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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...

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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
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United States -- Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
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Began in 1924.
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Vols. for <1924>-Mar. 1942 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Statistics; Apr. 1942-Apr. 1956 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 8527 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400 Subject to re BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1951




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1951
(NCLwa RAILVATS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)



UNIV. OF FL Us.
KindTotal accident Total persons Total Total Employees onduty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Resulting in trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number coaualties employees to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Innured Killed Injnjured Killed Injured Killed Injurureded Killed InInured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS

U.. DE O TO vision ................................19 19 121 1 30 179 - 30 179 1 25 1 25 - 29 152 - 2
Derailments ................................ 1951 597 17 84 754 1 84 753 1 21 1 20 1 82 731 - 1 1
1950 403 14 1 109 - 109 26 14 12 1 79 - 4 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1951 - - - - - - - -
1950 1 1 3 - 3 3 - - - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1951 50 - -
1950 44 - - - - - - - -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1951 109 17 12 12 1 11 12 1 5 4 1 1 1 - 10 6
1950 79 10 7 6 -6 - - - - 7 6 Total / ............................... 1951 948 46 96 798 1 1 95 797 2 44 1 39 1 5 82 745 - 11 8
1950 648 39 41 294 41 294 4 51 4 39 12 30 231 - 7 12 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1951 31 13 12 6 1 1 11 5 1 1 1 11 3
1950 19 12 7 9 7 9 - 7 9 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1951 49 49 49 -
1950 1 36 1 36 1 36 1 35 -- 1 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1951 1 32 1 32 1 32 31 1 1 -
1950 1 21 1 21 1 21 1 17 4 Operating locomotives ........................................... 1951 1 85 1 85 1 85 1 82 3 --
1950 82 - 82 82 78 4 -- Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1951 82 82 82 82 -
1950 64 64 64 64 - -
Operating switches .............................................. 1951 80 80 80 76 4 -
1950 57 57 57 55 2 - -- Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1951 1 12 1 12 1 12 1 12 -
1950 1 12 1 - 12 12 12 - Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1951 2 373 2 11 362 299 292 7 60 -- 3
1950 1 267 1 12 255 181 181 64 - 10 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1951 121 340 3 5 118 335 3 2 1 - 118 332
1950 121 365 1 4 120 361 5 4 1 - 120 356 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1951 54 47 30 10 24 37 15 14 8 9 6 - 1 9 22
1950 59 40 40 19 19 21 8 16 2 7 6 9 - 2 9 5

1950 12 461 9 16 3 445 2 340 285 2 55 1 62 5 38 Total ...................................................... 1951 211 1,730 53 40 158 1,690 29 1,162 16 1,070 13 92 1 126 4 128 398
1950 196 1,405 52 51 144 1,354 12 814 4 738 8 76 1 126 2 5 129 409 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1951 307 2,528 54 41 253 2,487 31 1,206 17 1,109 14 97 83 871 4 139 406
1950 237 1,699 52 51 185 1,648 16 865 8 777 8 88 31 357 2 5 136 421 1951 1950
Locomotive-miles ......... 103,611,959 92,173,803
Motor train-miles ........ 2,691,416 2,975, 766
Total units ............ 106,303,375 95,149,569
Casualties per million units .............................. 1951 2.89 23.78 0.292 11.34 0.1599 10.43 0.1317 0.912 -
1950 2.49 17.85 .168 9.09 .0841 8.17 .0841 .925 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1951 18 1,012 9 11 1,003 8 824 19 8 805 - 59 3 120
1950 12 800 7 8 793 8 650 9 8 641 - 49 94 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1951 325 3,540 61 50 264 3,490 39 2,030 17 1,128 22 902 83 871 63 142 526
1950 249 2,499 56 58 193 2,441 24 1,515 8 786 16 729 31 357 2 54 136 515 Increase Percent ....................3.... ................ 30.52 41.66 8.93 *13.79 36.79 42.97 62.50 33.99 112.50 43.51 37.50 23.73 167.4 143.98 16.67 4.41 2.14
1951 1950
Man-hours (Class I roads). 215,579,039 190,253,115 1951 - .176 8.86
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ .................... 1950 - 74
Increase Percent ................................... 39.68 18.93 - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1951 1950
Number of accidents ...... 349 326
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1951 133 346 4 6 129 340 - 1 1 -29
1950 128 374 1 4 127 370 5 - 127 365 I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1951 1 Percent Decrease. / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................... 283 179 58.10 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 347 262 32.44
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 149 87 71.26 Miscellaneous .................... ........................ 169 120 40.83
Total .................................................. 948 648 46.30







Pag.2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1951



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1951

(INCuO S RAILVAT OF CLASS e I A MD Ix, AD SWIlTCHING AND TERMINAL CONPANIIS)





KindTotal accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Re-lti trespassers nontrespaseers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number csulties employees to rersosKilledInuredKilledInuredKilledInuredKilledInured Killed InjurednInre Killed Injnjured Killed Injurureded Killed Injured Killed Inured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1951 439 36 6 63 - 6 63 6 49 6 43 6 13 - 1
1950 290 23 31 203 - 31 203 2 41 2 39 2 29 159 3 Derailments ................................ 1951 1,218 31 86 78 1 86 777 1 38 1 37 82 731 - 3 8
1950 864 32 6 166 - 6 166 1 43 1 29 14 1 110 - 4 13
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1951 1 1 3 - 3 3 3
1950 2 1 3 - 3.. 3 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1951 104 - -
1950. 90 1 1 - 1
Miscellaneous .............................. 1951 210 38 19 36 1 i 18 35 1 10 5 1 5 5 - 17
1950 164 17 15 9 15 9 1 1 20 14

Total 1 ................................... 1951 1,972 106 111 880 1 2 110 878 8 100 7 88 1 12 82 749 - 20 29
S1950 1,410 74 55 379 - 55 379 7 84 6 68 1 16 30 270 - 18 25
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........... 1951 60 35 21 29 1 1 20! 28 -5 20 22
1950 42 20 14 15 14 15 - 14
TRAIN-BERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1951 1 99 1 99 1 99 99 1
1950 3 67 3 67 3 67 3 66 1 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1951 2 66 2 66 2 66 62 2 4
1950 1 42 1 42 1 42 1 32 10 Operating locomotives ........................................... 19 5 3 194 3 194 3 194 3 191 3
19 5 169 169 169 163 6 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1953 163 - 163 163 163
19 5 110 - 110 110 110 Operating switches ........................................... 19 5 164 - 164 164 158 6
19 5 112 - 112 112 108 4 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 195 3 28 3 28 3 28 2 27 1 1
195C 2 33 11 2 1 31 1 30 1 29 1 - - 1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 19 5 8 779 3 21 5 758 4 619 4 607 12 133 - 1 6
19 5 4 639 3 21 1 618 1 432 1 430 2 168 - 18 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 19 5 257 826 3 11 254 815 9 7 2 - - 254 806
19 5 248 727 5 8 243 719 7 5 2 - 1 243 711 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 19 5 101 104 1 63 26 38 78 21 36 8 20 13 16 2 17 40
1950 120 74 82 32 38 42 19 27 4 13 15 14 2 17 15 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1951 45 1,310 26 30 19 1,280 17 1,059 13 909 4 150 1 117 6 1 98
195C 38 1,004 28 36 10 968 7 715 4 579 3 136 2 174 9 1 70 Total .................................................... 1951 420 3,733 95 88 325 3,645 51 2,437 30 2,243 21 194 1 250 8 273 950
1950 416 2,977 119 99 297 2,878 32 1,711 14 1,535 18 176 2 342 2 10 261 815 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1951 531 4,613 96 90 435 4,523 59 2,537 37 2,331 22 206 83 999 8 293 979
1950 471 3,356 119 99 352 3,257 39 1,795 20 1,603 19 192 32 612 2 10 279 840 1951 1950
Locomotive-miles ......... 224,726,564 198,056,978 Motor train-miles ........ 5,824,914 7,003,856
Total units ............ 230,551,478 205,060,834
Casualties per million units .............................. 1951 2.30 20.01 0.256 11.oo 0.1605 10.11 0.0954 0.894 -
1950 2.30 16.37 .190 8.75 .0975 7.82 .0927 .936 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ..................................... 1951 29 2,064 12 17 17 2,047 12 1,677 38 12 1,639 121 5 249
1950 19 1,688 5 20 14 1,668 12 1,375 19 12 1,356 1 121 1 172 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1951 560 6,677 108 107 452 6,570 71 4,214 37 2,369 34 1,845 83 999 129 298 1,228
1950 490 5,044 124 119 366 4,925 51 3,170 20 1,622 31 1,548 32 612 3 131 280 1,012 Increase Percent .............. ......................... 14.29 32.38 12.90 10.08 23.50 33.40 39.22 32.93 85.00 46.05 9.68 19.19 159.38 63.24 1l.53 6.43 21.34
1951 1950
Man-hours (Class I roads). 460,895,686 404,574,333
195 0.148 8.59 .. .. Casualties per million man-hours 2. .......... .......... 195 735
Increase Percent ...................................19.35 16.87
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1951 1950
Number of accidents ...... 816 688
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1951 278 855 12 274 843 14 12 2 1 274 828 1950 262 742 5 8 257 734 7 5 2 1 27 726 LT Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1951 1950 Percent Decrease. / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ...................................... 651 424 53.54 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 700 522 34.10
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 312 197 58.38
Miscellaneous ......................................... 309 267 15 U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE:1951 O- 900195
Total ................................................ 1,972 1,410 39-86




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