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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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U.S. G.P.O.
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English
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v. : ill. ; 28 x 44 cm.

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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
-Apr. 1956.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1924.
Issuing Body:
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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Centers of Excellence at UF
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This item is a work of the U.S. federal government and not subject to copyright pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §105.
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3 1262 08850 8071 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No.M-400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1952 -r



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1952

U- V. O FL LU. (INCUWDS RAILVAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMIAL COMPANIES)




Total accidents Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total e t persons trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
_._0 number employees tU.S. eroDEs Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InjuredKilled Injured Killed InjuredKilled Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Colllona ...... ........ ........... 1952 210 11 40 40 19 12 7 20 -1
1951 192 12 32 32 18 15 3 13 1 Derailments ................................ 1952 506 12 3 36 3 36 15 15 18 3
1951 597 17 84 754 1 84 753 1 21 1 20 1 82 731 1 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1952 3 3 1 5 - 1 5 1 5 1 4 1

Other locomotive accidents .................1952 52
1951 50
Miscoellaneous .............................. 1952 108 22 17 21 17 21 2 7 4 2 -15 14

Total i/ .............................. 1952 879 48 21 102 - 21 102 3 46 1 35 2 11 38 18 18
1951 948 46 96 798 1 1 95 797 2 44 1 395 82 75 11- ; 8 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1952 30 20 16 20 - 16 20 4 416 16
1951 31 13 12 6 1 1 11 5 1 1 - i 1
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1952 - 4 47 47 47 -
1951 49 49 49 49
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................... 1952 1 20 20 1 20 1 17 3
1951 1 32 - 1 32 1 32 31 1 1 - Operating locomotives ...........................................1952 76 76 76 72 4
1951: 1 85 1 85 1 85 1 82 3 Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1952 46 - 46 46 43 3 -
1951 82 - 82 82 82 - Operating switches ............................................ 1952 5 5 55 55 52 3 -
1951 80 - 80 80 76 4 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1952 19 1 18 18 17 1
1951 1 12 - 1 12 1 12 1 12 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1952 1 324 12 1 312 1 254 1 253 1 55 - 3
1951 2 373 2 11 362 299 292 7 60 3 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1952 110 338 3 107 338 1 1 - 107 337
1951 121 340 3 5 118 335 3 2 1 118 332 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1952 46 43 34 17 12 26 4 10 2 6 2 4 - 8 16
1951 54 47 30 10 24 37 15 14 6 8 9 6 1 9 22 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1952 27 562 18 21 9 541 8 414 6 337 2 77 I 72 3 1 52
1951 31 630 18i 14 13 616 11 506 8 436 3 70 1 66 3 1 41 Total ...................................... ............ 1952 185 1,530 55 51 130 1,479 14 941 10 845 4 96 127 3 116 408
1951 211 1,730 53 40 158 1,690 29 1,162 16 1,070 13 92 1 126 4 128 398 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1952 206 1,632 55 51 151 1,581 17 987 11 880 6 107 165 134 426
1951 307 2,528 54 41 253 2,487 31 1,206 17 1,109 14 97 83 871 139 406 1952 1951
Locomotive-miles ......... 107,580,640 103,337,592
Motor train-miles 2,778,226 2,691,416
Total units ............ 110,358,866 106,029,008
Casualties per million unite .............................. 1952 1.87 1479 - 0 8.94 0.10 7.97 0.05 0.97
1951 2.90 23.84 .2 11.37 .16 10.46 .13 .91
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1952 6 8 3 1 6 i 827 4 6 16 -63 1 67
1951 18 l,0 2 7 9 1 1,003 8 19 59 3 120 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1952 212 2,465 6 57 156 2,408 21 1,684 11 896 10 788 165 66 135 493
1951 325 3,540 1 50 264 3,490 39 2,030 17 1,128 22 902 83 871 63 142 526 Increase Percent ..0.7 ................20 ................... 1.91 31.0 .5 17.0 '35.29 *20.57 *54.55 *12.6 81.06 4.76 *4.93 6.27
1952 1951
Man-hours (Class I roads). 215,412,551 215,579,039 1952
Casualties per million man-hours 2_/ ..................... 1951 - .18 8.86 - .
Increase Percent .................................... .. >50.00 *16.70
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1952 1951
Number of accident ...... 335 349
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1952 126 38 .123 3g8 5 5 123 353 1951 133 4 6 129 30 - 129 335 i/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 1951 Percent Decrease. 2 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................. 302 283 6.71 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 316 347 8.93
Defects In or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 106 149 028.86 Miscellaneous ............................................... 155 169 8.28
Total ............................... 879 948 7.28








pa.2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1952



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1952

(INCLUS RAILWATS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)





Kind of accidentaccidents Total persons Tota Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total in trespassers nontrespassers Total Traien Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number cosalties employees TRAIN ACCIDENTS t eros Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured KilledInjured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................ .......... 1952 412 29 5 74 5 7 74 5 38 3 27 2 11 32 4
1951 439 36 6 63 6 63 6 49 6 43 6 13 - 1 Derailments ................................ 1952 1,062 29 10 58 1 4 9 54 2 27 2 26 1 22 7 5
1951 1,218 31 86 778 1 86 777 1 38 1 37 1 82 731 3 8 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1952 4 4 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 5 1
1951 1 1 3 3 3 3 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1952 104
1951 104
Miscellaneous ............................... 1952 201 40 2 34 1 1 2 34 2 9 2 4 - 22
1951 210 38 9 36 1 1 1 8 35 1 10 5 1 5 5 7 20 Total 1/............................. 1952 1,783 102 48 172 1 4 47 168 10 80 6 6 4 17 3
1951 1,972 106 111 8 0 1 2 110 878 8 100 7 8 1 12 82 79 20 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1952 63 41 36 33 1 2 35 31 5 5 - 1 35 25
1951 60 35 21 29 1 1 20 28 5 5 - 1 - 20 22 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling care or locomotives ....................... 1952 103 - 103 103 103
1951 1 99 - 1 99 1 99 99 1 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1952 3 48 - 3 48 3 48 3 44 4
1951 2 66 2 66 2 66 62 2 4 Operating locomotives ........................................... 1952 160 - 160 160 155 --
1951 3 194 - 3 194 3 194 3 191 3 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1952 126 - 126 126 122 4
1951 163 163 163 163 Operating switches ................................................ 1952 148 - 148 148 142 6
1951 164 - 164 164 158 6 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1952 31 2 29 28 27 1
1951 3 28 - 3 28 3 28 2 27 1 1 I Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1952 3 700 1 23 2 677 2 548 2 539 9 120 - 9
1951 8 779 3 21 5 758 4 619 4 607 12 133 - 1 6 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1952 244 728 6 1 238 727 4 2 2 - 238 723
1951 257 826 3 11 254 815 9 7 2 - - 254 806 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1952 102 97 64 33 38 64 15 29 4 15 11 14 - 23
1951 101 104 63 26 38 78 21 36 8 20 13 16 - 2 17 0 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1952 49 1,184 28 43 21 1,141 17 881 15 732 2 149 155 1 6 3 99
1951 45 1,310 26 30 19 1,280 17 1,059 13 909 4 150 1 117 o 1 98 Total ..................................................... 1952 401 3,325 99 102 302 3,223 37 2,075 24 1,881 13 194 275 1 6 264 867
1951 420 3,733 95 88 325 3,645 51 2,437 30 2,243 21 194 1 250 8 273 950 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1952 449 3,497 100 106 349 3,391 47 2,155 30 1,944 17 211 332 1 6 301 898
1951 531 4,613 96 90 435 4,523 59 2,537 37 2,331 22 206 83 999 8 293 979 1952 1951
Locomotive-miles ......... 221,941,739 224,126,635 Motor train-miles ........ 5,717,170 5,824,914
Total units ............ 227,658,909 229,951,549
Casualties per million units .............................. 1952 1.97 15.36 - 0.21 9.47 0.13 8.54 0.07 0.93 - -
1951 2.31 20.06 - .26 11.03 .16 10.14 .10 .90 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .........................................1952 11 1,831 2 17 9 1,814 8 1,526 42 8 1,484 116 1 172
1951 29 2,064 12 17 17 2,047 12 1,677 38 12 1,639 - 121 5 249 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1952 460 5,328 102 123 358 5,205 55 3,681 30 1,986 25 1,695 332 1 122 302 1,070
1951 560 6,677 108 107 452 6,570 71 4,214 37 2,369 34 1,845 83 999 129 298 1,228 Increase Percent ................... ...............1952 19511786 20.20 *5.56 14.95 *20.80 20.78 2254 12.65 *18.92 *16.17 26.47 *8.13 *66.77 5.3 134 *12.87



Casualties per million man-hours 2/. .......... ... 195 - - - .15 8.59
Increase Percent ....................................- 1 . 420.00 *10.59 -HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSIN ACCIDENTS
1952 1951
Number of accidents ...... 715 816
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1952 280 761 7 3 273 758 9 7 2 1 273 748
1951 278 855 4 12 82 1 274 828 / Includes train accidents reported as due to: 192 191 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ......................... ... ....569 651 12.60
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................... 645 700 7.86 ermina companies.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 247 312 20.83 Miscella seoous .rn................................. ... 322 309 4.21
a .............................. 1,783 1,972 98 U.S.OVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE:1952 0- 9519




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