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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.
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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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University of Florida
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oclc - 02560826
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issn - 0565-5307
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AA00016163:00011

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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


Statmeat No. M-400
AUGUST1957


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U.S. DEPO"TORY


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

FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1957f




Total accidents Employees on duty Passengers Other
Kind of accident / Total Resulting in Total persons Toal. Total on trains nontrespaspers
,indofacidnt T casualties ,trespassers nontrespassers total Trainmen Other train t.pa
number to persons employees
_iled 1 Inlured Killed In jured Killed In.tured Killed Injured TKilledTnJued tiled In.lured Killed JnJrmd K jil leidl-__
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ..................................... .132 8 5 12 5 12 5 10 1 8 4 2 1 1

Derailments ..................................... 236 12 5 13 5 13 2 9 1 8 1 1 1 3 3

Other train accidents ........................... ..9 9 6 20 6 20 2 3 2 2 1 11 4 6

Total I/ ................................... 377 29 16 45 16 45 9 22 4 18i 5 4 13 7 10

#At highway grade ocrosslngs,
olaessified above .................... 12 10 10 22 10 22 3 4 3 3 1 7 7

TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIIENTS
Coupling or uncoupling loo0omotlves or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ........................................ 52 52 52 48 4 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ............................. .. 14 14 14 14 -

Operating hand brakes .............;...................................... 51 51 51 50 1 -

Operating switches ........................................................ 24 24 24 22 2 -

Persons on moving locomotives or oars coming in contaot with
fixed structures ................................................. 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 14 -

Getting on or off locomotives or oars .................................... 4 320 3 19 1 301 1 246 1 239 7 45 10

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings# .......................... .. 104 208 4 5 100 203 5 4 1 100 198

Struck or run over by locomotives or oars at places other than
public rail-hlghway crossings .................................... 95 55 74 29 21 26 2 9 1 4 1 5 19 17

Miscellaneous causes ..................................................... 15 419 12 19 3 400 2 313 2 273 40 1 55 32

Total I/ ............................................................. 219 1,157 93 72 126 1,085 6 728 5 668 1 60 1 100 119 257


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIIENTS .............................. .. 235 1,202 93 72 142 1,130 15 750 9 686 6 64 1 113 126 267

Locomotive-miles ........................................ 96,463,993
Motor traln-milea ...................................... 3,337,109-
Total units ........................................... 99,801,102


Casualties per million units .................................. ... 2.35 12.0 0.15 7.51 0.09 6.87 0.06 0.64 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ............................................ ........3 23 3 235 3 231 1 3 230 4

GRAND TOTAL ACCIIENTS OF ALL CLASSEB ................................. .. 238 1,437 93 72 145 1,365 18 981 9 687 9 294 1 123 126 271

HIGHWAY GRALE-CROSSING ACCIIENTS

Number of accidents ............................... ......... 244

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............ .. 114 230 4 5 110 225 3 9 3 7 2 11 107 205


1/ Inoludee train and train-service accidents reported as due to:

Negllgenoe of employees .................................................
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................................
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..................
Miscellaneous ............................................................ .
Total ............................................................


Train Traln-servloe
accidents aooldents
Number Killled In-lurei Number Killed Injured
NN r d
160 5 13 64 1 63
152 1 6 52 52
23 2 9 9
42 10 24 1,140 218 1,P33
377 16 45 1,265 219 1,157


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










Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
AUGUST1957


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

FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1957"


Total accidents Employees on duty Passengers
Kind of accident Total Resulting in Total persons Total Total on trains Other
number casualties trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other nontrespassers
to personsemployees
--------------to persons Y IInjuredK ele d Iju K Killed Injured Killed | Killed Inu Idn
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ......................................... 849 53 24 204 1 24 203 21 87 15 62 6 25 3 112 4

Derailments ...................................... 1,881 98 35 184 6 3 29 181 7 101 5 86 2 15 36 22 44

Other train accidents .............................. 101 101 73 109 2 73 107 7 25 7 20 5 18 66 64

Total ./ ..................................... 2,831 252 132 497 6 6 126 491 35 213 27 168 8 45 3 166 88 112

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above......................... 126 115 89 122 2 89 120 7 29 7 24 5 15 82 76


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................................ 5 356 5 356 5 356 3 336 2 20 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ................................ .. 95 95 95 91 4 -

Operating hand brakes .................................................. 2 326 2 326 2 326 2 321 5 -

Operating switches...................................................... 182 182 181 169 12 1

Persons on moving locomotives or oars coming in contact with
fixed structures ...................................................... .. 4 99 3 4 96 4 94 4 92 2 2 --

Getting on or off locomotives or oars .................................... .. 21 2,154 12 95 9 2,059 4 1,623 4 1,569 54 5 381 55

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings# ................................ 746 2,157 25 32 721 2,125 3 34 2 28 1 6 20 718 2,071

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other than
public rail-highway crossings ............................................ 504 472 401 205 103 267 22 117 13 65 9 52 81 150

Miscellaneous causes ........................................................ 95 3,118 59 88 36 3,030 30 2,341 22 2,025 8 316 5 441 1 248

Total / .............................................................. 1,377 8,959 497 423 880 8,536 70 5,167 50 4,696 20 471 10 844 800 2,525


TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................................. 1,509 9,456 503 429 1,006 9,027 105 5,380 77 4,864 28 516 13 1,010 888 2,637


Locomdtive-miles ....................................... 757,942,919
Motor train-miles .................................;... 26,166,055
Total units .......................................... 784,108,974


Casualties per million units ........................................ 1.92 12.06 0.13 6.86 0.10 6.20 0.04 0.66 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .................................................. 15 1,718 1 4 14 1,714 14 1,652 17 14 1,635 62


GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................... 1,524 11,174 504 433 1,020 10,741 119 7,032 77 4,881 42 2,151 13 1,010 888 2,699

HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents ......................................... 2,190

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ................... 835 2,279 25 34 810 2,245 10 63 9 52 1 11 35 800 2,147


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
-- oldente --acidents
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Injured
1,004 23 198 605 20 647
1,092 8 4 417 2 430
316 4 3l O6 107
19 97 218 8.084 1,3155 7.775
2,831 132 497 9,212 1,377 8,959


* 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.




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