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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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-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 8774 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400 Subject to rt .-.- BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1953




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1953
(INCLUDE RAILVAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND II, AND SWITCHING AND TEMINAlL COMPANIES)




Total acoidente Employees on duty J5Kind of accident TTotal persons Total Total Other Passengers Travelers not Other number ent ot caRsulties tre sers nontrespasers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespasers
to persons Killed Injured KilledInurdKilledlled Injured Killednured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InjuredKilled Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1953 165 13 1 7 - 1 57 1 28 1 23 5 25 4
1952 210 11 40 - 40 19 12 7 20 1
Derailments ............................... 1953 421 12 8 28 - 8 28 13 10 3 4 8 11
1952 506 12 3 36 3 36 15 15 - 18 - 3 Locomotive-boiler accidents .............. 1953
1952 3 3 1 5 - 1 5 1 5 1 4 1 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1953 41 1 1 - 1 1 1

UNIV. OF FL 1952 52 - - - -
U Miscellaneous ................................. 1953 104 26 22 32 22 32 1 5 - 1 21 26
1952 108 22 17 21 17 21 2 7 4 2 3 - 15 14 Total / ..................................... 1953 731 52 31 118 31 118 2 47 2 38 9 30 29 41
1952 879 48 21 102 21 102 3 46 1 35 2 11 38 -8 18 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ................1953 43 30 29 43 29 43 1 8 1 7 1 2 28 33
1952 30 20 16 20 16 20 4 4 - 16 16 U.S O TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ................... 1953 1 4 1 44 1 44 1 4
1952 47 - 47 47 47 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................... 1953 1 16 1 16 1 16 1 13
1952 1 20 1 20 1 20 1 17 3 Operating locomotives ................................. . .. 1953 39 39 9 38
1952 76 76 76 72 4 Operating hand brakes .................................... ........... 1953 70 70 70 70
1952 46 46 46 43 3

Operating switches .................................................... 1953 21 21 21 21
1952 55 - 55 55 52 3 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1953 8 8 8 8
1952 19 1 18 18 17 1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................. 1953 4 317 3 15 1 '02 222 219 3 1 70 4
1952 1 124 12 1 312 1 254 1 253 1 55 - 3 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ............................1953 101 327 6 8 95 319 1 3 3 i - 94 316
1952 110 338 3 107 338 1 107 337 Struck or run over, not at public crossings .........................1953 31 51 22 10 9 41 5 13 2 6 3 7 - 4 23
1952 46 43 34 17 12 26 4 10 2 6 2 - 8 16 Miscellaneous .................................................. 1953 23 466 16 14 7 452 5 360 3 298 2 62 1 61 1 31
1952 27 562 18 21 9 541 8 414 6 337 2 77 72 3 1 52 Total ..................................................... 1953 161 1,39 47 47 114 1.312 13 796 7 720 6 76 2 137 99 379
1952 195 1,50 55 51 131 1,470 14 941 10 845 4 96 127 3 llb 408 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1953 192 1,477 47 47 145 1.43) 15 841 9 758 6 85 2 167 - 128 420
1952 206 1,612 55 01 151 1,581 17 987 11 880 6 107 165 3 134 426 1953 1952
Locomotive-miles ......... 97,510,794 107,<80 ,640
Motor train-miles ........ 2,803,420 2,778,226
Total units ............. 100,314,214 110,358,866
Casualties per million units ............................. 1953 1.91 14.72 0.15 8.40 0.09 7.56 0.06 0.85
1952 1.87 14.79 .15 8.94 .10 7.97 .05 .97 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1953 6 813 2 11 4 902 3 646 20 3 626 71 1 85
1952 6 833 1 6 5 827 4 697 16 681 63 1 67 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................ 1953 198 2,29 19 58 149 2,232 18 1,489 9 778 9 711 2 167 71 129 505
1952 212 2,465 56 57 156 2,408 21 1,684 11 896 10 788 15 135 493 Increase Percent ........ ............................ *6.60 7.10 2.50 1.75 4.49 7.31 14.29 11.58 8.18 13 17 0.0 9.77 1.21 7.58 4.44 2.43

1953 1952
Man-hours (Class I roads). 197,450,959 215,412,551 1953 - 0.09 7.09 Casualties per million man-hours _/ .................... 1952 09 7.38
Increase Percent ...................................93
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1953 1952
Number of accidents ...... 323 335
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .... 1953 130 70 6 9 12 362 2 11 1 10 1 2 22 349 1952 126 358 123 358 5 I 123 353

/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 195 192 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................. 256 302 *15.23 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ..................... ?25 316 *28.80
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 107 106 0.94 Miscellaneous ........................................ ....... 1 155 7.74
Total .. ........................................ 731 979 *16.84









.2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1953




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1953

(INCLa~ RAILVAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)





Total accidents Employees on duty Resulting Total persons Total Total Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers number casualties employees
to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions .................................. 1953 360 27 2 123 - 2 123 2 50 2 44 6 66 - 7
1952 412 29 5 74 - 5 74 5 38 3 27 2 11 32 - 4 Derailments ...................... .......... 1953 896 27 13 93 - 13 93 3 33 3 22 11 34 - 10 26
1952 1,062 29 10 58 1 4 9 54 2 27 2 26 1 22 - 7 5 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1953 - - - - - -
1952 4 4 1 6 - 1 6 1 6 1 5 1 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1953 83 1 1 -- 1 - 1
1952 104 - - - - -
Miscellaneous ............................... 1953 197 50 37 54 37 54 3 13 1 9 2 4 2 34 39
1952 201 40 32 34 32 34 2 9 5 2 4 3 30 22 Total ............................. 1953 1,536 105 52 271 5- 2 271 8 97 6 75 2 22 102 44 72
1952 1,783 102 48 172 1 4 47 168 10 80 6 63 4 17 57 - 37 31 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1953 82 50 44 56 - 44 56 1 9 1 8 1 2 43 45
1952 63 41 36 33 1 2 35 31 5 5 - 1 - 35 25 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1953 2 86 - 2 86 2 86 2 85 1
1952 103 - 103 103 103 Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1953 1 42 - 1 42 1 42 1 38 4
1952 3 48 - 3 48 3 48 3 44 4
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1953 84 - 84 84 82 2
1952 160 - 160 160 155 5 Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1953 141 - 141 141 140 1
1952 126 - 126 126 122 4 Operating switches ......................... ..................... 1953 68 - 68 68 67 1
1952 148 - 18 148 142 6 Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 1953 1 17 1 1 16 1 16 1 15 1
1952 31 2 29 28 27 1 - - 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 1953 9 665 4 26 5 639 2 471 2 462 9 2 160 - 1 8
1952 3 700 1 23 2 677 2 548 2 539 9 120 - 9 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1953 222 714 7 12 215 702 1 7 6 1 1 - 214 695
1952 244 728 6 1 238 727 4 2 2 -- 238 723

Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1953 73 106 52 21 21 85 11 27 4 16 7 11 - - 10 58
1952 102 97 64 33 38 64 15 29 4 15 11 14 23 35 Miscellaneous .................................................... 1953 60 1,036 37 37 23 999 18 800 14 672 4 128 1 139 1 2 3 58
1952 49 1,184 28 43 21 1,141 17 881 15 732 2 149 155 1 6 3 99 Total ....................................................... 1953 368 2,959 100 97 268 2,862 36 1,742 24 1,583 12 159 3 299 1 2 228 819
1952 401 3,325 99 102 302 3,223 37 2,075 24 1,881 13 194 275 1 6 264 867 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ............................ 1953 420 3,230 100 97 320 3,133 44 1,839 30 1,658 14 181 3 401 1 2 272 891
1952 449 3,497 100 106 349 3,391 47 2,155 30 1,944 17 211 332 1 6 301 898 1953 1952
Locomotive-miles ......... 204,784,543 221,941,739
Motor train-miles ........ 5,915,775 5,717,170
Total units ........... 210,700,318 227,658,909

Casualties per million units .................................. 1953 1.99 15.33 - - 0.21 8.73 0.14 7.87 0.07 0.86
1952 1.97 15.36 - - .21 9.47 .13 8.54 .07 .93
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1953 11 1,700 3 23 8 1,677 6 1,339 28 6 1,311 - 153 2 185
1952 11 1,831 2 17 9 1,814 8 1,526 42 8 1,484 - 116 1 172 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1953 431 4,930 103 120 328 4,810 50 3,178 30 1,686 20 1,492 3 401 1 155 274 1,076
1952 460 5,328 102 123 358 5,205 55 3,681 30 1,986 25 1,695 332 1 122 302 1,070 Increase Percent ............................................ *6.30 *7.47 0.98 *2.44 *8.38 *7.59 *9.09 *13.66 -15.11 *20.00 *11.98 20.78 27.05 *9.27 0.56
1953 1952
Man-hours (Class I roads). 416,246.698 450,030,515 1953 - 0.12 7.12
Casualties per million man-hours V ..................... 1952 -I -1 - -J .12- 7.68
Increase Percent ................ ... ..... ............ - - - *7.29
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1953 1952
Number of accidents ...... 715 715
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1953 266 770 7 12 259 758 2 16 1 14 1 2 2 257 740 1952 280 761 7 3 273 758 9 7 2 1 273 748 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 1952 Percent Decrease. 2_/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ..... ............................... 59 59 3.51 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 479 645 *25.74
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 223 247 *9.72 Miscellaneous ............................................ 28 22 *11.49
Total ... ...................................... 1,536 3 13.85 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1953 0 200328




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