Summary of accidents reported by all line-haul switching and terminal railroad companies for the month of ...

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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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v. : ill. ; 28 x 41 cm.
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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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Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
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Washington, D.C

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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
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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TRAIN ACCIDENTS
................................. 1956
1955
................................ 1956
1955
boiler accidents ................ 1956
1955
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1955
us .............................. 1956
1955
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1955
At highway grade crossings, 1956
classified above .............. 1955


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1956
1955

Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1956
1955

Operating locomotives ............................................. 1956
1955

Operating hand brakes ............................................... 1956
1955

Operating switches ..................... ........................... 1956
1955

Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 1956
1955

Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 1956
1955
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1956
1955
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ......................1956
1955
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1956
1955
Total ....................................................... 1956
1955


Total accidents
Total Resulting in
number casualties
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Total Total
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5 313
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29 684
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207 1.551


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224
216
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TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1956 197 1,546 84 72 113 1,474 10 969 7 863 106 189 7 103 309
1955 242 1,697 106 95 136 1,602 15 1,046 11 950 ___ 96 8 229 4 113 323
1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 99950'059 103,831A 02
Motor train-miles..... 3,261,000 3,245,542
Total units............ .103,211,059 107,077,144

Casualties per million units ..............................1956 1.91 14.98 -. 0.10 9.39 0.;07 8.36 0.03 1.03 ..- .
1955 2.26 15.85 ..14 9.77 .10 8.87 .04 .90 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1956 5 884 1 4 870 2 749 16 2 733 -5 6T 3
1955 5 918 3 12 2 906 2 783 13 2 770 60 63
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ...........................1956 202 2,430 85 86 117 2,344 12 1,718 7 879 839 189 6 105 372
1955 247 2,615 109 107 138 2,508 17 1,829 11 963 6 866 8 229 64 113 386
Increase Percent ............................................'*18.22 *7.07 22.02 *19.63 "15.22 *6.54 *29.41 -6.07 96.36 *8.72 *16.67 *3.12 *17.47 1.56 -7.08 -3.6J
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1191,799,938 206,089,513 1956 0.06 8.55 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2j ....................... -.- .08 8.44 -
Increase Percent ..................................- _-2.OO 1.0 .. .. g
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 237 249
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 92 241 1 4 91 237 4 3 1 91 232
1955 109 273 4 5 105 268 6 6 _- 6195 262


I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 196
Negligence of employees ................................... 298
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 307
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 75
Miscellaneous ............ .............................. 155
Total ........... .................................... 835


1 Perent Decrease.
313 4.79
307 -
77 *2.60
160 o 3.13
857' *2.57


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


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A to .... 2 .....0"''"088'501118116 ......... 1111 NO LA JL L vIV I1L ,. JII.O IU rN Statement No. M-400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS AUGUST. 1956




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

FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1956 AND 1955


| DEC 20 1956 '-






Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
AUGUST 1956


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

FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1956 AND 1955


Total acci dents4Employees on duty
Total accidents Total Total TtOtherE Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident Total Resulting in Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers
number casualties
.to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions................................. 1956 1,561 83 21 623 21 623 9 129 9 111 18 11 478 1 16
Collson .....................1955 1,399 90 13 261 13 261 13 142 13 123 19 104 15

Derailments................................ 1956 3,639 100 62 594 4 7 58 587 7 127 6 82 1 45 32 411 1 19 48
Derallnts1955 3,171 110 33 406 1 5 32 401 7 135 5 92 2 43 4 213 21 53

Locomotive-boiler accidents ........... .....1956 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 -
1955 .... .- -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 208 1 1 1 1 -- -
1955 288 -... .. .
Misoellaeous.............................. 1956 883 152 122 199 5 4 117 55 3 3 3 9 24 19 114 103
...............1955 762 116 103 14 1 102 140o1 3 24 1 16 28 9 99 107

Total I./ ............................. 1956 6,292 337 205 1,380 9 11 196 1,369 19 293 18 206 1 87 43 908 1 134 167
1955 5,620 316 149 807 2 5 147 802 23 301 19 231 4 70 4 326 120 175

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 278 157 136 207 5 4 131 203 4 12 4 10 2 79 127 112
1955 249 138 119 152 1 118 152 1 25 1 25 2 117 125
TRAiN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ........................ 1956 4 290 4 290 4 290 4 289 -- -
1955 4 313 4 313 4 313 4 310 3- -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................... 1956 3 175 3 175 3 175 1 160 2 15 -
1955 3 181 3 181 3 181 1 150 2 31 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1956 1 267 1 267 1 267 1 261 6 -
1955 3 338- 3 338 3 338 3 29 9 -
Operating hand brakes............................................. 1956 2 64 3 560 3 520 32 5986 -
1955 3 520 3 520 3 520 3 516 4
19- 343 13.- -
Operating switches ............................................... .9.5.. 3. 1- 1 34 5 3 336 1 12 3

Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 5 108 1 2 4 106 4 106 4 101 15 -
19554 84. 1 1 3 83 3 80 3 79 1 2 1

Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................. 1956 30 2,557 18 100 12 2,457 5 1,886 2 1,825 3 61 4 509 3 62
1955 28 2,256 17 96 11 2,160 5 1,611 5 1,559 52 3 93 3 56
Accidents at highway grade crossings ............................1956 672 2,095 27 38 645 2,057 1 24 1 1 9 2 644 2,031
1955 672 2,108 16 34 656 2,074 2 16 2 14 2 1 654 2,057
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1956 467 450 380 210 87 240 34 107 16 71 18 1 3 52 130
1955 487 390 376 175 ill 215 37 94 15 49 22 4 2 2 72 119

Miscellaneous ....................................................... 1956 124 4 110 78 128 46 3,982 42 3,029 34 2,552 8 477 2 622 21 2 310
1955 162 3,962 102 144 1 60 3,818 41 2,775 27 2,331 14 444 5 655 1 31 1 13 357

Total ...................................................... 1956 1,308 11,012 504 478 804 10,534 96 6,844 64 6,215 32 629 6 1,133 1 24 701 2,533
1955 1,367 10,500 512 450 855 10,050 102 6,276 63 5,673 39 603 8 1,151 3 33 742 2,590
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................1956 1,51 3 12,392 513 9 1,000 11,903 115 7,13 7 82 6,421 33 716 2,041 1 25 835 2,700
1955 1,516 11,307 514 455 1,002 10,852 125 6,577 82 5,904 43 673 12 1,477 3 33 862 2,765
1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 791,365,011 781,652,176
Motor train-miles ........ 25,230,474 24,705,336
Total units............. 816,595,485 806,357,512
Casualties per million units ............................... 1956 1.85 1 18 0 .14 8.74 0.10 7 86 0.04 0.88 .
1955 1.88 1.02 .16 8.16 .10 7.32 .05 .83 .- .
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ........................................ 1956 50 6,590 15 106 35 6,484 27 5,352 116 27 5,236 1 538 7 594
1955 1 6,320 22 039 6 5,116 120 4,996 1 526 8 577
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 1,563 18,982 528 595 1,035 18,387 142 12,89 82 6,537 60 5,952 49 2,041 2 563 842 3,294
RA1955 1,577 17,627 536 556 1,041 17,071 155 11,693 82 6,024 73 5,669 12 1,477 4 559 870 3,342
Increase Percent ............................................. ....... 00.89 7.69 '1.49 7.01 '0.58 7.71 8.39 6.81 8.52 "17.81 4.99 3/ 38.19 J0.00_ 0.72 03.22 *1.44
1956 1 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,521,887,567 1,509,874,600 1956 0.09 7.83. -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ....................... 1955 -- ---- ---" .10 7.26 -- -- -- -_-_ _
Increase Percent ..................................... ...__. l.o 7.8 -. __ __ __
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 2,215 2,19180 '
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 808 2,302 32 42 776 2,260 5 36 4 25 771 2,143
1955 791 2,260 17 34 774 2,226 3 41 3 39 2 3 771 2,182


i/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956 15 Percent Decrease.
Negligence of employees ................................... 2,211 2,045 8.12
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 2,263 1,988 13.83
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 667 565 18.05
Miscellaneous .............................................. 1.151 1022 12.62
Total ............................................. 6,292 5,620 11.96


2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, Including switching and
terminal companies.
3/ This approximates 308.33 percent.


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