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.
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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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Title from caption.

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University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
oclc - 02560826
lccn - sf 90093253
issn - 0565-5307
ocm02560826
Classification:
lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
System ID:
AA00016163:00033

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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


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SUMMARY


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No.
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS
Jul


REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL

)MPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1960 AND 1959


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

1960 86 5 2 7 2 7 2 4 2 3 1 3 -
Collisions ............................ 1959 102 4 2 7 2 7 2 7 2 5 2 -


D..1960 241 15 10 32 5 1 5 31 2 13 2 11 2 14 3 4
Derailments ........................... 1959 250 17 3 55 1 2 55 25 15 10 24 2 6

1960 6 6 3 3 3 3 1 3 2
Other train accidents ................. 1959 7 7 2 6 2 6 3 2 1 2 3

T I/ 1960 333 26 15 42 5 1 10 41 4 18 4 15 3 17 6 6
Total V........................... 1959 359 28 7 68 1 6 68 2 35 2 22 13 24 4 9


#At highway grade crossings, 1960 14 11 6 23 6 23 1 4 1 2 2 14 5 5
classified above ............. 1959 9 9 4 18 4 18 8 3 5 1 4 9


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1960 144 44- 44 42 2 -
air or steam connections ............................... 1959 3 44 3 44 3 44 2 39 1 5 -

1960 19 19 19 19 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1959 15 15 15 15 -

1960 39 39 39 39 -
Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1959 60 60 60 60 -

1960 37 37 37 36 1 -
Operating switches ........................................ 1959 27 27 27 27 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1960 1 25 1 4 21 21 20 1 -
with fixed structures .................................. 1959 1 21 1 21 1 21 1 20 1 -

1960 3 237 3 8 229 179 173 6 44 6
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1959 2 270 2 8 262 203 200 3 52 7

1960 83 169 2 1 81 168 2 I I 81 166
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1959 59 178 3 7 56 171 3 3 56 168


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1960 63 55 53 27 10 28 2 15 1 7 1 8 8 13
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1959 68 64 60 39 8 25 2 12 1 6 1 6 6 13

1960 15 358 10 15 5 343 5 254 2 219 3 35 59 30
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1959 14 379 13 14 1 365 281 245 36 1 58 26

1960 165 983 69 55 96 928 7 610 3 556 4 54 103 89 215
Total / .............................................. 1959 147 1,058 78 68 69 990 6 666 4 615 2 51 1 110 62 214


1960 180 1,025 74 56 106 969 11 628 7 571 4 57 120 95 221
TOTAL--TRAIN AlD TRAIN-SRVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1959 154 1,126 79 68 75 1,058 8 701 6 637 2 64 1 134 66 223

1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 79,283,070 83,925,647
Motor train-miles .... 2,227,429 2,904,325
Total units ....... 81,510,499 86,829,972

S.. 1960 2.21 12.58 0.13 7.70 0.09 7.01 0.05 0.70 -
Casualties per million units .....................1959 1.77 12.97 .09 8.07 .07 7.34 .02 .74 -


1960 495 3 492 468 468 24
TOTAL--NONTRAINACCIDENTS ................................. 1959 8 546 3 8 543 6 516 4 6 512 2 27

1960 180 1,520 74 59 lo6 1,461 11 1,096 7 571 4 525 120 95 245
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1959 162 1,672 79 71 83 1,601 14 1,217 6 641 8 576 1 134 68 250
Increase Percent ........................................ 11.11 *9.09 *6.33 *16.90 27.71 *8.74 *21.43 *9.94 16.67 *10.92 *50.00 *8.85 *10.145 39.71 *2.00



HIGHWAI GRADE-GROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 188 180

1960 89 192 2 1 87 191 1 6 1 3 3 14 86 171
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1959 63 196 3 7 60 189 11 6 5 1 60 177


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


U.S. DEPOMiTORY


M-400

ly 1960
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____ 1960 1959____
Number Killed lniured Number Killed Iniured
187 2 79 213 4 93
171 1 47 216 85
43 11 148 38
965 177 888 1,005 150 910
1,366 180 1,025 1,482 154 1,126


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
July 1960

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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1960 AND 1959


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons To tal Total Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains nontrespassers
number ties to t employees o tnr a
_____ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1960 592 43 3 126 3 126 3 78 3 57 21 36 12
1959 694 47 5 87 5 87 5 66 5 61 5 12 9

Derailments ........................... 1960 1,793 94 52 301 6 4 146 297 9 104 9 81 23 16 140 21 53
1959 1,754 94 45 302 1 44 302 2 109 1 68 1 41 I 124 41 69

Other train accidents ................. 1960 62 62 52 61 52 61 10 10 52 51
1959 53 53 33 46 1 2 32 44 10 9 1 2 32 32

Total V/............................ 1960 2,447 199 107 488 6 4 101 484 12 192! 12 1148 44 16 176 73 13.16
1959 2,501 194 83 435 2 2 81 433 7 185 6 138 1 47 1 138 73 310

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1960 92 83 85 167 85 167 5 28 5 16 12 13 70 67 69
1959 82 75 54 108 1 1 53 107 24 9 15 34 53 49

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1960 5 343 5 343 5 343 4 316 1 27 -
1959 8 333 8 333 8 333 6 302 2 31 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1960 160 160 160 157 3 -
1959 79 79 79 74 5 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1960 3 275 3 275 3 275 3 269 6 -
1959 1 287 1 287 1 287 1 284 3 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1960 1 282 1 282 1 282 1 276 6 -
1959 1 236 1 236 1 236 1 229 7 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1960 6 152 1 7 5 1145 5 144 5 141 3 1
1959 2 128 3 2 125 2 123 2 120 3 1 1

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960 25 1,631 12 59 13 1,572 8 1,214 7 1,176 1 38 4 329 1 29
1959 22 1,747 14 74 8 1,673 5 1,321 4 1,279 1 142 2 323 1 29

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ............. 1960 697 1,713 20 32 677 1,681 2 29 10 2 19 17 675 1,635
1959 615 1,666 18 24 597 1,642 1. 21 1 18 3 5 596 1,616

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1960 340 312 263 130 77 182 33 70 11 37 22 33 144 112
1959 356 379 282 185 74 194 23 74 9 39 14 35 51 120

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1960 65 2,590 140 69 25 2,521 20 1,925 14 1,663 6 262 4 402 1 194
1959 78 2,734 52 84 26 2,650 21 2,146 15 1,850 6 296 5 322 182

Total / ...............................................1960 1,142 7,458 336 297 806 7,161 77 4,442 45 4,045 32 397 8 748 721 1,971
1959 1,083 7,589 366 370 717 7,219 62 4,620 39 4,195 23 425 7 651 648 1,948


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1960 1,249 7,946 342 301 907 7,645 89 4,634 57 4,193 32 1441 24 924 794 2,087
1959 1,166 8,0214 368 372 798 7,652 69 4,805 45 4,333 24 1472 8 789 721 2,058
I1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 573,914,662 591,591,038
Motor train-miles .... 18,644,802 20,112,301
Total units ....... 592,559,464 611,703,339

Casualties per million units ..................... 1960 2.11 13.41 0.15 7.82 0.10 7.08 0.05 0.74 -
1959 1.91 13.12 .11 7.86 .07 7.08 .04 .77 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1960 26 3,334 3 18 23 3,316 21 3,050 11 21 3,039 2 266
1959 34 3,432 1 13 33 3,419 30 3,176 24 30 3,152 3 243
1960 1,275 11,280 345 319 930 10,961 110 7,684 57 14,204 53 3,480 24 924 796 2,353
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1959 1,200 11,456 369 385 831 11,071 99 7,981 45 4,357 54 3,624 8 789 724 2,301
Increase Percent ........................................ 6.25 *1.54 *6.50 *17.14 11.91 *0.99 11.11 *3.72 26.67 *3.51 *1.85 *3.97 200.00 17.11 9.94 2.26



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960o 1959
Number of accidents .... 1,756 1,678
1960 782 1,880 20 32 762 1,848 7 57 5 26 2 31 13 87 742 1,704
#rotal casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1959 669 1,774 19 25 650 1,749 1 145 1 27 18 39 649 1,665


/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:


Negligence of employees .. .. ............... ..........
Defects in or failures of .eqpment .........................
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .....
Miscellaneous .......................................'.......
Total ...................................................


* Decrease


1960 1959
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Injured
1,163 21 646 1,294 13 583
1,267 3 389 1,370 1 370
437 1 124 325 18 162
7,187 1,224 6,787 7,329 L,134 6,909
L0,054 1,249 7,946 10,318 L,166 8,024


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