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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statistics   ( marcgt )
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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 varies slightly.
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Title from caption.

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University of Florida
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oclc - 02560826
lccn - sf 90093253
issn - 0565-5307
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lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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AA00016163:00010

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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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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
JULY 1957


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

FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1957"


Total accidents Employees on duty

Kind of accident Total persons Total Total Passengers Other
Total Resulting in Total p trespassers nontrespassere Total Trainmen Other on trains nontrespaseers
number casualties rame employees
to persons
______ Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Jured Killed Injured illed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Klled Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................ ... 102 5 2 21 1 2 20 2 6 2 4 2 13 1

Derailments ....................................... ... 257" 14 9 14 2 7 14 3 7 3 6 1 4 7
Other train accidents ................................ 11 11 7 11 7 11 2 8 2 8 -1 1 5 2
Total.... .................................... 370 30 18 46 2 1 16 45 7 21 7 18 3 14 9 10
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ..................... 13 10 9 5 9 5 2 2 2 2 1 7 2

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating .......
air or steam connections ............................. ...... ...... ....1 51 1 51 1 51 1 48 3 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars .......................... ..... 19 -19 19 18 1 -
Operating hand brakes ................................................ 1.. 1 55 1 55 1 55 1 54 1 -
Operating switches ...................................................... 28 28 28 27 1 -
Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact with
fixed structures ................................................ ....- 13 13 12 11 1 1 -
Getting on or off locomotives or cars .................................. 3 278 2 8 1 270 1 213 1 208 5 52 5
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings# ........................ ... 76 186 4 5 72 181 2 1 1 72 179
Struck or run over by locomotives or oars at places other than
public rail-highway crossings ....................................... 71 80 63 43 8 37 1 17 11 1 6 7 20
Miscellaneous causes ............................................... ....15 394 7 9 8 385 6 302 3 256 3 46 2 62 21
Total j/ .................................................... 167 1,104 76 65 91 1,039 10 699 6 634 4 65 2 115 79 225


TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ............................ .. 185 1,150 78 66 107 1,084 17 720 13 652 4 68 2 129 88 235

Locomotive-miles ........................... .... 94,919,723
Motor train-miles ........................... .... 3,340,569
Total units ................................... 98,260,292

Casualties per million units .............................. .. 1.88 11.70 0.17 7.33 0.13 6.64 0.04 0.69 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ......................................... ....7 214 1 1 6 213 6 211 1 6 210 2

GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ............................. ... 192 1,364 79 67 113 1,297 23 931 13 653 10 278 2 129 88 237

HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents .............................. .......203

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............ 85 191 4 5 81 186 2 4 2 3 1 1 79 181


1/ 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
"Aoodent.- aocidents
Number killed Injured Number Killed .Injure
131 2 25 73 2 73
158 2 1 62 3, 63
32 3 7 6 6
49 11 13 1031 164 962
370 18 1,172 i 167 1,104


SThe 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.







Subject to revisi


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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31262088508667 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


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

FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1957*




Total accidents Employees on duty
STotal Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident euTotal ltnglin Total persons trespassers nontrespassere Total Trainmen Other on trains nontrespassers
number to persons employees
--NAIETKleJ_________ _________ __ ured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJlured Killed Injued Klled InjuredInured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ....................................... .. 717 45 19 192 1 19 191 16 77 14 54 2 23 3 111 3
Derailments ...................................... ..1,645 86 30 171 6 3 24 168 5 92 4 78 1 14 35 19 41
Other train accident. ............................ 92 92 67 89 2, 67 87 5 22 5 18 4 7 62 58
Total I/ ..................................... 2,454 223 116 452 6 6 110 1446 26 191 23 150 3 41 3 153 81 102
#At highway grade crossinge,
classifiedabove .......................... 114 105 79 100 2 79 98 4 25 4 21 4 4 75 69


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................................. 5 304 5 304 5 304 3 288 2 16 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ........................... ....- 81 81 81 77 4 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................... .... 2 275 2 275 2 275 2 271 4 -
Operating switches .................................................. ....- 158 158 157 147 10 1
Persons on moving locomotives or oars coming in contact with
fixed structures ................................................. .... 3 85 3 3 82 3 80 3 78 2 2 -
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ............................... ... 17 1,834 9 76 8 1,758 3 1,377 3 1,330 47 5 336 45
Accidents at public rail-hlghway crossings# ............................. 642 1,949 21 27 621 1,922 3 29 2 24 1 5 20 618 1,873
Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other than
public rail-highway crossings ................................... .... 409 417 327 176 82 241 20 108 12 61 8 47 62 133
Miscellaneous causes .......... .................................... .....80 2,699 47 69 33 2,630 28 2,028 20 1,752 8 276 4 386 1 216
Total /V .................................................. 1,158 7,802 404 351 754 7,.451 64 4,439 45 4,028 19 411 9 744 681 2,268


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS .............................. 1,274 8,254 410 357 864 7,897 90 4,630 68 4,178 22 452 12 897 762 2,370

Locomotive-miles ............................ 661,478,926
Motor train-iles ........................... 22,828,946
Total units .................................. 684,307,872

Casualties per million units ............................ 1.86 12.06 0.13 6.77 0.10 6.11 0.03 0.66 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .......................................... ... 12 1,483 1 4 11 1,479 11 1,421 16 11 1,405 58

GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................ 1,286 9,737 411 361 875 9,376 101 6,051 68 4,194 33 1,857 12 897 762 2,428

HIGEAI YGRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents........................... ...........1,946

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 721 2,049 21 29 700 2,020 7 54 6 45 1 9 24 693 1,942


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 ....
leMiscellaneous ................................................
Total .............................................


Train Train-service
accident accidents
Number Killed Injured uber Killed Injured
844 18 185 541 19 584
9404 7 41 365 2 378
293 4 32 97 98
37 87 .194 6.944 1.137 6.742
2,.43 116 452 7,947 1,158 7,802


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






U.S. DIEPOTO'Y


Statement No. M400
JULY 1957