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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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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.
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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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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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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


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Statement No. M-400
October. 1962
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1962 AND 1961

Total accidents Employees on duty
Kndofaci tResulting Tdtal persons Total Total
Kind of accident Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trairnen Other Passengers Other
Totalr tincsual employees on trains nontrespassers
number ties toloee
_- persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1962 82 8 50 50 L 14 1 36
1961 106 8 1 22 1 221 1 IL 1 13 -1 8 --

Derail s ........................... 196 30 1 8 8 1 20 6 2
flrinns1961 206 12 11 23 1 L 6 L 2 1-1 10 6

O t a e 1962 39 4 5 5 1 5 c -- 5 4
Other train accidents...................1961 42 16 14 15 -IL 114 11
_-- ---- --- -- -r- -- -- -- i~j -- -- ---- __ __ ___* __ _
1962 358 26 13 85 1 g2 81 22 22 1 6
Total l/............................ 1961 354 36 26 60 8 1 24 1 21 35619 ll24 17 6


#At highway grade crossings, 1962 15 9 12 11 10i 4
classifiedabove.............. 1961 21 18 23 27 -27 4 2 2 9 23 1.4


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1962 2 80 2 80 2 80 71 9 -
1961 1 86 i1 86 i 86 1 80 6 :

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1962 59 59 59 57 2 -
1961 43 43 43 40 3 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1962 43 3 43 43 -
1961 77 77 677 77 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1962 56 56 56 545 2
1961 52 52 52 45 7

Persons on moving, locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1962 2 25 2 25 2 25 2 24 -
1961 21 20 20 19 1 .

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1962 2 326 2 14 312 260 247 13 47 5
1961 4 360 2 12 2 348 1 308 1 293 15 1 37 3

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings #.............. 1962 114 294 5 8 109 286 7 .6 1- 2 109 277
1961 95 225 4 8 91 217 2 8 1 6 1 2 89 209

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1962 55 57 43 31 12 26 5 11 8 1 3 7 15
1961 59 44 44 26 15 18 4 9 1 8 3 1 1 9
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1962 5 514 3 10 2 504 2 418 2 370 48 57 29
1961 13 578 7 14 6 564 5 413 4 362 1 51 1 109 142

Total ........................1962 180 1,454 53 63 127 .1,391 11 959 10 880 1 79 106 116 326
Total..................... 1961 172 1,486 57 61 115 1,425 13 1,016 8 930 5 86 2 146 100 263


TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1962 193 1,539 54 64 139 1,475 11 981 10 902 1 79 1 162 127 332
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SVICE ACCIDENTS.................. 1961 198 1,546 58 61 140 1,1485 14 1,040 9 951 5 89 2 165 124 280

1962 1961
Locomotive-miles ..... 79,513,120 79,426,324
Motor train-miles .... 2,345,376 2,362,722
Total units ....... 81,858,496 81,789,046
1962 2.36 18.80 0.13 11.98 0.12 11.02 0.01 0.97 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1961 2.42 18.90 .17 12.72 1.63 .0 6 1.09 -


1962 10 808 3 9 7 799 7 713 7 7 706 86
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS 3 ............................. 1961 2 820 6 2 814 2 728 5 2 723 86
1962 203 3,347 57 73 146 2,274 18 1,694 10 909 8 785 1 162 127 1418
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1961 200 2,366 58 67 142 2,299 16 1,768 9 956 7 12 2 165 i1 366
Increase Percent ........................................ 1.50 o*0.80 *1.72 8.96 2.82 *1.09 12.50 *4.19 11.11 *4.92 14.29 *3.33 *50.00 *1.82 2.42 14.21


HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1969 1941
Number of accidents .... 307 2149

1962 126 306 5 9 121 297 9 7 2 1 7 120 281
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .........1961 118 252 4 8 114 244 2 12 1 8 1 4 9 112 223


l/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1962 1961 *Decrease
Number Killed Iniured Number Killed Injured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 117 60 128 2 27
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 175 62 157 48
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 67 31 54 12
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,489 193 1,386 1,388 196 1,459
Total ..................................................... 1,848 193 1,539 1,727 198 1,546

2/ Includes 1 injured in nontrain accidents at Highway tradee Crossings.
5/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 1; passengers on train, 1; nontrespassers, 6; trespassers, 4; total, 12.


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



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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1962 AND 1961


Total accidents Employees on duty
Total Total Passengers Other
Kind of accident Total in casual- e o y I en o trans nontrsassers
number ties to _______employees
S______ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1962 818 73 11 305 11 305 11 132 9 108 2 24 162 11
1961 809 514 6 214 1 3 5 211 5 99 4 88 1 11 102 10


Derailments ........................... 1962 2,322 130 6 827 2 3 62 824 8 152 6 108 2 4 24 513 30 159
1961 2,188 11 38 567 5 4 33 563 3 132 2 100 1 32 6 326 24 105

Other train accidents ................. 1962 438 107 8 109 6 2 78 107 4 22 4 19 3 34 74 51
Ot1961 397 109 90 1 03 2 1 88 102 7 28 7 23 5 15 81 59

To / 1962 3,578 310 159 1,2141 8 5 151 1,236 23 306 19 235 4 71 24 709 104 221
Total /.......................... 1961 3,394 274 13 884 8 8 126 876 15 259 13 211 2 48 6 443 105 174


#At highway grade crossings, 1962 203 127 109 126 4 2 105 124 4 19 4 18 1 1 140 100 65
classified above............. 1961 187 122 105 220 1 10 4 219 7 46 7 27 19 1 91 96 82


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1962 7 740 7 70 7 740 6 669 1 71 -
1961 8 754 8 754 8 754 7 700 1 54 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars .................. 1962 3 1475 3 475 3 475 3 1464 11 --
1961 1h32 1432 1432 1415 17 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1962 3 562 3 562 3 562 3 561 1 --
1961 2 603 2 603 2 603 2 600 3 --

Operating switches ........................................ 1962 617 617 617 582 35 --
S................... 1961 612 612 612 581 31 --


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 62 10 232 1 3 9 229 9 227 9 21 8 1 1
with fixed structures .................................. 1962 70 23211 1 8 6 22903 6 22700 5 19 5 2 1
1961 7 211 1 8 6 203 6 200 5 195 5 2 -I

eing on or off loc tives or cars ..................... 1962 21 2,936 16 97 5 2,839 4 2,33 4 2,235 99 1 453 52
Getting on or off locomotives o1961 29 3,059 20 95 9 2,964 4 2,470 3 2,384 1 86 5 14 50


Accidents at public rail-highway crossings#.............. 1962 861 2,338 35 56 826 2,282 3 47 32 3 15 17 823 2,218
1961 891 2,398 29 60 862 2,338 2 54 1 43 1 11 7 860 2,277

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1962 489 55 395 238 94 297 27 128 12 83 15 145 67 169
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1961 486 466 394 230 92 236 25 90 5 59 20 31 67 146

1962 95 5,011 62 105 33 4,906 30 3,927 19 3,347 11 580 2 666 1 313
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1961 99 5,067 67 113 32 4,954 21 3,926 15 3,376 6 550 6 722 5 306


1962 1,489 13,446 509 499 980 12,947 86 9,057 56 8,192 30 865 3 1,137 891 2,753
Total / ............................................... 1961 1,522 13,602 511 506 1,011 13,096 68 9,141 39 8,353 29 788 11 1,175 932 2,780


T TRA A RINSRI A TS .1962 1,648 14,687 517 504 1,131 14,183 109 9,363 75 8,427 34 936 27 1,846 995 2,974
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1961 1,656 14,486 519 514 1,137 13,972 83 9,400 52 8,564 31 836 17 1,618 1,037 2,954

1962 1961
Locomotive-miles ..... 761,615,295 749,901,347
Motor train-miles .... 25,968,870 22,995,365
Total units ....... 787,584,165 772,896,712

1962 2.09 18.65 O.114 11.89 0.10 10.70 0.04 1.19 -
Casualties per million units ...................... 1961 2.14 18.74 1- .1 12.16 .07 11.08 .0o4 1.08 -


2/ 1962 61 7,679 12 70 49 7,609 41 6,655 39 41 6,616 -8 954
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .2./.............................. 1961 44 7,916 15 71 29 7,845 27 6,983 43 27 6,940 2 862

1962 1,709 -2,36 529 574 1,180 21,792 150 16,o18 72 16 100 32
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 7196117.M82 0 2 6 9 571 1 1 1,17 1.6 1, 0039 3,816
GS1961 1.700 22,402 3 8 1,166 21,817 1i0 16.383 52 9 7_ ____ I1--
Increase Percent ....................................... 1962 0.53 *0.16 *0.94 1.88 1.20 0.12 36.36 *2.23 44.23 *1.614 29.31 *2.88 58.82 14.09 *3.47 2.94



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

1962 1961
Number of accidents .... 2,463 2,456
S1962 972 2,484 39 58 933 2,426 9 83 4 50 5 33 1 57 923 2,286
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 1961 996 2,618 30 61 966 2,557 9 100 8 70 1 30 1 98 956 2,359


/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to: 16191V(era
1962 1961 _Decrease
Number Killed Injured Number KilledJ Inured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 1,110 19 661 1,086 15 537
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 1,662 3 537 1,628 5 525
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 648 20 319 546 122
Miscellaneous ................................................. 13;777 1,606 13,170 12,920 1,636 2,302
Total ..................................................... 17,197 1,648 14,687 16,180 1,656 L1,486

2/ Includes 2 killed and 20 injured in nontrain accidents at Highway Orade Crossings.
3/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 15; passengers on train, 1; nontrespassers, 46; trespassers, 31; total,93.


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