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

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Source Institution:
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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AA00016163:00047

Related Items

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

Full Text

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

April 1962


Page 1


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1962 AND 1961


Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS


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


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


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


Total V/...........................


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


Total accidents
Resulting
Total in casual-
number ties to
persons


Total persons


Total
trespassers


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Total
nontrespassers


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Total


Employees on duty


Trainmen


Other
employees


Passengers
on trains


Other
nontrespassers


Injured I Kilead injured a iiled Injurec Killed injured Killed Injured IKilled lInjured


355 23 5
3 2 17 43 3 33 26 7 5 5
300k*25 6 66 32 2 3 6 5


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TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS


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


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 / ..............................................


SR,
33


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1,118
1,235


96 1,080
114 1,190


TT TR N TI-RVC A DNTS 1962 155 1,161 52 38 103 1,123 6 817 5 737 1 80 79 97 227
TOTAL--TRAIN AD TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ..................1961 159 1,301 39 45 120 1,256 10 815 5 743 5 72 131 110 310


1962 1961
Locomotive-miles ..... 75,438,087 72,386,256
Motor train-miles .... 2,267,797 2,174,353
Total units ....... 77,705,884 74,560,609

1962 1.99 14.94 0.08 10.51 0.06 9.48 0.01 1.03 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.13 17.45 .13 10.93 .07 9.96 .07 .97 -


2/ 1962 "5 741 1 6 4 735 4 663 5 4 658 72
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .............................I....... 1961 7 710 3 8 4 702 4 642 4 638 60

1962 160 3/1,902 53 44 107 1,858 10 1,480 5 742 5 738 79 97 299
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .....................1961 166 2,011 142 53 124 1,958 14 457 5 747 9 710 131 110 370
Increase Percent ........................................ *361 *5.42 26.19 16.98 *13.71 *5.11 28.57 1.58 *0.67 44.44 3.9t *39.69 1.82 19.19



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


10 0 104-
Number of accidents .... 209 259

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1962 2/98 2/192 4 2 94 190 5 12 3 5 2 7
1961 107 301 2 10 9R a -- 7 2 10


J 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 .....................................................


* Decrease


962 1961
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Injure
106 27 101 35
157 34 129 30
54 8 57 13
1,209 155 1,092 1,185 159 1,223
1,526 155 1,161 1,172 159 L,301


2/ Incluaes 1 killed and 2 injured in nontrain accidents at Highway Grade Crossing.
/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Nontrespassers, 6; trespassers, 1; total, 7.


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

April 1962
Pae 2


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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1962 AND 1961

Total accidents Employees on duty
Resulting Total persons Total Total
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Ot T other Passengers Other
Kind of accident Total in casual- s Total Trairmen Oon 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 ............................ 1962 334 27 4 178 4 178 4 49 2 40 2 9 124 5
1961 292 24 50 1 49 38 34 4 8 3

Derailments ........................... 1962 1,068 54 13 365 13 365 3 72 3 51 21 175 10 118
1961 892 52 17 421 1 2 16 419 2 74 1 51 1 23 6 267 8 78

Other train accidents ................. 1962 177 51 37 59 37 59 4 9 4 8 1 30 33 20
1961 137 42 31 42 2 29 42 2 11 2 8 3 4 27 27

Total / ............................ 1962- 1,579 132 54 602 54 602 11 130 9 99 2 31 329 43 143
1961 1,321 118 48 513 3 3 45 510 4 123 3 93 1 30 6 279 35 108

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1962 80 51 44 61 44 61 4 3 4 3 31 40 27
class e1961 66 53 36 121 1 35 121 2 22 2 11 11 1 63 32 36


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1962 2 310 2 310 2 310 2 283 27 -
air or steam connections ................................ 1961 4 273 4 273 4 273 3 251 1 22 -

1962 1 199 1 199 1 199 1 192 7 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1961 170 170 1- 70 1 162 8 -

1962 1 225 1 225 225 1 224 -
Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1961 2 226 2 226 22 224 2 -


1962 330 330 330 314 16 -
Operating switches ........................................ 1961 278 278 278 263 15 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1962 3 101 3 101 3 101 3 99 2 -
with fixed structures .................................. 1961 3 87 1 3 86 3 85 3 85 1


1962 7 1,183 6 31 1 1,152 957 921 36 1 173 22
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1961 10 1,126 7 25 3 1,101 2 885 1 857 1 28 1 201 15

1962 367 1,105 17 25 350 1,080 1 22 12 1 10 12 349 1,046
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1961 416 1,188 11 22 405 1,166 26 20 6 6 405 1,134


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1962 164 186 123 59 41 127 12 51 5 34 7 17 29 76
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 135 159 102 65 33 94 12 36 3 26 9 10 21 58


1962 39 2,025 25 32 14 1,993 13 1,613 9 1,373 4 240 1 238 142
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1961 33 1,943 21 29 12 1,914 8 1,505 6 1,286 2 219 2 288 2 121

1962 584 5,664 171 147 413 5,517 33 3,808 21 3,452 12 356 2 423 378 1,286
Total ............................................... 1961 603 5,450 141 142 462 5,308 31 3,484 18 3,174 13 310 3 1495 428 1,329


1962 638 6,266 171 1147 467 6,119 44 3,938 930 3,551 14 387 2 752 421 1,429
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 651 5,963 144 145 507 5,818 35 3,607 21 3,267 14 340 9 774 463 1,437


199 71961
Locomotive-miles ..... 302,911,508 290,993,101
Motor train-miles .... 10,853,433 9,123,421
Total units ....... 313,764,941 300,116,522

1962 2.03 19.97 -0 0.14 12.55 0.10 11.32 0.04 1.23 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.17 19.87 .12 12.02 .07 10.89 .05 1.13 -



TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS 2 .............................. 1962 17 3,223 4 18 13 3,205 13 2,745 15 13 2,730 460
1961 20 3,240 7 26 13 3,214 13 2,816 16 13 2,800 398
1962 655 /9,489 175 165 480 9,324 57 6,683 30 3,566 27 3,117 2 752 421 1,889
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1961 671 9,203 151 171 520 9,032 48 6,423 21 3,283 27 3.140 9 774 463 1,835
Increase Percent ........................................ *2.38 3.11 15.89 *3.51 *7.69 3.23 18.75 4.05 42.86 8.62 *O.73 *77.78 *2.84 *9.07 2.94



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


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Number of accidents .... 1,113 1,175

#'Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1962 2/412 2/1,171 17 25 395 1,146 6 30 4 15 2 15 43 389 1,073
1961 1452 1,309 12 22 440 1,287 2 48 2 31 17 1 69 437 1,170


l/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
19t69 1961
Number Killed injured Number Killed Iniured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 444 7 225 393 8 281
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 785 252 640 2 266
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 325 138 270 69
Miscellaneous ................................................ 5,677 631 5,651 5,063 641 5,347
Total ..................................................... 7,231 638 6,266 6,366 651 5,963
2/ Includes I killed and 5 injured in nontrain accidents at Highway Grade Crossing.
3/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 7; nontrespassers, 21; trespassers, 8; total, 36.


* Decrease


GPO 933247


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