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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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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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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.

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University of Florida
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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
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to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No.I
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS May



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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1960 AND 1959


M-400
1960


Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons nnt sers T otatl Tota .Oe
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total TrainmenOoherpenrains -nontrepassers
number ties to employees-
___- persons Killed Injured Kiled Injured Killed Injured Killed injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kiled Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1960 78 3 9 9 -5 4 -9 9 5
1959 94 7 21. 21 8 8 0 3

Derailments ...........................1960 24 2 6 9 9 5 5 -' 4
1959 205 9 5 19 5 19 6 6 6 5 7

Other train accidents ................. 1960 4 14 3 3 3 3 3 2
1959 3 3 3 2 3 2 1 1 3 1

Total I/ ............................ 1960 326 13 3 21 3 21 15 1 4 3 6
1959 302 19 8 142 8 12 15 15 16 8 31

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1960 7 5 3 4 3 4 3 4
1959 5 h4 7 3 7 3 7 3

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or stewn connections ............................... 1960 58 8 58 58 53 5 -
1959 59 59 59 -59 58 1

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1960 24 24 24 24 -
1959 7 7 7 7 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1960 44 44 44 41 3 -
1959 1 41 1 41 1 41 1 41 -

Operating switches ........................................1960 22 22 22 21 1 -
1959 22 22 22 22 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1960 19 1 18 18 17 1 -
1959 15 15 15 15 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960 4 223 2 I0 2 213 1 162 1 159 3 1 49 2
1959 3 245 3 8 237 179 17M 5 56 2

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1960 65 211 3 1 62 220 2 1 1 2 1 60 208
1959 80 216 1 6 79 210 1 1 79 209

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1960 57 49 146 25 1l 24 5 7 2 4 3 3 6 17
1959 54 55 49 26 5 29 1 6 1 2 4 4 23

Miscellaneous causes ......................................1960 10 323 6 14 4 4 309 2 217 1 180 1 37 2 59- 33
1959 13 360 20 14 3 346 3 293 2 252 1 i41 30 23

Total / ............................................... 1960 136 973 57 51 79 922 10 553 4 500 6 53 3 109 66 260
1959 151 1,020 63 54 88 966 5 623 4 572 1 51 86 83 257

TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1960 139 994 57 51 82 943 20 568 4 511 6 57 3 209 69 266
1959 159 1,062 63 514 96 1,008 5 638 4 587 1 51 102 91 268
1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 83,065,974 87,470,947
Motor train-miles .... 2,735,352 2,9214,768
Total units ....... 85,801,326 90,395,715

Casualties per million units ......................1960 1.62 u1.58 0.12 6.62 0.05 5.96 0.07 0.66 -
1959 1.76 11.75 .06 7.06 .o4 6.49 .01 .56 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1960 5 438 1 1 4 1437 4 2413 2 4 1411 24
1959 2 483 2 2 481 2 1457 4 2 453 24
1960 14 1,432 58 52 86 1,380 14 981 4 513 0 1468 3 309 69 290
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES..................... 1959 161 1,545 63 56 98 ,1489 7 1,095 4 591 3 504 102 91 292
Increase Percent ......................................... .*10.56 *7.31 *7.94 *7.14 12.24 *7.32 1300.00 0.141 13.20 33.33 *7.14 6.86 *24.18 0.69



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 21 192

#Total casualties at highwaygrade crossings.........1960 68 215 3 1 6 2134 2 1 1 2 2 12
1959 87 219 1 6 86 213 1 1 -186 212


T/ 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
1960 1959
Number Killed In-tured Number Killed In1ured
152 73 175 83
171 59 151 45
63 12 140 10
937 139 850 972 159 924
1,323 139 994 1,338 159 1,062





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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
May 1960


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1960 AND 1959



Total accidents Employees on duty
Resulting Total persons Total Total Passengers Other
Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other
Total in casual- Total TrainmenOther on trains nontrespassers
number ties to employees
_____ persons Killed Injured Kled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killd lInjured Killed Injured Killed Injured


U- TWAN WCIfDEBM

Collie. .. ... 1960 418 33 1 106 1 106 1 69 1 49 20 25 12
1959 476 35 2 66 2 66 2 45 2 42 3 12 9

Derailments 1. 1960 1,309 69 36 250 1 35 250 7 81 7 62 19 16 123 12 46
1959 1,231 59 17 202 17 202 2 72 1 44 1 28 1 87 14 4j3

Other train accidents ................. I960 45 145 40 148 4o 48 7 7 4o i1
1959 39 39 27 35 1 2 26 33 6 6 2 26 25

Total 2/...........................1 960 1,772 147 77 1404 1 76 404 8 157 8 118 39 16 148 52 99
1959 1,746 133 46 303 1 2 145 301 4 123 3 92 1 31 1 101 4O 77

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1960 63 58 64 130 64 130 4 17 14 9 8 13 56 47 57
1959 60 53 4O 78 1 1 39 77 13 4 9 33 39 31


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

Persona 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


253
240

113
58

187
169

206
179


O10
87

1,185
1,195

1,373
1,293


204
253

1,851
1,941


253
240

113
58

187
169

206
179


109
84

1,146
1,147

1,346
1,278


127
136

1,808
1,886


253
240

113
58

187
169

206
179


108
83

880
907

26
13


48
52

1,396
1,552


233
220

ill
54

181
168

202
173


106
81

852
875

8
11


25
24

1,208
1,343


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19
21


2
6


4
1




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14
14


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5,482
5,45


5,295
5,177


3,217
3,253


2,926
2,949


24
18


8
5


1
1

511
456


32
38

1


548
495


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19
13

1,303
1,261


79
84

127
122


1,529
1,480


TOTAL--TRAIN ANMD TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1960 898 5,886 206 187 692 5,699 68 3,374 44 3,044 24 330 24 697 600 1,628
1959 810 5,718 218 240 592 5,478 51 3,376 32 3,0i41 19 335 6 545 535 1,557

1960 1959

Locomotive-miles 1..... 43,390,651 421,144,550
Motor train-miles .... 13,657,776 14,307,636
Total units ....... 427,048,427 435,452,186

Casualties per million units ..................... I960 2.10 13.78 0.16 7.90 0.10 7.13 0.06 0.77 -
1959 1.86 13.13 .12 7.75 .07 6.98 .04 .77 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .... ........................ 1960 19 2,376 2 ll 17 2,365 16 2,158 1n 16 2,147 1 207
1959 24 2,145 1 9 23 2,406 22 2,218 17 22 2,261 1 188

RAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CT I96 917 8,262 208 198 709 8,064 84 5,532 44 3,055 40 2,477 24 697 601 1,835
RA TOAL-ACIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................... 98 8.133 219 249 615 7,88 73 5.594 32 3.058 41 2.536 6 5 5 6 1,75
Increase Percent ........................................ 9.95 1.59 *5.02 *20.48 15.28 2.28 15.07 *1.11 37.50 *0.10 *2.144 *2.33 300.00 27.89 12.13 5.16



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 1,375 1,284

#Total casualties at highway gradecrossings........1960 598 1,503 18 27 580 1,476 6 43 4 17 2 26 13 73 561 1,360
1959 508 1,371 12 16 496 1,355 1 26 1 15 211 37 495 1,292


/ 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.


VU~. 1iO. OOVM9T P2TD m l I i 0 *1
W0O **SIII


1960 1959
Number Killed Irnured Number Killed Inured
795 15 481 853 8 384
917 2 293 946 1 231
340 1 104 232 93
5,244 880 5,008 5,234 801 5,010
7,296 898 5,886 7,265 810 5,718


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