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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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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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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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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 1961


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1961 AND 1960



Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total
Kind of accident Tot otal persons trespassers nontrespassers -TOther Passengers Other
nnTotal in casual- Total Trainen on trains nontrespassers
number ties to employees o t sr e
_________________________________ _____ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
c o.. 1961 76 7 17 17 17 17 -
Collisions ............................ 1960 84 5 1 7 7 1 7 1 6 -

erilents ..........................1961 193 9 1 U6 1 46 15 12 3 29 1 2
Derai es1960 230 13 7 51 1 6 51 1 8 1 5 3 2 17 3 26

1961 31 8 5: 3 5 3 5
Other train accidents ................. 1960 5 5 2 2 51 1 2 3

1961 300 24 6 66 6 66 32 29 3 29 6 5
TotalI/ ........................... 1960 319 23 10 62 1 9 62 2 16 2 12 U 2 17 5 29


#At highway grade crossings, 1961 18 12 6 33 6 33 6 3 3 23 6 U
classified above ............. 1960 9 8 7 13 7 13 2 6 5 7


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1961 1 50 1 50 1 50 1 42 8 -
air or steam connections .............................. 1960 1 51 -I 51 1 51 1 46 5 -

1961 42 42 42 41 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. g1960 30 30 30 30 -


Operating hand brakes .................................... 1961 2 2 2 -
............0.1960 41, 4 11 4,1 411 -

1961 5o -050 50 48 2 -
Operating switches .......................................1960 31 1 31 I 31 1 30 1 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 191 27 1 26 26 26 -
with fixed structures ..................................1960 1 21 1 21 1 21 1 21 -

1961 4 281 2 7 2 274 2 226 1 219 1 7 44 U
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960 2 238 1 13 1 225 1 167 1 161 6 56 2


Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ........... 1961 101 268 2 3 99 265 7 3 1 99 257
Acdn 1960 81 198 1 5 80 193 1 1 80 192


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 38 6 30 23 8 23 U 1 8 3 3 12
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 38 4639 36 25 7 5 7 1 3 8 I 2 712
1960 43 39 36 25 7 14 5 7 1 3 4 4 2 7

1961 9 419 5 ll U 40B 3 319 2 275 1 44 57 1 32
Miscellaneous causes .................................... 1960o 10 341 8 10 2 331 2 235 2 190 U5 77 19

1961 153 1,235 39 U45 114 1,190 10 783 5 714 5 69 102 104 305
Total _/ ............................................. 1960 139 990 U6 53 93 937 11 584 7 523 4 61 133 82 220


TOTAL-TRAIN AD TRAIN-SRVICE ACCIDENTS ..................1961 159 1,301 39 45 120 1,256 10 815 5 743 5 72 131 10 310
1960 149 1,0S2 47 53 102 999 13 600 9 535 4U 65 2 150 87 249

1961 1960
Locomotive-miles ..... 72,386,256 81,914,235
Motor train-miles .... 2,174,353 2,690,829
Total units ....... 74,560,609 84,605,06U

Csulties per million units.....................1961 2.13 17.45 0.13 10.93 0.07 9.96 0.07 0.97 -
Casualties r million uts1960 1.76 12. 45 .15 7.10 .ll 6.34 .05 .77 -


1961 7 710 3 8 U 702 U 642 4U U4 $38 60
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................ 1960 6 435 2 6 1433 6 o404 1 6 403 29

1961 166 3/2,011 42 53 12U 1,958 1k 1,457 5 747 9 710 131 110 370
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1960 155 1,487 47 55 108 1,432 19 lI004 9 536 10 U68 2 150 87 278
Increase Percent ...................................... 7.10 35.24 *10.64 *3.6 k14.81 36.73 *26.32 U45.12 *1,4.]44 39.37 *10.00 51.71 *12.67 26.44 33.09



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 259 217
Nme 1961' 107 301 2 3 105 298 13 6 7 24 105 261
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1960 88 211 1 5 87 206 1 1 -2 6 85 199


/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1961 1960
Number laled YIn-ured Kimber Silled Injured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 101 35 185 2 104
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 129 30 146 1 60
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 57 13 63 1 26
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,185 59 2/1,223 932 5 862
Total ...................................................... 1,U72 159 2/1,301 1,326 149 1,052

2/ Includes 76 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
" Inoludes subsequent fatalities as follows Employees on duty, 2; other nontrespassers, UW trespasser, U; total, 10.
0TE: 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


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Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
PAGE 2 BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS April 1961I/ a



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHINGAL


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1 ND 19



Total accidents Employees on duty "
Total Total /
?e~lI Passengers, / Other
Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers s T m "entr O trespasser
Kind of accident Total in casual- Total Trainmen on tr ntrepaer
number ties to ______
_____ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed 'nfi Kil Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
S.. 1961 292 23 50 1 149 38 34 4 8 3
Collisions ............................ 1960 3140 30 1 97 1 97 .1 60 1 44h 16 25 12

S. 1961 892 52 17 421 1 2 16 419 2 74 1 51 1 23 6 267 8 78
Derailments ........................... 1960 1,065 63 36 241 1 35 241 7 76 7 57 19 16 123 12 42

S. 1961 137 42 31 42 2 29 42 2 11 2 8 3 4 27 27
Other train accidents .................1960 41 41 37 45 37 45 6 6 37 39

S1961 1,321 117 48 513 3 3 45 510 4 123 3 93 1 30 6 279 35 108
Total /.......................... 1960 1,1446 134 74 383 1 73 383 8 12 8 107 35 16 148 49 93


#At highway grade crossings, 1961 66 53 36 121 1 35 121 2 22 2 11 11 1 63 32 36
classified above ............. 1960 56 53 61 126 61 126 4 17 4 9 8 13 56 4k 53


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1961
air or steam connections ............................... 1960


1961
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1960


1961
Operating hand brakes .................................... 1960


1961
Operating switches ....................................... 1960


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1961
with fixed structures .................................. 1960


1961
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1960


1961
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ............. 1960


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1961
than public rail-highway crossings .............****........ 1960

1961
Miscellaneous causes ......................................1960


Total / 1961
Total/.............................................. 1960


273
195

178
89

226
143

278
184


87
91

1,126
962

1,188
1,162


159
155

1,935
1,528


603 5,1450
685 4,509


141 142
148 136


273
195

178
89

226
143

278
184


86
91

1,101
933

1,166
1,136


94
103

1,906
1,499


462 5,308
537 14,373


273
195

178
89

226
1143

278
1814


85
90

885
718

26
25


36
l1

1,1497
1,179


31 3,1484
50 2,6614


251
180

170
87

224
14o

263
181


85
89

857
693

20
7


26
21

1,278
1,028


18 3,1714
32 2,1426


22
15

8
2

2
3

15
3



1

28
25

6
18


10
20

219
151


13 310
18 238


15 o 0
17 "__
ci->
1,134
1,095



58
62

121
94


1428 1,329
1482 1,269


1961 651 5,963 144 1 4 5 507 5,818 35 3,607 21 3,267 14 340 9 774 1463 1,1437
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS..................1960 759 4',892 149 136 610 4,756 58 2,806 40 2,533 18 273 21 588 531 1,362

1961 1960

Locomotive-miles ..... 290,993,101 330,324,677
Motor train-miles .... 9,123,421 10,922,424
Total units ....... 300,116,522 341,247,101

1961 2.17 19.87 0.12 12.02 0.07 10.89 0.05 1.13 -
Casualties per million unitsI.....................1960 2.22 14.34 .17 8.23 .12 7.43 .05 .80


TOTAL-ONTAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 20 3,240 7 26 13 3,214 13 2,816 16 13 2,800 398
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS................................1960 14 1,938 1 10 13 1,928 12 1,745 9 12 1,736 1 183

1961 671 3/,203 151 171 520 9,032 48 6,423 21 3,283 27 3,140 9 774 463 18
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES.....................1960 773 6,830 150 146 623 6,684 70 4.551 40 2.54i2 30 2,009 ; )1 0 92R 0

Increase Percent ........................................*13.20 34.74 0.67 17.12 *16.53 35.13 31.43 41.13 *47.50 29.15 10.00 56.30 57.14 31.63 12.97 18.77



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 1,175 1,164

ta c l a i g c1961 452 1,309 12 22 440 1,287 2 48 2 31 17 1 69 437 1,170
fotal casualties at highway grade crossings ........1960 530 1,288 15 26 515 1,262 4 42 1 16 26 13 72 498 1,1148


l/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to: Decrease.
1961 196 0
Number Killed Iniured Nmber Killed Tnlured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 393 8 281 643 15 1408
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 6140 2 266 746 2 234
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 270 69 277 1 92
Miscellaneous ................................................ 5,063 641 2/5,3147 4,307 741 4,158
Total ..................................................... 6,366 651 2/5,963 5,973 759 4,892

2/ Includes 375 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
7 Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 7; passengers on train, 1; other nontrespassers, 26; trespassers, 9; total, 43.
NOTE: 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


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