Summary of accidents reported by all line-haul switching and terminal railroad companies for the month of ...

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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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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


Statement No. M-400
April 1963
lag. 1


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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1963 AND 1962


Total accidents Enployees on duty
Total Total Passengers Other
ReKind of accident suiting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trairen O Other on trains nontrespassers
Kid f ccdetTotal in casual- employees
number ties toI upye
___________________________________persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1963 90 4 23 23 6 4 2 14 3
1962 83 5 17 17 15 10 5 1 I1


Derailments ...........................963 230 13 2 118 1 1 U8 20 15 5 43 1 55
1962 234 13 2 22 2 22 17 15 2 4 2 1


Other train accidents .................1963 29 7 8 -4 - 8 4 1 1-- -- 8 3
1962 38 5 -5 4 5 4 3 1 3 1 2 3


Total I/........................... 1963 349 24 10 145 1 9 145 27 20 7 57 9 61
1962 355 23 7 43 7 43 3 33 3 26 7 5 4 5


#At highway grade crossings, 17 9 9
classified above .............1963 14 10 9 33 9 33 7 7 17 9 9
1962 13 7 6 5 6 5 3 1 3 1 3 4


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections .............................. 1963
1962


Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1963
1962


Operating hand brakes ....................... ............ 1963
1962


Operating switches .......................................1963
1962


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1963
1962


Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1963
1962


Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ............. 1963
1962


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1963
1962


Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1963
1962


Total V/............................................. 1963
1962


60
45

43
48


20
1 22

4 282
2 248

76 220
91 185


39 51
46 40

8 457
8 416


129 1,2245
148 1,118


1 9 75
41 9 2 87


35 19
39 14

5 15
7 15


414 60
52 38


85 1,185
96 1,080


43 42
48 1 46


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75 207
86 174


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76 251
93 222


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SEVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1963 139 1,390 45 60 94 1,330 8 880 5 795 3 85 1 138 85 312
1962 155 1,161 52 38 103 1,123 6 817 5 737 1 80 79 97 227

1963 1962

Locomotive-miles ..... 75,600,431 75,438,087
Motor train-miles .... 2,926,869 2,267,797
Total units ....... 78,527,300 77,705,884

Casualties per million units .....................1963 1.77 17.70 0.10 .21 0.06 10.12 0.04 1.08 -
1962 1.99 14.94 .08 10.51 .06 9.48 .01 1.03 -

blntrain accidents at public rail-highway crossing# 1963 ~- -
TOTAL-NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ............ ................ 69 6 68 6 -
1962 5 7a1 1 6 4 735 4 663 5 4 658 72

1963 149 2,0814 47 66 102 2,018 15 1,1486 5 796 10 690 1 138 86 394
ORAMD TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1962 160 1,902 53 _44 107 1,858 10 1,4lt80 5 7142 5 -7388 1 -179 -97 .7722-
Increase Percent ............................. ...... *6.88 9.57 .32 50.00 *4.67 8.61 50.00 0.141 7.28 100.00 *6.50 74.68 11.314 31.77



HIGHWAY GRADE-GROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 220 209
#Total 1963 85 253 1 9 84 24 I 10 1 17 84 216
fTotal casualties at highway grade crossigs ........ 162 98 192 4 2 94 190 5 12 3 5 2 7 -8 8 178


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1963 1962
Nmber- Killed Injured Number Killed Iniurec
128 43 106 27
149 126 157 34
54 1 6 54t 8
1,275 138 1,215 1,209 155 1,092
1,606 139 1,390 1,526 155 1,161


78 1
73


I 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 ......................................................


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Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No -L400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS Aprif 1963



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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL: 1963 AND 1962



Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total Total Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Oter on trains nontrepasser
number ties to emple o______ ____ mpoyees
___ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured KilleKilled nInjured dKilled 1dInjr Killed Iured eKilledd InJured iKilled Injured Iured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1963 344 26 1463 463 33 26 7 426 4
1962 334 27 14 178 4 178 9 2 140 2 9 124 5

Derailments ........................... 1963 1,100 55 9 209 1 2 8 207 2 81 2 71 10 14 6 77
1962 1,068 54 13 365 13 365 3 72 3 51 21 175 10 118

Other train accidents ................. 1963 153 31L 21 28 1 1 20 27 7 3 4 2 20 18
1962 177 51. 3T 59 37 59 14 9 41 8 3 30 33 20

Total _/........................... 1963 1,597 115 30 700 2 3 28 697 2 121 2 100 21 477 26 99
1962 1,579 132 54 602 514 602 11 130 9 99 2 31 329 43 143

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1963 70 39 26 67 1 25 67 24 22 2 17 25 26
1962 80 1 51 14 61 1 61 14 3 41 3 31 140 27

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1963 5 269 5 269 5 269 3 208 2 21 -
196 2 311 2 311 2 311 2 284 27 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1963 2 218 2 218 2 218 2 212 6 -
1962 1 196 1 196 1 196 1 189 7 -

Operating hand brakes .................................... 1963 2 206 2 206 2 206 2 201 5 -
1962 1 225 1 225 1 225 1 224 1 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1963 261 261 261 252 9 -
1962 330 330 330 315 15 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1963 3 90 1 1 2 89 2 89 2 88 -
1962 3 101 3 101 3 101 3 99 2 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1963 13 1,207 7 37 6 1,170 3 973 2 935 1 38 2 179 1 18
1962 7 1,183 6 31 1,152 957 921 36 1 173 22

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1963 377 1,169 15 27 362 1,142 22 13 9 9 362 1,111
1962 367 1,105 17 25 350 1,080 1 22 12 1 10 12 319 1,046

Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1963 156 184 108 51 48 133 25 62 13 35 12 27 23 71
1962 164 185 123 59 141 126 12 50 5 33 7 17 29 76

Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1963 30 1,893 21 42 9 1,851 6 1,533 3 1,338 3 195 3 233 85
1962 39 2,028 25 32 14 1,996 13 1,616 9 1,376 4 240 1 238 142

Total/ ............................................... 1963 588 5,497 152 158 436 5,339 45 3,633 27 3,322 18 311 5 421 386 1,285
1962 584 5,664 171 147 1413 5,517 33 3,808 21 3,453 12 355 2 423 378- 1,286


TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1963 618 6,197 154 161 464 6,036 47 3,754 29 3,1422 18 332 5 898 112 1,384
1962 638 6,266 171 147 1467 6,119 44 3,938 30 3,552 14 386 2 752 421 1,429

1963 1962
Locomotive-miles ..... 296,601,635 302,911,508
Motor train-miles .... 11,132,027 10,853,1433
Total units ....... 307,733,662 313,764,91.

Casualties per million units ..................... 1963 2.01 20.14 0.15 12.20 0.09 11.12 0.06 1.08 -
1962 2.03 19.97 .14 12.55 .10 11.32 .04 1.23 -

Ibutrain accidents at public rail-highway crosing# ....... 1963 14 14 11 3
1TAL-amAs Au .12 2 5 2 5 2 51- ,- 2 - -
TWA- R-- UN --LA IR .. ... .. ... .. ... ......... .19 -3 3 o o l 3 -- z 4 2,523--.. :
1962 17 3,223 I 18 13 3,205 13 2,745 15 13 2,730 46Q0
1963 638 .9,247 157 180 481 9,067 60 6,292 29 3,1437 31 2,855 5 898 Il6 1,877
GRAND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1962 655 91,489 175 165 1480 9.324 57 6.683 30 3.567 27 3.116 22 752 421 1.889
Increase Percent ........................................ *2.60 *2.55 0.29 '9.09 0.21 *2.76 5.26 *5.85 *3.33 *3.64 14.81 *8.38 150.00 19.11 *1.19 e0.64



HIQGHWA GRADE-CROSSIN, ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 1,168 1,2I1

#fotal casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1963 403 1,250 16 27 387 1,223 57 35 22 26 36 1,1I0
1962 413 1.171 17 25 396 1.146 7 30 4 159 3 15 I1 3891.o071


Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
S6 19629
Hmaftr K112 ad rired Nmber I41 Td IniurrM
Negligence of employees ....................................... 449 2 914 4 7 225
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 745 295 785 252
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and strunictures ..... 322 2 74 325 138
M.Bcallane(o ................................................ 5,611 614 5,334 5,677 631 5,651
Total. ..................................................... 7,127 618 6,197 7,231 638 6,266

IZ/ T alld flr i.mant fatalities *a follo.. Employ.in on duty, 5; nctreepasser., 261 trompaumsr, 51 total, 36.


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