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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.
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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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Subject


to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No.
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS Februa
February,



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



RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1963 AND 1962


M-400

ry 1963




Pado 1'.


Total accidents Employees-on duty
Total Total
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- emloe Total Tramen on trains nontrespassers
number ties to ele__
___________________________________ ______ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured


TRAIN ACCIDENTS

1963 77 7 8 8 8 6 2 -
Collisions ............................1962 89 11 2 60 2 60 2 23 2 22 1 35 2


Derailments ........................... 1963 275 7 12 2 10 8 8 2
De ents1962 266 12 2 101 2. 101 19 10 9 27 2 55


1963 42 10 8 8 1 1 7 7 1 1 7 6
Other train accidents .................1962 44 13 8 7 8, I 8 6


Total _/ ............ .. 1963 394 24 8 28 1 3 7 25 17 15 2 7 8
l ............................ 1962 399 36 12 168 12 168 2 43 2 32 11 62 10 63



#At highway grade crossings, 1963 23 11 8 12 1 7 12 4 4 7 8
classified above .............1962 18 11 9 4 9 4 9 4



TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1963 59 59 59 53 6 -
1962 62 62 62 56. 6

1963 1 48 1 48 1 48 1 47 1
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars .................. 1962 1 58 1 58 1 58 1 58 -



Operating hand brakes ...................................... 1963 1 55 -1 55 1 55 1 54
1962 1 53 1 53 1 53 1 53 -


1963 80 80 80 80 -
Operating switches ........................................ 1962 93 93 93 89 4 -



Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1963 2 23 1 1 23 1 23 1 23-
with fixed structures ...............................r.. 1962 1. 25 1 25 1 25 1 25 -- -


1963 3 305 1 9 2 296 2 239 1 230 1 9 49 8
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1962 1 302 11 1 291 244 239 5 1 42 5


Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1963 103 311 6 10 97 301 9 4 5 2 97 290
1962 77 274 7 4 70 270 7 4 3 3 70 260


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1963 28 48 20 7 8 41 5 16 1 9 4 7 3 25
1962 39 54 27 16 12 38 5 21 1 17 4 4 7 17


Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1963 6 487 4 12 2 475 2 399 1 360 1 39 58 18
1962 6 524 3 7 3 517 3 428 2 368 1 60 44 45


Total / ............................................... 1963 144 1,416 32 38 112 1,378 12 928 6 860 6 68 109 100 341
T1962 126 1,445 37 38 89 1,407 11 991 6 909 5 82 1 89 77 327



T1TTRT AD TRN-RVI DNT 963 152 1,444 33 41 119 1,403 12 945 6 875 6 70 109 107 349
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


1963 1962
Locomotive-miles ..... 69,449,134 70,740,337
Motor train-miles .... 2,391,318 2,460,710
Total units ....... 71,840,452 73,201,047

1963 2.12 20.10 0.17 13.15 0.08 12.18 0.08 0.97 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1962 1.89 22.04 .18 14.13 .11 12.86 .07 1.27 -


Nontrain accidents at public rail-highway crossings # 1963 2 2 2 2 -
1962 1 2 1 2 1 2 -
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1963 2 794 2 794 2 671 3 2 668 123
1962 6 829 2 6 4 823 4 691 1 4 690 132

GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES..................... 1963 '54 2/2,238 33 41 121 2,197 14 1,616 6 878 8 738 109 107 42
GRAND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL LASSES .................. 1962 144 2442 39 44 105 2,398 17 1:725 8 942 9 783 1 151 87 5 2
Increase Percent ......................................... 6.94 *8.35 15.38 *6.824 *8.3 *8.38 *17.65 *6.32 *25.00 *6.79 *1.i *5.75 *27.81 22.99 *9.58




HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 320 268

111 325 7 10 104 315 15 8 7 2 104 298
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 87 280 7 4 80 276 1 9 4 1 5 3 79 264


/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1963 1962
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Injured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 99 8 108 2 66
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 174 35 209 72
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 83 24 86 43
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,463 152 ,374 1,420 136 1,432

Total ..................................................... 1,819 152 ,441 1,823 138 1,613



2/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 2; nontrespassers, 4; trespassers, 1; total, 7.


*Decrease





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Statement No. M-400

February 1963


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

PSI
RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1963 AND 1962




Total accidents Employees on duty
'"Total Total
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers TotalTrainmen ther on trains nontrespassers
number ties to ______ _______ employees
_-persons Killed -nJured es Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injureed Kur killed K ei injured Kill ed Injured Killilled Injured


TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1963 168 434 434 21 17 -412
142 175 '8 4 68 4 29 2 25 2 4 37 2

Derailments ........................... 1963 602 26 5 2 5 37 33 312 2 5 2
1962 555 27 7 I 7 191 3020 0 64 7 97

Other train accidents ................. 1963 9029 23 L9116 1 I 10 19 5- 10 14
1962 102 34 C26 26 46 11 6 1-5 1 28 25 12


Total /............................ 1963 860 3 1 3 15 490 \59 50 9 414 15 17
1962 832305- 37 305 5 65 3 50 2 15 129 32 111


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1963 46 25 15 30 1 14 30 15 14 I 14 15
1962 51 34 31 52 31 52 1 2 1 2 30 30 20


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 V/ ...............................................


1963
1962

1963
1962


1963
1962


1963
1962



1963
1962

1963
1962


1963
1962



1963
1962

1963
1962


1963
1962


106
105


87
113


164
211



47
54

607
625


680
649



98
106

986
1,068


146
150

106
105


87
113


164
211



47
54

594
608


667
636



77
79

964
1,056


146
150

106
105


87
113


164
211



47
54

487
495


15
8



35
33

793
871


134
135

103
103


85
112


160
205



47
54

469
480


8
4



20
21

709
741


t1 i + + i i i i4 4 i i


2,921
3,081


2,852
3,012


22 1,880
21 2,040


12 1,735
13 1,855


12
12


643
620


42
46

40
82


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1963 330 3,414 74 72 256 3,342 22 1,939 12 1,785 10 154 2 649 232 754
1962 327 3,386 73 69 254 3,317 26 2,105 16 1,905 10 200 2 341 226 871

1963 1962

Locomotive-miles ..... 144,285,333 149,122,047
Motor train-miles .... 5,284,528 5,346,604,
Total units ....... 149,569,861 154,468,651;


Casualties per million units ..................... 1963 2.21 22.83 0.15 12.96 0.08 11.93 0.07 1.03 -
1962 2.12 21.92 .17 13.63 .10 12.33 .06 1.29 -
Nontraln accidents at public rail-highway crossings # 1963 7- - 7 -- 7 -- -
1962 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 -
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1963 8 1,623 1 9 7 1,614 5 1,328 10 5 1,318 2 286
1962 8 1,704 2 10 6 1,694 6 1,399 3 6 1,396 295

GRAND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1963 338 2/5,037 75 81 263 4,956 27 3,267 12 1,795 15 1,472 2 649 234 1,040
1962 335 5,090 75 79 260 5.,011 32 3,504 1$ 1.908 .1 1-596. 2.2 341 226 1.166
Increase Percent ........................................ 0.90 *1.04 2.53 1.15 *1.10 *15.63 *6.'76 *25.00 *5.92 *6.25 *7.77 0.32 3.54 *10.81




HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 685 638

1963 228 717 c3 13 215 704 -c37 -i22 -.15 9 215 658
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ..........1962 222 704 10 13 212 691 2 13 1 6 1 7 38 210 640


l/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1963 1962
Number Killed I diured Number Killed Iiured
Negligence of employees ....................................... ..215 444 224 5 93
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 398 90 437 160
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 200 1 57 187 90
Miscellaneous ................................................ 2,980 329 2,820 3,015 322 3,043

Total .................................................. .. 3,793 330 3,411 3,863 327 3,386

2/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 2; nontrespassers, 15; trespassers, 4; total,21.


*Decrease


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