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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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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States ( lcsh )
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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
I 111111111 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400

Subject to i 3 1262 08850 9061 BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS JANUARY 1953




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1953
(INCLUDES RAILVAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)



AY 28 53
Total accidents Employees on duty Total acodenteKind of accident Total persons Total Total Other Passengers Travelers not Other TotaKindResu in trespassers nontrepassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1953 195 14 1 66 - 1 66 1 22 1 21 1 41 - 3
1952 202 18 5 34 - 5 34 5 19 3 15 2 4 12 - 3 Derailments ................................. 1953 475 15 5 65 - 5 65 3 20 3 12 8 30 - 2 15
1952 556 17 7 22 1 4 6 18 2 12 2 11 1 4 - 4 2 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1953 - - - - -
1952 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 - Other locomotive accidents ................. 1953 42 - - - - -
1952 52 - - - - -
UNIV. O L LI. Miscellaneous .............................. ...1953 93 24 15 22 - 15 22 2 8 4 2 4 1 - 13 13
1952 93 18 15 13 - 15 13 2 1 1 3 - 15 8 Total / ................................ 1953 805 53 21 153 - 21 153 6 50 4 37 2 13 72 - 15 31
1952 904 54 27 70 1 4 26 66 7 34 5 28 2 6 19 - 19 13 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ............. 1953 39 20 15 13 - 15 13 1 1 - - - 15 12
1952 33 21 20 13 1 2 19 11 1 1 - 1 - 19 9 SDEPO TORY TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1953 1 42 - 1 42 1 42 1 41 1 - -
1952 56 - 56 56 56 - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ......... .................. 1953 26 - 26 26 25 1 - -
1952 2 28 - 2 28 2 28 2 27 1 - - Operating locomotives ........................................... 1953 45 - 45 4 44 1
1952 84 - 84 84 83 1 Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1953 71 - 71 71 70 1 - -
1952 80 - 80 80 79 1 - -
Operating switches ............................................... 1953 47 - 47 47 46 1 - -
1952 93 - 93 93 90 3 - -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1953 1 9 1 1 8 1 8 1 7 1 - -
1952 12 1 11 10 10 - - - 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .......................... 1953 5 348 1 11 4 337 2 249 2 243 6 1 84 - 1 4
1952 2 376 1 11 1 365 1 294 1 286 8 65 - 6 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1953 121 387 1 4 120 383 4 3 1 - 120 379
1952 134 390 3 1 131 389 3 1 2 - 131 386

Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1953 42 55 30 11 12 44 6 14 2 10 4 4 - - 6 30
1952 56 54 30 16 26 38 11 19 2 9 9 10 - - 15 19 Miscellaneous ..................................................... 1953 37 570 21 23 16 547 13 440 11 374 2 66 78 1 2 2 27
1952 22 622 10 22 12 600 9 467 9 395 72 83 1 3 2 47 Total ...................................................... 1953 207 1,600 53 50 154 1,550 23 946 17 863 6 83 1 162 1 2 129 440
1952 216 1,795 44 51 172 1,744 23 1,134 14 1,036 9 98 148 1 3 148 459 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ...................... 1953 228 1,753 53 50 175 1,703 29 996 21 900 8 96 1 234 1 2 144 71
1952 243 1,865 45 55 198 1,810 30 1,168 19 1,064 11 104 167 1 3 167 472 1953 1952
Locomotive-miles ......... 107,273,749 114,361,099
Motor train-miles ........ 3,112,355 2,938,944
Total units ............ 110,386,104 117,300,043
Casualties per million units .............................. 1953 2.07 15.86 - - 0.26 9.00 0.19 8.14 0.07 0.87 - -
1952 2.07 15.90 - - .26 9.96 .16 9.07 .09 .89 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1953 5 887 1 12 4 875 3 693 8 3 685 - 82 1 100
1952 51 998 1 11 4 987 4 829 -1 26 4 803 - -1 53 105 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1953 233 2,640 54 62 179 2,578 32 1,689 21 908 11 781 1 234 1 84 145 571
1952 248 2,863 46 66 202 2,797 34 1,997 19 1,090 15 907 167 1 56 167 577 Increase -Percent ...................................... ... 6.05 7.79 17.39 *6.06 *11.39 7.83 5.88 15.42 10.53 16.70*26.67 13.89 40.12 50.00 *13.17 *1.04
S 1953 1952
Man-hours (Class I roads). 218,795,739 234,617,964 1953 - - - 0.15 7.15 Casualties per million man-hours 2_/ ...................... 1952 1. .I4 7-97
Increase Percent ................... ................. - 7.14 10.29
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1953 1952
Number of accidents ...... 392 380
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1953 136 400 1 4 135 396 153 4 1 135 391
1952 154 403 4 3 150 400 4 2 2 1 - 150 395 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1.53 12 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................... 293 267 9. terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 254 329 '22.80
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 116 141 *17.73 Miscellaneous .. ............................................ 142 167 14.97
Total .............................................. 805 904 '10.95 u. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE:1953 O 200328




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