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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
3 1262 088509178 INTERSTATE 'OMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400


Subject to r 3 1262 08850 9178 BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS APRIL 1955




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1955

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



Total acoldents Employees on duty Kind of accident Resultin in Total persons tre ser nont serTotal Trainmen th Passengers Travelers not Other Ktresp rs non respassers Total Trainmen Other Kn Total asultinge in Paemployees on trains on trains nontrespassers AUG~u 23 1955 >number casulties
to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured KiKilled Injured Killed Injured Killed InKilled illed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1955 157 8 34 34 15 13 2 17 - 2
1954 121 8 1 48 1 48 1 9 1 8 1 37 - 2
Derailments ................................ 1955 344 9 1 48 - 1 48 23 11 12 17 - 1 8
1954 341 15 7 31 1 3 6 28 1 19 1 16 3 2 - 5 7
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1955 - - - - - - - - -
1954
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1955 35
1954 33
U L L Miscellaneous .............................. 1955 69 8 6 12 - 6 12 51 4 - 6 7
I. O FL U1. 1954 85 21 10 15 - 10o 15 1 1 - - 10- o 14
[Q'l.i I 61 .A Total I/ ............................. 1955 605 25 7 94 - 7 94 43 25 18 34 - 7 17
1954 580 44 18 94 1 3 17 91 2 29 2 25 4 3- 9 - 15 23
#At highway grade crossings,
-- -- .. classified above ............. 1955 21 10 7 11 - 7 11 1 1 7 10
1954 34 24 13 25 1 13 24 5 2 3 1- 1 13 18
U.S. D poi" TO TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives .... 1955 43 - 43 43 43 -
1954 34 - 34 34 34 - -Coupling or uncoupling air hose .. .............................. 1955 1 19 - 1 19 1 19 1 14 51954 1 18 - 1 18 1 18 15 1 3 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1955 33 - 33 33 31 2 -
1954 33 - 33 33 32 1 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1955 57 - 57 57 57 -
1954 5 55 55 55 -
Operating switches ................................................ 1955 43 - 43 43 41 21954 37 - 37 37 35 2 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1955 11 - 11 11 11 - - -
1954 - 2 7 6 6 - - - 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1955 2 246 2 12 234 167 164 3 63 - 4
1956 3 258 3 16 242 157 151 6 75 - 10

Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........ ............... 1955 76 210 1 3 75 207 1 1 - 75 206
1954 56 20 - 56 204 2 2 - 56 202
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1955 43 40 34 21 9 19 4 7 1 3 3 4 - 5 12
1954 63 47 52 23 11 24 3 13 3 11 2 - 8 11
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1955 23 491 13 23 10 468 9 334 5 269 4 65 82 2 1 50
1954 18 403 14 11 4 392 3 270 219 3 51 82 1 1 39
Total ...................................................... 1955 145 1,193 50 59 95 1,134 14 715 7 634 7 81 145 -2 1 272
1954 141 1,098 69 52 72 1,046 7 625 3 560 4 65 I 157 1 65 263 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ....................... 1955 152 1,287 50 59 102 1,228 14 758 7 659 7 99 179 2 88 289
1954 159 1,192 70 55 89 1,137 9 654 5 585 4 69 196 1 80 286 1955 1954
Locomotive-miles ......... 94,473,890 93,318,881
Motor train-miles ........ 3,060,618 3,000,538
Total units .............. 97,534,508 96,319,419
Casualties per million units .. ........................... 1955 1.56 13.20 - 0.34 7.77 0.07 6.76 0.07 1.02
1954 1.65 12.38 - .09 6.79 .05 6.07 .04 .72
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .................................... 1955 10 746 j I1 6 732 4 606 9 4 597 1 57 1 69
1954 15 733 6 21 9 712 5 561 13 548 62 4 89 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1955 162 2,033 54 73 108 1,960 18 1,364 7 668 11 69 179 1 59 89 358
1954 174 1,925 76 76 98 1,849 14 1,215 5 598 9 617 196 63 84 375 Increase Percent .......................................... *6.90 5.61 *28.95 *3.95 10.20 6.00 28.57 12.26 40.00 11.71 22.22 12.80 8 i 35 5.95 *4.53
1955 1954
Man-hours (Clase I roads). 182,541,139 191,355,752 1955 .- 009 6.86 -
Casualties per million man-hours h ...................... 1954 - .07 5.93
Increase Percent ........... ................ ....... 28.57 15.6
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1955 1954
Number of accidents ...... 213 199
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1955 83 221 1 3 82 218 2 2 - - 82 216
1954 69 229 1 69 228 4 3 - 1 69 220 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 5 Percent Decrease. / Based on accidents arld man-hours ol Class 1 railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................. 22 177 27.68 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 204 239 *14.64
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 62 62 Miscellaneous ............................................. 113 102 10
Total ............................................ 605 580 4.31








y,.o INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS APRIL 1955




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1955
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)





Total accidents Employees on duty dTotal es Total persons Total Total Oth Passengers Travelers not Other Kindtrespassers nontrespa sers Total Trinm Other
KinTotal Rult n trespassers nontreassers Totl Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1955 619 34 1 118 1 118 1 45 1 43 2 68 - 5
1954 581 38 2 136 2 136 2 75 2 52 23 51 - 10
Derailmnts ................................ 1955 1,504 50 9 184 1 9 183 2 6C 2 33 27 93 - 7 30
1954 1,388 43 18 73 1 3 17 70 6 41 5 34 1 7 16 - 11 13
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1955 - - - - - - -
1954 - - - - - - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1955 131
1954 150
Miscellaneous ............................... 1955 343 55 42 43 - 42 43 1 10 1 5 5 4 - 41 29
1954 389 91 67 67 - 67 67 3 7 2 7 1 - - 64 60
Total 1/ ............................. 1955 2,597 139 52 345 1 52 344 4 115 4 81 34 165 48 64
1954 2,508 172 87 276 1 3 86 273 11 123 9 93 2 30 67 - 75 83
eAt highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1955 128 71 48 56 - 48 56 1 13 1 1 - 2 47 41
1954 145 94 71 81 1 71 80 2 10 2 5 5 8 69 62
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1955 2 150 - 2 150 2 150 2 150
1954 2 122 - 2 122 2 122 2 119 3
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1955 1 83 - 1 83 1 83 1 64 19
1954 2 79 - 2 79 2 79 64 2 15

Operatlnw locomotives ............................................ 1955 3 147 3 147 3 147 3 140 7
1954 1 145 - 1 145 1 145 1 141 4

Operating hand brakes ..................... ................... 1955 1 213 - 1 213 1 213 1 210 3
1954 225 - 225 225 224 1
Operating switches ....................1955 185 - 185 185 176 -, 9
1954 156 - 156 156 150 6
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1955 2 37 1 2 36 2 36 2 36
1954 42 4 38 36 36 - 1 - 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .......................... 1955 10 1,061 8 39 2 1,022 1 748 1 732 16 259 - 1 15
1954 16 1,061 12 55 4 1,oo6 1 703 677 1 26 2 272 - 1 31
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1955 384 1,260 7 15 377 1,245 1 8 1 8 - 1 - 376 1,236
1954 370 1,153 12 14 358 1,139 10 6 4 2 358 1,127
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1955 170 156 118 59 52 97 18 41 7 21 11 20 -2 2 32 54
1954 172 169 140 60 32 109 12 61 7 37 5 24 -2 20 46
Miscellaneous ............................................... 1955 74 1,805 43 50 31 1,755 24 1,264 15 1,057 9 207 2 295 1 14 4 182
1954 67 1,7?53 33 52 34 1,701 26 1,260 18 1,034 8 226 288 2 11 6 142
Total ...................................................... 1955 647 5,097 176 164 471 4,933 53 2,875 33 2,594 20 281 2 555 3 16 413 1,487
1954 630 4,905 197 185 433 4,720 44 2,797 28 2,488 16 309 2 563 2 13 385 1,347 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SEVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1955 699 5,442 176 165 523 5,277 57 2,990 37 2,675 20 315 2 720 3 161,551
1954 717 5,181 198 188 519 4,993 55 2,920 37 2,581 18 339 2 630 2 13 460 1,430 1955 1954
Locomotive-miles ......... 377,474,980 377,379,644
Motor train-miles ........ 12,071,596 11,812,827
Total units ............ 389,546,576 389,192,471
Casualties per million units .............................. ...1955 1.79 13.97 - 0.15 7.68 0.09 6.87 0.05 0.81
1954 1.84 13.31 - .14 7.50 .10 6.63 .05 .87
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS .............................. ........... 1955 36 3,079 10 49 26 3,030 19 2,401 63 19 2,338 - 1. 308 6 321
1954 31 2,946 11 52 20 2,894 15 2,277 58 15 2,219 - 73 5 344 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1955 735 8,521 186 214 549 8,307 76 5,391 37 2,738 39 2,653 2 720 4 324 467 1,872
1954 748 8,127 209 240 539 7,887 70 5,197 37 2,639 33 2,558 2 630 2 286 465 1,774 Increase Percent ............................................ -1.74 4.85 *11.00 -10.83 1.86 5.33 8.57 3.73 -.75 18.18 3.71 14.29 100.00 13.29 0.43 5.52
1955 1954
Man-hours (Class I roads). 727,320,639 767,904,010 195 - - - 0.10 6.90 Casualties per million man-hours 2/ .................... 195 - .08 6.31
Increase Percent ............................. .. 25.00 | 9.35 I
HIGHWAY GHADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1955 1954
Number of accidents ...... 1,283 1,146
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1955 432 1,316 7 15 425 1,301 2 21 2 21 3 - 423 1,277
1954 441 1,234 12 15 429 1,219 2 20 2 11 9 10 - 427 1,189 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1955 1954 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees .................................. 888 853 4 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment .................. .... 916 910 0.66
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 292 254 14.96 Miscellaneous ....................................... 501 4Q1 2.04
Total ............................................ 2,597 2,508 3.55
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1955 O 360321(2)




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