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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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v. : ill. ; 28 x 44 cm.

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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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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Statistics.

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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31262 08850 8576 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS JANUARY1952




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1952
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OP CLASSES I, II,AND III, AND SWITCHING AND T FINAL COMPANIES)



Total accidentTotal Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other

Kind of accident Total esu Totaltrepassers nontrepasser Toal Tranmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
number casualtie employees n e to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ................................ 1952 202 18 5 34 - 5! 34 5 19 3 15 2 4 12 - 3
1951 247 24 6 31 - 61 31 6 31 6 28 3 Derailments ............................... 1952 556 17 7 22 1 4 6 18 2 12 2 11 1 4 - 4 2
1951 621 14 2 24 - 2 24 17 17 - - 2 7

UNIV. O FL L. Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1952 1 1 1 - -I 1 1 -1
UF 1951 1 1 3 - 3 3 3 - Other locomotive accidents ................ 1952 52 - - - - -
1951 54 - - - 3 - -
Miscellaneous ...................... ........ 1952 93 18 15 13 - 15 13 2 1 1 3 - 15 8
1951 l01 21 7 24 1 71 23 5 1 4 4 7 14

Total 14 ............................... 1952 904 54 27 70 1 4 26 66 7 34 5 28 2 6 19 - 19 13
U. A ghTOsY 1951 1,024 60 15 82 1 15' 81 6 56 6 49 7 4 - 9 21 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1952 33 21 20 13 1 2 19i 11 1 1 - 1 - 19 9
1951 29 22 9 23 - 9 23 4 4 - - - 9 19 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1952 56 - 56 56 56 - - -
1951 1 50 - 1 50 1 0 50 1 - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1952 2 28 - 2 28 2 28 2 27 1-
1951 1 34 - 1 34 1 34 31 1 3 - - Operating locomotives ......................... .................. 1952 84 - 84 84 83 1 -
1951 2 109 - 2 109 2 109 2 109 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1952 80 80 80 79 1
1951 81 - 81 81 81 Operating switches .............................................. 1952 9 93 93 90 3
1951 8- 84 84 82 2 Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1952 12 1 11 10 10 - - - 1
1951 2 16 - 2 16 2 16 1 15 1 1 Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1952 2 376 1 11 11 365 1 294 1 286 8 65 - 6
1951 6 406 1 10 5 396 4 320 4 315 5 73 - 1 3 Aocidents at highway gride crossings# ........................... 1952 134 390 3 1 1311 389 3 1 2 - - 131 386
1951 136 486 6 136 480 6 5 1 - -- 136 474 Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................. 1952 56 54 30 16 26 38 11 19 2 9 9 10 - - 15 19
1951 47 57 33 16 14 41 6 22 2 12 4 10 - 1 8 18 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1952 22 622 10 22 12 600 9 467 9 395 72 83 1 3 2 47
1951 14 680 8 16 6 664. 6 553 5 473 1 80 51 3 57 Total ...................................................... 1952 216 1,795 44 51 172 1,744 23 1,134 14 1,036 9 98 148 1 3 148 459
1951 209 2,003 42 48 167 1,955 22 1,275 14 1,173 8 102 124 4 145 552 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1952 243 1,865 45 55 198 1,810 30 1,168 19 1,064 11 104 167 1 3 167 472
1951 224 2,085 42 49 182 2,036 28 1,331 20 1,222 8 109 128 4 154 573 1952 1951
Locomotive-miles ......... 114,361,099 120,789,043
Motor train-miles ........ 2,938,944 3,133,498
Total units ............ 117,300,043 123,922,541
Casualties per million units .............................. 1952 2.07 15.90 - 0.26 9.96 0.16 9.07 0.09 0.89 -
1951 1.81 16.83 - .23 10.74 .16 9.86 .06 .88 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1952 5 998 1 11 4 987 4 829 26 4 803 - 53 105
1951 11 1,052 5 8 6 1,044 4 853 19 4 834 - 62 2 129 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1952 248 2,863 46 66 202 2,797 34 1,997 19 1,090 15 907 167 1 56 167 577
1951 235 3,137 47 57 188 3,080 32 2,184 20 1,241 12 943 128 66 156 702 Increase Percent ............................................ ... 5.53 *8.73 *2.13 15.79 7.45 *9.19 6.25 *8.56 *5.00 *12.17 25.00 *3.82 30.47 *15.15 7.05 *17.81
1952 1951
Man-hours (Class I roads). 236,617,964 245,316,647
1952 - 0.14 7.97 -. Casualties per million man-hours 2J ...................... 1951 - - .12 8.35
Increase Percent .................................... 16.67 *.55
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1952 1951
Number of aclcidente ...... 380 467
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1952 154 403 4 3 150 400 4 2 2 1 - 150 395
1951 145 509 6 145 503 10 9 1 - 145 493 1_ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 2 1 Percent e Decrease. / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................... 267 368 *27.45 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 329 353 6.80
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 141 163 *13.50 Miscellaneous ............................................ 167 140 19.29
Total ........................................... 904 1,024 -11.72 U.S. GOVERN ENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1952 0-950195







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