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Summary of accidents reported by all line-haul switching and terminal railroad companies for the month of ...
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United States -- Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
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May 1956-Dec. 1974.
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Issued May 1956-Dec. 1964 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics; Jan. 1965-Oct. 1966 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Railroad Safety and Service; Nov. 1966-Dec. 1974 issued by the Dept. of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
MAY 1956


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANIES

FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1956 AND 1955


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kid f cc tResultingIB n Total persons Total Total -Other Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident Total Resulting i trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers
number casualties --- -- -- -- -- ------ ----- -- ------- ---- ----
___number i to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .................................1956 198 9 15 15 -14 14 1
1955 182 8 1 21 1 21 1 15 1 5 10 5 1
Derailments ................................. 1956 436 13 6 74 1 1 5 753 3 11 3 8 3 54 -1 2 7
1955 341 11 1 26 1 1 25 11 11 -- 5 1 9
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 -
1955 ..- -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 28 -
1955 42 -
Miscellaneous ............................... 1956 110 23 17 18 2 17 16 2 1 2 1 1 1
1955 99 15 16 135 16 13 3 2- I -9
Total I ............................... 1956 772 45 23 107 1 3 22 1c4 5 26 5 22 4 54 1 17 23
1955 664 34 18 60 1 18 59 1 29 1 19 10 13 17 17
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 42 26 18 77 2 18 75 2 2 2 1 1 54 16 19
1955 31 16 14 17 14 17 6 6 --_- -- 14 11
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1956 40 40 40 40 -
1955 31 31 31 30 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1956 27 27 27 27 -- -
1955 27 27 27 25 2 -
Operating locomotives ...........................................1956 29 29 29 28 1 -
1955 41 41 41 4o 1 -
Operating hand brakes............................................. 1956 74 7 664 674 674 -
1955 66 66 66 66 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1956 45 45 45 44 1 -
1955 535 55 33 52 1- -- -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 7 7 7 6 1 -
1955 10 10 10 9 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1956 5 300 2 15 3 285 1 224 213 1 11 2 54 7
1955 7 267 5 13 2 254 1 189 1 182 7 1 57 8
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1956 74 230 4 74 226 5 3 2 1- 4 220
1955 74 198 3 3 71 195 2 2 71 193

Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1956 3 45 42 25 11 30 2 48 1 4 4 6 1 9 21
............ 1955 62 2 8 17 14 25 5 12 1 6 4 6- 9 13

Miscellaneous ..................................................1956 21 524 16 22 5 502 5 407 3 337 2 70 50 3 42
1955Miscellaneous ..................................................12 6 16 6 417 4 327 4 281 46 56 2 2 32

Total 1956 153 1,331 60 66 93 1,265 8 866 4 776 4 90 2 105 4 83 290
Total......................................................1955 155 1148 62 49 93 1,099 10 738 6 673 4 65 1 113 2 82 246
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1956 176 1,438 61 69 115 1,369 13 892 9 798 4 94 2 159 5 100 313
1955 173 1,208 62 50 111 1,158 11 767 7 692 4 75 1 126 2 99 263
1956 1955
Locomotive-miles .......... 101,940,267 99,518,291
Motor train-miles ........ 3,244,158 3,140,718
Total units .............. 105,184,425 102,659,009
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 1.67 13.67 0.12 8.48 0.09 7.59 0.04 0.89 -
....____.__.._____________........... 1955 1.69 11.77 .11 7.47 .07 6.74 .O4 .73 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS...................... ................. 1955 7 822 12 4 810 z 697 7 690 58 1 55
TOTAL NONTRA IN ACCIDENTS .........8.. ....... F I759
1510 715 4 13 6 702 4 586 12 4 574 -2 57 2 59
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 183 2,260 64 81 119 2,179 16 1,589 9 805 7 784 2 159 63 101 368
1955 183 1,923 66 63 117 1,860 15 1,353 7 704 8 649 1 126 59 101 322
Increase Percent ............................................- 17.52 3.03 28.57 1.71 17.15 6.67 17.44 28.57 14.35 12.50 20.80 100.00 26.19 6.78 14.29
1 1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 198,842,673 191,529,279 1956 0.08 7.65 -- -
Casualties per million man-hours 2J/ ....................... 1955 -.07 6.56 .
Increase Percent ............................... 14.29 16.62 ____ ____ ___ __- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 1 255 222
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 92 307 6 92 301 2 7 2 4 3 55 90 239
1955 88 215 5 3 85 212 8 8- 85 204


I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956
Negligence of employees .................................. 271
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 266
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 81
Miscellaneous ............................................ 154
Total ........................................... 772


1955 Percent Decree.se.
253 7.11
231 15.15
56 44.64
124 241
-60 16.27


2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
terminal companies.





UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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U.6. DEPoerromy


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANIES

FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1956 AND 1955

Total acEmployees bn duty
Total accidents Total Total Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident Total Resulting in Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers
I numred KilledieInjureddKilledd InlurddIKilled Inj red led_ In_ ured
to number persons Killed Injured Kille d Injured KilledInj ured illed Injured Killed Injured Killed nJ KU led Injed
Klle [inire
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1956 943 56 20 571 20 571 8 84 8 73 11 11 476 1 11
1955 801 42 2 139 2 139 2 60 2 48 12 73 6
Derailments ................................ 1956 2,265 57 49 434 1 2 48 432 6 81 5 51 1 30 32 322 1 10 28
1955 1,845 61 10 210 2 10 208 2 71 2 4 27 98 8 39
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 -
1955 ..---' .. .. ..
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 141 -
1955 173 -
Miscellaneous ..............................1956 552 114 95 98 5 4 90 94 3 13 3 6 7 4 87 77
1955 441+2 70 58 56 58 56 1 13 1 8 7 57 36
Total I/ ............................... 1956 3,901 227 164 1,103 6 6 158 1,097 17 l 178 16 x130 1 48 43 802 1 98 116
1955 3,261 173 70 405 2 70 403 5 144 3 100 44 178 65 81
#At highway grade crossings,
classifiedabove .............. 1956 189 113 101 149 5 4 96 145 3 7 3 5 2 56 93 82
1955 159 87 62 73 62 73 1 19 1 19 2 61 52
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1956 1 173 1 173 1 173 1 173 .
1955 2 181 2 181 2 181 2 180 1 .
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 1956 2 116 2 116 2 116 108 2 ,8 -
1955 1 110 1 110 1 110 1 89 21 .
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1956 161 161 161 157 -,- 848 ..
1955 2 188 2 188 2 188 2 180 8- -
Operating hand brakes. ...........................................1956 2 365 2 365 2 365 2 362 3 .
1955 1 279 1 279 1 279 1 276 -' 3 .
Operating switches .............................................. 1956 226 226 226 217 9 ..
1955 218 218 218 208 10 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 2 61 2 2 59 2 59 2 54 5 -
1955 2 47 1 2 46 2 46 2 2 +5 1 ..
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1956 16 1,568 8 47 8 1,521 2 1,162 1 1,128 1 34 4 326 2 33
1955 17 1,328 13 52 4 1,276 2 937 2 914 23 1 316 1 23
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ............................ 1956 465 1,486 19 23 446 1463 1 17 11 1 6 2 445 1,444
1955 458 1,458 10 18 448 1,440 1 10 1 10 -- 1 447 1,429
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1956 232 274 174 102 58 172 27 75 13 51 14 24 1 31 96
1955 233 198 166 76 67 122 23 53 8 27 15 26 2 2 42 67
Miscellaneous ..................................................1956 73 2,479 42 60 31 2,419 29 1,883 24 1,609 5 274 2 341 13 182
1955 86 2,238 49 66 37 12,172 28 1,591 19 1,338 1 9 253 2 351 1 16 6 214
Total ...................................................... 1956 793 6,909 23 234 550 6.675 66 4.237 43 3,.870 23 367 6 669 14 478 1,755
1955 802 6,245 238 213 564 6,032 62 3,613 38 3,267 24 346 3 668 3 18 496 1333
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1956 957 8,012 249 240 708 7,772 83 4,415 59 4,000 24 415 49 1,471 15 576 1,871
1955 872 6,650 238 215 634 6,435 67 3,757 43 3,367 24 390 3 846 3 18 561 1,814
1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 498,819,479 476,993,271
Motor train-miles ........ 15,672,672 15,212,314
Total units............. 514,492,151 492,205,585
Casualties per million units ............................... 1956 1.86 15.57 0.16 8.58 0.11 7.77 0.05 0.81 .
1955 1.77 13.51- .14 7.63 .09 6.84 .05 .79 -
TOTAL- NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1956 29 4017 10 66 19 3,951 16 3,189 72 16 1 354 3 408
-,1 0 61 2 316 912 365 1 8 3 808
1955 46 3,794 14 62 3213,732 23 2,9871 75 ,912 1 8 80
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 986 12,029 259 306 727 11,723 99 7,604 59 4,072 40 3,532 49 1,471 369 579 2,279
1955 918 10,444 252 277 66610,167 90 6,744 43 3,442 47 3,302 3 846 4 383 569 2,194
Increase Percent ...................................................... 7.41 15.18 2.78 10.47 9.16 15.30 10.00 12.75 37.21 18.30 *14.89 6.97 I/ 73.88 3.66 1.76 3.87
1956 1955 f
Man-hours (Class I roads). 961,530,409 918,849,918 1956 0.10 7.54 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1955 .- .----- ,-- 09E68 ..- -
Increase Percent .................................... 11.11 10.40 -____ ____
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1916 195
Number of accidents ...... 1,559 1,505
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 566 1,635 24 27 542 1,608 4 24 3 16 1 8 58 538 1,526
1955 520 1,531 10 18 520 1,513 2 29 2 29 3 508 1,481


i/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956
Negligence of employees ................................... 1,325
Defects in or failures of equipment .................... 1,394
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 457
Miscellaneous .......................................... 72
Total ......................................... 3,901


19552 Percent Decrease.
1,141 16.13
1,147 21.53
348 31.32
62 16.00
3 2 61 19.63


2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
terminal companies.
2/ This approximates 1533.33 percent.


Statement No. M-400
MAY 1956




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