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 ...
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v. : ill. ; 28 x 41 cm.
Language:
English
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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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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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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 from caption.

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University of Florida
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oclc - 02560826
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issn - 0565-5307
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lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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AA00016163:00009

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

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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
MAY 1957


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

FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1957"


Total aotidents otal Employees on duty
TtTc Passengers Other
Kind of accident Total Resulting in Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Toa s eOther n s nontrpsser
number coasualties Total TrainmenOte on trains nontrespassers
to persons employees
t r Killed Injured killed Injured Killed Injured Killed, Injured Killed J Injured Killed[ Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ......................................... ... 92 7 2 9 2 9 2 9 2 7 2

Derailments ........................................ .... 229 7 2 25 1 2 1 23 9 8 -1 3

Other train accidents ................................. 8 8 4 7 7 2 5

Total i/ ....................................... .. 329 22 8 41 1 2 7 39 2 18 2 15 -3 -135

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........................... 11 9 5 11 5 11 4 4 7


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ........................ ........................... 44 - 44 4 3 -1 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ..................................... 11 - 11 10 -1 -

Operating hand brakes ......................................................... 41 41 41 41 -

Operating switches ............................................................ 18 18 18 16 2 ,- -

Persons on moving locomotives or oars coming In contact with
fixed structures......o.................................................. 1 11 1 1 10 1 10 1 10 -

Getting on or off locomotives or oars ...................................... 238 13 225 178 174 443 4

Accidents at public rall-highway crossings# ................................. ..91 244 1 4 90 240 1 1 90 239

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other than
public rall-hlghway crossings ........................................... 59 55 46 24 13 31 1 17 1 9 8 12 14

Miscellaneous causes .......................................................... 14 401 9 12 5 389 5 284 4 250 1 34 62 43

Total I/ .............................................................. 165 1,063 56 54 109 1,009 7 604 6 554 1 50 105 102 300


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ..................................... 173 1,104 57 56 116 1,048 9 622 8 569 1 53 118 107 308


Locomotlve-mlles ............................................, 96,549,371
Notor traln-miles .............................................. 3,24,76
Total units ................................................. 99,973,847


Casualties per million units ......................................... 1.73 l.o4 0.09 6.22 0.08 5.69 0.01 0.53 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................................... 1 227 1 227 1 220 1 220 7

GRANJWD TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ....................................... 174 1,331 57 56 117 1,275 10 842 8 569 2 273 118 107 315

HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents .......................... .................. .... .. 242-9 7 2

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ................... 96 255 1 4 95 251 5. 95 246


3/ 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 Traln-service
accident accidents
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Injured
112 2 7 83 99
142 1 15 56 56
37 -1 1 9 10
38 5 18 932 161 898
329 8 41 1,080 165 1,063


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

























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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
MAY 1957


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

FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1957"



Total acoidentspersons Total Ttal Employees on utyassenger Other
R eiul i ngof "ac clip e s ona tr e sp a sser s n on tr e sp as eers P sOe g esh eh e
Kind of accident TtTotal l i p Pber casualties Total Trainmen Otheron trains nontrespassers
casuatiesemployees
number to persons _________ ___________ ___ ___ npoy
nu-----to persons Killed-In-lure- ------ K ille d Inj ured Killed i In1 nured Kiille IdInKured Kiled Iniure Kijed Inmured*

TRAIN ACCIIENTB
Collisions ............................................. 514 34 10 134 10 134 10 56 10 45 11 76 2

Derailments ........................................... 1,135 60 18 117 4 3 14 114 1 67 55 1 12 23 13 24

Other train accidents .................................. 72 72 54 71 2 54 69 1 11 1 8 3 6 53 52

Total)/ ....................................... 1,721 166 82 322 4 5 78 317 12 134 11 108 1 26 105 66 78

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 90 85 62 88 2 62 86 20 17 3 3 62 63


TRAIN-ERVICOE ACOIDENTB
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections .................................................. 3 209 - 3 209 3 209 2 198 1 11 --

Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ......... ........................... 48 8- 48 46 2 -

Operating hand brakes ....................................................... 1 188 - 1 188 1 188 1 186 2 -- -

Operating switches ........................................................ 108 - 108 107 101 6 1

Persons on moving locomotives or oars coming in oontaot with
fixed structures ........................................................... 3 58 2 3 56 3 55 3 54 1 1 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ........................................ 10 1,328 5 56 5 1,272 2 990 2 953 37 3 252 30

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............................. 48 1,570 16 18 472 1,552 2 24 1 21 1 3 18 470 1,510

Struck or run over by locomotives or oars at places other than
public rail-hlghway crossings ............................................ 251 262 199 99 52 163 16 77 10 40 6 37 36 86

Miscellaneous causes ........................................................ .54 1,883 31 46 23 1,837 20 1,401 15 1,218 5 183 2 260 1 176

Total / ............................................................ 810 5,654 251 221 559 5,433 47 3,099 34 2,817 13 282 5 531 507 1,803

TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVIOE ACOIDENTB .................................. 892 5,976 255 226 637 5,750 59 3,233 45 2,925 14 308 5 636 573 1,881

Locomotive-ailes ........................................ 473 520,185
Motor train-miles ......................................... ..16,287 ,624
Total units ............................................ 489,807,809

Casualties per million units ..................................... 1.82 12.20 - - 0.12 6.60 0.09 5.97 0.03 0.63 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACOIENTB ................................................. 2 1,105 3 2 1,102 2 1,047 14 2 1,033 55

GRAND TOTAL ACOIENTS OF ALL OLASSES .................................... 894 7,081 255 229 639 6,852 61 4,280 45 2,939 16 1,341 5 636 573 1.,936

HIGHWAY GRADE-OROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents ............................................... 1,533

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings.. ..................50 1,658 16 20 534 1,638 2 44 1 38 1 6 21 532 1,573


Train Train-se icoe
1/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to: acdents rie
Numbe illed i Injured Number Killed Inwlured
egligenoe of employees ............................................. 578 9 w 135 5W98 15 41
Defects in or failures of equipment ................................. 648 5 33 256 1 264
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures............. 228 20 85 86
Miscellaneous........................................................267 68 4 4.96 794 4.86
Total ......................................................


* 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.


UNIV. OF FL LIS.


U.S. DE"POTORY


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