Actand the Access to Information Act.

The data in text fields are provided in English and in French, while free-text fields contain data in the language in which they were entered. Some of the data in these datasets are from sources not subject to the Official Languages Act and are therefore available only in the language in which they were provided.

Data dictionary

The data are described in the data dictionary for this dataset, which is available in CSV [20 kb].

Release schedule

The PODS datasets are released on or soon after the 15th of each month, and contain data from January 1979 to the last day of the month preceding their release.


The datasets are for information purposes only. The user of the data assumes all responsibilities for its use and for verifying their completeness and accuracy for both critical and non-critical uses and applications.

The data in PODS have been collected by the TSB from third-party sources believed to be reliable. As many occurrences are not formally investigated by the TSB (see the Occurrence Classification Policy), information pertaining to some occurrences may not have been validated. Consequently, these datasets are provided on an as-is basis, and the TSB does not warrant their quality, accuracy, reliability, or completeness.

In no event will the TSB be liable for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or other damages, however caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of any data contained in these datasets. If you find any errors, please report them to communications@bst-tsb.gc.ca.

The datasets

The datasets are published in 2 tables in CSV format.

A blank cell in these tables indicates that this field is not applicable or is not populated.

  • Pipeline occurrences

    This table includes the date, time, location, and description of the occurrence, the pipeline operator, notification details, the number of injuries or fatalities, and product released.
    [CSV file 3.5 MB]

  • Injuries

    This table contains data on the number and severity of injuries directly resulting from the operation of the pipeline.
    [CSV file 3 KB]

Date modified: