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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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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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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

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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
April 1960


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1960 AND 1959


Total accidents Employees on duty
TtlTtlPassengers Other
Kind of accident Res ling Total persons Totpassers nontr asserts Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trairnen Other trains nontrespasers
number ties to employees
I I- persons Kredilled Injured Killed nInjured Killed Injured edKilled Injrd d Inured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1960 84 5 1 7 1 7 1 7 1 6 1 --
1959 97 9 17 17 13 11 2 4

Derailments ........................... 1960 230 13 7 51 1 6 51 1 8 1 5 3 2 17 3 26
1959 215 10 31 31 15 11 4 10 6

Other train accidents ................. 1960 5 5 2 U 2 4 1 2 3
1959 21 11 3 15 1 2 15 2 2 2 13

Total V/............................1960 319 23 10 62 1 9 62 2 16 2 2 4 2 17 5 29
1959 323 30 3 63 1 2 63 30 2 6 10 2 23

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1960 9 8 7 13 7 13 2 6 5 7
1959 13 13 3 14 1 2 14 3 3 2 3 1

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1960 1 51 1 51 1 51 1 46 5 -
1959 46 46 46 41 5 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1960 30 30 30 30 -
1959 I 14 14 14 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1960 42 42 42 42 -
1959 35 35 35 35 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1960 1 31 1 31 1 31 1 30 1 -
1959 29 29 29 29 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1960 1 21 1 21 1 21 1 21 -
1959 29 1 23 27 26 1 1 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960 2 238 1 13 1 225 1 167 1 161 6 56 2
1959 2 239 1 16 1 223 187 182 5 33 1 3

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1960 81 198 1 5 80 193 1 1 80 192
1959 77 183 U 3 73 180 1 1 73 179

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1960 43 39 36 25 7 14 5 7 1 3 4u U 2 7
1959 51 U8 38 27 13 21 U 8 1 5 3 3 9 13

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1960 10 341 8 10 2 331 2 235 2 190 45 77 19
1959 8 354 5 16 3 338 2 276 2 230 46 I U3 19

Total I/ ...............................................1960 139 991 U6 53 93 938 31 585 7 52U 4 61 133 82 220
1959 138 977 U8 63 90 914 6 623 3 563 3 60 1 77 83 214


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1960 149 1,053 47 53 102 1,000 13 601 9 536 U 65 2 150 87 2U9
1959 t141 1,040 U9 63 92 977 6 653 3 587 3 66 1 87 85 237
1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 81,914,235 84,616,265
Motor train-miles ... 2,690,829 2,929,178
Total units ....... 84,605,06U 87,54U5,U443

Casualties per million units ..................... 1960 1.76 12.U45 0.i5 7.10 0.11 6.34 0.05 0.77 -
1959 1.61 11.88 .07 7.46 .03 6.71 .03 .75 -


TOTU.--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1960 6 436 2 6 434 6 405 1 6 404U 29
1959 5 U83 1 2 U U81 4 450 4 U450 31

1960 155 1,489 47 55 108 1,434 19 1,006 9 537 10 469 2 150 $7 278
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL LASSES..................... 1959 16 1,523 65 96 I58 0 1 03 3 587 7 516 1 87 85 268
Increase Percent ........................................ 6.16 *2.23 *6.00 *15.38 12.50 *1.65 90.00 "8.79 200.00 *8.52 42.86 *9.1 100.00 72.41 2.35 3.73



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 217 201

1960 88 21 1 87 206 1 1 2 6 85 199
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .........1959 80 197 513 75 194 46 75 19


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
160 1959
Number Killed Iniured umber Killed Iinlure
185 2 10U 170 1 83
146 1 60 161 49
63 1 26 53 32
933 145 863 957 140 876
1,327 149 1,O053 1,3141 _1 1,O4o


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



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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1960 AND 1959


M-400
iI 1960


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total Total
rsalPassengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains nontrespassers
number ties to ______employees o tn te r
______ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed ured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 196o 340 4 -1 1 97 1 6037 1 44- 16- 25 12


1960 ,06 63'241 1 35 2I1 7 76 7 57 19 16 123 12 42
Derail5ents........................... 1959 50 183 12 183 2 66 I 38 1 28 1 81 9 36


1960o 45 37 45 6 6 37 39
Other train accidents ................. 1959 36 36 33 1 2 23 31 2 23 24


Total ........................... 1960 383 1 73 383 8 12 8 107 35 16 18 19 93
.1959 1 261 1 2 37 259 I 108 3 77 1 31 1 85 32 66


#At highway grade crossings, -nh -.>^-,,
classifiedghway grabove Crossings............. 19 56 53 61 126 61 126 I4 17 It 9 8 13 56 44I 53
1959 55 1 49 33 75 1 1 32 741 13 I4 9 33 32 28


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

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


Operating locomotives and rail motor cars................


Operating hand brakes .....................................


Operating switches .......................................


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


Getting on or off locomotives or cars ....................


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


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


Miscellaneous causes .......................................


Total _/ ..............................................


1960
1959

1960
1959

1960
1959

1960
1959


1960
1959

1960
1959

1960
1959


1960
1959

1960
1959

1960
1959


3 195 3
3 181 3

89 -
51 -

1 lt 1
128 -

1 184 -
1 157 1


It 91 It
1 72 3 1

14t 962 I 29 10
13 950 7 t40 6

4t69 1,162 15 26 i454t
388 1,077 10 9 378


161 155 111 52 50
168 198 117 91 51

32 1,528 18 29 14t
39 1,581 20 41 19


It,510
4,395


195
181

89
51

lItI(
128

184
157


91
69

933
910

1,136
1,068


103
107

1,499
1,540


I,374
4,211


195
181

89
51


128

184
157


90
68

718
728

25
12


41
46

1,179
1,259


180
162

87
47

141
127

181
151


89
66

693
701

7
10


21
22

1,028
1,091


2,I27
2,377


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1


17
II


1,095
1,052


62
61

94
99


1,269
1,223


TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ..................196 759 ,893 149 136 610 4,757 58 2,807 40 2,534 18 273 21 588 531 1,362
1959 651 4,656 155 186 496 4,470 46 2,738 28 2,454 18 284 6 443 444 1,289

1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 330,324,677 333,673,603
Motor train-miles .... 10,922,424lt 11,382,868
Total units ....... 341,24t7,i01 34t5,056,4t71

u ie r n i .+. 1960 2.22 14t.34t 0.17 8.23 0.12 7.4t3 0.05 0.80 -
Casualties per million units .....................1959 1.89 13.49 .13 7.93 .08 7.11 .05 .82 -



TOTA TRA ACCIDTS 1960 14 1,939 1 10 13 1,929 12 1,746 9 12 1,737 1 183
TOTAL--NNTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1959 22 1,932 1 7 21 1,925 20 1,761 13 20 1,74t8 1 164

O C.1960 773 6,832 150 14t6 623 6,686 70 It,553 t40 2,5t3 30 2,010 21 58
GRAM TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1959 673 6,88 156 9 l7 6; 57 .39- 66 J. 12293 9 p s 9' A 7.

Increase Percent ........................................ 14.86 3.70 *3.85 *24t.35 20.50 4t.55 6.06 1.20 42.86 3.08 *21.05 *1.08 250.00 32.73 19.55 6.33



HIGWAYM GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... l,164t 1,092

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1960 530 1,288 15 26 515 1,262 4 42 16 26 13 72 498 1,148
1959 421 1,152 11 10 41o 1,142 1 25 1 14 Ii 37 409 1.080


/ 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 Iiured Number Killed Injured
643 15 408 678 8 301
746 2 234 795 1 186
277 1 92 192 83
4,308 741 I4,l59 4,262 642 4,086

5,974 759 4,893 5,927 6517 ,656


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