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
Creator:
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
Place of Publication:
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.
General Note:
Title varies slightly.
General Note:
Title from caption.
Statement of Responsibility:
Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.

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University of Florida
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oclc - 02560826
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issn - 0565-5307
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lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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AA00016163:00041

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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 Statement No. I
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS Ju



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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1961 AND 1960


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons T otal Totalsers Trai en other Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total TraiomenOtn trains nontrespassers
number ties to ______ employees
-- persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Klled Injured Killed Inured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS ,

Collisions ............................ 1961 85 5 1 04 1 10o4 1 L-- 1 12 586 1
1960 86 5 2 7 2 7 ": 2 -- 3 1 3 -

Derailments ........................... 1961 203 9 22 22 / 9 6
1960 2141 15 10 32 5 1 5 3' / 3 11 2 3 4
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Other train accidents ................. 1961 36 6 8 3 8 c -I 83
1960 6 6 3 3 3 .3' -- 1 3 2

Total ./........................... 1961 324 20 9 129 9 129 r '. 26 /i 18 8 96 8 7
1960 333 26 15 2 5 1 10 1.1 -...84.. 3 17 6 6

#At highway grade crossings, ; -.---"'"
classified above ............. 1961 16 10 8 10 105- 5 2 3 -8 5
1960 14 11 6 23 6 23 1 14 1 2 2 14 5 5


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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358 10


150 1,378 75
165 983 69


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TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 159 1,507 75 60 84 1,447 2 1,003 1 902 1 101 1 226 81 218
1960 180 1,025 74 56 106 969 11 628 7 571 4 57 120 95 221

1961 1960
Locomotive-miles ..... 74,768,495 79,283,070
Motor train-miles .... 2,465,173 2,227,429
Total units ....... 77,233,668 81,510,499

Casualties per million units ...................... 1961 2.06 19.51 0.03 12.99 0.01 11.68 0.01 1.31 -
1960 2.21 12.58 .13 7.70 .09 7.01 .05 .70 -- -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................ 1961 5 745 2 5 3 740 2, 670 5 2 665 1 70
1960 1495 3 1492 1468 468 24

GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF AIL CLASSES1.....................961 164 Y2,252 77 65 87 2,187 14 1,673 1 907 3 766 1 226 82 288
RAND TOTAL-ACCIDETS OF ALL LASSES .................... 1960 180 .520 7h 59 106 1.461 1 1.096 _7 571 4 .2 120 9.V 9 ),
Increase Percent ........................................ *8.89 48.16 4.05 10.17 *17.92 49.69 *63.64 52.65 *85.71 58.84 *25.00 145.90 88.33 *13.68 17.55



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 172 188

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961 72 176 3 2 69 174 8 1 6 165
1960 89 192 2 1 87 191 1 6 1 3 .171


SIncludes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1961 1960
Number Killed Inlured Number Killed Iniured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 110 1i 132 187 2 79
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 170 141 171 1 147
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 27 6 143 11
Miscellaneous. ................................................ 1,329 15 21,328 965 177 888
Total ..................................................... 1,636 159 2/1,507 1,366 180 1,025

3 holudes 102 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 4 nontrespassers, 8j trespuassers, 2j total lt.
ImT~l 1961 figure not oeparable dueo to changes in reporting rules.


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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 1961 AND 1960


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Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total Total Other
Reutig Toa proPassengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other trains nontrespassers
number ties to ______ employees on
___ persons Killed Injured Killed Injlured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1961 526 36 4 169 1 4 168 4 65 3 56 1 9 94 9
1960 592 143 3 126 3 126 3 78 3 57 21 36 12

Derailments ........................... 1961 1,529 79 23 1473 3 2 20 1471 3 106 2 79 1 27 6 282 U1 83
1960 1,793 914 52 301 6 1, 46 297 9 101, 9 81 23 16 140 21 53

Other train accidents ................. 1961 271 73 62 66 2 60 66 5 19 5 15 -,4 9 55 38
1960 62 62 52 61 52 61 o10 10 52 51

Total I/.......................... 1961 2,326 188 89 708 5 3 814 705 12 190 10 150 2 2 0 6 385 66 130
1960 2,1147 199 107 1488 6 4 101 14814 12 192 12 148 14 16 176 73 116

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1961 123 84 68 150 1 67 150 5 34 5 20 14 1 68 61 148
1960 92 83 85 1 167 85 167 5 28 5 16 12 13 70 67 69

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1961 1 503 4 503 4 503 3 1462 1 41 -
1960 5 343 5 3143 5 3143 4 316 1 27 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1961 303 303 303 292 1 -
1960 160 160 160 157 3 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1961 2 h07 2 107 2 407 2 404 3 -
1960 3 275 3 275 3 275 3 269 6 -

Operating switches ....................................... 1961 1450 45o 45o 429 21 -
1960 1 282 1 282 1 282 1 276 6 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures ................................. 1961 6 1O0 1 4 5 136 5 133 5 131 2 21
1960o 6 152 1 7 5 145 5 144 5 11- 3 I

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1961 21 2,021 15 55 6 1,966 3 1,608 2 1,558 1 50 3 323 35
1960 25 1,631 12 59 13 1,572 8 1,214 7 1,176 1 38 4 329 1 29

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1961 651 1,779 16 11 635 1,738 10 31 9 7 635 1,691
1960 697 1,713 20 32 677 1,681 2 29 10 2 19 17 675 1,635

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 315 323 256 153 59 170 15 66 4 43 11 23 4h 104
1960 340 312 263 130 77 182 33 70 11 37 22 33 4 3 112

Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1961 68 3,1422 145 68 23 3,3514 13 2,679 9 2,287 1 392 5 1469 5 206
1960 65 2,590 140 69 25 2,521 20 1,925 1H 1,663 6 262 41 402 1 1914

Total / ............................................... 1961 1,067 9,3148 333 321 731 9,027 1,2 6,189 25 5,637 17 552 8 801 6814 2,037
1960 1,1142 7,1458 336 297 806 7,161 77 14,1142 145 4,045 32 397 8 7148 721 1,971

TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 1,156 10,056 338 321 818 9,732 51 6,379 35 5,787 19 592 1 41,186 750 2,167
1960 1,21,9 7,9146 3142 301 907 7,615 89 4,634 57 1,193 32 111 24 924 7914 2,087
1961 1960
Locomotive-miles ..... 517,1463,685 573,914,662
Motor train-miles .... 15,679,1405 18,614,802
Total units ....... 533,1143,090 592,559,1614

Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.17 18.86 0.10 11.96 0.07 10.85 0.04 1.11 -
1960 2.11 13.11 .15 7.82 .10 7.08 .05 .714 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 36 5,1487 12 145 2, 5,1,12 22 14,820 27 22 1,793 2 622
1960 26 3,331 3 18 23 3,316 21 3,050 U1 21 3,039 2 266

GRAND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CASSES ..................... 1961 1,192 1553 350 369 8215,17, 76 ,199 35 5,81 5,85 11 ,186 752 2,789
1960 o 7 11.280 3 5 1 9 O i0.961 11D 7.-684 57 ,,204 5 3,480 2 924 796 2.353
Increase Percent ........................................ *6.51 37.79 1.145 15.67 *9.146 38.1144 *30.91 15.74 *38.660 38.30 *22.614 514.74 *41.67 28.35 5.53 18.53



HIGOHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 1,781 1,756

#rotal casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961 719 1,929 17 41 702 1,888 5 74 5 51 23 75 696 1,739
1960 782 1,880 20 32 762 1,848 7 57 5 26 2 31 13 87 7412 170o


Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to: Decrease
1961 1960
Number Killed Injured Number Killed InJured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 731 13 1462 1,163 21 6146
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 1,133 4 387 1,267 3 389
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 398 99 1437 1 124
Miscellaneous ............................................... 8,842 1,139 Y9,108 7,187 1,224 6,787
Total ..................................................... 11,1014 1,156 2AO,056 10,0514 1,21,9 7,9146
2/ Includes 659 injuries reported on Form 7, unclassified.
3/ Includes subsequent fatalities aa follows Employees on duty, 15; employees not on duty, 1i passengers on train, 1i nontrepassers, 431 trespassers, 16; total, 76.
M3TE: 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


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