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 varies slightly.
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Title from caption.

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 02560826
lccn - sf 90093253
issn - 0565-5307
ocm02560826
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lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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AA00016163:00023

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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
April 1959


SUMMA IDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL
R D COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1959 AND 1958


.'' / otal accidents Employees on duty
... Total Total
i oa Resulting Total persons ta nontr a ers Other Passengers Other
Kind of a c V nt e u t n o a . tresp a...... ... tro sp ass.....lTr in enOther o r in -t ea a s r
Ital incasual-on trains nontrespasser
h ^. ] yttmber ties to employees
-----./ I persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TAN''^ [~5---' D
Collisions 159 97 9 17 17 13 11 2 4
Collisions..................... .. 3.958 58 7 2 12 2 12 2 11 2 1 1

Derailments ........................... 1959 215 0 31 31 15 11 4 6
1958 184 12 32 32 10 1-10 2 20


Other train accidents ................. 1959 11 I 3 15 1 2 15 2 2 2 13
1958 7 7 5 2 1 5

Total i/ ............................ 1959 323 30 3 63 1 2 63 30 24 6 10 2 23
Total ............................1958 249 26 7 46 1 7 1.5 2 21 2 21 2 5 22


#At highway grade crossings, 1959 13 13 3 14 1 2 14 3 3 2
classified above ............. 1958 12 12 5 14 1 2 2 2 5 9


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 959 46 46 46 41 5 -
air or steam connections ...............................1958 43 43 43 42 1 -

1959 1 11 14 .
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1958 11 I i0 1 -
159 235 35 --35 0 -35

Operating hand brakes ....................................... 1958 5 3 -4 34 1 34 -

1959 29 29 29 29 -
Operating switches ........................................1958 13 13 13 13- -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1959 29 1 28 27 26 1
with fixed structures .................................. 1958 i 10 10 10 -

1959 2 239 1 16 1 223 187 182 5 33 1 3
Getting on or off locomotives or cars .....................1958 1 217 14 203 1 14 1 41 3 55 4

1959 77 183 4 3 73 180 1 1 73 179
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ..............1958 81 173 5 7 76 166 2 2 76 164


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1959 51 48 38 27 13 21 4 8 1 5 3 3 9 13
than publicrail-highway crossings .....................1958 5 346 47 17 8 29 4 6 6 4 -1 23

0 1959 8 354 5 16 3 338 2 276 2 230 46 1 43
Miscellaneous causes ......................................1958 5 320 2 9 3 3 3 239 3 0 35 40 32

1959 138 9 148 63 90 914 6 623 3 563 3 60 1 77 83 214
Total/...............................................1958 43 54 47 89 820 9 502 5 460 42 95 80 223


TOTAL-TRAIN TRA1959I-SVICE ACCI 1 41 1,040 49 63 92 977 6 653 3 587 3 66 1 87 85 237
TOTAL--TRAIN AD0 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS....................1958 150 913 54 48 96 865 11 523 7 481 4 42 97 85 245

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 84,036,934 78,232,637
Motor train-miles .... 2,929,178 3,155,368
Total units ....... 86,966,112 81,388,005

Casualties per million u1ts ................... 959 1.62 .96 0.07 7.51 0.03 6.75 0.03 0.76 -
Casualties per million units.......................1958 1.84 11.22 .14 6.45 .09 5.92 .05 .53 -


5TOTAL-NO IN ACCI .......................... 9 5 483 1 2 4 481 4 450 4 450 31
TOTA--NO ACCIDENTR.................................1958 2 1431 1 2 1 429 1404 5 399 1 25

1959 146 1,523 50 65 96 1,458 10 1,103 3 587 7 516 1 87 85 268
QND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSE ..................... 1958 152 1,344 55 50 97 1,294 U 927 7 486 4 4 97 86 270
Increase Percent ........................................ *3.95 13.32 *9.09 30.00 *1.03 12.67 *9.09 18.99 *57.14 20.78 75.00 17.01 *10.31 *1.16 *0.74



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 201 201
1959 80 197 5 3 75 194 4 14 75 190
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1958 86 187 5 8 81 179 4 2 2 2 81 173


l/ 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 .........................................................


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Number Killed IrnuredNumber K-lle, In-re
170 1 83 126 6 68
161 149 150 60
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957 4 14 876 855 15 777
1,341 341 1,0o40 1,167 150 913


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Subject


to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No.
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS Apr


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1959 AND 1958


M-400
il 1959


Total accidents 2Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons TotalasenohTotal
eTotal intasUal-to trespassers nontrespassers Total Traioen lOther Passengers Other
Total"" in csual *** *a- Tota Tranme on trin notrspaser
number ties to em__ ___ iployees
--- persons Killed Injured Kile d Injured Killed' Injured Killed nljuared Killed 'Injured KilledInjured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
1959 382 28 9 45 2 45 2 37 2 34 33 2 6
SCollisions............................ 1958 283 26 8 43 8 143 8 54 8 51 3 76 13


Derailments ........................... 1959 1,025 50 12 183 12 183 2 66 38 28 81 9 36
1958 835 54 7 177 2 7 175 2 56 2 54 2 52 5 67


Other train accidents ................. 1959 37 36 214 33 2 23 31 5 5 2 23 2
2958 32 32 27 17 1 27 16 2 2 1 2 1 5 25 9

Total ............................ 1959 ,4 11 38 261 2 37 259 108 3 77 31 85 32 66
1958 1,150 112 42 337 3 42 334 12 112 11 107 5 133 30 89


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1959 55 49 33 75 1 32 74 13 4 9 -33 32 28
1958 4 43 31 37 1 31 36 1 7 1 7 -6 30 23

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1959
air or steam connections ...............................195 3 181 3 181 3 181 2 162 1 19
1958 5 162 5 162 5 162 3 151 2 11

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. .1959 51 51 51 147 -
1958 15 45 45 4 1 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1959 128 128 128 127 1
1958 2 145 2 145 2 115 2 143 2 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1959 1 157 1 157 1 157 1 151 6
1958 109 109 109 97 12

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1959 1 72 3 1 69 1 68 1 66 2 1
1958 1 51 1 51 1 51 1 51 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1959 13 950 7 40 6 910 4 728 4 701 27 1 171 1 1
1958 11 912 5 34 6 878 4 626 4 612 I1 2 237 15

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings#......... 1959 388 1,077 10 9 378 1,068 1 12 1 10 2 4 377 1,052
........ 1958 417 1,152 19 18 398 1,1341 16 9 7 2 398 1,116

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1959 168 198 91 51 107 17 6 6 22 2 3 61
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1958 1671 207 1217 91 51 9 10733 19 146 6 25 15 21 30 87
1958 171 207 122 74t 49 133 19 46 4 25 15 21 ~- 30 87

Miscellaneous causes ......................................1959 39 1,582 20 41 19 1,51 15 1,260 10 1,091 5 169 182 99
1...................958 26 1,513 1 32 12 1,481 10 1,161 10 985 176 187 133
Total .. ...........................................1959 613 14,396 15 1 1841 4 159 14,212 112 2,631 252 2,377 17 2541 5 3584 412 1,.223
Toa'/1958 63 '1296 160 158 1173 4,138 11 2,361 211 2,217 17 2111 3 1126 12 ,5


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1959 651 4,657 155 186 1496 14,471 146 2,739 28 2,14514 18 285 6 413 1411 1,289
....... 1958 675 4,633 160 161 515 14,1472 53 2,173 35 2,2214 18 219 3 559 459 1,440

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 333,168,1478 323,1470,1458
Motor train-miles .... 11,382,868 12,390,095
Total units ....... 34,551,34]6 335,860,553
1959 1.89 13.52 0.13 7.95 0.08 7.12 0.05 0.83 -
Casualties per million units .....................1958 2.01 13.80 .16 7.37 .10 6.63 .05 .74 -


1959 22 1,932 1 7 21 1,925 20 1,761 13 20 1,74i 1 164
TOTAL--NTRAIN ACCIDT .................... .............1958 13 1,834 3 3 10 1,831 6 1,698 16 6 1,682 4 133


GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSE ..................... 1959 673 6,589 156 193 517 6,396 66 4,500 28 2,467 38 2,033 6 3 5 1,453
1958 688 6.467 16 164 525 6.3o3 59 4.171 35.. 220 24 1 I931 3 559 463 1,573
Increase Percent ......................................... .2.18 1.89 *14.29 17.68 *1.52 1.148 11.86 7.89 *20.00 10.13 58.33 5.28 100.00 20.75 *3.89 *7.63



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 1,092 1,155

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings........ 1959 421 1,152 0 11 1,25 1 14 U 37 409 1,080
1958 418 1,189 19 19 1 29 1,170 1 23 1 16 7 8 128 1,139


/ 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 ....................................................


*Decrease


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1959 1958
Number Killed In-lured Number Killed InIured
678 8 301 568 18 369
795 1 186 666 285
192 83 176 1 67
14,263 6142 14,087 4,090 656 3,912
5,928 651 4,657 5,500 -67T ,633