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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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Dates or Sequential Designation:
-Apr. 1956.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
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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Subject to r( 3 1262 08850 9053 BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS MAY 1954




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1954
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES) 8T 1 95

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

Collisions ............................... 1954 141 4 5 - 5 5 2 3 -
UNIV. OFQ FL LBl. 1953 193 11 1 21 - 1 21 1 13 1 11 2 4 - 4 Derailments ................ ............. 1954 308 9 3 15 - 3 15 7 4 3 4 - 3 4
1953 433 12 4 89 4 89 2. 10 2 7 3 62 - 2 17

Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1954 -
1953 1

Other locomotive accidents ................. 1954 31
1953 30 2 2 - 2 2 2 - -

U.S. DEPO TO Y Miscellaneous .............................. 1954 86 19 21 11 21 11i 5 1 5 3 - - 17 6
1953 101 12 19 19 1 - 19 19 3 3 - 5 - 19 11

Total ./ .............................. 1954 566 32 24 31 - 24 31 4 17 1 11 3 6 4 - 20 10
1953 758 37 24 131 - 24 131 3 28 3 23 5 71 - 21 32
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1954 22 18 18 19 - 18 19 1 8 1 6 2 2 - 17 9
1953 25 15 21 22 - 21 22 4 4 - 5 - 21 13 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1954 46 - 46 46 46
1953 52 - 52 52 52

Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1954 27 - 27 27 26 1 -
1953 28 - 28 28 22 6 -

Operating locomotives ...........................................1954 26 - 26 26 26 - -
1953 40 - 40 40 40 - -

Operating hand brakes ............................................. 1954 48 - 48 48 46 2
1953 77 - 77 77 77 -

Operating switches .............................................. 1954 1 32 - 1 32 1 32 30 1 2
1953 28 - 28 28 27 1

Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1954 1 19 2 1 17 1 16 1 15 1 - - 1
1953 2 18 1 1 1 17 1 15 15 - 1 - 1

Getting on or off cars or locomotives .......................... 1954 5 268 3 19 2 249 163 158 5 1 75 1 11
1953 10 312 1 14 9 298 5 219 213 6 4 70 9

Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1954 82 248 2 3 80 245 4 3 1 - 80 241
1953 73 243 1 1 72 242 1 1 72 241
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1954 64 49 50 26 14 23 2 8 7 2 - 1 12 14
1953 80 60 69 26 11 34 4 13 6 3 7 - 2 2 5 19 Miscellaneous .................................................. 1954 29 423 18 27 11 396 6 293 5 221 1 72 2 62 1 3 40
1953 36 470 29 23 7 447 5 349 5 282 67 56 3 2 39 Total ....................................................... 1954 182 1,186 73 77 109 1,109 10 663 6 578 4 85 3 137 2 96 307
1953 201 1,328 101 65 100 1,263 15 822 1 735 4 87 127 2 5 79 309 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1954 206 1,217 73 77 133 1,140 14 680 7 589 7 91 3 141 2 116 317
1953 225 1,459 101 65 124 1,394 18 850 14 758 4 92 4 198 2 5 1oo 341 1954 1953
Locomotive-miles ......... 96,164,817 107,788,082
Motor train-miles ........ 3,064,982 3,131,021
Total units ............ 99,229,799 110,919,103
Casualties per million units .............................. 1954 2.08 12.26 - .14 6.85 0.07 5.94 0.0? 0.92 -
1953 2.03 13.15 - .16 7.66 .1 6.83 .83 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1954 9 702 2 14 7 688 3 559 8 551 - 71 4 58
1953 12 873 2 16 10 857 7 723 10 1 713 - 1 47 2 87

1953 237 2,332 103 81 134 2,251 25 1,573 14 768 13 805 4 198 3 52 102 428



Man-hours (Class I roads). 186,562,658 221,072,371 1954 0.09 6.23 - Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ........................ 1953 .09 6.63
Increase Percent ................... ............ - - 6.03
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1954 1953
Number of accidents ...... 245 229
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ....... 1954 100 267 2 3 98 264 1 12 9 2 97 250 1953 94 265 1 1 93 264 5 5 - 5 - 93 25 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1954 I Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................. 211 272 "22.43 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 175 265 *33.96
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 62 88 *29.55 Miscellaneous .............................................. 118 11.28
Total ........................................... .. 758 *25.33







p 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS MAY 1954



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1954
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS O CLASSES II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Total accidents Employees on duty Kind of accidents Total persons Total Total Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total ul in Total trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen emplon 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 ................................. 1954 722 42 2 141 2 141 2 80 2 54 26 51 - 10
1953 907 52 6 167 6 167 5 86 5 75 11 70 - 1 11 Derailments ................................ 1954 1,696 52 21 88 1 3 20 85 6 48 5 38 1 10 20 - 14 17
1953 2,109 70 52 405 52 405 15 89 15 63 26 19 227 - 18 89 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1954
1953 2-
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1954 181
1953 186 3 3 - 3 3 2 1 Miscellaneous .............................. 1954 475 110 88 78 88 78 7 12 3 12 4 - 81 66
1953 477 102 86 00 -oo 86 oo0 4 19 1 15 3 4 7 - 82 74 Total / .............................. 1954 3,074 204 111 307 1 3 110 304 15 140 10 104 5 36 71 95 93
1953 3,681 227 144 675 144 675 24 197 21 155 3 42 19 304 101 174 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1954 167 112 89 100 1 89 99 3 18 3 11 7 10 86 71
1953 167 lo9 94 108 94 108 1 18 1 17 1 8 - 9 82 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ......................... 1954 2 168 2 168 2 168 2 165 3
1953 4 219 4 219 4 219 4 216 3 -- Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................... 1954 2 106 2 106 2 106 90 2 16
1953 1 112 - 1 112 1 112 1 91 21 Operating locomotives ............................................ 1954 1 171 1 171 1 171 1 167 4-
1953 197 -- 197 197 193 4 Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1954 273 273 273 270 3
1953 1 341 1 341 1 341 1 339 2 - Operating switches .............................................. 1954 1 188 1 188 1 188 180 1 8
1953 160 -- 160 160 60 155 5 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1954 1 61 6 1 55 1 52 1 51 1 1 2
1953 5 63 2 3 3 60 3 58 3 57 1 1 - 1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1954 21 1,329 15 74 6 1,255 1 866 835 1 31 3 347 - 2 42
1953 27 1,568 12 68 15 1,500 7 1,107 6 1,087 1 20 6 361 - 2 32 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1954 452 1,401 14 17 438 1,384 14 9 5 2 438 1,368
1953 524 1,540 14 23 510 1,517 2 16 15 2 1 - 508 1,501 struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1954 236 218 190 86 46 132 14 69 7 44 7 25 - 3 32 60
1953 264 251 213 83 51 168 22 71 6 40 16 31 2 2 27 95 Miscellaneous ......................................... ......... 1954 96 2,176 51 79 45 2,097 32 1,552 23 1,254 9 298 2 350 2 12 9 183
1953 144 2,506 104 95 40 2,411 30 1,909 24 1,582 6 327 2 331 1 8 7 163 Total ...................................................... 1954 812 6,091 270 262 542 5,829 54 3,459 34 3,065 20 394 5 700 2 15 481 1,655
1953 970 6,957 345 272 625 6,685 70 4,190 5 3,775 25 415 8 693 3 10 544 1,792 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1954 923 6,398 271 265 652 6,133 69 3,599 44 3,169 25 430 5 771 2 15 576 1,748
1953 1,114 7,632 345 272 769 7,360 94 4,387 66 3,930 28 457 27 997 3 10 645 1,966 1954 1953
Locomotive-miles ......... 473,544,461 530,710,618 Motor train-miles ........ 14,877,809 15,246,995
Total units ............ 488,422,270 545,957,613
Casualties per million units .............................. 1954 1.8 13.10 - 0.14 7.3 009 6.49 0.05 0.88
1953 2 13.98 - .17 80 :12 7.20 .84 TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 195 40 3,648 13 66 27 3,582 18 2,836 66 182,770 - 344 9 402
1953 41 4,306 11 67 30 4,239 21 3,469 57 21 3,412 1 339 8 431 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ......................... 1954 963 10,046 284 331 679 9,715 87 6,435 44 3,235 43 3,200 5 771 2 359 585 2,150
1953 1,155 11,938 356 339 799 11,599 115 7,856 66 3,987 49 3,869 27 997 4 349 653 2,397 Increase Percent .......................................... '16.62 '15.85 *20.22 '2.36 '15.02 '16.24 -24.35 "18.09 '33.33 '18.86 '12.24 *17.29 '81.48 *22.67 *50.00 2.87 '10.41 *10.30
1954 1953
Man-hours (Class I roads). 954,466,668 1,081,714,192 1954 - 0.08 6.29 - - -
Casualties per million man-hours 2_/ ....................... 1953 -
Increase Percent .............. ...... .......... 20.00- - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1954 1953
Number of accidents ...... 1,391 1,570
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1954 541 1,501 14 18 2 1,483 3 32 3 20 12 - 524 1,439
1953 618 1,648 14 23 60 1,625 3 34 1 32 2 2 8 - 601 1,583 / Includes train accidents reported as due to: 12 13 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................1,0 1,32 20.72 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 1,085 1,192 8.98
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 316 49 3 35.90
Miscellaneous ....................... ....................... 60 4 6.
Total .............................................. 3,074 3, 1 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1954 0- 310321 (2)




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