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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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Statement of Responsibility:
Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
May 1956-Dec. 1974.
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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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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
May 1959


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1959 AND .1958



Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persona Total Total
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other trains nontrepasera
number ties to employees
persons Killed Injured Killed Injured KilledInjured Killed Injured jurejKile nured Kifled Injured Killed Injured Kiled Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1959 476 35 2 66 2 66 2 45 2 142 3 12 9
1958 3614 27 9 1145 9 145 9 56 9 53 3 76 13

Derailments ........................... 1959 1,231 59 17 202 17 202 2 72 1 44 1 28 1 87 14 43
1958 1,018 59 7 184 3 7 181 2 62 2 60 2 52 5 67

Other train accidents ................. 1959 39 39 27 35 1 2 26 33 6 6 2 26 25
1958 37 37 27 26 1 27 25 2 14 1 4 1 9 25 12
Total I/............................ 1959 1,746 133 46 303 1 2 45 301 4 123 3 92 1 31 1 101 40 77
1958 1,419 123 43 355 4- 431 351 13 122 12 117 1 5 137 30 92


#At highway grade crossings, 6
classified above ............. 1959 60 53 40 78 1 1 39 77 13 4 9 33 39 31
1958 48 46 31 41 1 31 40 1 8 1 8 6 30 26

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 3 240
air or steam connections ............................... 1959 3 20 3 200 3 240 2 220 1 20 -
1958 5 205 5 205 5 205 3 190 2 15

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1959 58 58 58 54 4 -
1958 60 60 60 59 1 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1959 1 169 1 169 1 169 1 168 1 -
1958 2 168 2 168 2 168 2 166 2 -

Operating switches ...............................1959 1 179 1 179 1 179 1 173 6 -
1958 133 133 133 121 12 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1959 87 84 83 81
with fixed structures .................................. 1959 1 87 3 1 8 1 83 1 81 2 -
1958 1 69 1 69 1 69 1 69 .

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1959 16 1,195 10 48 6 1,147 4 907 4 875 32 1 227 1 13
G58 13 1,125 6 45 7 1,080 5 781 5 758 23 2 280 19

19Accidents at public rail-high crossings...............59 468 1,293 11 15 457 1,278 1 13 1 Ii 2 4 456 1,261
Accidents at public rail-bghwsy crossings #..............1958 498 1,316 21 20 477 1,296 16 9 7 2 477 1,278


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 2 1 117 6 1 5
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1959 222 253 166 117 56 136 18 52 7 24 21 28 38 84
1958 228 260 166 103 62 157 25 55 4 33 21 22 37 102
Miscellaneous causes .............................1959 52 1,941 30 55 22 1,886 18 1,552 12 1,343 6 209 4 212 122
......................................1958 40 1,836 21 41 19 1,795 16 1,414 14 1,193 2 221 2 224 1 157

Total I/ ............................................... 1959 764 5,415 217 238 547 5,177 47 3,253 29 2,949 18 304 5 444 495 1,480
S1958 787 5,172 214 209 573 4,963 54 2,901 29 2,598 25 303 4 506 515 1,556


TOAL-TRAIN AND TRA-SERVICE ACCID1959 810 5,718 218 240 592 5,1478 51 3,376 32 3,041 19 335 6 545 535 1,557
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SVICE ACCID S..................1958 830 5,527 2114 213 616 5,314 67 3,023 41 2,715 26 308 4 643 545 1,648

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 421,144,550 405,099,027
Motor train-miles .... 14, 307,636 15,542,248
Total units ....... 435,452,186 420,614i,275

Casualties per million units ..................... 1959 1.86 13.13 0.12 7.75 0.07 6.98 0.04 0.77 -
1958 1.97 13.14 .16 7.20 .10 6.47 .06 .73 -


TOTAL-NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1959 24 2,415 1 9 23 2,406 22 2,218 17 22 2,201 1 188
1958 19 2,237 3 5 16 2,232 12 2,072 16 12 2,056 4 160

1959 834 8,133 219 249 615 7,884 73 5,594 32 3,058 41 2,536 6 545 536 1,745
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1958 849 7,764 217 218 632 7,546 79 5,095 41 2.731 38 2.364 4 63 59 1. 808
Increase Percent ........................................ *1.77 4.75 0.92 14.22 *2.69 4.48 *7.60 9.79 *21.95 11.97 7.89 7.28 50.00 *15.24 *2.37 *3.48



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 1,284 1,327
1959 508 1,371 12 16 496 1,355 26 15 6 37 495 1,292
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1958 529 1,353 21 21 508 1,336 1 24 1 17 7 8 507 1,304


/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


1959 1958
Number Killed Inrured Number Killed Inlu-ed
853 8 384 716 21 426
946 1 231 827 333
232 93 211 1 76
5,234 801 5,010 4,955 808 4,692
7,265 810 5,718 6,709 830 5,527


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SU OF A NTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL

SSEP 5 RIL[ D COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1959 AND 1958
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M-400
ly 1969


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


1959 1958
Number lld InK-iured Number Killed I ure
175 83 )148 3 57
151 45 161 48
40 I 10 35 9
972 159 924 867 152 782
1,338 159 1,062 1,211 155 896


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S' .' Total accidents Employees on dutyPsn st
i Ki .V --- TS ---dri4 Total Total ---- -T ----- i Passengers Other
SKind o ide. Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Oal Trather on trains nontrspasser
Total en casual- Total Tratamenaemployees
number ties to
_______________________ _____persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................1959 94 7 21 21 8 8 10 3
1958 81 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 -

Derailments ...........................1959 205 9 5 19 5 19 6 6 6 5 7
1958 183 5 7 1 6 6 6 -

Other train accidents ................. 1959 3 3 3 2 3 2 1 1 3 1
1958 5 5 9 9 2 2 4 3

Total ...........................1959 302 19 8 42 8 42 15 15 Io 8 11
Total1958 269 11 1 18 1 1 17 1 10 1 10 4 3


#At highway grade crossings, 1959 7 3 3
classified above ............. 1958 1 1 3


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 59 59 59 58 1 -
air or steam connections ............................... 1958 143 43 43 39 -

1959 7 7 7 7 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................1958- 15 15 15 15 -

1959 41 h 1 h 1 4i -
Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1958 23 23 23 23 -

1959 22 22 2 2 2 2 -
Operating switches........................................ 1958 24 24 24 24 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1959 15 15 15 15 -
with fixed structures ..................................1958 18 18 18 18 -

1959 3 245 3 8 237 179 174 5 56 2
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ........ 1958 2 213 1 11 1 202 1 155 1 146 9 43 4

1959 80 216 1 6 79 210 1 1 79 209
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ............. 1958 81 164 2 2 79 162 79 162


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1959 54 55 49 26 5 29 1 6 1 2 4 4 23
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1958 57 53 44 29 13 24 6 9 8 6 1 7 15

1959 13 360 10 114 3 346 3 293 2 252 1 41 30 23
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1958 14 325 7 9 7 316 6 253 4 208 2 45 1 39 24

1959 151 1,020 63 54 88 966 5 623 4 572 1 51 86 83 257
Total I/ ............................................... 1958 154 878 54 51 100 827 13 540 5 1481 8 59 1 82 86 205


1959 159 1,062 63 514 96 1,008 5 638 4 587 1 51 102 91 268
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ..................1958 155 896 5 52 101 814 14 550 6 491 8 59 1 86 86 208

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 87,1470,947 81,628,569
Motor train-miles .... 2,924,768 3,152,153
Total units ....... 90,395,715 84,780,722
1959 1.76 11.75 0.06 7.06 0.04 6.49 0.01 0.56 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1958 1.83 10.57 .17 6.49 .07 5.79 .09 .70 -


1959 2 1483 2 2 481 2 1457 4 2 453 24
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1958 6 403 2 6 401 6 374 6 374 27

1959 161 1,545 63 56 98 1,489 7 1,095 4 591 3 504 102 91 292
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1958 161 1,299 54 54 107 1,245 20 924 6 914 1 ih 4 i 1 86i 86 .215-
Increase Percent ........................................ 18.94 16.67 3.70 *8.41 19.60 *65.00 18.51 *33.33 20.37 *78.57 16.40 18.60 5.81 24.26


HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1959 1958

Number of accidents .... 192 172
1959 87 219 1 6 86 213 1 1 86 212
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1958 81 168 2 2 79 166 1 1 79 165


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