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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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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
May 1956-Dec. 1974.
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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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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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0EV 9 \-. '*\ UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMI I/ Statement No. M-400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS.- August 1960
SAugust 1960


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL
RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1960 AND 1959


Total accidents Employees on duty
Resulting Total persons Total Total EtyeryPassengers Other
d of accidenttrespassers nontrespassers Tot ~ ^ ~ Other
Kind of accident Total altal Trainmen employees on trains nontrespassers
number ties to ______employees
.._____ persons Killed Injured filed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kiled Injured Kill uedI d njr Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
/
1960 70 5 26, 26 1 12 3 7 4
Collisions ............................ .959 76 1 6 6 1 6 1 6 -
Derailments..................... .1960 229 7 6 17 1 6 16 4 4 4 2 2 11 2 1
S......................... 1959 214 8 3 32 3 32 13 4 9 17 3 2

1960 8 8 7 4 7 4 ..- 7 4
Other train accidents ................. 1959 5 5 5 5 ... -

1960 307 20 13 47 1 13 46 4 19 14 1. 5 18 9 9
Total I_/........................... 3.1959 295 17 4 43 4 43 1 19 1 10. 9 17 3 7


#At highway grade crossings, 1960 13 10 12 10 12 10 1 3 1 5 9 4
classified above ............. 1959 10 9 3 1010 ..3- 2 2 2 3 6


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1960 2 54 2 54 2 54 2 477
air or steam connections ............................... 1959 59 - 59 59 56 -
1960 26 26 26 25 ~
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ............. 1950 17 17 26 25 17 --
........"" 3.95 17 17 17* 17 *

1960 43 43 43 43
Operating hand brakes .....................................1959 39 39 39 38

1960 39 .. 39 39 386 1I
Operating switches ........................................ 1959 20 20 20 19 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1960 17 17 16 16 -
with fixed structures .................................. 1959 3 24 2 1 1 23 1 22 1 22 -- 1

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ......................1960 6 25 3 12 3 24 2 196 2 189 7 1 40 9
1959 5 23 3 12 2 223 2 166 1 159 1 7 148 9

1960 81 199 1 10 80 189 6 5 1 2 30 181
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1959 56 177 2 2 54 175 4 2 2 1 54 170


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1960 70 61 64 38 6 23 1 7 1 4 3 16
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1959 64 61 56 40 8 21 2 10 1 5 1 6 i1

1960 7 346 7 8 338 270 223 ft 147 141 27
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1959 13 468 13 20 448 358 313 45 62 28

1960 166 1,042 75 68 91 974 5 657 5 590 67 1 83 85 234
Total12............................................... 195941 00 76 7 5 1,025 5 695 3 631 64 12 60 218.


TOTA-TAIN1960 179 1,089 75 69 104 1,020 9 676 9 604 72 1 101 94 243
TOTAL--TRAIN AD) TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS...................1959 l45 1,143 76 75 69 1,068 6 714 4 641 2 73 129 63 225

1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 80,925,855 79,869,891
Motor train-miles .... 2,736,542 2,769,952
Total units ....... 83,662,397 82,639,843
1960 2.14 13.02 0.11 8.08 0.11 7.22 0.86 -
Casualties per million units o.................... 1959 1.75 13.83 - .07 8.64 .05 7.76 0.02 .88 -

T1960iTlT ~-THOC 548 1 1 547 5:12 -. 512 1 35
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1960 1 52948 12 1 527 98 2- 92 329
1959 1 29 2 1 527 1 1498 4 1 14914 - 29

1960 180 1,637 75 70 105 1,567 9 1,188 9 6o04 584 1 101 95 278
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALl CLASSES ..................... 1959 146 1,672 76 77 70 1,595 7 1,212 4 645 3 567 129 63 24"
Increase Percent ......................................... 23.29 *2.09 *1.32 *9.09 50.00 *1.76 28.57 *1.98 125.00 *6.36 3.00 21.71 50.79 9.15


HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 204 186

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 19 60 93 209 1 0 92 199 3 7 3 5 2 7 89 185
1959 59 187 2 2 57 185 6 42 2 7 176


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


J~4


1960o 1959
Nber Killed Inlured Number Killed Inlu1red
176 3 95 1 357 2 68
159 514 1690 56
48 I4 143 19
1,028 176 926 1,074 343 1,000
1,411 179 1,089 1,443 145 1,143


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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
August 1960
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL
RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1960 AND 1959


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total Total PassengeronOduty
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trairnmen OtherP trains n ntrespasers
number ties to Iemployees on
persons Killed Injured !edInuled d Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured edInedKjured illed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Coiions.....1960 662 48 3 52 3 52 3 93 3 69 24 43 16
Collisions 1959 770 51 6 93 6 93 6 72 6 67 5 12 9


Derailents.......... ......... 1960 2,022 101 58 318 6 5 52 313 13 108 3 83 25 16 51 23 5
.................. 1959 1,968 102 48 334 1 47 334 2 322 1 72 1 50 1 1a4 41 71

Other train accidents ................. 960 70 70 59 65 59 65 10 10 59 55
...............1959 58 58 33 51 1 2 32 149 10 9 2 32 37


TotalI1960 2,754 219 320 535 6 5 1134 530 16 211 16 162 149 3 16 194 82 225
........................ 1959 2,796 231 87 1478 2 2 85 476 8 204 7 1148 1 56 1 355 76 117


#At highway grade crossings, 1960 105 93 97 177 97 177 8 29 8 16137
classified above............. 1959 92 814 57 8 1 1 2 3 6 76 735
92 8 7 1 1 856 117 26 .3,. 5 36 56 55


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 19607 397 7 397 7 397 6 363 1 34
air or steam connections.............................. 1959 8 392 8 392 8 392 6 358 2 34
1960 18639 8 32 6 39 1 6 3182 31 -. -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................ 1960 186 186 186 182 4
1959 96 96 96 91 5

Operating hand brakes ............................ ........ 1960 3 318 3 318 3 318 3 312 6 -
1959 1 326 1 326 1 326 1 32 4

Operating switches ....................................... 1960 1 321 1 321 1 321 1 314 7
1959 1 256 1 256 1 256 1 248 8

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 960 6 169 15 62 5 60 5 573 2
with fixed structures .................... 1960 169 1 7 5 162 5 l60 5 l5 3 .
ithfixed Structures............................. 19591 252 2 3 148 3 45 3 2- 3 3 -2 1

getting on or off locomotives or cars ........1960 31 1,888 25 71 16 1,817 10 1,1410 9 1,365 1 45 5 369 1 38
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ...............1959 27 1,982 17 86 10 1,896 7 1,487 5 1,1438 2 49 2 371 1 38
1960 778 1,922 21 142 757 1,870 2 35 25 2 20 1 5 ,1
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 196059 671 1,891432 20 26 651 1,870 2 35 1 2 20 19 755 1,816
1959 67. 1,843 20 26 651 1,817 1 25 1 20 5 6 650 1,786

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1960 410 373 327 168 83 205 34 77 12 41 22 36 49 228
than public rail-hlghway crossings ..................... 1959 1420 440 338 225 82 225 25 84 10 44 25 40 57 131

Miscellaneous causes .............................. .. 1960 72 2,936 47 77 25 2,859 20 2,195 14 1,886 6 309 4 1443 1 221
1959 91 3,202 65 104 26 3,098 21 2,504 25 2,163 6 3l41 5 384 210

Total / ...................1960 1,308 8,500 411 365 897 8,135 82 5,099 50 4,635 32 464 9 831 806 2,205
1....................... 959 1,224 8,689 442 1445 782 8,244 67 5,325 42 4,826 25 489 7 763 708 2,166


TOTAL--AIM AND TRAIN-SEVICE ACCIDENTS ................ 1960 1,428 9,035 i417 370 1,011 8,665 98 5,310 66 4,797 32 513 25 1,025 888 2,330
................1959 1,311 9,167- 4 4 447 867 8,720 75 5,519 149 4,974 26 545 8 91 784 2,283

1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 654,840,517 671,460,929
Motor train-miles ... 21,381,344 22,882,253
T6tal units ...... 676,221,861 694,343,182

19Casualties per million units ................ 60 2.11 13.36 - 0.14 7.85 0.10 7.09 0.05 0.76 -
asualties per million units......... ......1959 1.89 13.20 .11 7.95 .07 7.16 .04 .78 -


19TOTAL-NO AIN ACCIDENTS .............................. 60 27 3,882 3 19 24 3,863 21 3,562 1 21 3,551 3 301
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS............................ 1959 35 3,961 1 15 34 3,946 31 3,674 28 31 3,646 3 272

1960 1,455 2,917 420 389 1,035 12,528 119 8,872 66 4,808 53 4,064 25 1,025 891 2,631
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES.................. 1959 1,346 13,128 1445 462 901 12,666 106 9,193 49 5=002 57 4.191 _8 918 787 2.959
Increase Percent ..... ......................................... 8.10 *1.61 *5.62 *1.80 14.87 *1.09 12.26 *3.49 34.69 3.88 *7,02 *3,03 212.50 11.66 13.21 2 97


HIGHfWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 1960 1864

9otal casualties at highway grade crossings........60 875 2,089 21 42 854 2,047 10 64 8 31 2 33 13 94 831 1,889
#otalcsuaties at highway grade crossings ........ 1959 728 1,961 21 27 707 1,934 1 51 1 31 20 42 706 1i.8i3


/ 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

Number Killed lrdured Number Klled InJuTnlr
S1,339 24 71 1,451 5 651
1,426 3 4 143 1,539 1 426
485 1 138 368 18 181
8,225 1,400 7,713 8,403 1,277 7,909 ..
11,465 1,1428 9,035 11,761 1,311 9,167 -

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