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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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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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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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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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to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND S;


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1961


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Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrepassers Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen oer trains nontrespassers
number ties to ployees
___ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1961 84 4 1 1l 1 11 1 6 1 6 -
1960 78 3 9 9 9 5 4 -

Derailments ........................... 1961 196 8 3 16 2 1 16 11 11 5 1 -
1960 244 6 9 9 5 5 14

Other train accidents ................. 1961 146 12 6 1 6 14 3 3 5 6 6
1960 4 4 3 3 3 3 1 1 3 2

Total l/............................ 1961 326 24 10 41 2 8 41 1 20 1 20 10 7 11
1960 326 13 3 21 3 21 15 11 4 3 6

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1961 16 7 6 9 6 9 1 1 5 6 3
1960 7 5 3 3 3 4

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1961 63 63 63 59
air or steam connections ............................... 1960 68 63 63 59 5 -
196o 58 58 58 53 5 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1961 28 28 28 26 2 -
1960 24 2 2 2 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1961 57 57 57 57 -
1960 44 44 42 19 3 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1961 52 52 52 49 3 -
1960 22 22 22 21 I -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1961 2 10 1 1 1 9 1 9 1 9 -
1960 19 18 18 17 1 -2 3

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1961 257 3 5 212 2173 1 1 6 3132 9 -
196o0 4 2231 2 I0 2 213 I 162 I 159 3 1 49 2

1961 83 241 2 10 81 231 6 4 2 81 225
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings#.............. 1960 65 211 3 1 62 210 2 1 1 2 1 60 208


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 16 2
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 52 4 43 16 9 27 2 11 4 2 7 7 16
1960 57 49 46 25 11 24 5 7 2 4 3 3 6 17

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1961 11 475 6 14 5 461 2 382 2 333 49 1 148 2 31
1960 10 323 6 14 4 309 2 217 1 180 1 37 2 59 33

Total / 1961 153 1,226 55 46 98 1,180 5 825 3 754 2 71 3 80 90 275
Total/ ........................................... 1960 136 973 57 51 79 922 10 553 4 500 6 53 3 109 66 260


TOTAL-TRAINAND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 163 1,267 57 46 106 1,221 6 845 4 774 2 71 3 90 97 286
1960 139 994 57 51 82 943 10 568 4 511 6 57 3 109 69 266

1961 1960
Locomotive-miles ..... 76,934,441 83,065,974
Motor train-miles .... 2,256,744 2,735,352
Total units ....... 79,191,185 85,801,326

Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.06 16.00 0.08 10.67 0.05 9.77 0.03 0.90 -
1960 1.62 11.58 .12 6.62 .05 5.96 .07 .66 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 3 732 5 3 727 2 656 3 2 653 1 71
1960 5 438 1 1 4 1437 4 1 413 2 4 1411 24
RAND TOTA-ACIDNTS OF ALL tC1961 166 /1999 57 5 l 10o9 1,948 8 1,501 4 777 4 724 3 90 98 357
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1960 144 1432 58 52 86 1,380 114 981 4 513 10 468 3 109 6 290
Increase Percent ........................................ 15.28 39.59 -1.72 1.92 26.74 U41.16 42.86 53.01 51.46 *60.00 54.70 17.143 42.03 23.10



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 237 211

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961 89 250 2 10 87 240 7 5 2 5 87 228
1960 68 215 3 1 65 214 2 1 1 2 1 63 212


_/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1961 1960
Number Killed Iniured Number Killed Inlured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 124 1 30 152 73
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 145 2 43 171 59
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 48 12 63 12
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,168 160 2/1,182 937 139 850
Total ..................................................... 1,485 163 2/1,267 1,323 139 994

2/ Includes 94 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 2; employees not on duty, 1; nontrespassers, 7; Total 10.
NOTE: 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


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Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS
May 1961

SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE2HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL
SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1961 AND 1960


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident s Total persons Total Total Passengers Other
R lTotal in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other Passengerains nontrehpasser
nubr is employees -on trains nontreePassers
number ties to employees
------------------ -----__ ~persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1961 376 28 1 61 1 60 1 44 1 140 1 8 8
1960 1418 33 1 106 7 106 1 69 1 149 20 25 12

Derailments ........................... 1961 1,088 60 20 437 2 17 435 2 85 1 62 1 23 6 272 9 78
1960 1,309 69 36 250 35 250 7 81 7 62 19 16 123 12 46

Other train accidents ................. 1961 183 54 37 56 2 35 56 2 14 2 11 3 9 33 33
1960 45 415 40 148 40 148 7 7 140 41

Total I/............................ 1961 1,647 142 58 554 3 5 6 551 5 143 4 113 30 6 289 42 119
1960 1,772 147 77 404 76 404 8 157 8 118 39 16 1148 52 99

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1961 82 60 142 130 4- 130 2 23 2 12 11 1 68 38 39
1960 63 58 64 130 61 130 4 17 4 9 8 13 56 47 57

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1961 4 336 4 336 14 336 3 310 1 26 -
1960 3 253 3 253 3 253 3 233 20 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1961 206 206 206 196 10 -
1960 113 113 113 111 2 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1961 2 283 2 283 2 283 2 281 2 -
1960 1 187 1 187 1 187 1 181 6 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1961 330 330 .330 312 18 -
1960 1 206 206 1 206 1 202 4 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1961 5 97 1 2 4 95 4 94 4 94 1
1960 4 110 1 4 109 14 108 4 106 2 1

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1961 15 1,383 10 30 5 1,353 2 1,102 1 1,070 1 32 3 233 18
1960 18 1,185 6 39 12 1,146 7 880 6 852 1 28 4 247 1 19

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1961 499 1,429 13 32 486 1,397 32 24 8 6 486 1,359
1960 534 1,373 18 27 516 1,346 2 26 8 2 18 17 514 1,303

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 187 202 145 81 42 121 14 47 3 30_ ii 17 28 74
1960 218 204 157 77 61 127 29 48 10 25 19 23 32 79

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1961 44 2,410 27 143 17 2,367 10 1,879 8 1,611 2 268 3 336 4 152
1960 142 1,851 2 143 18 1,808 13 1,396 ll 1,208 2 188 h 285 1 127

Total / ............................................... 1961 756 6,676 196 188 560 6,488 36 4,309 21 3,928 15 381 6 575 518 1,604
1960 821 5,482 205 187 616 5,295 60 3,217 36 2,926 24 291 8 549 1548 1,529


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 814 7,230 202 191 613 7,039 41 14,1452 25 4,041 16 1411 12 864 560 1,723
1960 898 5,886 206 187 692 5,699 68 3,374 114 3,01o44 24 330 24 697 600 1,628
1961 1960
Locomotive-miles ..... 367,927,542 1413,390,651
Motor train-miles .... 11,380,165 13,657,776
Total units ....... 379,307,707 427,048,427


Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.15 19.06 0.11 11.74 0.07 10.65 0.04 1.08 -
1960 2.10 13.78 .16 7.90 .10 7.13 .06 .77 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 23 3,972 7 31 16 3,941 15 3,472 19 15 3,453 1 469
1960 19 2,376 2 U 17 2,365 16 2,158 n 16 2,147 1 207

GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1961 837 /11,202 208 222 629 ,6 ,9 2 31 ,6'h 2 1 .61 2,i92
1960 Q A 96 9n I 7oR 50. 21 697 1 1,3
Increase Percent ........................................ *8.72 35.58 12.12 *11.28 36.16 *33.33 43.24 *43.18 32.90 *22.50 56.00 *5o0.00 23.96 *6.66 19.46



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 1,412 1,375

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961 1541 1,559 14 32 527 1,527 2 55 2 36 19 1 74 524 1,398
1960 598 1,503 18 27 580 1,476 6 143 4 17 2 26 13 73 561 1,360


l/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1961 I960 Decrease
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Tirnred
Negligence of employees ...................................... 517 9 311 795 15 481
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 785 4 309 917 2 293
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 318 81 340 1 104
Miscellaneous ................................................ 6,231 801 r6,529 5,244 880 5,008
Total ..................................................... 7,851 814 ,230 7,296 898 5,886

2 Includes 1469 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
SIncludes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 9; employees not on duty, 1; passengers on train, 1; nontrespassers, 331 trespassers, 91 total, 53.
NOTEz 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


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