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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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Washington, D.C
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-Apr. 1956.
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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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Description based on: Apr. 1931; title from caption.
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 8550 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1951




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1951
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES) UNIV. OF FL LI.

Total accidents Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total eu oaltrespassers nontrespassers Total Tranmen ther on trains on trains nontrespassaers Total altl- tg Kild n Total- Trainmen employees number Killed Injured Killed InredKlled Injured KilledInjured Killed InjuredKilled Inured Killed InJured KilledlnJured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
.- T O Collisions ................................1951 254 27 46 236 46 236 17 77 15 40 2 37 26 147 3 12
1950 223 17 77 399 77 399 1 28 1 28 - 76 369 2 Derailments .................................. 1951 575 17 11 34 - 11 34 4 14 4 11 3 17 - 7 3
1950 566 18 5 20 1 1 4 19 1 13 13 1 3 6 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1951 -.....

Other locomotive accidents ................. 1951 41 2 2 - 2 2 2 -1950 1 65 1 i 1 1 1 1 - 29 Miscellaneous ............................... 1951 0 19 12 39 12 3 5 53 - - 12 1 29
1950 21 7 9 1 7 38 2 3 20 2 7 Total I.................................. 1951 971 65 69 311 69 311 21 9 19 58 2 40 26 169 22 44
#At hhyr1950 958 57 89 459 2 88 457 2 65 1 1 20 76 371 i0 21 #At highway grade crossings, 2 - 4 19 26 classified above .............. 1951 3 20 19 326 19 32 - 1 19 26
1950 32 22 10 1 1 15 - 2 - 1 10 12 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1951 2 44 2- 2 44 2 43 1
1950 1 37 1 37 1 37 1 36 1 Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1951 2 26 2 26 2 2 26 21 1
1950 29 - 29 29 23
Operating locomotives ...........................................1951 71 - 71 71 69 2
1950 1o -I 100 100 99 1 Operating hand brakes ................ ........ ...................1951 741 774 74
1950 61- 61 61 60 1 Operating switches ............................................. 1951 61 - 61 61 61
1950 51 51 51 51 Coming in contact with fixed structures ..................... 1951 2 12 1 2 11 2 11 2 10 1
1950 1 22 1 22 1 22 22 1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ..... ................. 1951 3 329 1 11 2 318 2 244 2 240 4 65 -| 9
1950 7 403 3 9 2 394 1 303 1 298 5 1 83 8 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...........................1951 155 509 4 4 151 505 117 1 - 150 493
1950 145 536 6 4 139 532 8 6 2 - 139 524 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1951 51 76 39 27 12 49 4 18 11 4 7 - 8 31
1950 62 72 42 23 20 49 9 19 3 9 6 10 - 11 30 Miscellaneous ........................................................1951 27 533 1 1 12 g24 10 42468 1 56 1 4I 1 42
1950 22 29 1 12 12 10 502 439 2 3 2 42 Total ........................................................ 1951 242 1,735 59 52 183 1,683 23 980 17 903 6 77 1 124 159 575
1950 238 1,940 63 53 175 1,887 22 1,132 13 1,043 9 89 1 147 4 152 604 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1951 311 2,046 59 52 252 1,994 44 1,078 36 961 8 117 27 293 4 181 619
1950 327 2,399 64 55 263 2:344 24 1,197 14 1,088 10 109 77 518 4 162 625 1951 1950
Locomotive-miles ......... 112,961,298 115,777,973
Motor train-miles ........ 2,941,112 3,150,831
Total units ............ 115,902,410 118,928,804
Casualties per million units .............................. 1951 2.68 17.65 - 0.38 9.30 0.31 8.29 0.07 1.01 - I
1950 2.75 20.17 - - .20 10.06 .12 9.15 .08 .92
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1951 12 900 2 14 10 886 8 737 15 8 722 - 56 2 93
e 1950 12 1,068 3 12 9 1,056 7 907 15 7 892 - 59 2 90 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1951 323 2,946 61 66 262 2,880 52 1,815 36 976 16 839 27 293 60 183 712
1950 339 3,467 67 67 272 3:400 31 2,104 14 1,103 17 1,001 77 518 63 164 715 Increase Percent .......................................... *4.72 *15.03 *8.96 *1.49 *3.68 *15.29 67.74 *13.74 157.14 *11.51 *5.88 *16.18 o4.94 *43.44 *4.76 11.59 *0.42
1951 1950
Man-hours (Class I roads). 229,942,226 240,853,294 1951 - -- 0.21 7.41 Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ....................... 1950 1 .24 .
Increase Percent ..................................... 61.54 1007
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1951 1950
Number of accidents ...... 466 479
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1951 174 541 4 4 170 537 1 9 1 8 9 - 169 519
1950 155 552 6 5 149 547 1o 8 2 1 149 536 1_ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1951 1950 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................. 367 340 7.94 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 287 308 -6.82
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 163 132 23.48 Miscellaneous ................................................. 154 178 *13.48
Total ............................................. 971 9385F T 7








,,ge 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1951




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1951

(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)



Total accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total u trespassrs nontrepasseral TraOther on trains on trains Inontrespasser number caulties ___ employees t person s Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured Kil inJured TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ................................. 1951 2,429 185 90 728 90 728 45 341 42 259 3 82 40 341 5 46
1950 2,190 159 158 1,259 158 1,259 191 273 16 234 3 39 139 943 - 43 Derailments ................................ 1951 5,968 162 134 1,239 1 5 133 1,234 20 202 20 153 49 86 966 27 66
1950 5,340 165 56 766 6 6 50 760 21 199 19 129 2 70 o10 435 191 126 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1951 5 2 5 5 5, 5 - -
1950 7 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1951 475 5 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 6
1950 542 7 9 - 9 6 6 - 1 2

Miscellaneous................... ...........1951 1,156 162 98 208 1 2 97 206 8 60 2 26 6 34 I 19 89 127
1950 1,069 141 103 143 3 103 140 9 68 1 14 8 34 1 14 -94 78 Total 11............................... 1951 10,033 516 323 2,186 2 7 321 2,179 74 614 65 449 9 165 126 1326 239
1950 9,148 476 322 2,182 6 9 316 2,173 54 531 41 388 13 143 14 1,393 - 113 249 #At highway grade crossings, 4 7 1 144
classified above ............ 1951 295 166 110 230 1 1 1 09 229 1 40 1 32 8 1 45 l 144
1950 270 143 110 175 1 110 174 4 27 4 18 9 28 106 119 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ..................... 1951 11 517 11 517 11 517 10 513 1 4
1950 12 475 12 475 12 475 12 470 5 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1951 8 274 - 8 24 274 3 2170 5 34-
1950 4 254 - 4 254 4 254 2 217 2 37 Operating locomotives .......................................... 1951 5 927 5 927 51 927 5 900 27
1950 2 880 - 2 880 21 880 2 859 21 Operating hand brakes .................. ........................1951 3 896 - 3 896 3 896 3 891 5
1950 8 720 - 8 720 81 720 8 714 6 -1 Operating switches ............................................. 1951 579 1 579 579 562 17 -
1950 479 - 479 479 467 12 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1951 11 183 1 7 10 176 101 173 9 166 1 7 2 - 1
1950 8 184 4 4 4 180 4 175 3 170 1 5 3 - 2 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1951 48 3,989 31 161 17 3,828 11; 2,9701 11 2,907 63 5 772 1 86
1950 61 3,817 42 168 19 3,649 10 2,620i 10 2,559 61 9 916 - 113 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1951 1,268 3,565 32 47 1,236 3,518 2 49| 1 39 1 10 7 - 1,234 3,462
1950 1,261 3,632 40 62 1,221 3,570 3 45 3 37 8 2 1 1,218 3,522 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1951 834 686 6301 293 204 393 76 185 30 104 46 81 - 2 6 126 202
1950 956 693 753] 338 203 355 84 1681 30 961 54 72 - 4 5 115 182 Miscellaneous ................................................ 1951 394 6,474 286i 2511 108 6,223 80 4,872' 62 4,068 18 804 11 834 30 17 487
1950 301 6,139 2191 2991 82 5,840, 56, 4,470 39 3,750 17 720 14 827 45 12 498 Total ................ ..................................... 1951 2,582 18,90 980 759 1,602 17,331 206 11,442 134 10,390 72 1,52 16 1,615 2 36 1,378 4,238
1950 2,613 17,273 1,058 871 1,555 16,402 183 10,286 9,339 74 947 231748 4 51 1,345 4,317 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1951 2,905 20,276 9821 766 1,923 19,510 280 12,056 199 10,839 81 1,217 142 2,941 2 36 1,499 4,477
1950 2,935 19,455 1,064 880 1,871 18,575 237 10,817 150 9,727 87 1,090 172 3,141 4 51 1,458 4,566 1951 1950 1
Locomotive-miles ........... 1,260,021,278 1,229,583,478
Motor train-miles ........ 32,937,441 36,095,623 I
Total units ............ 1,292,958,719 1,265,679,101
Casualties per million units .............................. 1951 2.25 15.68 -[ -[ -, 0.22 9.32 0.15 8.38 0.06 0.94
1950 2.32 15.37 - - .19 8.55 .12 7.69 .07 .86
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1951 138 10,735 40 172 98 10,563 74 8,921 171 74 8,750 4 613 20 1,029
1950 134 10,324 30 180 104 10,144 82 8,601 146 82 8,455 - 1 619 21 924 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1951 3,043 31,011 1,022 938 2,021 30,073 354 20,977 199 11,010 155 9,967 142 2,941 6 649 1,519 5,506
1950 3,069 29,779 1,094 1,060 1,975 28,719 319 19,418 150 9,873 169 9,545 172 3,141 5, 670 1,479 5,490 Increase Percent ............................................. *0.85 4.14 *6.58 *11.51 2.33 4.71 10.97 8.03 32.67 11.52 *8.28 4.42 *17.*44 6.37 20.00 *3.13 2.70 0.29
1951 1950
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,593,645,532 2,484,866,510
1951 0.13 7.58
Casualties per million man-hours 2 ....................... 1950 - 1 - .12 7.35 - -
Increase Percent ....................................... I I __ .13--3L --HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
195i 1950
Number of accident ...... 3,488 3,487
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1951 1,378 3,795 33 48 1,345 3,747 3 8 2 71 1 18 1 52 1.341 3,606 1950 1,371 3,807 40 63 1,331 3,744 7 72 7 55 17 3 1 1,324 3,641 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1951 1 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................... 3,583 3,286 9.04 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 3,447 3,127 10.23
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 1,377 1,133 21.54 Miscellaneous .............................................. ....1,602 1.50
Total ................... ................................ 10,033 9,148 9.67 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1952 0- 950195


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