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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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.27 (J / / / UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 8766 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400 Subject to rt...,... BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1952




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1952
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


c Employees on duty TotalTotal person Total Total Other Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of acidentTotal Resulting Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers number to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions .................................. 1952 214 13 1 18 - 1 18 1 17 1 16 1 1
1951 254 27 46 236 46 236 17 77 15 4o 2 37 26 147 - 3 12 Derailments .................................... 1952 508 19 2 35 1 1 1 34 1 s18 1 17 1 2 - 14
1951 575 17 11 3 - 11 34 4 14 4 11 3 17 - 7 3 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1952 - - -
UNIV. OF FL LIS. 1951 1 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1952 26 -_ !
1951 41 2 2 - 2 2 2 Miscellaneous .............................. 1952 111 18 12 12 - 12 12 2 2 - 12 10
1951 100 19 12 39 - 12 9 -- - 12 29 Total L/ ............................ 1952 859 50 15 65 1 1 14 64 2 37 2 35 2 3 - 12 24
1951 971 65 69 311 - 69 311 21 98 19 58 2 40 26 169 - 22 44 U.S. DEPO ITOI #At highway grade crossings, classified above ................ 1952 32 21 12 19 - 12 19 1 1 - - - 12 18
1951 33 20 19 32 - 19 32 2 2 -- 4 - 19 26 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1952 1 45 - 1 45 1 45 1 44 1 -
1951 2 44 - 2 l4 2 44 2 43 1 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1952 1 20 - 1 20 1 20 15 1 5 - -1951 2 26 2 26 2 26 1 21 1 5 -- Operating locomotives ........................................... 1952 1 60 - 1 60 1 60 1 58 2 --
1951 71 - 71 71 69 2 -- Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1952 70 - 70 70 70 - -
1951 74 - 74 74 74 - - Operating switches .............................................. 1952 49 - 49 49 48 1 -
1951 61 - 61 61 61 - -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .............. ............. 1952 1 14 - 1 14 1 14 1 14 - -
1951 2 12 1 2 11 2 11 2 10 1 - Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1952 4 347 3 7 1 340 1 272 1 263 9 56 - 12
1951 3 329 1 11 2 318 2 244 2 240 4 65 - 9 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1952 141 493 1 5 140 488 6 -1 6 - 1 - 140 481
1951 155 509 4 4 151 505 1 7 1 6 1 5 - 150 493

Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1952 63 51 56 20 7 31 2 14 1 8 1 6 - 1 5 16
1951 51 76 39 27 12 49 4 18 11 4 7 - - 8 31 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1952 19 539 14 10 5 529 5 430 5 379 51 46 11 42
1951 27 533 15 9 12 524 10 424 9 368 1 56 1 54 4 1 42 Total ................................................... 1952 231 1,688 74 42 157 1,646 12 980 10 905 2 75 103 12 145 551
1951 242 1,735 59 52 183 1 683 23 980 17 903 6 77 1 124 4 159 575 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1952 246 1,753 75 43 171 1,710 14 1,017 12 940 2 77 106 12 157 575
1951 311 2,046 59 52 252 1,994 44 1,078 36 961 8 117 27 293 4 181 619 1952 1951
Locomotive-miles ......... 109,732,123 112,961,298
Motor train-miles ........ 2,963,977 2,941,112
Total units ............ 112,696,100 115,902,410

Casualties per million units .............................. 1952 2.18 15.56 - - 0.12 9.02 0.11 8.34 0.02 0.68 -
1951 2.68 17.65 - - .38 9.30 .1 8.29 .07 1.01 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1952 7 908 3 13 4 895 1 757 16 1 741 - 48 3 90
1951 12 900 2 14 10 886 8 737 15 8 722 - 56 2 93 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1952 253 2,661 78 56 175 2,605 15 1,774 12 956 3 818 106 60 160 665
1951 323 2,946 61 66 262 2,880 52 1,815 36 976 16 839 27 293 60 183 712 Increase Percent ............................................ *21.67 *9.67 27.87 *15.15 *33.21 *9.55 *71.15 *2.26 *66.67 *2.05 *81.25 *2.50 *63.82 - *12.57 *6.60
1952 1951
Man-hours (Class I roads). 214,149,737 229,942,226 1952 - - - 0.07 7.83 - - -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ................ ... 1951 .21 7. - - _..
Increase Percent .................................... n - *66.67 5.67
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1952 1951
Number of accidents ...... 399 466
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1952 153 512 1 5 152 507 7 7 1 152 499
1951 174 541 4 4 170 537 1 9 1 8 - 9 169 519 / Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1j2 1951 Percent Decrease. 2_/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ...................... .......... 338 367 *7.90 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 273 287 *4.88
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 110 163 *32.52 Miscellaneous ............................................ 138 154
Total .............................................. 859 971 -11.53








... INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1952



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1952
INCLUDESS RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Employees on duty
Total accidents Total Total their Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Resulting in Total persons trespasers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers number casualties
number to person Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1952 2,275 145 20 264 1 20 263 20 193 18 162 2 31 49 - 21
1951 2,429 185 90 728 - 90 728 45 341 42 259 3 82 40 341 - 5 46 Derailments .................................... 1952 5,257 158 38 356 3 13 35 343 13 164 12 148 1 16 120 - 22 59
1951 5,968 162 134 1,239 1 5 133 1,234 20 202 20 153 49 86 966 - 27 66
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1952 10 8 8 12 1 7 12 7 12 7 11 1 - --
1951 5 2 5 - 5 5 - Other locomotive accidents ................. 1952 426 1 1 - 1 - - - 1
1951 475 5 1 6 - 1 6 1 6 1 6 -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1952 1,191 196 124 200 1 1 123 199 10 67 32 10 25 1 113 106
1951 1,156 162 98 208 1 2 97 206 8 60 2 26 6 3 19 - 891 127 Total L/ .............................. 1952 9,159 508 190 833 5 15 185 818 50 436 37 3 33 3 83 -19 1 135 186
1951 10,033 516 323 2,186 2 7 321 2,179 74 614 65 49 9 165 126 1,326 121 239

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1952 311 195 126 188 2 2 124 186 1 39 35 1 4 12 1 123 134
1951 295 166 110 230 1 1 109 229 1 40 1 32 8 1 45 - 107 144
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1952 8 478 - 8 478 8 478 8 471 7 -
1951 11 517 - 11 517 11 517 10 513 1 4

Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1952 8 252 - 8 252 8 252 5 219 3 33
1951 8 274 - 8 274 8 274 3 240 5 34 -

Operating locomotives .............................................1952 3 650 - 3 650 3 650 3 623 27
1951 5 927 - 5 927 5 927 5 900 27 -

Operating hand brakes .............................................1952 6 764 6 764 6 764 6 758 6
1951 3 896 - 3 896 3 896 3 891 5
Operating switches ................................................ 1952 537 537 537 523 14
1951 579 - 579 579 562 17 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1952 11 179 5 8 6 171 6 167 6 165 2 2 -- 2
1951 11 183 1 7 10 176 10 173 9 166 1 7 2 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1952 3,637 29 160 22 3,477 15 2,636 14 2,573 1 63 6 759 - 1 82
1951 8 3,989 31 161 17 3,828 11 2,970 11 2,907 63 5 772 1 86
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...........................1952 1,124 3,225 26 26 1,098 3,199 3 32 2 26 1 6 4 - 1,095 3,163
1951 1,268 3,565 32 47 1,236 3,518 2 49 1 39 1 10 7 - 1,234 3,462

Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 19592792 686 600 301 192 385 65 165 26 100 39 65 5 6 122 214
1951 834 686 630 293 2o4 393 76 185 30 104 46 81 - 2 6 126 202
Miscellaneous .. ......................................... 1952 355 6,082 247 236 108 5,846 83 4,529 65 3,797 18 732 5 796 2 41 18 480
1951 394 6,474 286 251 108 6,223 80 4,872 62 4,068 18 804 11 834 30 17 487 Total ...................................................... 1952 2,358 16,490 907 731 1,451 15,759 197 10,210 135 9,255 62 955 11 1,561 7 47 1,236 3,941
1951 2,582 18,090 980 759 1,602 17,331 206 11,442 134 10,390 72 1,052 16 1,615 2 36 1,378 4,238 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SEVICE ACCIDENTS ........................1952 2,54817,323 912 746 1,636 16,577 247 10,646 172 9,608 75 1,038 11 1,756 7 48 1,371 4,127
1951 2,905 20,276 982 766 1,923 19,510 280 12,056 199 10,839 81 1,217 142 2,941 2 36 1,499 4,477 1952 1951
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,185,268,082 1,260,021,278 Motor train-miles ........ 32,831,373 32,937,441
Total units .............. 1,218,099,455 1,292,958,719
Casualties per million units .............................. 1952 2.09 14.22 0.20 8.74 0.14 7.89 0.06 0.85 -
1951 2.25 15.68 - - .22 9.32 .15 8.38 .06 .94 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1952 126 9,811 34 125 92 9,686 69 8,115 141 69 7,974 - 2 620 21 951
1951 138 10,735 40 172 9810,563 74 8,921 171 74 8,750 4 613 20 1,029 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1952 2,674 27,134 946 871 1,728 26,263 31618,761 172 9,749 144 9,012 1,76 9 668 1,392 5,078
1951 3,043 31,011 1,022 938 2,021 30,073 354 20,977 199 11,010 155 9,967 142 2,91 6 649 1,519 5,506 Increase Percent ............................................... "12.13 *12.50 *7.44 *7.14 *14.50 "12.67 -10.73 *10.56 *13.57 *11.45 *7.10 "9.58 92.25 *40.2950.00 2.93 *8.36 -7.77
1952 1951
Man-hours (Class I roads). 12,454,13,864 2,593,645,532 1952 0.13 7.17 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1951 .13 7.58
Increase Percent ......... - -................ 5.
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1952 1951
Number of accidents ...... 3,134 3,488
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1952 1,250 3,413 28 28 1,222 3,385 71 61 2 10 16 1 1,218 3,297 1951 1,3783,795 33 48 1,345 3,747 3 89 2 71 1 18 1 5 - 1,3413,606

/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 2 Percent Decrease. 2_ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................. 32 383 7.17 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ................... 3,135 3,447 *9.05
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 1,095 1,377 *20.48 Miscellaneous ........ .................................... 1. 1.626 "1.41
Total .............................................. 9,159 10,033 "8.71 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 953 0 200328




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