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
Creator:
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
Publisher:
Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C

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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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serial   ( sobekcm )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
statistics   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )

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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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oclc - 02560826
lccn - sf 90093253
issn - 0565-5307
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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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to revision i INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No.
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS February
Page


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1960 AND 1959


M-400
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Total accidents nEmployees on duty
Total Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers OtherPassenger Othter
Total in casual- Total Trainmen on 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

Collisions ............................ 1960 81 9 36 36 22 13 9 6 8
1959 82 4 8 8 8 7 -- 1 .. .

Derailments ...........................1960 284 16 3 25 3 25 19 18 1 4 3 2
1959 265 13 3 63 3 63 1 20 1 8 12 33 2 10

Other train accidents .................1960 8 8 6 6 6 6 -" 4 4 6 2
1959 6 6 5 5 5 5 2 2 2 5 1

Total I/ ............................ 1960 373 33 9 671 9 67 45 35 1 10 9 12
1959 353 23 8 76 8 76 1 30 1 17 13 35 7 11

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1960 10 10 9 6 9 6 4 4 9 2
1959 11 9 7 5 7 5 3 7 2


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ...............................1960
1959


Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1960
1959

Operating hand brakes ......................................1960
1959


Operating switches.......................................1960
1959


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1960
1959


Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960
1959

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ..............1960
1959

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1960
1959

Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1960
1959

Total V/............................................... 1960
1959


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TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1960 157 1,161 32 24 125 1,137 12 683 7 607 5 76 1 103 112 351
1959 147 1,121 37 36 110 1,085 8 673 5 609 3 64 1 104 101 308
1960 1959

Locomotive-miles ..... 79,073,127 78,078,432
Motor train-miles .... 2,672,964 2,625,627
Total units ....... 81,746,091 80,704,059

Casualties per million units .....................1960 1.92 14.20 0.15 8.36 0.09 7.43 0.06 0.93 -
1959 1.82 13.89 .10 8.34 .o6 7.55 .04 .79 -


TOTAL--NNTRAINACCIDTS ...................1960 4 447 2 4 445 3 391 4 3 387 1 '54
TOTAL-NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1959 3 464 1 3 463 2 421 4 2 417 1 42

1960 161 1,608 32 26 129 1,582 15 1,074 7 611 8 463 1 103 113 '405
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................... 1959 150 1;585 171 37 113 1.;548 10 1;0i941 613 481 1 104 102 '35S
Increase Percent ......................................... 7.33 1.45 13.51 29.73 14.16 2.20 50.00 1.83 40.00 *0.33 60.00 *3.74 *0.96 10.78 15.71



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 307 263

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings........ 1960 112 337 4 6 108 331 21 6 15 12 108 298
Total1959 99 269 2 97 269 2 2 -1 5 97 262


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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U. S. GOVERMET PZNTIU OFfl. E : II' 0 -414T


1960 1959
Number KlldInured Number Killed Inlured
147 4 88 144 62
194 49 208 42
76 23 38 16
1,028 153 1,001 1,035 147 1,001
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ect to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS February
Page 2


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1960 AND 1959


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrepassers l Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespasers Total Trainmen 1Other on 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

Collisions ........................... 1960 172 16 68 68 36 22 14 20 12
1959 176 12 2 21 2 21 2 17 2 16 1 2 2

Derailments ........................... 1960 526 35 11 106 11 106 1 42 1 33 9 3 53 7 11
1959 566 32 9 130 9 130 1 46 1 23 23 70 8 14

Other train accidents .................. 1960 22 22 24 15 24 15 4 4 24 11
1959 20 20 18 14 2 18 12 2 2 2 18 8

Total I/............................ 1960 720 73 35 189 35 189 1 82 1 59 23 3 73 31 34
1959 762 64 29 165 2 29 163 3 65 3 41 24 74 26 24


#At highway grade crossings,
classifiedabove............. 1960 27 27 26 29 26 29 6 4 2 7 26 16
1959 34 30 26 57 1 26 56 10 1 9 33 26 13

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1960 82 82 82 78 4 -
1959 2 91 2 91 2 91 1 82 1 9 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1960 40 40 40 38 2 --
1959 27 27 27 23 4 -

Operating hand brakes .....................................1960 1 74 1 74 1 74 1 72 2 -
1959 58 58 58 57 1 -

Operating switches ........................................1960 93 93 93 91 2 -
1959 90 90 90 85 5 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures ................................. 1960 3 48 3 48 3 47 3 46 1 1
1959 1 34 1 1 33 1 33 1 32 1 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960 6 459 1 13 5 446 2 347 2 338 9 2 90 1 9
1959 5 476 3 12 2 464 2 368 2 354 14 93 3

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1960 272 676 13 13 259 663 21 5 16 15 259 62?
1959 208 642 3 5 205 637 8 6 2 2 205 627

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1960 79 72 55 16 24 56 13 20 4 12 9 8 11 36
1959 63 103 42 44 21 59 5 20 2 10 3 10 16 39

Miscellaneous causes ......................................1960 11 754 6 11 5 743 3 595 3 525 70 1 98 1 50
1959 19 840 8 14 11 826 8 686 4 599 4 87 3 87 53

Total /............................................... 1960 372 2,298 75 53 297 2,245 22 1,319 13 1,205 9 114 3 203 272 723
1959 298 2,361 56 76 242 2,285 18 1,381 10 1,248 8 133 3 182 221 722


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1960 407 2,487 75 53 332 2,434 23 1,401 14 1,264 9 137 6 276 303 757
1959 327 2,526 56 78 271 2,448 21 1,446 13 1,289 8 157 3 256 247 746
1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 162,319,695 162,421,368
Motor train-miles .... 5,400,856 5,495,131
Total units ....... 167,720,551 167,916,499

Casualties per million units .....................1960 2.43 14.83 0.14 8.35 0.08 7.54 0.05 0.82 -
1959 1.95 15.04 .13 8.61 .08 7.68 .05 .93 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................ 1960 4 904 4 4 900 3 8o6 8 3 798 1 94
1959 11 981 5 11 976 10 881 12 10 869 1 95

1960 411 3,391 75 57 336 3,334 26 2,207 14 1,272 12 935 6 276 304 851
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1959 338 3,507 56 83 282 3.424 1 2.327 13 1,301 18 1.026 3 256 248 841
Increase Percent ........................................ 21.60 *3.31 33.93 *31.33 19.15 *2.63 16.13 *5.16 7.69 *2.23 133.33 *8.87 100.00 7.81 22.58 1.19



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSINO ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 656 629

#1otal casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 196 298 705 13 13 285 692 27 9 18 22 285 643
1959 234 699 3 6 231 693 18 711 35 231 640


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


1960 1959
Number Killed Iriured Number Killed I njured
302 11 226 326 6 146
370 102 444 97
132 39 95 42
2,207 396 2,120 2,255 321 2,241
3,011 407 2,487 3,120 327 2,526


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