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
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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 varies slightly.
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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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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


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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Statement No. M-400
November' 1960
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1960 AND 1959


Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total
Kind of accident persons trespassers nontrespassers Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- Total Trainmen on trains nontrespasp'e
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 87 4 44 44- 6 6 38 -
1959 84 5 1 11 1 11 1 11 1 l -

Derailments ........................... 1960 196 8 1 15 1 15 5 4 1 6 1 4
1959 226 13 2 23 2 23 9 9 4 2 10

Other train accidents .................1960 8 8 5 24 5 24 5 4
1959 15 15 4 12 ,^g 4'*as 12 _- 2 __ __2 -4 19

Total V/............................ 1960 291 20 6 6 63 11 10 1 44 6 8
1959 325 33 7 4 - 26 1 22 1 22 4 6 20

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1960 13 12 6 -14 6 6 8
1959 18 18 6- 1 21 3 3 1 6 17

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating I
air or steam connections ............................... 1960 1 5 54 54 51 1 3 -
1959 47 47 47 43 4 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1960 26 26 26 25 1 -
1959 20 20 20 19 1 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1960 36 36 36 35 1 -
1959 2 34 2 34 2 34 2 33 1 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1960 19 19 19 18 1 -
1959 40 40 40 36 4 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1960 2 16 2 16 2 16 2 16 -
1959 2 13 2 13 2 13 2 I 2 .-

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960 4 191 3 3 1 188 1140 138 2 1 377 11
1959 3 237 1 4 2 233 2 181 1 176 1 5 47 5

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1960 124 360 4 124 356 3 2 1 124 353
1959 142 379 2 3 140 376 2 1 1 140 374

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1960 42 53 27 25 15 28 6 11 3 5 3 6 9 17
1959 27 58 16 17 I41 6 15 4 10 2 5 5 26

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1960 14 296 7. 6 7 290 7 233 7 201 32 32 25
1959 12 369 8 12 4 357 4 280 3 250 1 30 53 24

Total 1/ .............................................. 1960 187 1,051 37 38 150 1,013 16 538 12 491 4 7 1 69 133 406
1959 188 1,197 27 36 161 1,161 16 632 12 579 4 53 100 145 429


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1960 193 1,1124 37 38 156 1,076 16 549 12 501 4 48 1 113 139 414
1959 195 1,243 27 36 168 1,207 17 654 13 601 4 53 104 151 2449
1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 75,747,ll8 93,134,595
Motor train-miles .... 2,639,403 2,999,329
Total units ....... 78,386,521 96,133,924

Casualties per million units ..................... 1960 2.46 14.21 0.20 7.00 0.15 6.39 0.05 0.61 -
1959 2.03 12.93 .18 6.80 .14 6.25 .0o4 .55 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1960 7 449 2 7 447 7 406 3 7 403 41
1959 4 438 1 1 3 437 2 402 4 2 398 1 35

RAND1960 200 1,563 37 40 163 1,523 23 955 12 504 1 2 451 1 113 139 455
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OP ALL CLASSES......................1959 199 1.681 28 37 171 1.6h44 1 i.O.6.n3 .6o5 6.1 .12. .B) L,
Increase Percent ......................................... 0.50 *7.02 2.14 8.11 *4.68 *7.36 21.05 *9.56 *7.69 *16.69 83.33 8.65 *8.55 *5.99



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 329 360

f#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1960 130 374 4 130 3703 3 26 130 361
1959 148 400 2 3 146 397 5411 146 391


SIncludes 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 Inlured Nmber Killed Iured
146 2 90 163 4 84
125 34 162 54
68 16 70 15
1,002 191 974 1,101 191 1,090
1,3441 193 < 114 1,2496 195 1,243


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Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS November 1960

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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1960 AND 1959


Total accidents BEmployees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total TotalPassengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers 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

Collisions ............................ 1960 911 66 6 241 6 241 6 124 6 96 28 92 25
1959 981 68 9 157 9 157 7 102 7 97 5 43 2 12

Derailments ........................... 1960 2,660 130 64 369 7 5 57 3614 13 132 13 103 29 16 164 28 68
1959 2,615 138 53 384 2 51 384 2 146 1 96 1 50 1 148 48 90

Other train accidents ................. 1960 96 96 72 83 72 83 1 17 14 i 1 3 71 66
1959 97 97 57 81 1 2 56 79 16 14 2 3 56 60

Total /............................ 1960 3,667 292 142 693 7 5 135 688 20 273 19 213 1 60 16 256 99 159
1959 3,693 303 119 622 3 2 116 620 9 264 8 207 1 57 1 194 106 162

#At highway grade crossings
classified above ............. 1960 146 130 112 214 112 214 8 39 8 25 14 13 81 91 94
1959 143 133 85 164 1 1 84 163 34 18 16 38 84 91

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 960 9 547 9 547 9 547 6 505 3 42 -
1959 9 536 9 536 9 536 7 486 2 50 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1960 266 266 266 261 5 -
1959 1-43 143 143 136 7 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1960 4 1436 4 436 4 436 14 1427 9 -
1959 3 450 3 1450 3 450 3 144 6 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1960 1 386 1 386 1 386 1 377 9 -
1959 1 359 1 359 1 359 1 342 17 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1960 10 213 2 7 8 206 8 203 8 200 3 3
with fixed structures .................................. 1960 0 213 2 7 8 206 8 203 8 2003 3 2 3
1959 9 203 2 8 7 195 7 191 7 183 8 2 2

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960 43 2,539 21 87 22 2,452 12 1,914 10 1,855 2 59 9 484 1 54
1959 38 2,694 23 104 15 2,590 10 2,039 7 1,973 3 66 3 499 2 52


Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............1960 1,080 2,762 27 54 1,053 2,708 2 45 24 2 21 19 1,051 2,6144
S1959 965 2,696 29 31 936 2,665 1 39 1 32 7 8 935 2,618


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1960 584 551 463 249 121 302 4 120 17 67 27 53 -182
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 960 585 551 463 249 121 302 4 120 17 67 27 53 77 182
1959 555 605 452 297 103 308 34 119 15 68 19 51 69 189

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1960 106 3,877 66 102 40 3,775 34 2,935 27 2,537 7 398 5 546 I 294
1959 132 4,379 88 130 44 1 4,249 35 3,429 24 2,963 11 466 5 530 41 290

Total i/ ...............................................1960 1,837 11,577 579 499 1,258 11,078 1114 6,852 73 6,253 41 599 14i 1,049 1,130 3,177
................1959 1,712 12,065 594 570 1,118 11,495 100 7,305 65 6,627 35 678 8 1,039 1,010 3,151


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1960 1,979 12,270 586 504 1,393 11,766 134 7,125 92 6,466 42 659 30 1,305 1,229 3,336
1959 1,831 12,687 597 572 1,234 12,115 109 7,569 73 6,834 36 735 9 1,233 1,116 3,313

1960 1959
Locomotive-miles ..... 887,144,079 922,166,692 '
Motor train-miles .... 29,172,936 31,404,292 ', ;
Total units ....... 916,317,015 953,570,984 ,. .

Casualties per million units ..................... 1960 2.16 13 39 0.15 778 0.10 7.o6 m 0.72 : "
1960 2169 13.39 J"'' 0.15 7.78 0.10 7.06 0.05 0.72 -
1959 1.92 13.3- .11 7.94 .08 7.17 .04 .77 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1960 44 5,313 3 23 41 5,290 37 4,892 21 37 4,871 4 398
1959 46 5,393 2 18 44 5,375 40 4,992 36 40 14,956 4 383

1960 2,023 17,583 589 527 1,1434 17,056 171 12,017 92 6,487 79 5,530 30 1,305 1,233 3,734
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1959 1,877 18,080 599 590 1,278 17,490 1149 12,561 73 6,870 76 5,691 9 1,233 1,120 3,696
Increase Percent ........................................ 7.78 *2.75 *1.67 *10.68 12.21 *2.48 14.77 *4.33 26.03 F5.58 3.95 *2.83 33.33 5.84 10.09 1.03



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1960 1959
Number of accidents .... 2,784 2,697

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1960 1,192 2,976 27 54 1,165 2,922 10 84 8 49 2 35 13 100 1,142 2,738
1959 1,050 2,860 30 32 1,020 2,828 1 73 1 50 23 146 1,019 2,709


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 ......... i....................................
Total ....................................................


___ 1960 1959
Number Killed Iiured Number Killed Iured
1,815 33 1,003 1,892 29 923
1,872 4 568 2,032 2 582
635 1 163 529 18 221
11,223 1,941 10,536 11,611 1,782 10,961

15,5145 1,979 12,270 16,0614 1,831 12,687


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