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

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Title:
Summary of accidents reported by all line-haul switching and terminal railroad companies for the month of ...
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 28 x 41 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
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
Publisher:
Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C

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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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statistics   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )

Notes

Statement of Responsibility:
Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
May 1956-Dec. 1974.
Issuing Body:
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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Title varies slightly.
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Title from caption.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 02560826
lccn - sf 90093253
issn - 0565-5307
ocm02560826
Classification:
lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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AA00016163:00008

Related Items

Preceded by:
Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
Succeeded by:
Summary of accidents/incidents reported by all line-haul and switching and terminal railroad companies

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

311 111 12620885 913BREAUOINTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
3 1262 08850 9103 BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


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

FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1957


Total accidents Employees on duty asegers Other
Kind of aooident Total Resulting in Total persons Total Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident Total u l trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains nontrespassers
number casualties employees
to persons Killed ued Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................ ... 422 27 8 125 8 125 8 47 8 38 9 76 2

Derailments ........................................... 906 53 16 92 3 1 13 91 1 58 47 1 11 12 12 21

Other train accidents ................................. 64 64 50 64 2 50 62 1 11 1 8 3 4 49 47

Total l ....................................... 1,392 144 74 281 3 3 71 278 10 116 9 93 1 23 92 61 70

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........................ 79 76 57 77 2 57 75 16 13 3 3 57 56


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ................................................... 3 165 3 165 3 165 2 155 1 10 -- -

Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ................................... 37 37 37 36 1- -

Operating hand brakes ........................................................ 1 147 1 147 1 147 1 145 2 -

Operating switches .......................................................... 90 90 89 85 4 1

Persons on moving looomotlves or cars coming in contact with
fixed structures ........................................................... 2 47 1 2 46 2 45 2 44 1 1 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ....................................... 10 1,091 5 43 5 1,048 2 813 2 780 33 3 209 26

S UNIV. OF FL L3. Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ........................... 397 1,326 15 14 382 1,312 2 23 1 20 1 3 18 380 1,271

MStruck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other than
public rail-highway crossings ............................................. 192 207 153 75 39 132 15 60 9 31 6 29 24 72

Miscellaneous Cauces ......................................................... 40 1,482 22 34 18 1,443 15 1,117 11 968 4 149 2 198 1 133


U.S. D O TOW Total / .......................................................... 645 4,592 195 167 450 4,425 40 2,496 28 2,264 12 232 5 426 405 1,503

TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................ .. 719 4,873 198 170 521 4,703 50 2,612 37 2,357 13 255 5 518 466 1,573


Locomotive-miles ........................................ 376,970,814
Motor train-miles ......................................... 12,863,148
Total units ............................................... 389,833,962


Casualties per million units ...................................... .. 1.84 12.50 0.13 6.70 0.09 6.05 0.03 0.65 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................................... 1 913 3 1 910 1 861 14 1 847 49

GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................... .. 720 5,786 198 173 522 5,613 51 3,473 37 2,371 14 1,102 5 518 466 1,622

HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents ............................................. 1,291

# Total casualties at highway grade crossings .................. 454 1,403 I5 16 439 1,387 2 39 1 33 1 6 21 437 1,327


I/ Includes train and train-cervice accidents reported as due to: a
IumberI[
Negligence of employees ........................................ 466
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................... 506
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .... 191
Miscellaneous .................................................... 22
Total .............................................. 1.392


Train Train-service
ooldents I accidents I
Killed InJured Number Killed- Injure-
7 128 315 I11 342
4 18 200 1 208
19 76 76
63 116 3.995 633 3.966
74 281 I.586 65 I4.592


* The revised Rules Governing the Monthly Reports of Railroad Accidents, which
became effective January 1, 1957, affected the comparability of the current
statistics with those for prior periods, therefore comparative figures are
not available.


Statement No. M-400
APRIL 1957







Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
APRIL 1957


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

FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1957



Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident Total Resulting in Total persons trespassers nontresoaesers Total Trainmen Other on trains nontrespassers
number casualties employees
asalterson
ue rnto persons Killed ed Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 117 8 3 57 3 57 3 15 3 15 41 1

Derailments ............................................ 218 8 4 17 3 1 1 16 9 7 2 2 1 5

Other train accidents .............................. 13 13 15 12 15 12 1 1 1 1 14 11

Total .......................................... 348 29 22 86 3 1 19 85 4 25 4 23 2 43 15 17

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ...................... 12 12 11 16 11 16 6 6 11 10


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ..................................................... 1 45 1 45 1 45 42 1 3 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars .................................. 8 8 8 8 --

Operating hand brakes ............................................................ 40 40 40 40 -

Operating switches .............................................................. 23 23 23 21 2 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact with
fixed structures .............................................................. 15 1 14 14 14 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars .......................................... 1 263 1 17 246 188 175 13 55 3

Accidents at Public rail-highway crossings# .................................... 95 265 3 2 92 263 5 5 3 92 255

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other than
public rail-highway crossings ................................................ 47 66 41 35 6 31 2 14 2 8 6 4 17

Miscellaneous causes ........................................................... 13 351 5 11 8 340 8 254 7 208 1 46 54 32

Total I/ .............................................................. 157 1,076 50 66 107 1,010 11 591 9 521 2 70 112 96 307


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ...................................... 179 1,162 53 67 126 1,095 15 616 13 544 2 72 155 111 324


Locomotive-miles ................................................ 94,122,294
Motor train-miles ............................................... 3,289,620
Total units ............................................... 97,411,914

Casualties per million units ........................................... 1.84 11.93 0.15 6.32 0.13 5.58 0.02 0.74 -

TOTAL- NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................................. 214 1 213 207 1 206 6


GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................................ 179 1,376 53 68 126 1,308 15 823 13 545 2 278 155 i1 330

HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents ......................................... 264

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ................... 1106 281 3 2 103 279 11 1 3 103 265


i/ Includes train and train-service 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 ..............................................


Train Train-service
accidents accidents
Number Killed Injured Number Killed In ured
129 3 61 69 4 80
115 3 1 49 52
48 6 12 12
16 16 18 946 153 932
348 22- 86 1,076 157 1,076


* The revised Rules Governing the Monthly Reports of Railroad Accidents, which
become effective January 1, 1957, affected the comparability of the
current statistics with those for prior periods, therefore comparative
figures are not available.