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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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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 9038 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION stat..e.t No. M-4oo

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS JANUARY 1955



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1955
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


F LOR
Employees on duty
Total accidents Total otal Employees on duty Other Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Resulting in trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees o ains on tains nontrepaers Cr, ; n to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ..................................1955 142 12 60 - 60 14 14 - 43 - 3
1954 172 11 26 - 26 18 15 3 7 - 1

SDerailments ................................1955 387 10 14 - 14 11 8 3 - - 3
1954 384 10 3 12 - 3 12 2 7 2 6 1 2 - 1 3 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................1955 - - - - - - - -
1954 - - - - - - - - -

Other locomotive accidents ..1955 33 - - - - - - - - -
1954 47 - - - - - - - - -

Miscellaneous ........................... ... 1955 97 19 17 10 - 17 10 1 3 1 2 1 3 - 16 4
UNIV. OF FL LI 1954 114 29 25 24 - 25 24 1 1 1 1 - - 24 23 Total ..............................1955 659 41 17 84 17 84 1 28 1 24 4 46 16 10
C n in1954 717 50 28 62 28 62 3 26 3 22 4 9 - 25 27 #At highway grade crossings, 15 classified above .............. 1955 34 19 16 10 16 0 1 4 1 4 - 15 5
1954 42 27 23 20 23 20 1 1 - - 23 19

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives........................... 1955 1 43 1 43 1 43 1 43 - -
1954 1 33 1 33 1 33 1 32 -

Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1955 25 25 25 21 4 -
1954 1 18 1 18 1 18 14 1 4 Operating locomotives ......................................... 1955 1 38 1 38 1 38 1 36 2 -
1954 1 49 1 49 1 49 1 48 1 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1955 52 52 52 51 1 -
1954 62 62 62 62 - Operating switches .............................................. 1955 46 1 46 46 41 5
1954 41 41 41 41 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1955 8 -- 8 8
1954 10 - 9 9 9

Getting on or off car or locomotives ........................... 1955 4 284 8 4 276 193 188 5 77 4 6
1954 4 288 2 12 2 276 1 192 180 1 12 1 78 6 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ................................1955 138 394 1 7 137 387 2 2 - - - 137 385
1954 109 406 2 5 107 401 3 - 2 2 - 107 396

Struck or run over, not at public crossings ................... .. 1955 45 37 31 12 14 25 5 14 2 8 3 6 - 2 7 11
1954 33 39 27 11 6 28 1 17 10 1 7 - 1 5 1

Miscellaneous ....... ............................................1955 19 465 10 8 9 457 7 319 6 266 1 53 1 97 6 1 35
1954 20 500 6 6 U14 494 10 387 6 3 21 4 66 P63 2 O7 2 37 Total ....... 1955 208 1,392 42 35 166 1,357 14 740 10 664 4 76 1 174 2 6 149 437 1954 169 1,446 37 35 132 1,411 15 811 8 718 7 93 1 143 2 8 114 449 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................1955 225 1,476 42 35 183 1,441 15 768 11 688 4 80 1 220 2 6 1 165 --447
1954 197 1,508 37 35 160 1.473 18 837 11 740 7 97 1 152 2 8 139 476 1955 1954
Locomotive-miles ......... 95,738,686 97,680,660
Motor train-miles ........ 3,064,507 2,992,719
Total units ............ 98,803,193 100,673,379
Casualties per million units ..............................1955 2.28 14.94 0.15 7.77 0.11 6.96 0.04 0.81 - -
1954 1.96 14.98 .18 8.31 .11 7.35 .07 .96 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ......................................1955 9 789 2 11 7 778 3 602 19 3 53-
1954 5 791 1 9 4 782 4 597 14 4 583 - 75 110 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1955 234 2,265 44 46 190 2,219 18 1,370 11 707 7 663 1 220 2 101 169 528
1954 202 2,299 38 44 164 2,255 22 1,434 11 754 11 680 1 152 2 83 139 586 Increase Percent ............................................ 15.84 1.48 15.79 .55 15.85 1.60 '18.18 4.46 6.23 36.36 '2.50 4474- 21.69 21.58 '9.90
1955 1954
Man-hours (Class I roads). 183,100,415 196,036.551 1955 - - 0.10 7.06 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ .......................... 1954 - - .09 6.84 -
Increase Percent ........................... .......- -I I 3. ..
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1955 1954
Number of accidents ...... 405 386
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1955 154 404 7 153 397 1 6 1 6 1- 152 390 1954 132 426 5 130 421 4 2 2 2 130 415

L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1n Percent Decrease. ? Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ..................................... 251 4. terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 258 252 2.38
Defects in or Improper maintenance of way and structures 77 73 5.48 Miscellaneous ............. ............................... 110 141 21
Total .......................................... 717 U. S. GOvERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1955 0- 3103Z1 (10)







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