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



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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1959 AND 1958


M- 400
t 1959
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Total accidents Employees on duty
Kndfacc tResulting Total persons Total. TotalP
Kind of accident Total in casual- otal persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other Passengers Othesasser
nober tinecsual- employees on trains nontrespassers
number ties to ______ employees
___ persons Killed Injured KilledlInjured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1959 76 4 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 6 -
1958 101 7 8 94 2 1 6 93 4 14 4 8 6 2 70 9

Derailments ........................... 1959 214 8 3 32 3 32 13 4 9 17 3 2
1958 243 13 4 24 2 h 22 8 8 7 4 7

Other train accidents ................. 1959 5 5 5 5 5
1958 4 4 4 2 4 2 1 1 h 1

Totall/........................... 1959 295 17 4 43 4 43 1 19 1 10 9 17 3 7
S1958 348 24 16 120 2 3 14 117 4 23 4 17 6 2 77 8 17


#At highway grade crossings, 1959 10 9 3 10 3 10 2 2 2 3 6
classified above ............. 1958 11 9 8 8 8 8 2 2 8 6


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections .............................. 1959 59 59 59 56 3 -
1958 3 48 3 48 3 48 3 44 4 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1959 17 17 17 17 -
1958 13 13 13 13 -13 -

Operating hand brakes .................................... 1959 39 39 39 38 1 -
1958 49 49 49 9 -49 -

Operating switches ....................................... 1959 20 20 20 19 1 -
1958 30 30 30 28 2 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1959 3 24 2 1 1 23 1 22 1 22 1 -
1958 1 22 1 22 1 22 21 1 1 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1959 5 235 3 12 2 223 2 166 1 159 1 7 48 9
1958 2 233 1 11 1 222 162 159 3 1 52 8

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1959 56 177 2 2 54 175 4 2 2 1 54 170
1958 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 crossings ..................... 1959 64 61 56 40 8 21 2 10 1 5 1 5 6 11
1958 105 74 72 34 33 40 4 8 3 5 1 3 1 29 31

Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1959 13 468 13 20 448 358 313 45 62 28
1958 18 409 14 17 4 392 3 306 2 262 1 44 1 50 36

Total 1/ .............................................. 1959 141 1,100 76 75 65 1,025 5 695 3 631 2 64 112 60 218
1958 212 1,045 89 63 123 982 11 639 8 582 3 57 2 104 110 239


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1959 1L5 1,14i3 76 75 69 1,068 6 714 4 641 2 73 129 63 225
1958 228 1,165 91 66 137 1,099 15 662 12 599 3 63 4 181 118 256

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 79,869,891 84,396,402
Motor train-miles .... 2,769,952 2,892,359
Total units ....... 82,639,843 87,288,761

Casualties per million units ..................... 1959 1.75 13.83 0.07 8.64 0.05 7.76 0.02 0.88 -
1958 2.61 13.35 .17 7.58 .14 6.86 .03 .72 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................ 1959 1 530 2 1 528 1 499 4 I 495 29
1958 1 525 3 1 522 1 491 4 1 487 31

1959 146 1,673 76 77 70 1,596 7 1,213 4 645 3 568 129 63 254
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1958 229 1,690 91 69 138 1,621 16 1,153 12 603 4 550 4 181 18 287
Increase Percent ........................................ *36.24 1.01 *16.48 11.59 149.28 1.54 56.25 5.20 166.67 6.97 25.00 3.27 28.73 46.61 *11.50



HIHWAI GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 186 190

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1959 59 187 2 2 57 185 6 4 2 3 57 176
1958 91 175 2 1 89 174 3 3 1 89 170


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


1959 1958
Number Killed Inured Number Killed Inured
157 2 68 192 11 167
169 56 208 73
43 19 32 8
1,074 143 1,000 1,045 217 917

1,443 145 1,143 1,477 228 1,165


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SUMMARY OF AC S REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1959 AND 1958


M-400

t 1959
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Total accidents BEmployees on duty
Total Total Passengers Other
Kido acdn Resulting Total persons trespassers nonitrespassers Toa Other
Kind of accident Total in casual- nontrespasser Total Trainmen em ees on trains nontrespaseers
number ties to epe_____
p__________________________________ _____ ersons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured lled Injured Killed Injured Killed Inured Killed Injured Killed Irnjlured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ........................... 1959 770 51 6 93 6 93 6 72 6 67 5 12 9
1958 622 46 20 302 2 1 18 301 15 82 15 71 r 11I 2 182 I1 37

Derailments ........................... 1959 1,968 102 48 334 1 47 334 2 122 1 72 1 50 1 141 44 71
1958 1,703 92 17 304 6 17 298 4 102 14 91 11 117 13 79


Other train accidents ................. 1959 58 58 33 51 1 2 32 49 10 9 1 2 32 37
1958 49 49 36 33 1 36 32 2 8 1 8 1 10 34 114


Total I/............................ 1959 2,796 211 87 478 2 2 85 476 8 204 7 148 1 56 1 155 76 117
1958 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.............. 1959 92 84 57 118 1 1 56 117 26 11 15 36 56 55
1958 72 67 47 57 1 47 56 1 15 1 15 7 46 34


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating1959
air or steam connections .............................. 19589


Operating locomotives and rail motor cars .................1959
1958


Operating hand brakes .................................... 1959
1958


Operating switches ........................................ 1959
1958


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


Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1959
1958


Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1959
1958


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1959
................1958


Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1959
1958


Total / .............................................1959
...............1958


1,224
1,3141


392
345

96
97

326
285

256
216


152
124

1,982
1,851

1,843
1,809


440o
465

3,202
2,967


8,689
8,159


2


17
12

20
37


338
371

65
59


442
479


14
1

86
91

26
28


225
212

1014
89


145
1421


782
862


392
345

96
97

326
285

256
216


148
123

1,896
1,760

1,817
1,781


215
253

3,098
2,878


8,21414
7,738


392
345

96
97

326
285

256
216


145
123

1,1487
1,299

25
22


814
81

2,504
2,288


5,315
4,756


358
320

91
914

322
282

248
197


142
120

1,438
1,262

20
13


44
48

2,163
1,916


14,826
4,252


1


650
697


57
79


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777


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143

1,786
1,756


131
169

210
230


2,166
2,198


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1959 1,311 9,167 1444 4 447 867 8,720 75 5,519 49 4,974 26 545 8 918 784 2,283
1958 1,414 8,798 481 1429 933 8,369 99 4,948 63 4,422 36 526 9 1,093 825 2,328

1959 1958

Locomotive-miles ..... 671,460,929 652,850,557
Motor train-miles .... 22,882,253 24,1441,407
Total units ....... 694,343,182 677,291,964

Casualties per million units ....................1959 1.89 13.20 0.11 7.95 0.07 7.16 0.04 0.78 -
1958 2.09 12.99 .15 7.31 .09 6.53 .05 .78


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...............................1959 35 3,960 1 15 34 3,945 31 3,675 28 31 3,647 3 270
1958 23 3,638 3 14 20 3,624 16 3,387 25 16 3,362 4 237

1959 1,346 13,127 445 462 901 L2,665 106 9,194 149 -5,002 57 4,192 8 918 787 2,553
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1958 12 1436 4h84 l443 953 I.993 15 8.33 5 63 ..4,47 52 3.888 9_ 1.093 829 2.565

Increase Percent ........................................ 6.33 5.56 *8.o6 4.29 5,46 5.60 *7.83 10.31 22.22 12.48 9.62 7.82 11.11 16.01 5.07 *0.47



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 1,864 1,872

otal casualties at highway grade crossings 1959 728 1,961 21 27 707 1,934 1 51 1 31 20 42 706 1,841
Total1958 782 1,866 37 29 745 1,837 2 37 1 28 1 9 10 743 1,7 90


_/ 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 Indurea Number Ki11ed In-lured
1,451 15 651 1,244 39 798
1,539 1 426 1,421 589
367 18 158 297 1 96
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