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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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oclc - 02560826
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issn - 0565-5307
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lcc - WMLC L 83/9510
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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 COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 9756

Statement No. M-400
May 1962
P, 1


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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1962 AND 1961



Total accidents -TsEmployees on duty
Resulting Total persons epa rs nonrs Tt a Passengers Oth-er
Kind of accident Total in casual- espa ers Total Trainmen oe on trains nontrespasser
number ties to -le employees /eIn
___- persons Killed Injur fMlled Ij Kille I ed Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS \ /

Collisions ............................ 1962 8 10 -
1961 81- 11 5 1-

Derailments ........................... 1962 195 82 24 2 24 1 12 -6 1 6- 1
1961 196 8 3 16 2 I 16 11 11 5 1 -

Other train accidents ................. 1962 50 10 6 14 1 6 13 4 4 2 6
1961 46 12 6 14 6 14 3 3 5 6

Total I/............................ 1962 27 9 9 2 1 9 48 2 27 1 20 1 7 13 7 8
1961 3 721 8 41 1 2 0O1 2 0O 10 7 .11


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1962 19 10 7 13 7 13 4 4 2 7 7
1961 16 7 6 9 6 9 1 1 5 6 3

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1962 1 72 1 72 1 72 67 1 5 -
1961 63 63 63 59 4 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1962 2 146 2 46 2 4 2 46 -
1961 28 28 26 2 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1962 63 63 63 63 -
1961 57 57 57 57 -


Operating switches ........................................ 1962 147 4 17 47 43 4 -
1961 52 - 52 52 49 3 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures ................................. 1962 3 22 3 22 3 20 3 20 1 1
1961 2 10 1 1 1 .9 1 9 1 9 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1962 3 292 3 7 285 236 227 9 47 2
1961 5 27 3 5 2 252 217 213 4 2 32 3

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1962 76 154 3 4 73 150 3 3 1 73 146
1961 83 241 2 10 81 231 6 4 2 81 225

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1962 61 50 47 32 14 18 4 8 2 5 2 3 10 10
1961 52 43 h43 16 9 27 2 11 4 2 7 7 16

Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1962 9 468 5 13 4 1455 3 375 2 322 1 53 1 57 23
1961 11 475 6 14 5 461 2 382 2 333 49 1 48 2 31

Total / ............................................... 1962 155 1,214 58 56 97 1,158 13 870 9 796 4 74 1 106 83 182
1961 153 1,226 55 146 98 1,180 5 825 3 754 2 71 3 80 90 275


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1962 164 1,263 58 57 106 1,206 15 897 10 816 5 81 1 119 o90 190
1961 163 1,267 57 46 106 1,221 6 845 4 774 2 71 3 90 97 286

1962 1961
Locomotive-miles ..... 78,297,875 76,934,441
Motor train-miles .... 2,999,781 2,256,7441
Total units ....... 81,297,656 79,191,185

Casualties per million units ................/..... 1962 2.02 15.54 0.18 11.03 0.12 10.0o4 0.06 1.00
1961 2.06 16.00 .08 10.67 .05 9.77 .03 .90 -


STOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS 2/ ............................. 1962 11 753 2 6 9 747 7 662 2 7 660 2 85
1961 3 731 5 3 726 2 655 3 2 652 1 71

GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ...................... 1962 17 2016 60 6 1 22 1,5.59 10 818 12 7 1 119 92 275
1961 j. __L 109 _1g2 _8 1500 4 777 4 723 33 90 78 3^7
Increase Percent ......................................... 5.42 0.90 5.26 23.53 5.50 0.31 175.00 3.93 150.00 5.28 200.00 2.49 66.67 32.22 6.12 *22.97



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1962 1961
Number of accidents .... 188 237

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1962 83 170 3 4 80 166 9 7 2 3 80 154
1961 89 250 2 10 87 240 2 5 87 228


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


S 1962 1961
Number Killed Inmured Number Killed InT
Negligence of employees ...................................... 107 21 124 1
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 148 43 145 2
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 48 1 23 48 -
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,303 163 1,176 1,168 160 1,"
Total ..................................................... 1,606 164 1,263 1,485 163 1,:
2/ Includes 3 injured in nontrain accidents at Highway Grade Crossings.
3/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 3; nontrespassers, 21 tresspassers, 3; total, 8.


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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
May 1962


Page 2

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

RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1962 AND 1961


Total accidents Employees on duty
KintResulting Total persons Total Total
Kind of accident Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Traimsen Other n trains nontrespasers
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 416 36 5 189 5 189 5 60 3 50 2 10 124 5
C"" 1961 376 28 1 61 1 1 60 1 44 I 1 40 -4 -8 8

Derailments ........................... 1962 1,263 62 15 389 5 389 4 84 3 57 I 27 186 11 119
"1961 1,088 60 20 437 3 2 17 435 2 85 1 62 1 23 6 272 9 78

Other train accidents ................. 1962 227 61 43 73 1 43 72 4 13 4 12 1 32 39 27
Other1961 183 54 37 56 2 35 56 2 14 2 11 3 9 33 33
Total / ................1962 1,906 159 63 651 1 63 650 13 157 10 119 3 38 342 50 151
ota ........................... 1961 1,647 142 58 554 5 3 53 551 5 143 14 113 1 30 6 289 42 119

#At highway grade crossings,
classifiedabovre ............. 1962 99 61 51 74 51 74 4 7 4 7 33 W 34
classi1961 82 60 42 130 1 41 130 2 23 2 12 11 1 68 38 39


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1962 3 382 3 382 3 382 2 350 1 32 -
air or steam connections ............................... 1961 4 336 4 336 4 336 3 310 1 26 --

1962 3 245 3 245 3 245 3 238 I -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars .................. 1961 198 198 198 88 10 -


Operating hand brakes ......................................1962 1 288 1 288 1 288 1 287 1 -
1961 2 283 2 283 2 283 2 281 .- 2 -- -

Operating switches ........................................1962 377 377 377 357 20 -
1961 330 330 330 312 18 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 2 1
with fixed structures .................................. 1962 6 123 6 123 6 121 6 119 2 1
1961 5 97 1 2 b 95 4 94 4 94 ... .-

Geting on or off locomotives or cars ................... .1962 10 1,475 9 38 1 1,437 1,193 1,148 45 1 220 24
Getting. 1961 15 1,383 10 30 5 1,353 2 1,102 1 1,070 1 32 3 233 18


Accidents at public rail-highway crossings #............... 1962 443 1,259 20 29 423 1,230 1 25 15 1 10 13 422 1,192
.1961 499 1,429 13 32 486 1,397 32 24 8 6 486 1,359

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1 5 4 9 86
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1962 225 236 170 91 55 145 16 59 7 39 9 20 39 86
........... .1961 187 202 145 81 42 121 14 47 3 30 11 17 28 74

1962 48 2,493 30 45 18 2,448 16 1,988 11 1,695 5 293 2 295 165
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1961 44 2,418 27 43 17 2,375 10 1,887 8 1,619 2 268 3 336 4 152


Total............................................... 1962 739 6,878 229 203 510 6,675 46 4,678 30 4,248 16 430 3 529 461 1,468
/ 1961 756 6,676 196 188 560 6,488 36 4,309 21 3,928 15 381 6 575 518 1,604


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................... 1962 802 7,529 229 204 573 7,325 59 4,835 40 14,367 19 468 3 871 511 1,619
1961 814 7,230 201 191 613 7,039 41 4,452 25 4,041 16 411 12 864 560 1,723

1962 1961
Locomotive-miles ..... 381,209,383 367,927,542
Motor train-miles .... 13,853,214 11,380,165
Total units ....... 395,062,597 379,307,707

Sm .. 1962 2.03 19.060. 0.15 12.24 0.10 11.05 0.05 1.18 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.15 19.06 .11 11.74 .07 10.65 .04 1.08 -



TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS 2/ ............................. 1962 28 3,976 6 24 22 3,952 20 3,407 17 20 3,390 2 545
1961 23 3,971 7 31 16 3,940 15 3,471 19 15 3,452 1 469

GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1962 830 11,505 235 228 595 11,277 79 8,242 40 4,384 39 3,858 3 871 513 2,164
1961 87 11 .901 9 08 9 6 9g2 62 10.979 q627.921 25 2 4.060 1 3.863 12 864 561 2.192
Increase Percent .......................................... 0.84 2.71 12.98 2.70 5.41 2.71 141.07 14.03 60.00 7.98 25.81 0.13 r75.00 0.81 8.56 1.28



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1962 1961
Number of accidents .... 1,301 1,1412

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1962 495 1,341 20 29 475 1,312 6 39 4 22 2 17 46 469 1,227
1961 54l 1.559 14 2 27 1-5277 2 55 2 36 19 1 714 524 1,398


_/ 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 .....................................................


1962 1961
Number Killed Injure.NumberK Klled Inured
551 7 246 517 9 311
933 295 785 4 309
373 1 161 318 81
6,980 794 6,827 6,23f 801 6,529

8,837 802 7,529 7,851 8l14 7,230


2/ Includes I killed and 8 injured in nontrain accidents at Highway Grade Crossings.
7/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, lOj nontrespassers, 23; trespassers, 11; total, 44.


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