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

Page 1


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1961 AND 1960 l|||lR jITIOFIIIDAlI

3 1262 08850 9319


Total accidents
Resulting
Total in casual-
number ties to
per^'sonsR


Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1961
1960


Derailments ........................... 1961
1960


Other train accidents ................. 1961
1960


Total 2/........................... 1961
1960


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1961
1960


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS


Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ee.............................



Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................



Operating hand brakes .....................................



Operating switches ........................................



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


Getting on or off locomotives or cars ....................



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


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



Miscellaneous causes ...........................................



Total I/ ...............................................


Total persons[


Killed IInjnired


Total Total
trespassers Inontrespassers


Employees on duty


Total


Trainmen I emplo'e
-1 employees


Passengers Other
on trains nontrespassers


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291 20 6 631 6 63 11 106 1 4 6 8


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1,1401
1,051


1,353
1,013


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 185 1,530 44 48 1141 1,482 12 951 7 858 5 93 149 129 382
1960 193 1,114 37 38 156 1,076 16 549 12 501 4 148 1 113 139 414

1961 1960

Locomotive-miles ..... 75,964,694 75,717,118
Motor train-miles .... 2,1413,666 2,639,403
Total units ....... 78,378,360 78,386,521


Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.36 19.52 0.15 12.13 0.09 10.95 0.06 1.19 -
1960 2.46 14.21 .20 7.00 .15 6.39 .05 .61 -



TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 11 680 7 3 4 677 4 600 6 4 594 77
1960 7 449 2 7 447 7 406 3 7 403 41


GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .....................1961 196 3/2,210 51 51 145 2,159 16 1,551 7 864 9 687 149 129 459
GRAD TOTAL-ACCIDETS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1960 200 563 37 LO 163 I 23 23 9 2 l 1 113 132.. .-
Increase Percent .......................................o. .*200 41.39 37.84 27.50 11.04 41.76 *30.43 62.41 41.67 71.43 18.18 52.33 31.86 *-7.19 0.88



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

F


1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 335 329


#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961
1960


126 429 5 11
130 374 4


121 L418 25
130 370 3


9 16
2 1


55 121 338
6 130 361


/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:

Number
Negligence of employees ...................................... 121
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 146
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 74
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,347

Total ...................... ............................... 1,688

2/ Includes 132 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
3/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 2; passengers
NOTE: 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.


Decrease.
19u61 1960
Killed Inired Number Killed Injured
2 26 146 2 90
51 125 34
9 68 16
183 2/1,144 1,002 191 974

185 2,/1,530 1,341 193 1,114i


on train, 1; nontrespassers, 6; trespassers, 3; total, 12.


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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
November 1961
Page 2


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1961 AND 1960



Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total Passengers Other
Resulting Total persons nontrespassers Other Passengers Other
Kind of accident Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen e on 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 901 62 6 226 1 3 5 223 5 111 4 100 1 11 102 10
1960 91 66 6 241 6 241 6 124 6 96 28 92 25

Derailments ........................... 1961 2,410 119 41 667 5 4 36 663 5 162 4 114 1 48 6 381 25 120
1960 2,660 130 64 369 7 5 57 364 13 132 13 103 29 16 164 28 68

Other train accidents ................. 1961 445 127 101 120 2 1 99 119 7 31 7 26 5 17 92 7
1960 96 96 72 83 72 83 1 17 114 1 3 71 66

Total I/....................... 1961 3,756 308 148 1,013 8 8 140 1,005 17 304 15 2140 2 64 6 500 117 201
1960 3,667 292 142 693 7 5 135 688 20 273 19 213 1 60 16 256 99 159


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above.............. 1961 209 137 113 316 1 1 112 315 7 66 7 31 35 1 145 104 104
1960 146 130 112 214 112 214 8 39 8 25 14 13 81 91 94


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1961 838 8 838 8 838 7 779 1 59 -
air or steam connections ............................... 1960 9 547 9 547 9 547 6 505 3 h2 --
19 61 9 5499 4 799 99 4 56 80 3 19
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1961 499 266499 426699 480 519 -
1960 266 2 66 -7 2 66 -7 2 61 5 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1961 36 2 647 2 647 2 644 3 -4-
1960 14 436 4 1436 4 1436 4 1427 9 -
1961 661 661 661 627 34
Operating switches ........................................ 1960 1 386 1 386 1 386 1 377 9 --


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1961 7 228 1 8 6 220 6 217 6 211 6 2 1
with fixed structures .................................. 1960 10 213 2 7 8 206 8 203 8 200 3 3


Getting on or off locomotives or cars.....................1961 33 3,353 23 100 10 3,253 5 2,714 4 2,613 1 101 5 483 56
1.9. 60 43 2,539 21 87 22 2,452 12 1,914 10l 1,855 2 59 9 484 1 54

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings #...............1961 1,009 2,731 34 71 975 2,660 2 59 1 148 1 11 8 973 2,593
1960 1,080 2,762 27 54 1,053 2,708 2 45 24 2 21 19 1,051 2,644


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 60 31 102 7 68 2 3 71 158
than public rail-highway crossings ............ 1961 530 513 428 253 102 260 31 102 7 68 24 34 71 158
than public rail-highway crossings.....................1960 584 551 463 249 121 302 44 120 17 67 27 53 77 182


icellaneous causes......................................1961 104 5,533 69 122 35 5,411 24 4,310 17 3,712 7 598 6 774 5 327
Miscellaneous1960 106 3,877 66 102 40 3,775 34 2,935 27 2,537 7 398 5 546 1 294

Total ............................................... 1961 1,693 15,003 555 554 1,138 14,4419 78 10,047 44 9,182 34 865 11 1,267 1,049 3,135
Total ............................................... 1960 1,837 11,577 579 499 1,258 11,078 11-4 6,852 73 6,253 41 599 14 1,049 1,130 3,177


TOTAL--TRAIN ANTRAINSERVICE ACCIDENTS..................1961 1,841 16,016 563 562 1,278 15,454 95 10,351 59 9,422 36 929 17 1,767 1,166 3,336
TOTAL-TRAIN AD TRAIN-SVICE ACCIDENTS ......1960 1,979 12,270 586 504 1,393 11,766 134 7,125 92 6,466 42 659 30 1,305 1,229 3,336

1961 1960

Locomotive-miles ..... 825,866,041 887,144,079
Motor train-miles ... 25,409,031 29,172,936
Total units ...... 851,275,072 916,317,015

1961 2.16 18.81 0.11 12.16 0.07 11.07 0.0o4 1.09 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1960 2.16 13.39 .15 7.78 .10 7.06 .05 .72 -



TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1961 55 8,596 22 74 33 8,522 31 7,583 49 31 7,534 2 939
1960 44 5,313 3 23 41 5,290 37 4,892 21 37 4,871 14 398

1961 1,896 Y24,612 585 636 1,311 23,976 126 17,934 59 9,471 67 8,463 17 1,767 1,168 4,275
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1960 2,023 F17,583 589 527 1,434 17,056 171 12,017 92 6,487 79 5,530 30 1,305 1,233 3,734
Increase Percent ........................................ *6.28 39.98 *0.68 20.68 *8.58 40.57 *26.32 49.24 *35.87 46.00 15.19 53.04 13.33 35.40 *5.27 14.49



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1961 1960
Number of accidents .... 2,791 2,784

#rotal casualties at highway grade crossings.........1961 1,122 3,047 35 72 1,087 2,975 9 125 8 79 1 146 1 153 1,077 2,697
1960 1,192 2,976 27 54 1,165 2,922 10 84 8 149 2 35 13 100 1,142 2,738

I Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to: Decrease
____1961 _____ _____1960____
Number Killed In.iured Number Killed ITriured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 1,207 17 563 1,815 33 1,003
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................... 1,774 5 576 1,872 4 568
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 620 131 635 1 163
Miscellaneous ................................................ 14,267 1,819 2/14,746 11,223 1,941 10,536
Total ..................................................... 17,868 1,841 2/14016 15,545 1,979 12,270

2/ Includes 1,102 injuries reported on Form V, unclassified.
/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 26; employees not on duty, 2; passengers on train, 3; nontrespassers, 63; trespassers, 27; total, 121.
NOTEi 1961 figures not comparable due to changes in reporting rules.




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