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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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Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
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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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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.

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University of Florida
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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


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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1961 AND 1960



Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons assers nontrs Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- Total Trainmenmployees on trains nontrespassers
number ties to I emplyee
__________________________________ ______persons Killed Injured Jied Injured ed I Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injiured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS \

Collisions ............................ 1961 106 8 1 222 14 13 8
1960 81 6 2 14 2 11 2 11 2 10 1 1 2

Derailments ........................... 1961 206 12 11 23 1 10 23 6 4 2 11 10 6
1960 235 12 3 14 3 14 6 6 3 8

Other train accidents ................. 1961 42 16 14 11 15 4 4 14 I ll
1960 10 10 4 7 4 7 3 3 4 4

Total I/............................ 1961 354 36 26 60 1 25 60 1 24 1 21 3 19 24 17
1960 326 28 9 35 9 35 2 20 2 19 1 1 7 14

#At highway grade crossings,
classifiedabove ............. 1961 21 18 23 27 23 27 4 2 2 9 23 14
1960 18 18 7 15 7 15 5 7 10


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
196o


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
Getting1960


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


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TOTAL-TRAIN1961 198 1, 46 58 61 140 1,485 14 1,040 9 951 5 89 2 165 124 280
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS...................1960 186 1,176 57 53 129 1,123 10 677 8 633 2 44 2 79 117 367

1961 1960

Locomotive-miles ..... 79,426,324 82,012,243
Motor train-miles .... 2,362,722 2,635,030
Total units ....... 81,789,046 84,647,273

Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.42 18.90 0.17 12.72 0.11 11.63 0.06 1.09 -
1960 2.20 13.89 .12 8.00 .09 7.48 .02 .52 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 2 820 6 2 814 2 728 5 2 723 -- 86
1960 7 508 1 7 507 6 479 5 6 474 1 28

GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES.....................191 200 3/2,366 58 67 142 2,299 16 1,768 9 956 7 812 2 165 124 366
................. 1960 193 1.684 57 .4 136 1.630 16 1.156 8 638 8 518 2 79 118 395
Increase Percent ........................................ 3.63 40.5o0 1.75 24.07 14.141 41.04 52.94 12.50 49.84 *12.50 56.76 108.86 5.08 *7.34



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 249 288

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........19601 118 252 4 68 0114 24 2 12 1 8 1 14 9 0112 0223
196 109 321 6 109 3 1 7 7 109 308


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


1961 1960o- -
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Inured
128 2 27 168 3 82
157 48 169 55
54 12 50 4
1,388 196 2/1,459 1,087 183 1,035

1,727 198 2/1,546 -1,474 186 1,176


2/ Includes 97 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
7/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows, Employees on duty, 2; employees not on duty, 1; nontrespassers, 3; trespassers, 3; totas, 9.
NOTE! 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


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


Statement No. M-400
October' 1961
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1961 AND 1960



Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other Passengers Other
Total In casual- r Total Trainmen Oerml o 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 ............................ 1961 809 54 6 214 1 3 5 211 5 99 4 88 1 11 102 10
1960 824 62 6 197 6 197 6 118 6 90 28 54 25

Derailments ........................... 1961 2,188 111 38 567 5 4 33 563 3 132 2 100 1 32 6 326 24 105
1960 2,464 122 63 354 7 5 56 349 13 127 13 99 28 16 158 27 64

Other train accidents ................. 1961 397 109 90 103 2 1 88 102 7 28 7 23 5 15 81 59
1960 88 88 67 79 67 79 1 17 14 1 3 66 62

Total V/............................ 1961 3,394 274 134 884 8 8 126 876 15 259 13 211 2 48 6 443 105 174
1960 3,376 272 136 630 7 5 129 625 20 262 19 203 1 59 16 212 93 151

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1961 187 122 105 220 1 1 104 219 7 46 7 27 19 1 91 96 82
1960 133 118 106 200 106 200 8 39 8 25 14 13 75 85 86

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1961 8 754 8 754 8 754 7 700 1 54 -
1960 8 493 8 493 8 493 6 454 2 39 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1961 442 442 442 425 17 -
1960 240 240 240 236 4 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1961 2 603 2 603 2 603 2 600 3 -
1960 b400 4 400 4 400 4 392 8 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1961 612 612 612 581 31 -
1960 1 367 1 367 1 367 1 359 8 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1961 7 211 1 8 6 203 6 200 6 195 5 2 1
1960 8 197 2 7 6 190 6 187 6 184 3 3

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1961 29 3,059 20 95 9 2,96L 4 2,470 3 2,384 1 86 5 444bb 50
1960 39 2,348 18 84 21 2,264 12 l,774 10 1,717 2 57 8 447 1 43

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1961 891 2,398 29 60 862 2,338 2 54 i 43 1 11 7 860 2,277
1960 956 2,b02 27 50 929 2,352 2 42 22 2 20 19 927 2,291

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 486 466 394 230 92 236 25 90 5 59 20 31 67 146
1960 542 498 436 22L 106 274 38 109 14 62 24 47 68 165

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1961 99 5,057 67 113 32 4,94b 21 3,916 15 3,366 6 550 6 722 5 306
1960 92 3,581 59 96 33 3,485 27 2,702 20 2,336 7 366 5 514 1 269

Total / ............................................... 1961 1,522 13,602 511 506 1,011 13,096 68 9,141 39 8,353 29 788 11 1,175 932 2,780
1960 1,650 10,526 542 461 1,108 10,065 98 6,314 61 5,762 37 552 13 980 997 2,771


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 1,656 14,486 519 514 1,137 13,972 83 9,400 52 8,564 31 836 17 1,618 1,037 2,954
1960 1,786 11,156 549 1466 1,237 10,690 118 6,576 80 5,965 38 611 29 1,192 1,090 2,922

1961 1960
Locomotive-miles ..... 749,901,347 811,396,961
Motor train-miles .... 22,995,365 26,533,533
Total units ....... 772,896,712 837,930,494

Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.14 18.74 0.11 12.16 0.07 11.08 0.04o 1.08 -
1960 2.13 13.31 .14 7.85 .10 7.12 .05 .73 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 44 7,916 15 71 29 7,845 27 6,983 43 27 6,940 2 862
1960 37 4,864 3 21 34 4,843 30 4,486 18 30 4,468 4 357

1961 1,700 3/22,402 534 585 1,166 21,817 110 16,383 52 8,607 58 7,776 17 1,618 1,039 3,816
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .....................1960 1.823 16020 552 487 1.271 15533 148 .062 80 5 .983 68 .079 29 1 192 1.09 279
Increase Percent ........................................ *6.75 39.84 *3.26 20.12 *8.26 40.46 *25.68 48.10 *35.00 43.86 *14.71 53.10 -*41.38 35.74 *5.03 16.38



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 2,456 2, 455

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961 996 2,618 30 61 966 2,557 9 100 8 70 1 30 1 98 956 2,359
1960 1,062 2,602 27 50 1,035 2,552 10 81 8 47 2 34 13 94 1,012 2.377


_ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
__ 1961 1960____ Decrease
Number Killed Iured Number Killed Inlured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 1,086 15 537 1,669 31 913
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 1,628 5 525 1,747 b 534
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 546 122 567 1 147
Miscellaneous ................................................ 12,920 1,636 r13,302 10,221 1,750 9,,562
Total ..................................................... 16,180 1,656 2/14,48( 14,204 1,786 11,156
2/ Includes 970 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 24; employees not on duty, 2; passengers on train, 2; nontrespassengers, 57; trespassers, 24b total, 109.
NOTEl 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


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