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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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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


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Subject to revmiiI


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
OCTOBER 1956


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

FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1956 AND 1955

|^FEB t15 1957'>-


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


1955 Percent
S299 *W81
271 5.17
80 *25.00
126 24.60
77T 1.16


- Decrease.


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


UNIV. I.Fl, i .






U D .P::To "RY


vs Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of a dent Total Re n s T pe n Tot1al Total Emlyeondt Other Passengers Travelers not Other
Total Resulting In Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassere
number oasualties
to persons Killed Injured KilledInjured Killed Injured Killed Injure d Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............I.................... 1956 210 15 5 27 5 27 5 22 5 21 1 5
1955 218 18 8 50 8 50 8 30 8 19 11 17 3
Derailments ................................ 1956 421 13 14 11 1 13 11 8 8 13 3
1955 419 12 11 40 2 11 38 5 5 29 11 4
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 -
1955 -... ... .. ..
Other locomotive accidents .................. 1956 28 1 ..
1955 45 -
Miscellaneous ............................... 1956 126 28 17 24 1 17 23 5 7 2 5 3 2 12 16
1955 94 13 14 9 1 14 8 2 5 2 .. 12-
Total I/ ............................... 1956 785 57 36 63 1 1 35 62 10 38 7 35 3 3 25 24
1955 776 43 33 99 3 33 96 10 40 8 24 2 16 46 23 10
#At highway grade crossings, 1956 43 25 21 19 1 21 18 4 2 2 21 14
classified above .............. 1955 28 14 19 6 19 6 19 6

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1956 1 52 1 52 1 52 1 52 -
1955 1 48 1 48 1 48 1 47 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1956 1 26 1 26 1 26 24 1 2 -
1955 23 23 23 23 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1956 35 35 35 35 -
1955 39 .- 39 39 39 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1956 73 73 73 72 1 -
1955 1 71 1 71 1 72 1 71 -
Operating switches ............................................... 1956 42 42 42 40 2 -
1955 40 40 40 36 4 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 1956 2 10 2 10 10 10 -
1955 10 9 9 9 -. .
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1956 5 341 4 I13 1 328 258 253 5 67 1 3
1955 5 340 2 5 3 335 259 253 6 3 66 10
Accidents at highway grade crossings* ........................... 1956 103 296 4 3 99 293 3 3 99 290
1955 117 360 2 10 115 350 2 2 115 348
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1956 48 49 30 22 18 27 4 12 8 4 4 1 13 15
1955 75 71 53 24 22 47 3 17 12 3 5 1 19 29
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1956 26 566 17 26 9 540 6 423 4 375 2 48 70 3 3 44
1955 21 523 17 22 4 501 3 389 2 335 1 54 69 1i 43
Total ........................................................ 1956 186 1,490 57 64 129 1,426 12 934 5 872 7 62 137 1 3 116 352
1955 220 1,525 74 62 146 1,463 8 897 4 827 4 70 135 1*3i -35 430
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1956 222 1,553 58 65 164 1,488 2 2 12 1 0 10 7 1 14 16
1955 2i3. 1.624 74 6J 1 9 1:559 ____ 7 12 o5 l6 3 J- -1;. _1 s_ ALL
1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 102,690,723 103,917,137
Motor train-miles ........ 3,317,378 3,060,697
Total units .............. 106,008,101 106,977.834
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 2.09 '1.65 0.21 9.17 0.11 8.56 0.09 0.61 ..
1955 2.36 115.18 -. 17 8.76 I"l 7.91 .061 .80 -.- _
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ........................................ 1956 10 897 2 9 8 888 8 743 9 8 734 62 83
1955 8 895 2 11 6 884 7 8- 4 726 766 6
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................... 1956 232 2,450 60 74 172 2,376 30 1,715 12 916 18 799 137 1 65 141 4Q
1955 261 2,519 7676 76 185 2.443 22 1.676 12 864 __.10 812 .3 181 67. .Z l6 n
Increase Percent ............................................ -11.11 -2.74 *21.05 *2.63 *7.03 *2.74 36.36 2.33 6.02 80.00 *1.60 624.31 2.99 11.88 >11*i6
1956 ___ 1955


Increase Percent ....................................- _____ 33 4.82 _- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 316 379
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 124 315 4 4 120 311 7 5 2 120 304
1955 136 366 2 10 134 356 2 2 134 354








Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
OCTOBER 1956


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

FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1956 AND 1955


Kind of accident


Total accidents
Total Resulting in


Total persons trespassers


Total
nontrespassers


Total


Employees on duty


Trainmen Other
employees


Passengers Travelers not
on trains on trains


Other
nontrespassers


number I I I -, -
cto persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1956 1,973 116 49 720 49 720 21 184 21 161 23 11 509 17 27
1955 1,808 119 23 331 23 331 23 189 23 159 30 122 20
Derailments ................................ 1956 4,482 123 78 65 5 7 73 648 7 165 6 10 1 62 32 429 1 34 54
1955 3,966 13 50 506 1 7 49 499 7 158 5 11Z 2 44 4 267 38 7
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 1 1 3 3 3 3 -
1955 -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 266 2 2 2 2 2
1955 366 -
Miscellaneous ................................ 1956 1,112 193 148 194 5 6 143 188 9 44 6 18 3 26 19 134 125
1955 955 140 122 159 1 1 121 158 5 32 1 18 4 14 9 -. 116 117
Total I/ .............................. 1956 7,834 435 275 1,574 10 13 265 1,561 37 398 33 287 4 111 43 957 1 18 205
1955 7,095 393 195 996 2 8 193 988 35 379 2o 291 6 88 4 398 154 211
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 344 196 167 239 5 6 162 233 5 22 5 18 4 79 157 132
1955 305 164 149 171 1 148 171_ 1 30_1 301- 102 7 1
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1956 5 375 5 375 5 375 5 374 1 -
1955 6 395 6 395 6 395 6 391 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1956 5 227 5 227 5 227 1 205 4 22 -
1955 3 220 3 220 3 220 1 186 2 34 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1956 1 332 1 32 1 332 1 325 7
1955 4 409 4 09 4 09 4 399 10 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1956 4 748 4 748 4 748 4 741 7.
1955 5 667 5 667 5 667 5 663 4 -
Operating switches ................................................ 1956 432 432 432 16 16 -.
1955 1 427 1 427 1 427 409 1 18 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 8 126 4 2 4 124 4 124 4 119 5 -- -
1955 7 109 2 2 5 107 5 104 5 103 1 2 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 1956 38 3,190 24 127 14 3,063 6 2,357 3 2,287 3 70 4 633 4 73
1955 35 2,889 21 111 14 2,778 5 2,079 5 2,019 60 6 623 3 76
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ............................ 1956 866 2,637 34 44 832 2,593 1 30 21 1 9 2 831 2,561
1955 899 2,728 22 46 877 2,682 2 19 2 17 2 1 875 2,662
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1956 573 555 459 260 114 295 43 131 19 86 24 45 2 69 161
1955 633 522 485 226 148 296 48 126 19 71 29 55 2 98 166
Miscellaneous ..................................................... 1956 172 5,220 115 181 57' 5,039 49 3,843 39 3,259 10 584 2 764 26 6 406
1955 205 5,020 136 184 69 4,836 48 3,553 32 2 993 16 560 5 819 1 31 15 433
Total ....................................................... 1956 1,672 13,842 636 614 1,036 13,228 118 8,599 76 7,833 42 766 6 1,399 2 29 910 3,201
1955 1,798 13,386 666 569 1,134 12,817 127 7,999 79 7,251 48 748 11 1,445 3 35 991 3,338
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .....................;... 1956 1,947 15,416 646 627 1,30i 14,789 155 8,997 109 8,120 46 877 49 2,356 2 30 1,095 3,406
15195 1955 1,993 14,382 668 577 1,325 13,805 162 8,378 108 7,542 54 836 15 1,843 3 35 1,145 3,549
1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 990,583,722 985,428,113
Motor train-miles ........ 31,567,707 30,829,281
Total units ............. 1,022,151,429 1,016,257,394
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 1.90 15.08 0.15 8.80 0.11 7.94 0.05 0.86 -
1955 1.96 14.15 .16 8.24 .11 7.42 .05 .82 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ..................................... ..1956 68 8,266 17 135 51 8,131 42 6,759 135 42 6,624 650 8 722
1955 76 8,025 26 119 50 7,906 38 6,534 147 38 6,387 1 647 11 725
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 2,015 23,682 663 762 1,352 22,920 197 15,756 109 8,255 88 7,501 49 2,356 3 680 1,103 4,128
1955 2,069 22,407 694 696 1,375 21,711 200 14,912 108 7,689 92 7,223 15 1,843 4 682 1,156 4,274
19582 195556 4,/277
Increase Percent ................................................. ...2.61 5.69 *4.47 9.48 *1.67 5.57 "1.50 5.66 0.93 7.36 *4.35 3.85 3./ 27.84 *25.00 *0.29 *4.58 -3.42
1956 1 1955 1
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1.898,901,845 1,905,822,483 1956 0.10 7.91 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1955 -i ____ 7.5 _-
Increase Percent ............................ ........ -7 2-_5_
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 2,809 2,841
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 1,033 2,876 39 50 994 2,826 6 52 5 39 1 13 81 988 2,693
...1955 1,048 2,899 23 46 1,025 2,853 3 49 3 47 2 3 1,022 2,801


/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956 1955 Percent Decrease.
Negligence of employees ................................... 2,825 2,638 7.09
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 2,776 2,492 11.40
Defects in or-Improper maintenance of way and structures 799 708 12.85
Miscellaneous .............................................. 1.434 1.257 14.08
Total .......................... .................. 7,834 7,095 10.42


2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
terminal companies.
3/ This approximates 226.67 percent. GP


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