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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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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Statistics.

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


31262 08850 8907 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION statement No. -400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS APRIL 1954




SUMMARY OF AC ORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1954

LVAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


UNIV. OF-FL LIB. 3 t den i Employees on duty KiuTOF .tal persona Total Total Other Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident sult 4Tta peron trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen on trains on trains nontrespassers
l to persons KJ.I1 Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured S- ---- .TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions .................................. 1954 1 48 - 48 1 9 1 8 1 37 2
U.. DEP TO 1953 191- 1 13 1 13 13 11 2 1
Derailments ............................... 1954 341 15 7 31 1 3 6 28 1 19 1 16 3 2 5 7
1953 37Q 15 12 140 12 140 8 24 8 12 12 1 84 3 32 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1954
1953 - - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1954 33 - - -
1953 36 - - - Miscellaneous .............................. 1954 8 21 10 15 - 10 15 1 10 14
1953 94 19 12 12 - 12 12 1 1 1 1 - - 11 11 Total / .............................. 1954 580 44 18 94 1 3 17 91 ? 29 2 25 4 39 15 23
1953 691 42 25 165 - 25 165 9 38 8 24 1 14 1 84 15 43 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1954 34 24 13 25 1 13 24 5 2 3 1 - 13 18
1953 29 20 9 14 9 14 1 1 - - - 9 13 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1954 34 -3 34 4 34
1953 2 49 - 2 49 2 49 2 47 2 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1954 1 18 - 1 18 1 18 15 1 3
1953 23 - 23 23 18 5 - -
Operating locomotives .............................................1954 33 - 33 33 32 1
1953 37 37 37 37 - - -7
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1954 55 - 55 55 55
1953 63 63 63 63 Operating switches .............................................. 1954 37 - 37 37 35 2
1953 32 - 32 32 30 2 Coming in contact with fixed structures ........................ 1954 9 2 7 6 6 - - 1
1953 1 14 1 1 13 1 13 1 13 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 154 3 258 3 16 242 157 151 6 75 10
1953 5 293 4 15 1 278 2- 5 202 3 67 6 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1954 56 2 6 04 9 ? - - - 56 202
1953 110 770 3 7 107 263 1 7 7 1 - - 106 256 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1954 63 47 52 23 11 24 3 13 3 11 2 - 8 11
1953 52 q8 45 21 7 17 q 11 1 8 2 3 - - 4 6

Miscellaneous .....................................................1954 18 403 14 11 4 39? 3 270 1 219 3 51 82 1 1 39
1953 30 480 27 30 3 460 1 366 1 306 60 66 1 2 27 Total ..................... ................................ 1954 141 1,098 69 52 72 1,046 7 625 3 560 4 65 157 1 65 263
1953 200 1,299 79 64 121 1,235 8 .06 5 731 3 75 133 1 113 295 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1954 159 1,192 70 55 89 1,137 9 654 5 585 4 69 196 1 80 286
1953 225 1,464 79 64 146 1,400 17 844 13 755 4 89 1 217 1 128 338 1954 1953
Locomotive-miles ......... 93,318,881 110,855,582
Motor train-miles ........ 3,000,~38 3,056,817
Total units ........... 96,319,419 113,912,399
Casualties per million units ............................. 1954 1.65 12.38 - - 0.09 t.79 0.05 6.07 0.04 0.72
1953 1.98 12.85 .15 7.41 .11 6.63 .04 .78 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1954 15 733 6 21 9 712 5 561 13 5 548 - 62 4 89
1953 14 903 6 1 8 890 6 7261 8 6 718 - 78 2 86 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1954 174 1,925 76 76 98 1,849 14 1,215 5 598 9 617 196 63 84 375
1953 239 2,367 85 77 154 2,290 23 1,570 13 763 10 807 1 217 79 130 424 Increase Percent ................................... ..... *27.20 *18.67 *10.59 *1.30 *16.16 "19.76 "39.13 "2.61 "61.54 "21.63 *10.00 213.54 "9.68 *20.25 -35.38 *11.56
1954 1953
Man-hours (Class I roads). 191,355,752 221,387,508 1054 - - 0.7 5.93 - -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1953 i - 67
Increase Percent ..................... . .. 0.00 11.09
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1954 1953
Number of accidents ...... 199 290
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1954 69 229 1 69 228 7 43 1 - 69 220
1953 g119 784 3 7 116 277 1 8 8 1 - - 115 269 / Includes train accidents reported as due *to 4Percent Decrease. / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ..................................177 27 357 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 239 205 16.59
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 62 90 *31.11 Miscellaneous .............................................. 102 120 0
Total ............................................ 580 691 "16.06









Fag t INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS APRIL 1954



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1954

(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASBEB I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)




Total accidents Employees on auty STotal sultng Total persons Total Total OtherPassengers Trelers not Other Kind of accident Tottrespassers nontrespasaers Total Trainmen em eestrains on rns 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 ................................. 1954 581 38 2 136 - 2 136 2 75 2 52 23 51 - 10
1953 714 41 5 146 5 146 4 73 4 64 9 66 - 1 7 Derailments ................................ 1954 1,388 43 18 73 1 3 17 70 6 41 5 34 1 7 16 - 11 13
1953 1,676 58 48 316 48 316 13 79 13 56 23 19 165 16 72 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956
1953 1
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1954 150
1953 156 1 1 - 1 1 - Miscellaneous .............................. 1954 389 91 67 67 67 67 3 7 2 7 1 - 64 60
1953 376 90 67 81 67 81 h 16 1 12 3 4 2 - 63 63 Total / ............................... 1954 2,508 172 87 276 1 3 86 273 11 123 9 93 2 30 67 75 83
1953 2,923 190 120 5h44 120 54h 21 169 18 132 3 37 19 233 - 80 142 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1951 145 94 71 81 1 71 80 2 10 2 5 5 8 69 62
1953 142 94 73 86 73 86 1 14 1 13 1 3 - 72 69 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1954 2 122 2- 122 2 122 2 119 3
1953 4 167 4 167 4 167 4 164 3 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1954 2 79 - 2 79 2 79 64 2 15
1953 1 84 - 1 84 1 69 15 Operating locomotives ........................................... 1954 1 145 -1 1 145 1 145 1 141 4
1953 157 157 157 153 4 - - Operating hand brakes .............................................. 1954 225 - 225 225 224 1
1953 1 264 1 264 1 264 1 262 2 - Operating switches .............................................. 195 156 - 156 1 6- 156 150 6 - -
1953 132 132 132 128 4 Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 1954 42 - 38 36 36 -1 - 1
1953 3 45 1 2 2 43 2 43 2 42 1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1954 16 1,061 12 55 4 1,006 1 703 677 1 26 2 272 - 1 31
1953 17 1,256 11 54 6 1,202 2 888 2 874 lb 2 291 - 2 23 Accidents at highway grade crossings ........................... 195L 370 1,153 12 14 358 1,139 10 6 4 2 - 358 1,127
1953 451 1,297 13 22 ~38 1,275 2 15 14 2 1 - 436 1,260
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1954 172 169 1l:O 60 32 109 12 61 7 37 5 24 2 20 46
1953 18L 191 1l1 57 ho 134 18 58 5 3h 13 2h - - 22 76 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1954 67 1,753 33 52 34 1,701 26 1,259 18 1,033 8 226 288 2 11 6 143
1953 108 2,036 75 72 33 1,964 25 1,560 19 1,300 6 260 2 275 1 5 5 124 Total ...................................................... 195L 630 4,905 197 185 433 4,720 ,4 2,796 28 2,467 16 309 2 563 2 13 385 1,348
1953 769 5,629 244 207 525 5,422 55 3,368 34 3,oho 21 328 4 566 1 5 465 1,483 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1954 717 5 181 198 188 519 4,993 55 2,919 37 2,580 18 339 2 630 2 13 460 1,431
1953 889 6,173 244 207 645 5,966 76 3,537 52 3,172 24 365 23 799 1 5 545 1,625 1954 1953
Locomotive-miles ......... 377,379,644 422,922,536 Motor train-miles ........ 11,812,827 12,115,974
Total units ............ 389,192,471 435,038,510
Casualties per million units .............................. 1954 1.84 13.31 0.14 7.50 0.10 6.63 0.05 0.87
1953 2.0 14.19 .17 8.13 .12 7.29 .6 .8 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .........................................1954 31 2,96 11 52 20 2,894 15 2,277 58 15 2,219 273 5 3EF
1953 29 3,433 9 51 20 3,382 14 2,746 47 h14 2,699 - 292 6 344 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... ..1954 748 8,127 209 240 539 7,887 70 5,196 37 2638 33 2558 2 630 2 286 465 1,775
1953 918 9,606 253 258 665 9,348 90 6,283 52 3,219 38 3,064 23 799 1 297 551 1,969 Increase Percent ............................................ 18.52 *15.40 *17.39 *6.98 18.95 *15.63 *22.22 *17.30 *8.85 *18.05 *13.16 *16.51 '91.30 *21.15 100.00 *3.70 -15.61 *9.85
1956 1953
Man-hours (Class I roads). 767,90,010 860,61,821 1954 0.08 6.31
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ .................. 1953 .10 6.83
Increase Percent .................................... 20.00 7.61 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1954 1953
Number of accidents ...... 1,146 1,341
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1954 441 1,234 12 15 429 1,219 2 20 2 11 9 10- 27 1,189
1953 524 1,383 13 22 511 1,361 3 29 1 27 2 2 - 508 1,329 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: ..5. Percent Decrease. 2 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees .................................. 53 1,070 9 20.28 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 910 927 1.83
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 254 405 37.28 Miscellaneous ............................................ 91 521
Total ........................................... 2,508 2,923 OFFICE: (
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