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
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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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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.
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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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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

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Subject


to revis INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No.
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS Augusl



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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1962 AND 1961


M-400
S1962


Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total Psegr te
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons t pssers nontr ssrs Otherassengers Other
Kind of accident Total in casual- otlTrairrnen o ris nnrsas
number i csuato trespassers nontraspassers Total Tranme Oter 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 ............................ 1962 86 4 2 16 2 16 2 13 2 3 10 1 2
1961 90 8 1 19 1 2 17 16 15 1 1

Derailments ........................... 1962 207 14 7 89 7 89 18 10 8 3 65 4 6
1961 236 14 3 141 2 3 39 14 12 2 10 3 15


Other train accidents................. 1962 37 11 7 8 2 5 8 2 2 2 5 4
1961 46 11 l 15 1 l3 14 2 3 2 2 1 6 9 5


Total I/........................... 1962 330 29 16 113 2 14 313 2 33 2 15 18 3 68 9 12
S1961 372 33 15 75 1 5 114 70 2 3-3 2 29 4 16 12 21


#At highwaygradecrossings, 1962 24 16 11 9 2 9 9 1 1 2 9 6
classified above .............1961 27 15 12 40 1 12 39 2 8 2 5 3 14 10 17


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 I/ ...............................................


78
90

48
49

70
64

47
52


30
25

293
345

210
184


72
63

534
565


78
90

48
49

70
64

47
52


30
25

282
325

207
179


35
32

518
547


74
88

47
46

70
64

45
52


27
23

221
275

4
4


9
14

340
377


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1,437


67
64


1,315
1,363


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1,023


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3 933


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201
175


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1962 189 1,495 69 67 120 1,428 12 967 5 852 7 115 3 194 105 267
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 152 1,512 65 79 87 1,433 6 1,056 5 962 1 94 120 81 257

1962 1961

Locomotive-miles ..... 77,068,432 78,482,919
Motor train-miles .... 3,052,297 2,562,795
Total units ....... 80,120,729 81,045,714

1962 2.36 18.66 0.15 12.07 0.06 10.63 0.09 1.44 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 1.88 18.66 .07 13.03 .06 11.87 .01 1.16 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS 2/ 1962 6 801 14 6 787 4 703 4 4 699 2 84
TOTAL- NONTRAINACCIDENT / ............................. 1961 2 831 1 6 1 825 1 741 6 1 735 84

1962 195 Y2,296 69 81 126 2,215 16 1,670 5 856 3 -1 78Z 3 19W 107 351
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1961 154 2,343 66 85 88 2,258 7 1,797 5 968 2 829 120 81 341
Increase Percent ........................................ 26.62 2.01 4.55 *14.71 43.18 *1.90 128.57 *7.07 *11.57 450.00 *1.81 61.67 32.10 2.93



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

I I -' I IH I I I I I I I I I I I


1962 1961
Number of accidents .... 241 203

1962 104 222 7 3 97 219 10 5 5 2 97 207
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1961 81 224 6 6 75 218 2 12 2 9 3 14 73 192


I/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1962 1961
Number Killed Iured umber Killed Inur
Negligence of employees ...................................... 120 3 89 112 22
Defects in or failures of equipment. .......................... ... 126 141 167 1 43
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 38 8 56 5
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,471 186 1,357 1,403 151 1,442
Total ........... ............................................. 1,755 189 1,495 1,738 152 1,512

2/ Includes 3 injured in ontrailn accidant at Highway Grade Crossings.
I/ Includes subsequent fatlite *a0 f oll !i Employee on duty, 21 nontreepassers, 1: trespassers, 7; total, 10.


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Subject


to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. I
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS Augus



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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1962 AND 1961


Total accidents Employees on duty
Resulting Total persons Total Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen other 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
IQ62 657 59 9 239 9 23 9 102 7 79 2 23 126 11
Collisions ............................ 1961 616 h4it 5 188 1 3 I 185 4 81 3 71 1 10 94 10

1962 1,863 102 51 780 1 2 50 77( 7 133 5 90 2 43 23 492 20 153
Derailments ........................... 1961 1,765 93 26 514 3 4 23 51C 3 120 2 91 1 29 6 292 14 98

1962 353 93 72 100 4 1 68 95 4 21 4 18 3 34 64 414
Other train accidents ................. 1961 317 84 73 81 2 1 71 8C 7 22 7 17 5 15 64 43

1962 2,873 254 132 1,119 5 3 127 1,11 20 256 16 187 4 69 23 652 84 208
Total /............................ 1961 2,698 221 101 783 6 8 98 775 14 223 12 179 2 144 6 401 78 151


#At highway grade crossings, 1962 169 106 89 107 4 1 85 10e 4 16 4 15 35 81 55
classified above ............. 1961 150 99 80 190 1 1 79 185 7 42 7 25 17 1 82 71 65


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1962 5 608 5 60 5 608 4 551 1 57 -
1961 6 593 6 593 6 593 5 550 1 43 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1962 3 371 3 371 3 371 3 363 8 -
1961 344 3U 344 330 14 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1962 3 472 3 47 3 472 3 471 1 -
1961 2 471 2 471 2 471 2 468 3 -

Operating switches.........................................1962.- 521 52 521 490 31
Operating. 1961 502 502 502 481 21 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 6 1
with fixed structures .................................. 1962 7 189 1 1 6 18 6 186 6 179 7 2 1
1961 7 165 1 4 6 162 6 158 6 154 4 2 I


Getting on or off locomotives or cars ......................1962 17 2,308 13 71 4 2,23 3 1,842 3 1,766 76 1 357 38
1961 22 2,366 16 75 6 2,291 3 1,894 2 1,833 1 61 3 359 38

Accidents1962 671 1,847 30 48 641 1,795 1 37 25 1 12 15 640 1,747
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings 1961 720 1,962 22 146 698 1,916 43 34 9 7 698 1,866


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1962 390 425 316 180 74 245 19 101 7 64 12 37 55 144
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 366 386 300 184 66 20 16 75 4 147 12 28 50 127


Miscellaneous causes .......................................1962 77 4,055 49 82 28 3,973 25 3,166 14 2,680 11 1486 2 546 1 261
1961 81 3,995 58 86 23 3,909 13 3,131 9 2,672 4 459 5 537 5 241


Total ............................................... 1962 1,173 10,796 409 382 764 10,114 65 7,304 140 6,589 25 715 3 919 696 2,191
ota ............................................... 1961 1,204 10,784 397 395 807 10,389 46 7,211 28 6,569 18 642 8 905 753 2,273


1962 1,305 11,915 414 385 891 IL,53Q 85 7,560 56 6,776 29 7814 26 1,571 780 2,399
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 1,308 11,567 403 403 905 11,16 60 7,434 40 6,748 20 686 14 1,306 831 2,424

1962 1961
Locomotive-miles ..... 610,298,847 595,946,604
Motor train-miles .... 21,447,337 18,242,200
Total units ....... 631,746,184 614,188,804

Casualties per million units ..................... 1962 2.07 18.86 0.13 11.97 0.09 10.73 0.05 1.24 -
1961 2.13 16.83 .10 12.11 .07 10.99 .03 1.12 -


TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS..... ............................... 1962 42 6,158 9 48 33 6,110 28 5,334 31 28 5,303 5 776
.. .1961 38 6,318 13 51 25 6,267 23 5,561 33 23 5,528 2 706

3/
GRAND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1962 1,347 8,3 423 4 3 921 12,86 6,807 7 6,087 26 1,571 785 3,1750
1961 1346 17.885 1416 4R 930 1 -312 99 0 6.781 6.214 14 1-3o.306 83
Increase Percent ........................................ 0.07 1.05 1.68 *4.63 O.65 1.20 36.14 *40.78 140.00 0.38 32.56 *2.04 85.71 20.29 *5.76 1.44



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1962 1961
Number of accidents .... 1,937 1,984

#rotal. casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1962 761 1,970 34 149 727 1,921 6 66 4 40 2 26 50 721 1,805
1961 800 2,152 23 47 777 2,105 7 85 7 59 26 1 89 769 1,931


I/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1962 1961
Number Killed Inlured Number Killed Indur
Negligence of employees ...................................... 889 17 580 843 13 481
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 1,325 3 415 1,300 5 43'
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 520 20 274 454 101
Miscellaneous ............................................... 11,035 1,265i 10,646 10,245 1,290 10,55i
Total ..................................................... 13,769 1,305I 11,915 12,842 1,308 11,56

2/ Includes 1 killed and 16 injured in nontrain accidents at Highway Grade Crossings.
3/ Include subsequent fatalities as follows Employees on duty, 13; nontrespassers, 35;.trespassers, 24; total, 72.


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