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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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Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


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Statement No. M400
NOVEMBER 1956


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

FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1956 AND 1955


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UNIV. OF FL LiI.






U.D. DEPONTOWY


294
237
98
168
797


Percent
- 4.08
17.30
* 3.06
18.45
* 0.63


* Decrease.


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


l/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956
Negligence of employees ................................... 282
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 278
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 95
Miscellaneous ..........................................._. 137
Total ........................................... ..792


Total accidents TotalTotal Employees on duty Passengers Travelerno
"euing .nTtlpersons T l Total Oher Passengers Travelers not ntre
Kind of accident Total aResulting I To trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen emploteee ontran train nontre
number casualties employees
nuRAINber_ AINto persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed I ed
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1956 203 12 24 24 20 20 2 2 -
1955 194 10 1 16 1 16 1 13 1 12 1 3
Derailments ................................ 1956 434 12 6 21 6 21 2 8 2 8 3 4 10
1955 457 16 4 27 7 4 20 2 10 1 9 1 1 1 2 9
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 -
1955 3.---.
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 44 -
1955 30 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1956 111i 19 9 17 9 17 9 16
1955 116 29 29 22 29 22 .3L.2 1 __20 z 1&A.
Total I/ .............................. 1956 792 43 15 62 15 62 2 29 2 29 5 2 13 26
1955 797 56 34 66 7 34 59 3 27 2 25 1 2 2 31 30
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 39 26 15 27 15 27 2 3 2 3 1 13 23
1955 47 33 30 37 7 3 3 0 -5-51 -I30l 2 .2L.
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ..................... 1956 41 41 41 41 -
1955 48 48 48 48 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1956 10 10 10 9 1 -
1955 1 36 1 36 1 36 1 33 3 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1956 37 37 37 35 2 -- -
1955 1 49 1 49 1 49 1 48 1 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1956 60 60 60 59 1 -
1955 69 69 69 69 -
Operating switches ............................................... 1956 51 51 51 49 2 -
1955 44 44 44 43 1 -
Coming In contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 2 19 2 19 2 18 2 18 I
1955 1 10 1 10 1 10 1 10 -
Getting on or off care or locomotives ........................... 1956 3 332 1 5 2 327 2 257 2 252 5 64 6
1955 1 351 1 9 342 271 263 8 66 5
Aciodents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1956 119 442 1 4 118 438 5 5 118 433
1955 179 471 2 7 177 464 4 3 1 177 460
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1956 49 42 37 13 12 29 3 7 2 3 5 2 1 7 21
1955 65 58 41 19 24 39 8 17 3 8 5 9 16 22
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1956 19 530 8 13 11 517 8 404 5 346 3 58 08 5 3 40
1955 18 499 13 11 55 488 5 394 3 336 _2 58 70 2 2z
Total ...................................................... 1956 192 1,564 47 35 145 1,529 15 890 9 816 6 74 133 2 6 128 500
1955 266 1.635 57 46 209 1.589 16 942 861 9 AI 7 81 13 2 193 509
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1956 207 1,626 47 35 160 1,591 17 919 11 845 6 74 138 2 8 141 526
15195 1955 300 1.701 57 53 243 1,648 19 969 11 886 8 83 138 2 224 539
1956 1955
Looomotlve-miles ......... 97,513,626 100,631,865
Motor train-miles ........ 3,189,187 3,176,375
Total unite ............... 100,702,813 103,808,240
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 2.06 16.15 0.17 9.13 0.11 8.39 0.06 0.73 -
1955 2.89 16.39 .18 9.33 .11 8.53 .08 .80 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1956 10 807 2 9 8 798 6 652 18 6 634 56 2 90
1955 6 867 1 5 S 862 4 704 18 4 686 76 82
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 217 2,433 49 44 168 2,389 23 1,571 11 863 12 708 138 2 64 143 616
1955 306 2.568 58 58 248 2.510 23 1.673 11 904 12 769 138 78 22 621
Increase Percent .................................................... -29.09 -5.26 "15.52 024.14 32.26 *4.82 "6.10 4.54 7.93 17.95 3 6.44 "0.81
1 1956 1 1955f11
Man-hours (Class I roads). 185,509,740 196,146,897 1956 0.12 8.14 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ..................... 1955 .12 8.13 -
Increase Percent ....................................- 0.12 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 418 495
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 134 469 1 4 133 465 2 8 2 8 1 131 456
1955 209 508 2 14 2C7 494 9 811 207 484


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
NOVEMBER 1956


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

FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1956 AND 1955




Total accident TotalTotal Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
n o ardent tal Rulting In trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other trains on trains nontrespaassers
K~do cietTotal Resulting in Totaspros tepses nntepses TtlTame employees on______
number casualties
____________________________________ to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .................................. 1956 2,176 128 49 744 49 744 21 204 21 181 23 11 511 2 17 27
1955 2,002 129 24 347 24 347 24 202 24 171 31 122 23
Derailments ................................ 1956 4,916 135 84 676 5 7 79 669 9 173 8 111 1 62 32 432 1 38 63
1955 4,423 150 54 533 1 14 53 519 9 168 6 123 3 45 4 268 40 83
Looomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 1 1 3 3 3 3 -
1955 -
Other looomotive accidents ................. 1956 310 2 2 2 2 2 -
1955 396 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1956 1,223 212 157 211 5 6 152 205 9 45 6 19 3 26 19 143 141
1955 1,071 169 151 181 1 1 150 180 5 1 1 1 21 4 1 14 1 10 -. I = 144 119
Total I/ .............................. 1956 8,626 478 290 1,636 10 13 280 1,623 39 427 35 316 4 111 43 962 3 198 231
1955 7,892 449 229 1,062 2 15 227 1,047 38 406 31 316 7 90 4 400 185 21
#At highway grade crossings,
olasslfied above............... 1956 383 222 182 266 5 6 177 260 7 25 7 21 4 80 170 155
1955 352 197 179 208 1 7 178 201 1 35 1 35 3 177 163
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1956 5 416 5 416 5 416 5 415 1 -
1955 6 443 6 443 6 443 6 439 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1956 5 237 5 237 5 237 1 214 4 23 -
1955 4 256 4 256 4 256 2 219 2 37 -
Operating looomotilves ............................................ 1956 1 369 1 369 1 369 1 360 9 -
1955 5 458 5 458 5 458 5 447 11 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1956 4 808 4 808 4 808 4 800 8 -
1955 5 736 5 736 5 736 5 732 4 -
Operating swltohes ............................................... 1956 483 483 483 465 18 -
1955 1 471 1 471 1 471 452 1 19 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 10 145 4 2 6 143 6 142 6 137 5 1 -
1955 8 119 2 2 6 117 6 114 6 113 1 2 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1956 41 3,522 25 132 16 3,390 8 2,614 5 2,539 3 75 4 697 4 79
1955 36 3,240 22 120 14 3,120 5 2,350 5 2,282 -, 68 6 689 3 81
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1956 985 3,079 35 48 950 3,031 1 35 26 1 9 2 949 2,994
1955 1,078 3,199 24 53 1,054 3,146 2 23 2 20 3 1 1,052 3.122
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1956 622 597 496 273 126 324 46 138 19 88 27 50 4 4 76 182
1955 698 580 526 245 172 335 56 143 22 79 34 64 2 4 114 188
Miscellaneous .................................................. ..1956 191 5,750 123 194 68 5,556 57 4,247 44 3,605 13 642 2 832 31 9 446
1955 223 5,519 149 195 74 5,324 53 3,947 35 3,329 18 618 5 889 1 33 15 455
Total ....................................................... 1956 1,864 15,406 683 649 1,181 14,757 133 9,489 85 8,649 48 840 6 1,532 4 35 1,038 3,701
1955 2,064 15,021 723 615 1,341 14,406 143 8,941 88 8,112 55 829 11 1,581 3 37 1,184 3,847
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1956 2,154 17,042 693 662 1,461 16,380 172 9,916 120 8,965 52 951 49 2,494 4 38 1,236 3,932
1955 2,293 16,083 725 630 1,568 15,453 181 9,347 119 8,428 62 919 15 1,981 3 37 1,369 4,088
1956 1955
Looomotive-miles ......... 1,088,097,348 1,086,059,978
Motor train-miles ........ 34,756,894 34,005,656
Total units .............. 1,122,854,242 1,120,065,634
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 1.92 15.18 0.15 8.83 0.11 7.98 0.05 0.85 -
1955 2.05 14.36 .16 8.35 .11 7.52 .06 .82 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1956 78 9,073 19 144 59 8,929 48 7,411 153 48 7,258 1 706 10 812
1955 82 8,892 27 124 55 8,768 42 7,238 165 42 7,073 1 723 12 807
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 2,232 26,115 712 806 1,520 25,309 220 17,327 120 9,118 100 8,209 49 2,494 744 1,246 4,744
1955 2,375 24,975 752 754 1,623 24,221 223 16,585 119 8,593 104 7,992 15 1,981 760 1,381 4,895
Increase Percent ............................................ ......... .*6.02 4.56 *5.32 6.90 *6.35 4.49 *1.35 4.47 0.84 6.11 *3.85 2.72 3/ 25.90 25.00 "2.11 -9.78 *3.08
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,084,411,585 2,101969380 6 0.10 7.93 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ..................... 1955 __ __-- .1 7.42 __ __
Increase Percent ................................ -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 f 1955
.Number of accidents ...... 3,227 3,336
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 1,167 3,345 40 54 1,127 3,291 8 60 7 47 1 13 82 1,119 3,149
1955 1,257 3,407 25 60 1,232 3,347 3 58 3 55 3 4 1,229 3.285


I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956 1955 Percent Decrease.
Negligence of employees ................................... 3,107 2,932 .97
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 3,054 2,729 11.91
Defects in or Improper maintenance of way and structures 894 806 10.92
Miscellaneous ............................................. 1,571 1,425 10.25
Total ............................................ 8,626 7,892 9.30


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


GPO 920884




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