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

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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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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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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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Statement No. M-400
MAY 1958


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANIES
FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1958


Total aooidentes I Employees on duty Other
Passengers Ote
Rlsuljing in Total person t Total Total Other on trains nontrespaseers
Kind of accident Total casualties trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees
number to person _______ _______________ _________
to_____personsIiKilled ured In Killed In e nured Ki Inured Killed r il le nure Killed n d

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ....................................... .... 81 1 1 21 1 2 1 2 1 2 -

Derailments. ...................................... ..... 183 5 7 1 6 6 6 -

Other train accidents ........................... 5 5 - 9 2 2 4- 3

Total/.................................... .... 269 11 1 18 1 1 17 1 10 1 10 3

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ................... .... 4 3 4 4 1 1 3

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating 44 4 -
air or team connections .........................................

Operating locomotives and rail motor care ......................... ...- 15 15 15 15 -

Operating hand brakes .......................................................... .- 25 25 25 25 -

Operating switches ............................................... 24 24 24 24 -

Persons on moving locomotive or oare coming in contact with 18 18 -
fixed structures ...............................................- 18 18 1818 -
2 213 1 ii 1 202 1 155 1 ib,6 9 43 *
Getting on or off locomotives or care ...............................2 213 1 11 1 202 1 155 1 146 9 43 4

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings# ........................... 81 164 2 2 79 162 79 162

Struck or run over by locomotives or oars at places other than
public rail-hlghway crossings ......................................... 57 53 44 29 13 24 6 9 -8 6 1 7 15
14 325 7 9 7 316 6 253 H- 208 2 45 i 39 24
Miscellaneous causes ............................................. .... .14 325 7 9 7 316 6 253 4 208 2 45 1 39 24

Total I/ ................... .............................. 154 881 54 51 100 830 13 543 5 484 8 59 1 82 86 205


TOTAL--TRAIN ANiD TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ............................. ... 155 899 54 52 101 847 14 553 6 494 8 59 1 86 86 208


Locomotive-miles .................................... 81,628,569
Motor train-miles..................................:::::: 83,152,153
Total units .......................................84,780,722
Casualtles.per million units.............................. ... 1.83 10.60 0.17 6.52 0.07 5.83 0.09 0.70 --- -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ........................................... .....6 403 2 6 401 6 374 6 374 27

GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ............................... .... 161 1,302 54 54 107 1,248 20 927 6 494 14 433 1 86 86 235

HIGHWAY GRADE-OROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents .................................. 172

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 81 168 2 2 79 166 ? --9 165


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
acoidento
Number Killed In ure
92 1 2
123 10
26 -
28 6
269 1 18


Train-servioe
accident
Number Killed Inlur 5
56 2 55
38 38
9 9
842 152 779
945 154 881







Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
MAY1958


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

FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1958



Total accidents Employees on duty Passengers Other
Total persons Total Total on trains nontrespassers
ind ofc lent otalTsotl pualti trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trn nntrepaee
number pasualtes employees
nubl 0 persons
Killed Inlured Killed Inlured Killed Inlured Killed InulreA Killed InJured Killead -Injured -;a Inlurgd KillAd Inlure,

TRAIN ACI lENTS
Collisions............................................ 364 27 9 145 9 145 9 56 9 3 3 76 13

Derailments. ...................................... 1,018 59 7 184 3 7 181 2 63 2 61 2 52 5 66

Other train aooidents ............................ ... 37 37 27 26 1 27 25 2 4 1 4 1 9 25 12

Total/...................................... 1,419 123 43 3551 4 43 351 13 123 12 118 1 5 137 30 91


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ................... 48 46 31 41 1 31 40 1 8 1 8 6 30 26


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ........................................ ..... 5 207 5 207 5 207 3 192 2 15 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ................................... 60 60 60 59 1 -

Operating hand brakes ........................................................ 2 170 2 170 2 170 2 168 2 -

Operating swltcohes ...................................................... ...... 133 133 133 121 12 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact with
*fixed etructures ........................................................... 1 69 1 69 1 69 1 69 -

Getting on or off looomotlves or oars ........................................ 13 1,125 6 45 7 1,080 5 782 5 758 24 2 280 18

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings# .................................. 498 1,316 21 20 477 1,296 16 9 7 2 477 1,278

Struck or run over by locomotives or oars at places other than
public rail-highway croessings ........................................ ... 228 260 166 103 62 157 25 55 4 33 21 22 37 102

Miscellaneous causes .................................................... .... 40 1,838 21 41 19 1,797 16 1,414 14 1,193 2 221 2 226 1 157

Total I/ ........................................................... 787 5,178 214 209 573 4,969 54 2,906 29 2,602 25 304 4 508 515 1,555


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................. 830 5,533 214 213 616 5e320 67 3,029 41 2,720 26 309 4 645 545 1,646


Looomotive-miles ........................................ 405,099,027
Motor train-milea ....................................... 15,542,248
Total units ........j.....I.......................... .. 420,641,275

Casualties per million units ................................... 1.97 13.15 0.16 7.20 0.10 6.47 0.06 0.73 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .................................................. 19 2,240 3 5 16 2,235 12 2,075 16 12 2,059 4 160


GRAND TOTAL ACCIIENTS OF ALL CLASSES ....................................... 849 7,773 217 218 632 7,555 79 5,104 41 2,736 38 2,368 4 645 549 1,806


HIGHWAY GRACE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


Number of accidents ................................... 1,327

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ................ .. 529 1,357 21 21 508 1,336 1 24 1 17 7 8 507 1,304


I/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:


Train Train-service
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.umber Killede Injured INumber IKilled I In ured
Negligence of employees ........................................... 420 10 130 295 11 296
Defects in or failures of equipment ............................ 600 99 227 234
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ....... 186 1 51 25 25
Miscellaneous .................................................. 213 32 75 4,749 776 4,623
Total .................................................... .419 43 355 5.296 787 5.178


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