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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

August 1963
Page 1


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



RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1963 AND 1962


I 11 _______1__11_


Total accidents
Resulting
Total in casual-
number ties to


Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1963
1962


Derailments ........................... 1963
1962


Other train accidents ................. 1963
1962


Total VJ............................ 1963
1962


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1963
1962


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 / .............................................. 1963
1962


Total persons


Total
trespassers


Total
nontrespassers


Kil w I ~ i-,i1(i 1 I, i,r.A------ I-A----------


Total


Employees on duty

Trainmen Other
I employees


prosi__Killed!____ _ure a.leQ linured 1.Kieo innlured Killed Injured! Killed llnjured I Killednied


61
16


48
89


9
8


16
13


24
18


4
2


10


10
8


Passengers
on trains


I Killed Injured


Other
nontrespassers


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Killed


Injured


409 39 18 118 18 118 44 3 34 10 1 66 14 8
330 29 16 113 2 14 113 2 33 2 1518 3 68 9 12


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9


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2
3


84
93



56
61


6
14


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2



5



43
52


3
8


108
78


43
48


62
70


49
47



28
30


307
282


215
207



24
35


529
519


108
78


43
48


62
70


49
47



28
30


259
231


2
6



16
17


423
408


I II I I 1 T T t~1- 1 4 4


1,416 47
1,383 67


105 1,365
105 1,316


12 990
9 935


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1963 170 1,534 47 51 123 1,483 15 1,034 13 928 2 106 1 190 107 259
1962 188 1,496 69 67 119 1,429 11 968 5 852 6 116 3 194 105 267

1963 1962
Locomotive-miles .... 77,333,636 77,068,432
Motor train-miles .... 2,801,099 3,052,297
Total units ....... 80,134,735 80,120,729


Casualties per million units ..................... 1963 2.12 19.14 0.19 12.90 0.16 11.58 0.02 1.32 -
1962 2.36 18.66 .15 12.07 .06 10.63 .09 1.44 -
1963 4 4 4 4 -
Nontrain accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ..... 1962 3 3 3 3 -
TAL-NONTRAI ACUGIDENTS ................................. 1963 -- -- 7735 2 -- 74--76 4 -- -M- z 4---747 -
1962 6 801 14 6 787 4 703 4 4 699 2 84

1963 180 2/2,309 49 62 131 2,247 19 1,710 13 930 6 780 1 190 111 347
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES......................1962 194- 2,297 69 81 125 2,216 15 1,671 5 856 10 815 3 194 107 351

Increase Percent ........................................ *7.22 0.52 28.99 *23.46 4.80 1.40 26.67 2.33 160.00 8.64 *40.00 *4.30 *66.67 *2.06 3.74 *1.14




HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 229 241


#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1963 96 244 6 96 238 1 14 1 5 9 5 95 219
1962 104 222 7 3 97 219 1 10 5 S 2 7


_ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1963 1962
Number Killed Iniured Number Killed Iniured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 140 4 94 120 3 89
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................... ... 184 76 126 41
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 59 7 38 8
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,467 166 1,357 1,471 185 1,358

Total ..................................................... 1,850 170 1,534 1,755 188 1,496



2/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 3; other nontrespassers, 5; trespassers, 1; total, 9.


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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL A WITCHING AND TERMINAL


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1963 AND 1962


M-400
st 1963
Page 2


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind f a iden+ Resulting TTotal Total
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespasers Total Trainmen Otheron 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 ............................ 1963 710 51 6 648 6 648 3 85 3 73 12 3 559 4
1962 657 59 9 239 9 239 9 102 7 79 2 23 126 11

Derailments ........................... 1963 2,084 111 20 343 5 9 15 334 5 147 5 115 32 88 10 99
1962 1,863 102 51 780 1 2 50 778 7 133 5 90 2 43 23 492 20 153


Other train accidents ................. 1963 339 78 46 62 2 1 44 61 1 21 1 17 4 7 43 33
1962 353 93 72 100 4 1 68 99 4 21 4 18 3 34 64 44


Total I/ ............................ 1963 3,133 240 72 1,053 7 10 65 1,043 9 253 9 205 48 3 654 53 136
1962 2,873 254 132 1,119 5 3 127 1,116 20 256 16 187 4 69 23 652 84 208


#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1963 150 92 53 123 2 2 51 121 2 41 2 34 7 27 49 53
1962 169 106 89 107 4 1 85 106 4 16 4 15 1 35 81 55


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1963 7 654 7 654 7 654 5 595 2 59
1962 5 609 5 609 5 609 4 552 1 57 -


Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1963 4 397 4 397 4 397 4 388 9 -
1962 3 368 3 368 3 368 3 360 8 -


Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1963 3 462 3 462 3 462 3 452 10 -
1962 3 472 3 472 3 472 3 471 1 -


Operating switches ........................................ 1963 1 467 1 467 1 467 1 449 18 -
1962 521 521 521 491 30 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1963 7 176 2 6 5 170 5 170 5 165 5 -
1962 7 189 1 1 6 188 6 186 6 179 7 1 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1963 32 2,437 20 73 12 2,364 7 1,967 6 -1,891 1 76 4 349 1 48
1962 17 2,308 13 71 4 .2,237 3 1,842 3 1,766 76 1 357 38

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1963 670 1,961 27 48 643 1,913 39 28 11 12 643 1,862
1962 671 1,847 30 48 641 1,799 1 37 25 1 12 15 640 1,747


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1963 378 400 290 164 88 236 41 115 22 67 19 48 47 121
1962 390 425 316 180 74 245 19 101 7 64 12 37 55 144

Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1963 61 3,782 38 81 23 3,701 17 3,011 8 2,591 9 420 4 506 2 184
1962 76 4,058 49 82 27 3,976 24 3,169 14 2,682 10 487 2 546 1 261


Total 2/ .............................................. 1963 1,163 10,736 377 372 786 10,364 85 7,282 54 6,626 31 656 8 867 693 2,215
1962 1,172 10,797 409 382 763 10,415 64 7,305 40 6,590 24 715 3 919 696 2,191


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1963 1,235 11,789 384 382 851 11,407 94 7,535 63 6,831 31 704 11 1,521 746 2,351
1962 1,304 11,916 414 385 890 11,531 84 7,561 56 6,777 28 784 26 1,571 780 2,399

1963 1962
Locomotive-miles .... 606,028,051 610,298,847
Motor train-miles .... 22,216,009 21,447,337
Total units ....... 628,244,060 631,746,184


Casualties per million units ..................... 1963 1.97 18.77 0.15 11.99 0.10 10.87 0.05 1.12 -
1962 2.07 18.86 .13 11.97 .09 10.73 .05 1.24 -

Nontrain accidents at public rail-highway crossings # ...... 1963 28 28 - 2 23 - 23 2 5- -
.... 1962 2 16 2 16 2 13 2 13 -3
TOTAL--NO1TRAIN ACCIDENTS .................................... 1963 47 6,084 7 56 40 6,028 26 5,189 34 26 5,155 14 39
1962 42 6,158 9 48 33 6,110 28 5,334 31 28 5,303 5 776

RAND TOTALACC NTS A 1963 1,282 2/17,873 391 438 891 17,435 120 12,724 63 6,865 57 5,859 11 1,521 760 3,190
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1962 1,346 18,074 423 433 923 17,641 112 12,895 56 6,808 56 6,087 26 1,571 785 3,175

Increase Percent ........................................ *4.76 *1.11 *7.57 1.15 *3.47 *1.17 7.14 *1.33 12.50 0.84 1.79 *3.75 *57.69 *3.18 *3.19 0.47



HIGHWeAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 2,021 1,937


#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1963 723 2,112 2 50 694 2,062 2 103 2 62 41 39 692 1,920
1962 762 1,970 3 49 728 1,921 7 66 4 40 3 26 50 721 1,805


l/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1963 1962
Number Killed Iniured Number Killed Iniure
Negligence of employees ...................................... 960 10 744 889 17 580
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 1,449 1 557 1,325 3 415
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 558 2 106 520 20 274
Miscellaneous ................................................ 11,106 1,222 10,382 11,035 1,264 10,647

Total ..................................................... 14,073 1,235 11,789 13,769 1,304 11,916



2/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 16; other nontrespassers, 41; trespassers, 15; total, 72.


*Decrease a 8 17-994


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