Summary of accidents reported by all line-haul switching and terminal railroad companies for the month of ...

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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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English
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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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Washington, D.C

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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 from caption.
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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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Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSIO' ^ Statement No. M-400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS / February 1962
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWitCt-hicAND TERMINAL

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1962 AND 1961


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Totael Total Passe s
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other Passengers Other
number ties to employees
___- persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1962 89 11 2 60 2 60 2 23 2 22 1 35 2
1961 71 3 3 3 3 2 1 -

Derailments ........................... 1962 266 12 2 101 2 101 19 10 9 27 2 55
1961 235 20 10 248 1 10 247 2 33 1 20 1 13 6 203 2 11
1962 144 13 8 7 8 7 1 1 8 6
Other train accidents ................. 1961 34 11 8 16 8 16 5 3 2 4 8 7

Total V_ ............................ 1962 399 36 12 168 12 168 2 43 2 32 11 62 10 63
1961 340 34 18 267 1 18 266 2 41 1 25 1 16 6 207 10 18

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1962 18 11 9 4 9 4 -4
1961 15 14 11 22 11 22 5 3 2 1 5 10 12

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1962 62 2 02 56 -
196L 2 73 2 73 2 73 1 (9 1 :
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1962 1 58 1 58 1 58 1 58 ..
1961 42 42 42 39 3 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1962 1 53 1 53 1 53 1 53 -
1961 2 57 2 57 2 57 2 56 1 :

Operating switches ........................................ 1962 93 93 93 89 -4
p1961 93 93 93 88 5 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1962 1 25 1 25 1 25 1 25
1961 1 12 1 12 1 12 1 12

G+.ting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1962 1 302 11 1 291 244 239 5 1 42 5
1961 271 9 262 210 202 8 49

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ............. 1962 77 274 7 4 70 270 7 4 3 3 70 26
1961 91 288 3 5 88 283 10 10 1 88 272

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1962 39 54 27 16 12 38 5 21 1 17 4 4 7 17
1961 30 37 23 16 7 21 3 7 5 3 2 4 14

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1962 6 524 3 7 3 517 3 428 2 368 1 60 45
1961 4 506 1 3 6 1 1 o 50 377 328 -1 49 1 83 40

1962 126 1,1445 37 38 89 1,1407 11 991 6 909 5 82 1 89 77 327
Total I/ ............................................... 1961 130 1,379 29 36 101 1,343 8 881 h 809 4 72 1 133 92 329


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1962 138 1,613 37 38 101 1,575 13 1,034 8 941 5 93 1 151 87 390
1961 148 1,646 29 37 119 1,609 10 922 5 83 1 5 88 7 340 102 347


Locomotive-miles ..... 70,740,337 68,535,6143
Motor train-miles .... 2,460,710 2,2144,323
Total units ....... 73,201,047 70,779,966

Casualties per million units ....... ............. 1962 1.89 22.04 0.18 14.13 0.11 12.86 0.07 1.27
1961 2.09 23.26 .14 13.03 .07 11.78 .07 1.24 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS V .............................. 1962 6 829 2 6 4 823 4 691 1 4 690 132
1961 7 822 1 6 6 816 6 719 3 6 716 97
1962 1i44 3/2,442 39 4hh 105 2,398 17 1,725 8 942 9 783 1 151 87 522
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1961 155 2,468 30 43 125 2,425 16 1,641 5 837 i 804 7 340 102 444
Increase Percent........................................ *7.10 *1.05 30.00 2.33 16.00 *1.11 6.25 5.12 60.00 12.54 *18.18 *2.61 85.71 *55.59 114.71 17.57


HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1962 161r_
Number of accidents .... 268 286
_____________268 286 __
otal1962 86 !/ 280 7 4 79 276 9 4 5 3 79 264
Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1961 102 310 3 5 99 305 15 13 2 1 6 98 284


_/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1962 1961
Number Killed Inured Number Km Ad In-
Negligence of employees ...................................... 108 2 66 88 6 20C
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 209 72 165 1 7.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 86 43 76 23
Miscellaneous ........................................... 1,1420 136 1,1432 1,284 1141 l,348
Total ..................................................... 11,823 138 1,613 1,613 1148 T1,6

2/ Includes 2 injuries in nontrain accidents at Highway Grade Crossing.
3 Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 9; nontrespassers, 3; trespassers, 3; total, 8


*Decrease


U. S. GOVflRMKHT ITSC OFMC1 9tSt 0 -4%l?







INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
February 1962


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1962 AND 1961



Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total Total
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other passengers Other
n__brtistoemployees on trains nontrespassers
number ties to I employees
__ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured KilledKilled Injured Killed Injured ednuredKilled Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1962 175 lu 4 66 4 68 4 29 2 25 2 4 37 2
1961 132 9 20 20 10 8 2 7 3

Derailments ........................... 1962 555 27 7 191 7 191 30 20 10 64 7 97
1961 477 36 15 366 1 2 14 364 2 53 i 33 1 20 6 238 6 73

Other train accidents ....o............ 1962 102 34 26 46 26 4l 1 6 1 5 1 28 25 12
1961 68 22 19 27 2 17 27 2 6 2 14 2 -4 15 17

Total /............................. 1962 832 77 37 305 37 305 5 65 3 50 2 15 129 32 111
1961 677 67 34 413 3 2 31 411 4 69 3 45 1 24 6 249 21 93

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1962 51 34 31 52 31 52 1 2 1 2 30 30 20
1961 32 28 24 77 1 23 77 2 14 2 6 8 1 40 20 23

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1962 1 150 1 150 1 15o 1 13 15
1961 2 147 2 147 2 147 1 138 1 9 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1962 1 107 1 107 1 107 1 105 2 -
1961 86 86 86 82 4 -

Operating hand brakes .................................... 1962 1 113 1 113 1 113 1 112 1 --
1961 2 110 2 110 2 110 2 109 1 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1962 211 211 211 205 6 -
1961 171 171 171 163 8 -~

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures ................................... 1962 1 54 1 54 1 54 1 54 -
1961 2 32 2 32 2 32 2 32 ~

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1962 1 625 17 1 608 495 48o 15 1 101 12
1961 1 576 1 13 563 439 426 13 116 8

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1962 190 649 10 13 180 636 8 4 4 8 180 620
1961 228 659 6 12 222 647 17 16 1 3 222 627

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ....................... 1962 76 106 54 27 22 79 8 33 3 21 5 12 14 46
1961 55 69 38 24 17 45 5 19 1 14 4 5 12 26

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1962 19 1,066 9 12 10 1,054 9 869 6 739 3 130 1 103 82
1961 14 1,073 8 12 6 1,061 3 822 2 697 1 125 2 174 I 65

Total I/ ............................................... 1962 290 3,081 73 69 217 3,012 21 2,040 13 1,855 8 185 2 212 194 760
T1961 304 2,923 53 61 251 2,862 1 1,843 8 1,677 6 166 2 293 235 726


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1962 327 3,386 73 69 254 3,317 26 2,105 16 1,905 10 200 2 341 226 871
1961 338 3,336 56 63 282 3,273 18 1,912 11 1,722 7 190 8 5L2 256 819

1962 1961
Locomotive-miles ..... 149,122,O47 142,421,021
Motor train-miles .... 5,346,60o4 14,637,523
Total units ....... 154,468,651 147,058,5144

Casualties per million units ..................... 1962 2.12 21.92 0.17 13.63 0.10 12.33 0.00 1.29 -
1961 2.30 22.68 .12 13.00 .07 11.71 .05 1.29 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS2................................. 1962 8 1,704 2 10 6 1,694 6 1,399 3 6 1,396 295
1961 9 1,677 1 8 8 1,669 8 1,4144 7 8 1,437 225

GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1962 335/ 3/5,090 75 79 26o 5. 011 3 16 1,90 16 11 1 16
_1961_U7 q]1 5771 290 4,942 1 ,9o8 1.29 l.7.,
Increase Percent ........................................ *3.46 1.54 31.58 11.27 *10.34 1.40 23.08 4.41 45.145 10.35 6.67 *1.91 *75.00 *37.08 *11.72 11.69



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1962 1961
Number of accidents .... 638 6145
1962 221 2/ 704 10 13 211 691 1 13 1 6 7 38 210 640
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1961 252 736 7 12 245 724 2 31 2 22 9 1 43 242 650


/Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
S1962 1961
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Injure
Negligence of employees ...................................... 224 5 93 170 8 220
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................... ..1437 160 352 2 188
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 187 90 144 39
Miscellaneous ................................................ 3,015 322 3,0143 2,659 328 2,889
Total ..................................................... 3,863 327 3,386 3,325 338 3,336

2 Includes 3 injuries in nontrain accidents at Highway Grade Crossing.
3/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 5; nontrespassers, 11; trespassers, 61 total, 22.


*Decrease


OVERMGPO 93O:220-41
GPO *31221


Subject to revision