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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
United States -- Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Bureau of Railroad Safety and Service
United States -- Federal Railroad Administration
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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.

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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
JULY 1956


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

FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1956 AND 1955 '



___________________________' -^ a.IMr___
Total accidents Employees on duty-'e ,. '. O
Total persons Total Total Other'Passer Travelers not Other
Kind of accident Resulting in trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen on tran trains nontrespassers
number casualties employees or
~~~~____~~~________________m eto persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured tilled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .................................. 1956 177 7 1 20 1 20 1 17 1 15 "'2 1 2
1955 193 18 8 47 8 47 8 32 8 30 2 14 1
Derailments ................................. 1956 435 11 2 89 2 89 17 12 5 63 2 9
1955 459 13 7 105 7 105 2 20 2 16 4 80 5 5
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................. 1956 1 1 3 3 3 3 -
1955 -
Other locomotive accidents .................. 1956 23 1 1 1 1 1 -
1955 38 -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1956 97 12 10 5 10 5 2 2 10 3
1955 94 16 13 19 13 19 3 3 -- 13 16
Total I/ .............................. 1956 733 32 13 118 13 118 1 40 1 31 9 64 12 14
1955 784 47 28 171 28 171 10 55 10 49 6 94 18 22
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 24 12 10 27 10 27 1 1 22 10 4
1955 23 16 17 15 17 15 17 15
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1956 2 37 2 37 2 37 2 37 -
1955 45 45 45 44 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1956 17 17 17 16 1 -
1955 1 22 1 22 1 22 19 1 3 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1956 34 34 34 34 -
1955 51 51 51 51 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1956 76 76 76 73 3 -
1955 1 82 1 82 1 82 1 82 -
Operating switches ............................................... 1956 32 32 32 31 1 -
1955 1 36 1 36 1 36 36 1 -
Coming In contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 23 23 23 23 -
1955 2 11 1 1 11 1 11 1 11 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 1956 7 318 5 24 2 294 2 226 1 219 1 7 62 6
1955 3 324 1 14 2 310 1 236 1 225 11 61 1 13
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. ........................... 1956 74 163 4 2 70 161 2 2 70 159
1955 54 175 1 3 53 172 1 2 1 1 1 52 170
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1956 78 65 70 41 8 24 1 11 7 1 4 7 13
1955 98 73 83 39 15 34 2 16 1 11 1 5 13 18
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1956 16 549 12 21 4 528 4 377 4 306 71 113 1 37
1955 25 578 17 27 8 551 5 383 4 310 1 73 109 8 3 51
Total ....................................................... 1956 177 1,314 91 88 86 1,226 9 835 7 748 2 87 175 1 77 215
..........1955 185 1,397 103 83 82 1,314 13 884 9 790 4 94 170 8 69 252
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1956 190 1,432 91 88 99 1,344 10 875 8 779 2 96 239 1 9 229
1955 213 1.568 103 83 110 1,485 23 939 19 839 4 100 264 8 87 274
1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 93,294,294 101,143,706
Motor train-miles ........ 3,152,283 3,098,617
Total units ............ 96,446,577 104,242,323
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 1.97 14.85 0.10 9.07 0.08 8.08 0.02 1.00 -
-- 1955 2.04 15.04 .22 9.01 .18 8.05 .04 .96 -.- --
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1956 6 854 2 12 4 842 3 714 17 3 597 6 3
1955 6 804 2 12 4 792 4 677 15 4 662 50 65
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................... 1956 196 2,286 93 100 103 2,186 13 1,589 8 796 5 793 239 66 90 292
1955 219 2,372 105 95 114 2,277 27 1,616 19 854 8 762 264 58 87 339
Increase Percent ............................................ *10.50 *3.63 -11.43 5.26 '9.65 *4.00 *51.85 -1.67 -57.89 *6.79 *37.50 4.07 9.4- 13.79 3.I5 V3.86
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 177,901,004 189,047,768 1956 0.07 8.52 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1955 .14i 8.13- .. .
Increase Percent ....................................- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... l 196 185
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 84 190 4 2 80 188 3 3 22 80 163
1955 71 190 1 3 70 187 1 2 1 1 1 69 185


j/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956
Negligence of employees ..................................
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 272
Defects In or Improper maintenance of way and structures 59
Miscellaneous ............................................ 127
Total ............................................. 733.


1255 Percent Decrease.
3215 :12.70
274 0.73
79 025.32
116 9.48
784 6.51


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

















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SUMMARY OF REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANIES
R THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1956 AND 1955

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T a e O T er nTotal Total Epoesndy other Passengers Travelers not Other
n of acden Tot Resulting In Total persons trespassers nontreepassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespasers
V. ^casualties
Sr to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS ^ ^o a?
Collisions ................................. 1956 1,345 71 21 610 21 610 9 116 9 101 15 11 478 1 16
......1955 1,186 78 12 232 12 232 12 117 12 102 15 102 13
Derailments ................................ 1956 3,161 85 55 543 4 4 51 539 7 111i 6 76 1 35 32 387 1 12 40
1955 2,685 92 24 340 3 24 337 6 105 5 69 1 36 184 18 48
Locomotlve-boiler accidents ................ 1956 1 1 3 3 3 -
1955 -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 182 1 1 1 1 1 -
1955 251 -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1956 768 137 113 149 5 4 108 145 3 33 3 9 24 18 105 94
1955 641 99 78 89 78 89 3 22 1 4 82 8 7 75 60
Total 1/............................... 1956 5,457 295 189 1,306 9 8 180 1,298 19 264 18 190 74 43 883 1 118 150
1955 4,763 269 114 661 3 114 658 21 244 18 185 3 59 293 93 121
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............... 1956 243 137 120 194 5 4 115 190 4 11 4 2 78 111 101
1955 212 119 91 100 91 100 1 22 1 22 2 90 76
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1956 4 254 4 254 4 254 4 254 -
1955 2 273 2 273 2 273 2 270 3
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ..................................1956 2 149 -- 2 149 2 149 139 2 10 -
1955 2 155 2 155 2 155 1 1225 5 -
Operating locomotives.. ........................................... 1956 23088 23088 23088 22579 -
1955 3 288 3 288 3 288 3 279 9-
Operating hand brakes. ........................................... 1956 2 509 4332 509 2 509 2 503 6 -
1955 3 433 3 433 3 433 3 429 4 -
Operating switches ..............................................1956 306 306 36 296 10 -
1955 1 298 1 298 1 298 286 1 12 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 65 7 1 3 4 3 639 3 6 0 1 -
.........1955 659 1 1 3 64 3 6 3 69-15

Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1956 27 2,196 16 86 1 2,110 4 1,625 2 1,572 2 53 4 437 3 48
1955 23 1,943 16 80 7 1,863 3 1,381 3 1,338 43 1 437 3 45
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1956 596 1,867 26 34 570 1,833 1 21 13 1 8 2 -569 1,810
1955 591 1,887 13 29 578 1,858 2 13 2 11 2 I 576 1,844
Struck or run over, not at public crossings..................... 1956 385 388 310 177 75 211 33 92 16 63 17 29 1 1 41 118
Struck1955 398 329 298 138 100 191 32 79 11 42 2l 37 2 2 66 110
Miscellaneous................................................... 1956 108 3,544 68 110 40 3,434 37 2,623 30 2,213 7 410 2 530 16 1 265
1955 133 3,278 80 109 53 3,169 38 2,30 25 1,926 13 378 3 517 1 27 11 321
1956 1,127 9,540 420 409 707 9,131 86 5,90o 57 5,368 29 536 6 969 1 17 614 2,241
Total......................................................1955 1,160 8,949 408 357 752 8,592 89 5,287 53 ,769 518 4 95 29 656 2,321
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ ..19 56 1,316 102,846 9 1 8 10,429 105 6,16 7 5 4 610 9 T 8 73 2,391
1955 1,274 9,610 408 360 866 9,250 110 5,531 71 4,954 39 577 4 1,248 3 29 749 2,42
1956 1955
Locomotlve-miles .......... 691,414,952 677,820,574
Motor traln-miles ........ 21,969,74 21,459,794
Total units .............. 713,384,426 699,280,368
Casualties per million units ............................... 1956 1.84 15.20 0.1 8.65 0.11 7.79 0. o 0.86 -
1955 1.82 13.74 .1 7.91 .10 7.08 .06 .83 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ........................................ 1956 45 5,706 14 92 31 5,614 25 4 60 100 2 173 460 8^53.
1955 56 5,402 19 89 37 5,313 28 4,333 -1 107 28 4,226 466 514
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 190 1,361 16,552 3 509 918 16,043 130 10,77 75 5,65 ,13 9 ,z t 737 2,922
1955 Ij330 15,012 427 449 903 14,563 138 9,864 71 5,O61 67 4,803 4 1,248 4 495 757 2,956
Increase Percent ............................................ 2.33 10.26 3.75 13.36 1.66 10.16 *5.80 9.20 5.63 11.80 *17.91 6.45 3/ 48.40 *50.00 0.61 *2.64 *1.15
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,330,087,629 1,303,785,0871 1956 .- 0.10 7-72 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1955 .... .10 7 .O8 .....
Increase Percent .......................................... -44 9.0 __ __ __
CIH I a s a l t iE R S 3 N p e r i l l i n T Bma n h o u r s______/. . 1 9 5 5________-______-__-_-__. 10__ __ _j _____j______________ _________________ H ____
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 1,978 1,942
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........1956 716 2,061 31 38 685 2,023 5 3 4-2210 i 80 680 1,911
1955 682 1,987 13 29 669 1,958 3 3 3 33 2 -36661,920


_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 19S6 1%5
Negligence of employees .................................... 13
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 1,956 1,681
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 592 488
Miscellaneous ................................................ 996 862
Total .....................................................4,763


Percent .- Decrease.
16.36
21.31
7


2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, Including switching and
terminal companies.
3/ This approximates 1125.00 percent.


(7 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Subject tor 31262088508683 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
JULY 1956




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