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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Title from caption.

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University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
oclc - 02560826
lccn - sf 90093253
issn - 0565-5307
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lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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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

Full Text


Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
July 1959
P"MI 1


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1959 AND 1958

Total accidents Emnployees on duty
Resulting Total persons Total Total
Kind of accident Resulting Total person ntOther Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen ther on trains nontrespassers
number ties to __ __ employees
___ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed lInjured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
1959 102 1
Collisions ............................ 1958 88102 7 3 54 2 73 54 2 8 2 6 2 -
.... 1958 88 7 3 54 3 54l 2 8 2 6 2 34 1 12

Derailments ........................... 1959 250 17 3 55 1 2 55 25 15 10 24 2 6
1958 234 14 4 84 1 4 83 25 16 9 58 4 -

Other train accidents ................. 1959 7 7 2 6 2 6 3 2 I 2 3
1958 6 6 3 14 3 4 3 3 1 3 -

Total I/............................ 1959 359 28 7 68 1 6 68 2 35 2 22 13 24 14 9
Total ...................... 1958 328 27 10 142 1 10 141 2 36 2 25 93 8 12


#At highwaygrade crossings, 1959 9 9 4 18 4 1 8 3 5 1 4 9
classifiedabove ............. 1958 9 9 6 6 6 6 5 5 1 6 -


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1959 3 44 3 44 3 44 2 39 5 -
air or steam connections ............................... 1958 1 53 3 53 1 53 50 1 3 -
19598-1 153 153153 15D -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1959 15 15 15 15 -
.1958 11 11 ll 9 2 -
1959 60O 60 60 60O
Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1958 30 -1 30 -i 30 1 30 -


Operating switches ........................................1 959 27 27 27 l 27 -.
1958 27 -- 27 27 25 2 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1
with fixed structures ................................... 1959 1 21 1 21 1 21 1 20- -
1958 18 18 18 16 2

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1959 2 270 2 8 262 203 200 3 52 7
1958 2 261 2 20 241 186 179 7 45 10

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1959 59 178 3 7 56 171 3 3 56 168
1958 77 158 8 4 69 154 1 3 3 68 151

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1959 68 64 60 39 8 25 2 12 1 6 1 6 6 13
1958 86 76 78 42 8 34 3 13 7 3 6 5 21

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1959 14 379 13 14 1 365 281 245 36 1 58 26
1958 14 364 13 16 1 348 1 290 1 242 148 39 19

Total / ............................................... 1959 147 1,058 78 68 69 990 6 666 4 615 2 51 1 110 62 214
1958 181 998 101 82 80 916 7 631 2 561 5 70 84 73 201


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SEVICE ACCIDENTS ..................1959 154 1,126 79 68 75 1,058 8 701 6 637 2 64 1 134 66 223
1958 191 1,140 101 83 90 1,057 9 667 4 586 5 81 177 81 213

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 83,925,647 82,087,220
Motor'train-miles .... 2,904,325 3,021,684
Total units ....... 86,829,972 85,108,9014

Casualties per million units ..................... 1959 1.77 12.97 0.09 8.07 0.07 7.34 0.02 0.74 -
1958 2.24 13.39 .11 7.84 ,05 6.89 .06 .95 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1959 8 546 3 8 543 6 518 4 6 514 2 25
1958 1 450 5 1 445 1 428 1 1 427 17

1959 162 1,672 79 71 83 1,601 14 1,219 6 641 8 578 1 134 68 248
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OP ALL CLASSES .....................1958 192 1,590 101 88 91 1,502 10 1,095 14 587 6 508 177 81 230
Increase Percent ............................................ *15.63 5.16 *21.78 *19.32 *8.79 6.59 40.00 11.32 50.00 9.20 33.33 13.78 *24.29 *16.05 7.83



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSINO ACCIDENTS


1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 180 176

otal1959 63 196 3 7 60 1891 1i g6r1 60 177
totall casualties at highway grade crossings.......... 1958 83 164 8 4 75 160 1 8 8 1 - 1 74 151


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 .....................................................


* Decrease


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1959 1958
Number Killed Intured Number Killed Inlured
213 4 93 187 6 134
216 85 194 120
47 15 32 8
1,006 150 933 1,011 185 878
1,482 154 1,126 11,424 191 1,140




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Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
July 1959
pace 2


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1959 AND 1958


Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other
Kind of accident Total in casual- Total Trainmen leon trains nontrespassers
number ties to employees
__________________________________ ______ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
1959 6914 47 5 87 5 87 5 66 5 61 5 12 9
Collisions............................ 1958 521 39 12 208 12 208 11 68 11 63 5 112 1 28


S1959 1,754 94 145 302 1 44 302 2 109 1 68 1 41 I 124 41 69
Derailments ...........................1958 1,460 79 13 280 13 276 4 94 14 83 11 110 9 72

th t a 1959 53 53 33 146 1 2 32 44 10 9 1 2 32 32
Other train accidents ................. 1958 45 45 32 31 1 32 30 2 7 1 7 1 10 30 13


.. 1959 2,501 194 83 435 2 2 81 433 7 185 6 138 1 47 1 138 73 110
Total ............................1958 2,026 163 57 519 5 57 514 17 169 16 153 1 16 232 140 113


#At highway grade crossings, 1959 82 75 54 108 1 53 107 24 9 15 34 53 49
classified above .............1958 61 58 39 49 1 39 48 1 13 1 13 7 38 28


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1959 8 333 8 333 8 333 6 30 2 31 -
air or steam connections ............................... 1958 6 297- 6 297 6 297 3 276 3 21 -

1959 79 79 79 7 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 198 8 1 - 87 81. 81 35
1959 28-I 847-i- -287 i4 2814

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1959 1 287 1 287 1 287 1 28 -
1958 3 236 3 236 3 236 3 233 3 -

1959 1 236 -I 236 1 236 1 229 7 -
Operating switches ........................................ 1958 186 186 186 169 17 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1959 2 128 3 2 125 2 123 2 120 3 1
with fixed structures .................................. 1958 1 102 1 1 101 1 101 1 99 2 -

on or off locomotives or cars..................... 1959 22 1,747 l4 74 8 1,673 5 1,321 4 1,279 1 42 2 323 1 29
getting on or1958 18 1,618 11 80 7 1,538 5 1,137 5 1,103 34 2 366 35

Sr c 1959 615 1,666 18 24 597 1,642 1 21 1 18 3 5 596 1,616
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ..............1958 652 1,6142 35 27 617 1,615 1 21 12 1 9 2 616 1,592


Stru9k or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 356 379 282 185 7 19 23 74 9 39 111 35 51 120
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1958 379 391 299 178 80 213 30 73 13 26 30 2 50 138


M neu s..1959 78 2,734 52 814 26 2,650 21 2,146 15 1,850 6 296 5 322 182
Miscellaneous causes ......................................1958 70 2,558 45 72 25 2,486 21 1,982 19 1,654 2 328 3 310 1 194

Total ../ ......................................1959 1,083 7,589 366 370 717 7,219 62 14,620 39 4,195 23 425 7 651 6148 1,948
S............................................... 1958 1,129 7,114 390 358 739 6,756 67 14,117 35 3,670 32 4,h7 5 680 667 1,959


TOTALTAIN A TRAN-SVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1959 1,166 8,0211 368 372 798 7,652 69 14,805 145 14,333 24 1472 8 789 721 2,058
TOTAL-TRAIN AD TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS1958 1,186 7,633 390 363 796 7,270 84 4 ,286 51 3,823 33 463 5 912 707 2,072

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 591,591,038 568,454,155
Motor train-miles .... 20,112,301 21,549,048
Total units ....... 611,703,339 590,003,203

Casualties per million units ..................... 1959 1.91 13. 12 0.11 7.86 .07 7.08 0. 0.77 -
3958 2.01 12.941 141 7.26 .09 6.118 .06 .78 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .................................1959 34 3,432 1 13 33 3,419 30 3,178 24 30 3,154 3 241
1958 22 3,113 3 11 19 3,102 15 2,896 21 15 2,875 4 206

1959 1,200 11,456 369 385 831 11,071 99 7,983 145 4,357 54 3,626 8 789 724 2,299
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1958 1,208 10,746 393 374 815 10,372 99. 7,182 51 3,844 418 3,338 5 912 711 2,278
Increase Percent .............................................. .66 6.61 *6.11 2.94 1.96 6.714 11.15 *11.76 13.35 12.50 8.63 60.00 *13.49 1.83 0.92



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 1,678 1,682

o h g c 1959 669 1,771 19 25 650 1,749 1 145 1 27 18 39 619 1,665
#Total casualties at highway gradecrossings........1958 691 1,691 3 28 656 1,663 2 34 1 25 1 9 9 654 1,620


J/ 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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Number Killed Inured Number Killed Inlured
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7,330 1,134 6,932 6,882 1,157 1 6,398
10,318 1,166 8,0214 9,4112 1,186 7,633