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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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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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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COM
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STA


Statement No. M-400
November 1959
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1959 AND 1958

Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other
Kind of accident Total in casual- Total Trainmen Other on trains nontreassaaser
nube Reutn oaesn employees Psegr te
number ties to eployee______s___
_________________________________ _____ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
1959 814 5 1 11 1 11 1 11 1 11
Collisions ............................ 1958 90 10 18 1 17 15 10 5 2 -


Derilments.......................... 1959 226 13 2 23 2 23 9 9 4 2 10
Dera ents1958 224 11 5 32 3 2 32 1 5 3 1 2 15 1 12


Other trin accidents .................1959 15 15 4 12 4 12 2 2 14 10
ther1958 8 8 4 6 4 6 4 6

Total ............................1959 325 33 7 146 7 146 1 22 1 22 14 6 20,
19ot58y..........................1958 322 29 9 56 3 1 6 55 1 20 13 1 7 17 5 18


#At highway gradedrossings, 1959 18 18 6 21 6 21 3 3 1 6 17
classified above ............. 1958 12 11 5 9 5 9 L 9


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1959
air or steam connections ............................... 1958

1959
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1958
19589
1959
Operating hand brakes .................................... 1958


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


3 237
3 221

142 379
109 314


27 58
48 50

12 369
11 4441

188 1,197
172 1,171


161 1,161
123 1,134


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140 374
108 305


1959 195 1,243 27 36 168 1,207 17 654 13 601 4 53 104 151 449
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1958 181 1,227 52 38 129 1,189 10 695 5 617 5 78 116 119 378

1959 1958

Locomotive-miles ..... 93,134,595 82,397,497
Motor train-miles .... 2,999,329 2,800,034
Total units ....... 96,133,924 85,197,531

1959 2.03 12.93 0.18 6.80 0.114 6.25 0.04 0.55 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1958 2.12 14.40 .12 8.16 .06 7.24 .06 .92 -


1959 4 1438 1 1 3 437 2 402 4 2 398 1 35
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................ 1958 3 425 2 3 423 2 391 3 2 388 1 32


1959 199 1,681 28 7 171 1,6144 19 1,056 13 605 6 5l o 52 148
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 195 iK1652 52 l7 132 1,612 12 1,086 5 620 7 466 11 120
1958 181 1,652 52 0~ 132 1,612 12 1,8 2 462 4810
Increase Percent ........................................ 8.15 1.76 146.15 *7.50 29.55 1.99 58.33 *2.76 160.00 *2.42 *14.29 *3.22 *10.314 26.67 18.05



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 360 317

otacaualties at highway grade crossings........ 1959 148 400 2 3 146 397 5 4 1 1 146 391
Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1958 114 323 1 2 113 321 5 4 1 2 113 314


/ 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 Injured Number Killed Iniured
163 4 84 184 2 119
162 I54 150 53
70 15 51 3 19
1,101 191 1,090 1,108 176 1,036

1,496 195 1,243 1,493 181 1,227


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
November 1959
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL
RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1959 AND 1958


Total accidents Employees on duty
Reut.-Total Total
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- Total Trainmen 1ere on trains nontrespassers
number ties to employees
_____ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kiled Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1959 981 68 9 157 9 157 7 102 7 97 5 43 2 12
1958 882 74 23 392 2 2 21 390 18 118 18 100 18 2 229 1 43

Derailments ........................... 1959 2,615 138 53 384 2 51 384 2 146 1 96 1 50 1 1 148 48 90
1958 2,355 127 78 452 3 8 75 11444 12 133 10 114 2 19 44 205 19 106

Other train accidents ................. 1959 97 97 57 81 1 2 56 79 16 14 2 3 56 60
1958 91 91 66 61 1 66 60 3 12 2 11 1 1 10 63 38

Total /............................ 1959 3,693 303 119 622 3 2 116 620 9 264 8 207 1 57 1 194 106 162'
1958 3,328 292 167 905 5 11 162 894 33 263 30 225 3 38 46 444 83 187

#At highway grade crossings,
classifiedabove ............. 1959 143 133 85 164 1 1 84 163 34 18 16 38 84 91
1958 125 114 75 124 1 75 123 2 26 2 25 1 30 73 67

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections .............................. 1959 9 536 9 536 9 536 7 1486 2 50 -
1958 11 1476 11 1476 11 1476 8 14314 3 142 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1959 143 143 143 136 7 -
1958 2 133 2 133 2 133 2 129 14 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1959 3 450 3 450 3 1450 3 1444 6 -
1958 4 1403 4 1403 4 1403 4 399 4 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1959 1 359 1 359 1 359 1 342 17
1958 292 292 292 270 22 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures ................................ 1959 9 203 2 8 7 195 7 191 7 183 8 2 2
1958 4 178 9 4 169 4 169 3 165 1 I4

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1959 38 2,694 23 10o4 15 2,590 10 2,039 7 1,973 3 66 3 499 2 52
1958 28 2,519 18 111 10 2,408 5 1,813 5 1,761 52 5 540 55

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1959 965 2,696 29 31 936 2,665 1 39 1 32 7 8 935 2,618
1958 1,047 2,620 40 44 1,007 2,576 2 33 23 2 10 6 1,005 2,537

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 15 5 1
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1959 555. 6o5 452 297 103 308 34 119 15 68 19 51 69 189
1958 676 656 522 304 l54 352 44 119 10 74 34 45 4I 0 229

Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1959 132 4,379 88 130 414 4,249 35 3,429 24 2,963 11 1466 5 530 4 290
1958 127 4,234 90 119 37 4,115 30 3,278 24 2,742 6 536 5 511 2 326

Total / ............................................... 1959 1,712 12,o065 594 570 1,118 11,495 100 7,305 65 6,627 35 678 8 1,039 1,010 3,151
/1958 1,899 11,511 670 587 1,229 10,924 102 6,716 56 5,997 46 719 10 1,061 1,117 3,147


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ..................1959 1,831 12,687 597 572 1,234 12,115 109 7,569 73 6,834 36 735 9 1,233 1,116 3,313
1958 2,066 12,416 675 598 1,391 11,818 135 6,979 86 6,222 49 757 56 1,505 1,200 3,334

1959 1958
Locomotive-miles ..... 922,166,692 905,323,995
Motor train-miles .... 31,W404,292 33,182,662
Total units ....... 953,570,984 938,506,657

Casualties per million units ..................... 1959 1.92 13.30 0.11 7.94 0.08 7.17 0.04 0.77 -
1958 2.20 13.23 .14 7.44 .09 6.63 .05 .81 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1959 46 5,393 2 18 144 5,375 40 14,992 36 40 14,956 4 383
1958 29 4,989 3 18 26 4,971 21 4,646 33 21 4,613 5 325

GRANDTOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CULASSES.....................1959 1,87 7 18,080 599 590 1,278 17,490 149 12,561 73 6,870 76 5,691 9 1,233 1,120 ,
1958 2.o95 o 6 616 1.4j17 16.789 156RA A .; 99 70 q17n 9 A 1.205
Increase Percent ........................................ *10.141 3.88 *11.65 *4.22 *9.81 14.18 *4.49 8.05 *15.12 9.83 8.57 5.98 *83.93 *18.07 *7.05 1.01



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1959 1958
Number of accidents .... 2,697 2,709

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 195 1,0502 2.76 30 3 1,0202 2,928 1 73 1 2 101 ,
1959 1,12 2O 7 7l99 2 30 2 1'm7 2.


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


Decrease
___ 1959 ___ 1958
Number Kilie njuTred Number Killed Injred
1,892 29 923 1,758 97 1,132
2,032 2 582 1,926 2 766
529 18 221 413 4 129
11,611 1,782 10,961 11,195 1,963 10,389

16,o64 1,831 12,687 15,292 2,066 2,6

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