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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oclc - 02560826
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issn - 0565-5307
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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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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL RAILROAD COMPANIES

FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1958



Total accidents Employees on duty
esln Totl Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident Total saeualtings In tal pr trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains nontrespassera
trespassers notespassers Total Trainmenemles
number casualtns employees
number to persons Killed Injured Killed Inlured Killed In lured Killed Inlured Killed In.ured Klle Inred Killed Inure Injured

TRAIN AOCCIDENTS
Collisions .......................................... 622 46 20 302 2 1 18 301 15 82 15 71 11 2 182 1 37'

Derailments ..................................... .. 1,703 92 17 304 6 17 298 4 102 4 91 11 117 13 79

Other train accidents ............................ . 49 49 36 33 1 36 32 2 8 1 8 1 10 34 14

Total I/ ................................... 2,374 187 73 639 2 8 71 631 21 192 20 170 1 22 2 309 48 130

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ................... ..... 72 67 47 57 1 47 56 1 15 1 15 7 46 34

TRAIN-BERVIOCE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................................. . 9 345 9 345 9 345 6 320 3 25 --

Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ........................... 97 97 97 94 3 --

Operating hand brakes ...................................................... 3 285 3 285 3 285 3 282 3 -

Operating switches ....................................................... .. 216 216 216 197 19 --

Persons on moving locomotives or oars coming in contact with
fixed structures ..................................................... . 2 124 1 2 123 2 123 1 120 1 3 -

Getting on or off locomotives or oars .................................. .... 20 1,851 12 91 8 1,760 5 1,299 5 1,262 37 3 418 43

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings# .............................. .. 735 1,809 37 28 698 1,781 1 22 13 1 9 4 697 1,755

Struck or run over by locomotives or oars at places other than
public rail-highway crossings ....................................... .... 485 465 371 212 114 253 35 81 7 48 28 33 3 79 169

Miecellaneous causes ................................................... .... 88 2,969 59 89 29 2,880 24 2,288 21 1,916 3 372 4 362 1 230

Total V/ .......................................................... 1,342 8,161 479 421 863 7,740 79 4,756 43 4,252 36 504 7 787 777 2,197


TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-$ERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................ 1,415 8,800 481 429 934 8,371 100 4,948 63 4,422 37 526 9 1,096 825 2,327


Looomotive-miles ..................................... 652,850,557
Motor train-miles .................................... 24,441,407
Total units ........................................ .. 677,291,964


Casualties per million units .................................... 2.09 12.99 0.15 7.31 0.09 6.53 0.05 0.78 -

TOTAL IlONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .................................................. 23 3,641 3 14 20 3,627 16 3,390 25 16 3,365 4 237

GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................. .. 1,438 12,441 484 443 954 11,998 136 8,338 63 4,447 53 3,891 9 1,096 829 2,564

HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accid.nt. ...................................... 1,872

#Total casualties at highway grade oronings................ .. 782 1,866 37 29 745 1,837 2 37 1 28 1 9 1 743 1,789


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
ancidents aooldente
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Injured
727 21 282 517 18 516
1,039 196 382 393
256 1 55 41 41
352 51 106 7,578 1,324 7,211

2,374 73 639 8,518 1,342 8,161


Statement No. M-400
AUGUST 1958








Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
AUGUST 1958


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

FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 195S




Total accidents Employees on duty Passengers Other
eu Total persons Total Total Other on trains nontrespassers
Kind of accident Total Resulting In trespassers nontrespaseers Total Trainmen employees
number casualties _____________
n r to persons Killed IIn illurede diled InrdIKill Klle Injured Killed Inured le Inured illed Injured KledInuredd Killed IJdnuedlr

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Colisions.................................... 101 7 8 94 2 1 6 93 4 14 4 8 6 2 70 9
Collisions .. .................................

Derailments...................................... 243 13 4 24 2 4 22 8 8 7 4 7

Other train accidents ............................. 4 4 4 2 4 2 1 1 4 1

Total i/ ................................. .... 348 24 16 120 2 3 14 117 4 23 4 17 6 2 77 8 17

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ................ ... 11 9 8 8 8 8 2 -2 8 6


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncooupling locomotives or oars, or manipulating
air or steam connections .................................................. 3 48 3 48 3 48 3 44 4 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor oars ............................... ..... 13 13 13 13 -

Operating hand brakes .................................................... .... 49 49 -49 49 -

Operating swltohes ........................................................... 30 30 30 28 2 -

Persons on moving looomotlves or oars coming in contact with
fixed structures .......... ...... .............. ........ ..o............ 1 22 1 22 1 22 -21 1 1 -- -

Getting on or off locomotives or oars ........................................ 2 233 1 11 1 222 162 159 3 1 52 8

Aooldents at publlo rail-highway orosslngs# ................................. 83 167 2 1 81 166 1 1 1 81 164

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other than
public rail-highway orossilngs ........................................ .... 105 74 72 34 33 40 4 8 3 5 1 3 1 29 31

Miscellaneous causes ..................................................... ... 18 409 14 17 4 392 3 306 2 262 1 44 1 50 36

Total I/ .......................................................... 212 1,045 89 63 123 982 11 639 8 582 3 57 2 104 110 239


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAiN-SERVICE ACCOIENTS .................................. 228 1,165 91 66 137 1,099 15 662 12 599 3 63 4 181 118 256

Locomotlve-miles .............................. ..... .. 84,396,402
Motor train-miles ..................................... 2,892,359
Total units ........................................ 87,288,761

Casualties per million units ................................... 2.61 13.35 0.17 7.58 0.14 6.86 0.03 0.72 -

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................................. 1 525 3 1 522 1 491 4 1 487 .- 31

GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................... 229 1,690 91 69 138 1,621 16 1,153 12 603 4 550 4 181 118 287

HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents ........................................... 190


#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .................. 91 175 2 1 89 174 3 3 1 89 170

Ij Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:

Train Traln-servioe
L accidents acodent
umber Killed K Inlured Number Killed oInjured


Negligence of employees ........................................ ..112 8 88
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................... 156 19
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ...... 28 4
Miscellaneous .................................................... .52 8 9
Total ..................................................... 348 16 120


80 3 79
52 54
4 4
993 209 908


S 1,129 212 1,045


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