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
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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.
Statement of Responsibility:
Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 02560826
lccn - sf 90093253
issn - 0565-5307
ocm02560826
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lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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AA00016163:00042

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Preceded by:
Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
Succeeded by:
Summary of accidents/incidents reported by all line-haul and switching and terminal railroad companies

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Subject to revise ,> tNTE.ITATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
S, BQR OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS Auust 1961
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1961 AND 1960 |||IaIVII IIFFLORIDAI

IIIIIIll3 1262 08850 9442


Total accidents
Resulting
Total in casual-
number ties to


Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ..........................


Derailments ...........................


Other train accidents .................


Total l/..........................


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

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

Operating locomotives and rail r s ......... .. 1961
//' / <.1960

Operating hand brakes ......).... ................... 1961
196o

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Operating switches ......... ., ,..................",. 1961
V1960

Persons on moving locomotives or cars 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


Total persons


Total
trespassers


Total
nontrespassers


Total


Employees on duty


Trainmen


Other
employees


Passengers Other
on trains nontrespassers


Killed ,,,,e. I Ie0................*e In-ured --1: p -" K'lle In ed


-r-, - i 1 j.Urd^ i.Led Injured I- K.jj.eu nlix urec M.lleiledj! ianjured 1 .ealnjurea m&lled Injured m1Uillede Injured


372 33 15 75 1 5 I4 70 2 33 2 29 1 16 12 21
307 20 13 47 1 13 46 19 4 1 5 18 9 9


A. *- Al. I. JJ.-.l. .L..........J..........L................,L L ____ L __ J ____ L _____ [ ____ I I l~


1,1437
1,042


1,363
974


1,023
657


TOTAL--TRAIN AND) TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 152 1,512 65 79 87 1,433 6 1,056 5 962 1 94 120 81 257
1960 179 1,089 75 69 104 1,020 9 676 9 604 72 1 101 914 243

1961 1960
Locomotive-miles ..... 78,482,919 80,925,855
Motor trein-miles .... 2,562,795 2,736,5142
Total units ....... 81,0o45,714 83,662,397

Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 1.88 18.66 0.07 13.03 0.06 11.87 0.01 1.16 -
1960 2.14 13.02 -- .11 8.08 .11 7.22 .86 --


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 2 831 1 6 1 825 1 741 6 1 735 84
1960 1 548 1 1 547 512 512 1 35
RA T L-AIET O AL .1961 1541 /2343 66 85 88 2,258 7 1,797 5 968 2 P29 120 81 h41
GRAND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1960 180 167 7 75 70 10o 15:"67 9 1.188 4 1;0). 8R1, Anl -4 7 *278
Increase Percent ........................................ ...1444 143.13 12.00 21.43 16.19 44.10 22.22 51.26 14.44U 60.26 41.95 18.81 14.74 22.66



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 203 204

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961 81 224 6 6 75 218 2 12 2 9 3 14 73 192
1960 93 209 1 10 92 199 3 7 3 5 2 7 89 185


/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1961 ____1960
Number iled Iured NumberK Ki 1ed In
Negligence of employees ...................................... 112 22 176 3
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 167 1 i 43 159 -
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 56 5 48
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,1403 151 _2/1,142 1,028 176
Total ..................................................... 1,738 152 2/1,512 1,411 179 1,

2/ Includes 108 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
f/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 4; nontrespassers, 3; trespassers, ti total 11.
NOTE: 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


* Decrease


U.S. DEPOSITORY


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95
514
14
926
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
August 1961

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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 1961 AND 1960



Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total
Kind of accident Total Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- t sr sTotal Trainmen ters on trains nontrespassers
number ties to employees
______ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kill ured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1961 616 44 5 188 1 3 4 185 4 81 3 71 1 10 94 10
1960 662 48 3 152 3 152 3 93 3 69 24 43 16

Derailments ........................... 1961 1,765 93 26 514 3 4 23 510 3 120 2 91 1 29 6 292 14 98
1960 2,022 101 58 318 6 5 52 313 13 108 13 83 25 16 151 23 54

Other train accidents ................. 1961 317 84 73 81 2 1 71 80 7 22 7 17 5 15 64 43
1960 70 70 59 65 59 65 10 10 59 55

Total I/........................... 1961 2,698 221 104 783 6 8 98 775 14 223 12 179 2 414 6 1401 78 151
1960 2,754 219 120 535 6 5 1iI 530 16 211 16 162 49 16 194 82 125

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1961 150 99 80 190 1 1 79 189 7 42 7 25 17 1 82 71 65
1960 105 93 97 177 97 177 8 29 8 16 13 13 75 76 73

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1961 6 593 6 593 6 593 5 550 1 43 -
1960 7 397 7 397 7 397 6 363 1 34 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1961 353 353 353 339 1i -
1960 186 186 186 182 4 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1961 2 471 2 471 2 471 2 468 3 -
1960 3 318 3 318 3 318 3 312 6 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1961 502 502 502 481 21 ---
1960 1 321 1 321 1 321 1 3114 7 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1961 7 165 1 4 6 161 6 158 6 154 4 2 1
1960 6 169 1 7 5 162 5 160 5 157 3 2

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1961 22 2,366 16 75 6 2,291 3 1,894 2 1,833 1 61 3 359 38
1960 31 1,888 15 71 16 1,817 10 1,1410 9 1,365 1 145 5 369 1 38

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1961 720 1,963 22 46 698 1,917 44 35 9 7 698 1,866
1960 778 1,912 21 42 757 1,870 2 35 15 2 20 19 755 1,816

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 366 386 300 184 66 202 16 75 4 147 12 28 50 127
1960 410 373 327 168 83 205 34 77 12 41 22 36 49 128

Miscellaneous cases ...................................... 1961 81 3,986 58 86 23 3,900 13 3,122 9 2,663 4 1459 5 537 5 2141
1960 72 2,936 47 77 25 2,859 20 2,195 14 1,886 6 309 4 1 443 1 221

Total I/ ............................................... 1961 1,204 10,785 397 395 807 10,390 46 7,212 28 6,570 18 642 8 905 753 2,273
1960 1,308 8,500 411 365 897 8,135 82 5,099 50 4,635 32 464 9 831 806 2,205


TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 1,308 11,568 403 403 905 11,165 60 7,435 40 6,749 20 686 14 1,306 831 2,424
1960 1,428 9,035 1417 370 1,011 8,665 98 5,310 66 14,797 32 513 25 1,025 888 2,330
1961 1960

Locomotive-miles ..... 595,946,60o4 654,840,517
Motor train-miles .... 18,242,200 21,381,3443
Total units ....... 614,188,804 676,221,861

Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.13 18.83 0.10 12.11 0.07 10.99 0.03 1.12 -
1960 2.11 13.36 .14 7.85 .10 7.09 o05 .76 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 38 6,318 13 51 25 6,267 23 5,561 33 23 5,528 2 706
1960 27 3,882 3 19 24 3,863 21 3,562 11 21 3,551 301

1961 1,346 Y17,886 416 454 930 17,432 83 12,996 40 6,782 43 6,214 14 1,306 833 3,130
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1960 1,455 12,917 420 389 1.035 12,528 119 8.g866 4.808 _53 4.o06L 2 1.025 891 2.631
Increase Percent ......................................... *7.49 38.47 1*0.95 16.71 *10.15 39.114 *30.25 46.48 *39.39 41.06 *18.87 52.90 *144.00 27.141 *6.51 18.97



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1961 1960
Number of accidents 1,984 1,960

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961 800 2,153 23 47 777 2,106 7 86 7 60 26 1 89 769 1,931
1960 875 2.089 21 42 854 2.047 10 64 8 31 2 33 13 914 831 1.889


SIncludes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1961 1960 Decrease
Number Killed Inlured Number KjaIed Injure(
Negligence of employees ...................................... 843 13 48 1,339 24 7141
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 1,300 5 430 1,1426 3 14143
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 1454 10 1485 1 138
Miscellaneous ................................................ 10,245 1,290 2O10,55C 8,215 1,400 7,713
Total ..................................................... 12,842 1,308 211,56 11,465 1,428 9,035
L/ Includes 767 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
/Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 19; employees not on duty, 1; passengers on train, 1 nontrespassers, 48; trespassers, 20; total, 89.
1TE 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


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