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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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U.. DEPOfiTORY JUN 1q64 X


Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION \ aent No. M-400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS / November 1963



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



RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1963 AND 1962




Total accidents Employees on duty
TotalPassengers Other
Kind of accident R.esulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other Passengers Other
Total in casual- Total Trainmen ter trains nontrespassers
number ties to employees ontri n tr
_____ persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured


TRAIN ACCIDENTS

1963 97 13 2 61 2 61 2 26 2 18 8 32 3
Collisions ............................ 1962 83 8 1 20 1 20 1 14 1 13 I 6 -


1963 282 17 2 31 2 31 30 29 1 1 2 -
Derailments ............................. 1962 242 10 5 22 2 10 3 12 2 5 2 5 4 1 3


1963 56 13 4 21 4 21 5 5 2 4 14
Other train accidents ................. 1962 50 11 12 6 12. 6 3 1 3 I 9 5


S1963 435 43 8 113 8 113 2 61 2 52 9 35 6 17
Total ............................ 1962 375 29 18 48 2 10 16 38 6 20 6 18 2 10 10 8



#At highway grade crossings, 1963 22 16 6 24 6 24 7 6 1 3 6 14
classified above ............. 1962 22 14 15 12 15 12 5 2 5 1 1 3 10 7


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

1963
Total _/............................................... 1962


1,405
1,281


73
1 70


40
58


48
48


43
34


1 21
1 20


282
1 281


134 348
96 279


11 28
17 25


459
5 420

146 1,342
121 1,235


64
1 66


40
55


47
46


40
32



1 21
1 19


224
1 216


7
7


2 8
2 4


341
3 291

3 792
8 736


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1963 191 1,518 37 63 154 1,455 922 5 844 1 78 134 148 399
1962 183 1,329 46 56 137 1,273 16 827 14 754 2 73 116 121 330

1963 1962

Locomotive-miles .... 75,367,061 74,293,808
Motor train-miles .... 2,736,307 2,790,511
Total units ....... 78,103,368 77,084,319

Casualties per million units .................... 1963 2.45 19.44 0.08 11.80 0.06 10.81 0.01 1.00 -
Casualties per million units..................... 1962 2.37 17.24 .21 10.73 .18 9.78 .03 .95 -


Nontrain accidents at public rail-hi6hway crossings ..... 1963 .. -.
1962 3 -. 32_i. ______-- 7. -
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................. 1963 4 678 4 4 674 3 580 1 3 579 1 94
1962 6 712 1 8 5 704 4 609 ___ 6 95-

GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES..................... 1963 195 2,196 37 67 158 2,129 9 1,502 5 845 4 657 134 149 493
RAND TOTAL-ACCIDES OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1962 189 2041 47 64 142 1I977 _2 0 1.436 14 760 6 676 116 122 425
Increase Percent ........................................ 3.17 7.59 *21.28 4.69 11.27 7.69 *55.00 4.60 *64.29 11.18 *33.33 *2.81 15.52 22.13 16.00



HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1962
Number of accidents .... 349 305


#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1963 142 387 2 15 140 372 14 13 1 -3 140 355
1962 117 305 6 11 111 294 11 8 3 -3 106 280


_/ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1963 1962
Number Killed Injured Number Killed Injurec
Negligence of employees ...................................... 143 2 62 101 1 33
Defects in or failures of equipment ............................ .. 186 37 168 2 50
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ..... 70 12 91 16
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1,424 189 1,407 1,315 180 1,230

Total ..................................................... 1,823 191 1,518 1,675 183 1,329

2/ Includes subsequent fatalities as follows: Employees on duty 3; other nontrespassers, 6; trespassers, 3; total 12.


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Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No.M-400
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS November 1963



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



RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1963 AND 1962 Pag.e2


Total accidents Emnployees on duty
Kind of accident Resulting Total persons Total Total t er
Total in casual- trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other trains nontrespassers
number ties to ______ employees
--------------------- -- persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Kille' Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kiled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
1963 1,003 86 8 841 8 841l 5 173 5 136 37 3 65 9
Collisions ............................ 1962 901 Il 12 325 12 325 12 146 10 121 2 25 168 11

1963 2,828 154 33 418 7 9 26 409 7 218 7 184 34 90 19 101
Derailments ........................... 1962 2.564 140 69 849 4 13 65 336 10 157 8 113 2 44 24 517 31 162


Oh .1963 496 122 95 137 5 2 90 135 4 33 4 29 4 10 86 92
Other train accidents ................. 1962 488 118 96 115 6 2 90 113 7 23 7 19 4 34 83 56

T1963 4,327 362 136 1,396 12 11 124 1,385 16 424 16 349 75 3 759 105 202
Total I/............................ 1962 3,953 339 177 1,289 10 15 167 1,274 29 326 25 253 h 73 2. 719 114 229


#At highway grade crossings, 1963 223 141 80 178 5 3 75 175 3 62 3 53 9 31 72 82
classified above ............. 1962 225 141 124 138 2 120 136 9 21 9 19 2 1 43 110 72


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling locomotives or cars, or manipulating 1963 9 888 9 888 9 887 7 810 2 77 1
air or steam connections ............................... 1962 8 11 8 811 8 811 7 736 1 75 -

1963 4 532 4 532 4 532 4 520 12 -
Operating locomotives and rail motor cars ................. 1962 3 530 3 530 3 530 3 516 14 -

1963 3 615 3 615 3 615 3 604 11 -
Operating hand brakes .................................... 1962 3 610 3 610 3 610 3 607 3 -

1963 1 593 1 593 1 593 1 569 24 -
Operating switches ........................................162 651 651 651 614 37 -


Persons on moving locomotives or cars coming in contact 1963 a 235 2 6 6 229 6 229 6 223 6 -
with fixed structures ..................................1962 11 252 1 3 10 249 10 247 10 238 9I- 1

1963 36 3,344 22 100 14 3,244 8 2,729 7 2,628 1 101 5 456 1 59
Getting on or off locomotives or cars ..................... 1962 22 3,221 16 101 6 3,120 5 2,561 5 2,451 110 1 506 53

1)63 1.0oo 2,795 36 71 964 2,724 55 41 14 13 964 2,656
Accidents at public rail-highway crossings # .............. 1962 963 2,628 41 67 922 2,561 3 54 39 3 15 17 919 2,490


Struck or run over by locomotives or cars at places other 1963 516 573 397 253 119 320 50 146 28 85 22 61 69 174
than public rail-highway crossings ..................... 1962 539 585 -2 263 111i 322 30 136 14 87 16 49 81 186

1963 85 5.349 56 108 29 5.241 20 r,245 10 3.674 i 10 571 5 721 4 275
Miscellaneous causes ..................................... 1962 104 5,440 67 111 37 5,329 33 4,265 22 3,640 11 625 2 719 2 345


S1963 6.62 14.924 513 538 1,1409 86 101 1031 66 9,154 35 877 10 1,190 L.038 3,165
Total ............................................... 1962 .653 14,728 553 545 1,100 L4183 95 9.665 64 3,928 31 937 3 1,243 1,002 3,075


SA .. 1963 ,796 16.320 525 549 .,273 5,771 117 1i455 82 9.503 35 952 13 1.949 L.143 3.367
TOTAL--TRAIN AN TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................. 1962 1,30 16.017 -63 560 1,267 5,1457 124 10,191 89 9,181 35 1,010 27 1.962 L,116 3,304


1963 1962
Locomotive-miles ..... 34,021,39 635,909,103
Motor train-miles .... 30.8O6.604 2a.759,.31
Total units ....... 864,421.002 664,668,684

1963 2.0 18.8 14 12.09 0.09 0.99 0.04 1.10 -
Casualties per million units ..................... 1962 2.12 16.52 .1 11.7 .10 0.62 .04 1.17 -

Non'train accidents at public railrhichway crossings # 1963
TOTAL--NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .................................; 39 -' 7 5 7 45 13 17219 9 1 0 _9

1963 1,65'5 '/24 93 33 622 1,322 -3,971 150 27,5u2 82 9,511 68 6,ooI 13 1,919 1,159 lh*6
GRAND TOTAL--ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ....................1. 96 1,97 2 ; 76 622 1.32 3,971 15069 17 5 2 82 9,541226 80 22 27 1,9462 1.1259 4. 'o
1,62 1.,27 28.4 576 63,,' 1.,21 23770 1629 17,45 89 v.226 800 .2 2 1.962 l2
Increase Percent ....................................... 2.21 0.76 7.7 k2.51 0.08 0.5 '11.24 0.50 7.87 3.41 15.cn :2.71 51.' o.66 3.02 2.92



HIGOHAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1963 1620
Number of accidents .... 2.66 2.76

1963 1,0'0 3,004 41 74 1,039 2,930 3 144 3 94 50 44 1,036 2,742
fTotal casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1962 L00,9 2,769 45 69 1.044 2,720 i4 94 9 58 5 36 1 60 1,029 2,566


lJ Includes train and train-service accidents reported as due to:
1,62 1
Number Killed In iured Number Killed Iniurrd
Negligence of employees ...................................... 1,364 13 947 1,211 20 694
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 1,965 1 691 1,830 5 56 7
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 724 2 143 739 20 335
Miscellaneous ................................................. 15:373 1,782 14,539 15,092 1,785 I,401
Total ..................................................... 19,426 11,798 16,320 18,872 1,830 16.o017

2/ Includes subsequient fatalities as follows: Enmployees on duty, 27; other nontrespassers, 63; trespassers, 23; total, 113.


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