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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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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
October 1963

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


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1963 AND 1962


Total accidents Employees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total Total
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Total intcasual-t trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainen eOther on trains nontrhspassers
rniu-mber ties to employee
_ persons Killed Injured KilledlInJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ............................ 1963 109 12 89 89 32 16 16 55 2
1962 82 8 50 50 14 14 36 -


Derailments ........................... 1963 233 11 17 4 17 17 17 4
1962 237 14 8 30 17 30 8 8 1 20 6 2


Other train accidents ................. 1963 50 14 12 9 12 9 3 3 3 3 9 6
1962 39 4 5 5 1 5 4 5 4

Total /............................ 1963 392 37 17 115 1 16 115 3 52 3 36 16 55 131
1962 358 26 13 85 1 1 12 84 22 22 1 56 11 6


#At highway grade crossings, 1963 23 16 13 9 13 9 3 3 13 6
classified above ............. 19615 23 16 2 3 91 1 12 13 9 3 3 13 6
1962 15 9 12 11 1 12 10 1 | 11 4 ^


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating
air or steam connections ............................... 1963 78 78 77 73 4 1
1962 2 80 2 80 2 80 71 9 -

Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1963 57 57 57 55 2 -
1962 59 59 59 57 2 -

Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1963 57 57 57 57 -
1962 43 43 43 43 -

Operating switches ........................................ 1963 33 33 33 31 2 -
1962 56 56 56 54 2 -

Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact
with fixed structures .................................. 1963 25 25 25 25 -
1962 2 25 2 25 2 25 2 24 1 -

Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1963 2 313 1 9 1 304 265 255 10 1 35 4
1962 2 326 2 14 312 260 247 13 47 5

Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1963 83 259 4 2 79 257 3 2 1 79 254
1962 114 294 5 8 109 286 7 6 1 2 109 277


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1963 48 63 35 35 13 28 3 9 2 5 1 4 -
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1963 8 53 3 35 1 26 3 2 5 4 1- 10 19
1962 55 57 43 31 12 26 5 11 4 8 1 3 7 15


1963 13 606 10 12 3 594 1 443 1 389 54 1 15 1 3
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 196 13 606 30 1 3 594 2 443 1 389 54 1 115 1 362
1962 5 514 3 10 2 504 2 418 2 370 48 57 29

Total l .............................................. 1963 146 1,491 50 58 96 1,433 4 969 3 892 1 77 2 150 90 314
.1962 180 1,454 53 63 127 1,391 11 959 10 880 1 79 106 116 326



TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1963 163 1,606 51 58 112 1,548 7 1,021 6 928 1 93 2 205 103 322
1962 193 1,539 54 64 139 1,475 11 981 10 902 1 79 1 162 127 332

1963 1962
Locomotive-miles ..... 79,498,891 79,513,120
Motor train-miles ... 2,830,901 2,345,376
Total units ....... 82,329,792 81,858,496

Casualties per million units ..................... 1963 1.98 19.51 0.09 12.40 0.07 11.27 0.01 1.13 -
1962 2.36 18.80 .13 11.98 .12 11.02 .01 .97 -
1963 2 .. .- 2 2 --- 2
Nontrain accidents at public rail-highway crossings# ...... 1962 1 1 1 1 -
TOTAL--NUNTRAIN AUUZUEJ ...................................1963 6 801 1- 8 5 793*4 74--7"6 3 4 698 1 92
1962 10 808 3 9 7 799 7 713 7 7 706 86
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ...............1963 169 1/2,407 52 66 117 2,341 11 1,722 6 931 5 791 2 205 104 414
A TOTALACCIDENTS OF ALL LASS ..................... 1962 203 2,347 57 73 146 2,274 18 1,694 10 .J9092 J8 7851. 162_ 127 418.7
Increase Percent ........................................ *16.75 2.56 *8.77 *9.59 *19.86 2.95 *38.8S 1.65 *40.00 2.42 *37.50 0.76 100.00 26.54 *18.11 *0.96



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 275 307

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1963 96 270 4 2 92 268 8 5 3 92 260
1962 126 306 5 9 121 297 9 7 2 1 7 120 281


_/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1963 1962
Number Killd Inured Number K1-led In-ured
Negligence of employees ...................................... 134 90 117 60
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 163 38 175 62
Defects in or Improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 54 18 67 31
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,486 163 1,460 a1,489 193 1,386
Total ..................................................... 1,837 163 1,606 1,848 193 1,539

/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 5; other nontrespaeserms 5; trespassers, 3; total, 13.


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JMMARY ENTS REPORTED BY ALL LINE-HAUL AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL


RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1963 AND 1962


Total accidents Employees on duty
Total TotalPassengers Other
Kind of accident ReTota sulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trai en Other on trains nontrepassers
Total in casual- o ris nnrsasr
number ties to employees
TI A E______ Spersons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured' Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

1963 906 73 6 780 6 780 3 147 3 118 29 3 627 6
Collisions ............................ 1962 818 73 11 305 11 305 11 132 9 108 2 24 162 11


1963 2,547 137 31 387 7 9 24 378 7 188 7 155 33 89 17 101
Derailments ........................... 1962 2,322 130 64 827 2 3 62 824 8 152 6 108 2 44 24 513 30 159


1963 440 109 91 116 5 2 86 114 4 28 4 24 4 8 82 78
Other train accidents ....................1962 438 107 84 109 6 2 78 107 4 22 4 19 3 34 74 51

S1 1963 3,893 319 128 1,283 1 11 116 1,272 14 363 14 297 66 3 724 99 185
Total 2/............................ 1962 3,578 310 159 1,241 5 151 1,236 23 306 19 235 4 71 24 709 104 221


#At highway grade crossings,
classifiedabove r............. 1963 201 125 74 154 3 69 151 3 55 3 47 8 28 66 68
1962 203 127 109 126 2 105 124 4 19 4 18 1 1 40 100 65


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1963 9 815 9 85 9 814 7 746 2 68 1
air or steam connections................................ 1962 7 741 7 741 7 741 6 670 1 71 -


Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................ .. 1963 4 492 3 492 4 492 4 480 12 -
1962 3 472 6472 3 472 3 4615- 11 -


Operating hand brakes ..................................... 1963 3 567 567 3 567 3 557 10 -
1962 3 562 1 5 562 3 562 3 561 21 -


Operating switches ........................................ 1963 550- 1 550 550 529 21 -
1962 617- 617 617 582 35 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1963 7 214 2 6 5 208 5 208 5 202 6 -
with fixed structures .................................. 1962 10 232 1 3 9 229 9 227 9 219 8 1 1

1963 35 3,051 21 89 14 2,962 8 2.496 7 2,404 1 92 5 414 1 52
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ......................1962 21 2,936 1 97 5 2,839 4 2,334 4 2,235 99 1 453 52


Sa c 1963 864 2,432 34 56 830 2,376 48 34 14 13 830 2,315
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1962 861 2338 35 56 826 2,282 3 47 32 3 15 17 823 2,218


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1963 474 518 36 226 108 292 47 135 26 77 21 58 61 157
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... .. 1962 489 535 395 238 94 297 27 128 12 83 15 45 67 169

1963 82 4,880 53 98 29 4,782 20 3,860 10 3,333 10 527 5 664 4 258
Miscellaneous causes ...................................... 1962 94 5,014 62 105 32 4,909 29 3,930 19 3,349 10 581 2 666 1 313

1963 1,479 13,519 476 475 1,003 13,044 97 9,170 63 8,362 34 808 10 1,091 896 2,783
Total ........................ ................... 1962 1,488 13,447 509 499 979 12,948 85 9,058 56 8,192 29 866 3 1,137 891 2,753


1963 1,607 14,802 488 486 1,119 14,316 111 9,533 77 8,659 34 874 13 1,815 995 2,968
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1962 1,647 14,688 517 504 1,130 14,184 108 9,364 75 8,427 33 937 27 1,846 995 2,974

1963 1962
Locomotive-miles ... 758,654,337 761,615,295
Motor train-miles .... 27,670,297 25,968,870
Total units ....... 786,324,634 787,584,165

1963 2.04 18.82 0.14 12.12 0.10 11.01 0.04 1.11 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1962 2.09 18.65 .14 11.89 .10 10.70 .04 1.19 -

Nontrain accidents at public rail-highway crossings# ...... 1963 31 31 27 27 4
1962 2 20 2 20 2 17 2 17 -
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................ ............ ..... 1963 53 7,595 8 59 4 7,526 350 6,507 37 30 6,470 15 1,019
1962 61 7,679 12 70 49 7,609 41 6,655 39 41 6,616 8 954

1963 1,660 1/22,397 496 555 1,164 21,842 141 16,040 77 8,696 64 7,344 13 1,815 1,010 3,987
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ...................... .. 1962 1708 22,367 522 574 1.179 21.793 149A 16i 2. 1 75 R... .66 74 7.553. .27 1.846 1.003 3.928
Increase Percent ........................................ *2.81 0.13 *6.24 *3.31 *1.27 0.22 *5.37 0.13 2.67 2.72 *13.51 *2.77 *51.85 *1.68 0.70 1.50



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 2,539 2,463

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1963 938 2,617 39 59 899 2,558 3 130 3 81 43 71 6 6 2:2
1962 972 2,484 39 58 933: 2,4261 9 83 4 5o 5, 3 7- 3


_/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
______1963 1962___
Number Killed Iniured Number Killed Inlured
Negligence of employees .......;................................ 1,221 i11 885 1,110 19 661
Defects in or failures of equipment ......................... ... 1,779 1 654 1,662 3 537
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 654 2 131 648 20 319
Miscellaneous ................................................ 13,950 1,593 13,132 13,777 1,605 13,171
Total ...................................................... 17,604 1,607 14,802 17,197 1,647 14,688

2/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty, 24; other nontrespassers, 57; trespassers, 20; total, 101.


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