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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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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 8881 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
Subject to revisLal BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1954




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1954
(INCLUDES RAILVATB OF CLASSES 1 II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


UNIV. OF FL LI8. ,Total accidents Employees on duty Kind of accident sultin in Total persons Total Total Passengers Travelers not Other Total trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Otheon trains number casualties employees on trains nontrespaser to persons Killed Injured Kiled Inured Killed Injured lKilled Injured KiKilled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured / TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions ................................. 1954 143 11 1 23 - 1 2 1 17 1 15 2 3- - 3
U. DEPO Or 1953 165 13 1 57 - 1 57 1 28 1 23 5 25 - U.5. DEPO 5 5 4 Derailments ................................ 1954 320 10 5 21 - 5 21 3 7 2 7 1 12 2 2
1953 421 12 8 28 - 8 28 13 10 3 4 8 11 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1954 - - - - -
1953
Other locomotive accidents ................ 1954 41
1953 41 1 1 1 Miscellaneous .............................. 1954 81 17 9 15 - 9 15 1 4 1 4 8 11
1953 104 26 22 32 - 22 32 1 5 1 5 - 1 - 21 26 Total / .............................. 1954 585 38 15 59 - 15 59 5 28 4 26 1 2 15 - 10 16
1953 731 52 31 118 - 31 118 2 47 2 38 9 30 - 29 41 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1954 29 19 11 21 - 11 21 2 1 2 1 7 9 1
1953 43 30 29 43 - 29 43 1 8 1 7 1 2 - 28 33 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1954 1 27 - 1 27 1 27 1 27 -
1953 1 44 - 1 44 1 44 1 44 - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1954 21 - 21 21 15 -
1953 1 16 - 1 16 1 16 1 13 3 Operating locomotives ............................................ 1954 40 - 40 40 39 1
1953 39 -39 - 39 38 1 Operating hand brakes ....................... .... ................. 1954 57 - 57 57 56 1- -.
1953 70 70 70 70 70 Operating switches ............... ........... ..... 1954 36 - 36 6 33 3
1953 21 21 - 21 21 21 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ........................... 194 6 1 5 4 4 1
1953 8 - 8 8 8 Getting on or off cars or locomotives .......................... 1954 4 2.8 3 11 1 237 169 165 1 58 - 10
1953 4 317 3 15 1 302 222 219 3 1 76 - 4 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1954 9) 282 4 4 91 278 3 1 2 - - 91 275
1953 101 327 6 8 95 319 1 3 3 1 - - 94 316 Struck or run over, not at public crossings .............. .. 1954 38 44 31 13 7 31 4 17 3 13 1 4 - 1 3 13
1953 31 51 22 10 9 41 5 13 2 6 3 7 - - 4 28 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1954 l4 395 5 16 9 379 8 289 8 237 52 65 - 1 25
1953 23 466 16 14 7 452 5 360 3 298 2 62 1 61 - 1 31 Total ........................................................ 1954 152 1,156 43 45 lo9 1,111 13 663 12 590 1 73 1 124 5 323
1953 161 1,359 7 47 114 1,31.2 13 796 7 720 6 76 2 137 99 379 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ....................... 1954 167 1,215 43 45 124 1.170 18 691 16 o16 2 75 1 139 I O5 339
1953 192 1,477 47 47 145 1,430 15 843 9 758 6 85 2 167 128 420 1954 1953
Locomotive-miles ......... 89,006,664 97,510,794
Motor train-miles ........ 2,758,472 2,803,420
Total units ............ 91,765,136 100,314,214
Casualties per million units ............................ 1954 1.82 13.24 0.20 7.53 0.17 6.71 0.02 0.82
1953 1.91 14.72 - - .15 8.40 .09 7.56 .06 .85
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1954 6 672 3 15 3 657 2 530 13 2 517 54 1 73
1953 6 813 2 11 4 802 646 20 3 626 71 1 85 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES.......................... 1954 173 1,887 46 60 127 1,827 20 1,221 16 629 4 592 39 -55 106 412
1953 198 2,290 49 58 149 2,232 18 1,489 9 778 9 711 2 167 71 129 50o5 Increase Percent ............................................12.63 17.60 '6.12 3.45 .77 18.15 11.11 *18.00 7.?8 19.15 *55.56 16.7 50. 16.77 22.54 17.83 18.42
1954 1953
Man-hours (Class I roads). 179,203,270 197,456,959 195 0.09 Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1953
Increase Percent ..... I ___ .. I I -I 12 *1O
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1954 1953
Number of accidents ...... 274 323
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1954 106 33 4 4 102 299 2 4 2 27 100 288 1953 13 70 6 8 12 362 2 11 1 1 1 122 349 I Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1954 25 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees. .............................. 204 256 -20.31 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 205 225 8.89
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 70 107 *34.58 Miscellaneous ................ ........................ 106 143 2587
Total ...............................* *........... 585 731 *19.97








,.g 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOWICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1954




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1954

(INCLUDE RAILVAYS OCLASES I, II. AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)





Total accidents Employees on duty Kind of accidentaReulting Total persons Total Total T n Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total in ereone tre ere non papers TotalTranmen employees on trains on trana nontrespassers number casualties employees to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Inured KilledIn Injured Killed Injnjured KiKilllled Injnjured Killed Injnjurured KlledInured Killed Injnjured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1954 315 22 1 49 - 1 49 1 35 1 30 5 10 - 4
1953 360 27 2 123 - 2 123 2 50 2 44 6 66 - 7
Derailments ................................ 1954 704 20 8 33 8 33 5 14 4 13 1 1 14 3 5
1953 896 27 13 93 - 13 93 3 33 3 22 11 34 - 10 26
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1954
1953
Other locomotive accidents ................ 1954 88 - - -
1953 83 1 - - 1 - - 1
Miscellaneous .............................. 1954 195 46 34 39 - 34 39 2 5 2 5 - 32 34
1953 197 50 37 54 37 54 3 13 1 9 2 4 2 34 39 Total/ ................................ 1954 1,302 88 43 121 43 121 8 54 7 48 1 6 24 35 43
1953 1,536 105 52 271 52 271 8 97 6 75 2 22 102 - 44 72 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........... 1954 71 46 34 41 34 41 2 2 2 2 7 32 32
1953 82 50 44 56 44 56 1 9 1 8 1 2 - 43 45

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1954 2 60 - 2 60 2 60 2 59 1
1953 2 86 2 86 2 86 2 85 1 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1954 1 39 - 1 39 1 39 29 1 10
1953 1 42 - 1 42 1 42 1 38 4 Operating locomotives ........................................ ...1954 1 89 - 1 89 1 89 1 87 2
1953 84 - 84 84 82 2
Operating hand brakes ......................................... 1954 119 - 119 119 118 1
1953 141 - 141 141 140 1 Operating switches ................................................. 1954 77 - 77 77 74 3
1953 68 - 68 68 67 1
Coming in contact with fixed structures ...........................1954 16 2 14 13 13 - 1
1953 1 17 1 1 16 1 16 1 15 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 1954 8 596 5 23 3 513 1 361 345 1 16 2 136 - 16
1953 9 665 4 26 5 639 2 471 2 462 9 2 160 - 1 8 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1954 204 688 6 9 198 679 6 2 4 2 198 671
1953 222 714 7 12 215 702 1 7 6 1 1 - - 214 695
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1954 71 83 58 24 13 59 5 34 3 23 2 11 -- 2 8 23
1953 73 106 52 21 21 85 11 27 4 16 7 11 - 10 58 Miscellaneous ................................................. 1954 34 895 11 22 23 873 18 676 14 558 4 118 128 2 7 3 62
1953 60 1,036 37 37 23 999 18 800 14 672 4 128 1 139 1 2 3 58 Total ....................................................... 1954 321 2,602 80 80 2h1 2,522 28 1,474 20 1,308 8 166 2 267 2 9 209 772
1953 368 2,959 100 97 268 2,862 36 1,742 24 1,583 12 159 3 299 1 2 228 819 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1954 364 2,723 80 80 284 2,643 36 1,528 27 1,356 9 172 2 291 2 9 244 815
1953 420 3,230 100 97 320 3,133 44 1,839 30 1,658 14 181 3 401 1 2 272 891 1954 1953
Locomotive-miles ........ 186,687,324 204,784,543
Motor train-miles ........ 5,751,191 5,915,775
Total units ............ 192,438,515 210,700,318
Casualties per million units .............................. 1954 1.89 14.15 - 0.19 7.94 0.14 7.05 0.05 0.89
1953 1.99 15-33 - .21 8.?3 .14 7.87 .07 .86
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................... 1954 11 1,463 4 24 7 1,439 6 1,127 27 6 1,100 129 i 183
1953 11 1,700 3 23 8 1,677 6 1,339 28 6 1,311 153 2 185 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1954 375 4,186 84 104 291 4,082 42 2,655 27 1,383 15 1,272 2 291 2 138 245 998
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 Increase Percent ................................ ...... 12.99 *15.09 *18.45 #13.33 *11.28 *15.14 "16.OO *16.46 *10.00 *17.97 *25.00 -1.75 *33-33 *27.43 100.00 *10.97 *10.58 *7.25
1954 1953
Man-hours (Class I roads). 375,239,821 416,246,698 1954 0.09 6.60 Casualties per million man-hours j ...................... 1953 - - .12 7.12
Increase Percent .................. .. ........ ......... 25.00 *7.30
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1954 1953
Number of accidents ...... 660 715
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1954 238 729 6 9 232 720 2 8 2 4 9 230 703 1953 266 770 7 12 259 758 2 16 1 14 1 2 2 27 740 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 4 Percent Decrease. 2 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................... 455 1549 7.12 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 457 479 4.59
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 143 223 *35.87 Miscellaneous ................................................. 24 28 13.
Total .................................... ...... 1,302 1,536 15.23 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1954 O 270321 -11




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