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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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.7 .UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

3 12 08ii8i5I 1 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement o. M400
3 1262 08850 9186 Subject to r..2-..- BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1955




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1955
(InCWDm RAILVATS OF CLASS I, II, AND III, AID SITCBING AND TER(INAL CMPAWZB)




Total accidents Employees on duty sTotal Total rPasengers Travelers not Other N 9 Kind of accident T R gein Total peronulting In trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen emon trains on trains nontrespassers
J 1955' casu Iers employees
nuber to persons KlledInured Kille IInjured Killed IInure Kille Injurilledlled Injure KiKilled InjureI Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1955 160 6 8 8 8 8
1954 143 11 1 23 - 1 23 1 17 1 15 2 3 - 3
Derailments .................................. 1955 372 13 2 10 2 103 20 8 12 73 - 2 10
1954 320 10 5 21 5 21 3 7 2 7 1 - 12 - 2 2
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1955 - - - - - - - - -
1954 -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1955 33 -
S UNIV. OF FL LND. 1954
Miscellaneous ..............................1955 63 18 10 1 - 10 1 - - - 1 10 12
O ID 1954 81 17 9 15 15 1 4 1 4 -..- 8 11
Total ................................ 1955 653 37 12 124 - 12 124 28 16 12 74 - 12 22
1954 585 38 15 59 - 15 59 5 28 4 26 1 2 15 - 10 16 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1955 36 21 12 16 12 16 4 4 1 - 11
U.8. DEPOSTO 1954 29 19 11 21 11 21 2 1 2 1 - 7 9 1 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1955 32 32 32 32 - -
1954 1 27 - 1 27 1 27 1 27 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................. ........... 1955 19 - 19 19 14 5 -
1954 21 - 21 21 15 6 - Operating locomotives .................................................. 1955 1 43 - 1 43 1 43 1 41 2 -
1954 40 40 - - 40 39 1 - Operating hand brakes ......... ................................... 1955 40 -40 40 - 40 - 39 -- 1
1954 57 - 57 57 56 1 Operating switches ............................................,.. 1955 59 - 59 59 58 1 -
1954 36 36 36 33 3
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1955 1 5 - 5 1 5 1 5 -
1954 6 1 5 4 4 - 1
Getting on or off care or locomotives ........................... 1955 3 267 2 7 1 260 1 196 1 191 5 60 - 4
1954 4 248 3 11 1 237 169 165 4 1 58 - 10 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1955 82 339 3 4 79 335 1 3 1 3 - - - 78 332
1954 95 282 4 4 91 278 3 1 2 - - 91 275

Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1955 41 33 28 14 13 19 4 8 2 4 2 4 - 9 11
1954 38 44 31 13 7 31 4 17 3 13 1 4 - 1 3 13 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1955 13 391 8 8 5 383 3 292 2 251 1 41 1 45 1 3 43
1954 14 395 5 16 9 379 8 289 8 237 52 65 - 1 25 Total ...................................................... 1955 141 1,228 41 33 100 1,195 11 697 8 638 3 59 1 105 1 3 87 390
1954 152 1,156 43 45 109 1,111 13 663 12 590 1 73 1 124 1 95 323 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1955 153 1,352 41 -33 112 1,319 11 725 8 654 3 71 1 179 1 3 99 412
1954 167 1,215 43 45 124 1,170 18 691 16 616 2 75 1 139 1 105 339 1955 1954
Locomotive-miles ......... 89,089,914 89,006,664
Motor train-miles ........ 2,791,849 2,758,472
Total units .............. 91,881,763 91,765,136
Casualties per million units ..................................1955 1.67 14.70 0.12 7.89 0.09 7.12 0.03 0.77
1954 1.82 13.24 .20 7.53 .17 6.71 .02 .82 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1955 11 744 1 12 10 732 9 559 23 9 536 - 89 1 84
194 6 672 3 15 3 657 2 530 -I 13 21 17 - _1
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1955 164 2,096 42 45 122 2,051 20 1,284 8 677 12 607 1 179 1 92 100 496
1954 173 1,887 46 60 127 1,827 20 1,221 16 629 4 592 1 139 55 106 412 Increase Percent ............. .................. e5.20 11.08 '8.70 *25,00 *3.94 12.26 5.16 50.00 7.63 200.00 2.53 28.78 1 67.27 *5.66 20.39
1955 1954
Man-hours (Class I roads). 168,509,437 179,203,270 1955 - 0.11 7.09 - - -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ......................1954 .09 6.5 - - -
Increase Percent ........- - - 22.22 11.65 - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1955 1954
Number of accidents ...... 347 274
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1955 94 355 3 4 91 351 1 7 1 7 1 -90 343 1954 106 303 4 4 102 299 2 4 2 2 2 7 - 100 288
Includes train accidents reported a due to: Percent Decrease. Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ...........................22 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 235 205 14.63
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 60 70 14.29 Miscellaneous ........................ ............... 4 106 26.42
Total ................................. .......... 6 2








.o INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1955



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1955

(ICLDEB RXULVAYS OL .8 I, II, AND Z, AND SITOMING AND URINAL COMPANIES)




Total accidents Employees on duty Kind of accident Resulting n Total persons Total TotalOther Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind o accident r sult in Total tre er nont asers Total Tranmen oyees on trains on trains nontrespasseers to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1955 302 18 68 - 68 22 22 - 43 - 3
1954 315 22 1 49 - 1 49 1 35 1 30 5 10 - 4 Derailments ................................. 1955 759 23 2 117 - 2 117 31 16 15 73 - 2 13
1954 704 20 8 33 - 8 33 5 14 4 13 1 1 14 - 3 5

Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1955 - - - - - - - - -
1954 - - - - - - - - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1955 66
1954 88
Miscellaneous .............................. 1955 185 37 27 23 27 23 1 3 1 2 1 4 - 26 16
1954 195 46 34 39 34 39 2 5 2 5 - - - 32 34 TotalV/ .............................. 1955 1,312 78 29 208 29 208 1 56 1 40 16 120 28 32
1954 1,302 88 43 121 - 43 121 8 54 7 48 1 6 24 35 43 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1955 70 40 28 26 28 26 1 8 1 8 2 27 16
1954 71 46 34 41 34 41 2 2 2 2 - 7 32 32 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ..................... 1955 1 75 - 1 75 1 75 1 75 - -1954 2 60 2 60 2 60 2 59 1 Coupling or uncoupling air hose .......................... ..... ... 1955 44 - 44 44 35 9
1954 1 39 - 1 39 29 1 10 Operating locomotives ..................................................... 1955 2 81 - 2 81 2 81 2 77 4
1954 1 89 1 89 1 89 1 87 2 Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1955 92 - 92 92 90 2
1954 119 - 119 119 118 1 - Operating switches ............................................... 1955 104 - o104 104 98 6
1954 77 - 77 77 74 3 Coming In contact with fixed structures .......................... 1955 1 13 - 1 13 1 13 1 13
1954 16 2 14 13 13 - 1- Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1955 7 551 2 15 5 536 1 389 1 379 10 137 - 4 10
1954 8 536 5 23 3 513 1 361 345 1 16 2 136 - 16 Accidents at highway grade crossings .............................. 1955 220 733 4 11 216 722 1 5 1 5 215 717
1954 204 688 6 9 198 679 6 2 4 2 - 198 671. Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1955 86 70 59 26 27 44 9 22 4 12 5 10 2 16 22
1954 71 83 58 24 13 59 5 34 3 23 2 11 - 2 8 23 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1955 32 856 18 16 14 840 10 611 8 517 2 94 2 142 1 9 1 78
1954 34 895 11 22 23 873 18 676 14 558 4 118 128 2 7 3 62 Total ................. ......................................... 1955 349 2,619 83 68 266 2,551 25 1,436 18 1,301 7 135 2 279 3 9 236 827
1954 321 2.602 80 80 241 2,522 28 1,474 20 1,308 8 166 2 267 2 9 209 772 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................... 1955 378 2,827 83 68 295 2,759 26 1,492 19 1341 7 151 2 399 3 9 264 859
1954 364 2,723 80 80 284 2,643 36 1,528 27 1,356 9 172 2 291 2 9 244 815 1955 1954
Locomotive-miles ......... 184,828,600 186,687,324 Motor train-miles ... 5,856,356 5,751,191
Total units ............ 190,684,956 192,438,515
Casualties per illion units .......................... 1955 1.98 14.83 -- 0.14 7.82 0.10 7.03 0.04 0.79
1954 1.89 14.15 .19 7.94 .14 7.05 .05 .89 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1955 20 1,533 3 23 17 1,510 12 1,161 42 12 1,119 184 5 165
194 11 1463 4 24 7 1 439 6 1.127 27 6 1,100 129 1 183 RAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1955 398 4,360 86 91 312 4,269 38 2,653 19 1,383 19 1,270 2 399 3 193 269 1,024
1954 375 4,186 84 104 291 4,082 422,655 27 1,383 15 15 1,272 2 291 2 138 245 998 Increase Percent ............................................ 6.13 4.16 2.38 '12.50 7.22 4.58 *9.52 *0.08 '29.63 26.67 *0.16 37.11 50.00 39.86 9.80 2.61
1955 1954
Man-hours (Class I roads). 351,609,852 375,239,821 955 0.11 7.07
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1954 -
Increase Percent - - 22.22 .12HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1955 1954
Number of accidents ...... 752 660
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1955 248 759 4 11 244 748 2 13 2 13 - 24 733 195 238 729 6 9 232 720 2 8 2 4 4 230 703 / Includes train accidents reported as due to: i 4 Percent Decrease. ?/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ........................................ 43 *3.7companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 493 457 7.88 terminal companies.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 137 143 *4.20 Miscellaneous ............................................... 244 247 1.21
Total ......... ......................................... 1,312 1,302 .77 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE:1955 O 310321 (11)




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