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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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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

3 1262 08850 9160 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400

Subject to rc .,.. BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS MAY 1955




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

(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF LASSES II, II,AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TE MINAL COMPANIES) UNIV. OF-FL L I.c
Kind of accident Total accidents Total Total Emlployees-on dutyTraveler not Other Total Resulting in trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmenployees on trains on trains nontrespasser ndaber casualties e B number to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

U.. P T Y Collisions ........................1955 182 8 1 21 1 21 1 15 1 5 10 5 1>

Derailments ................................195 341 11 1 26 1 1 25 11 11 1 9
1954 308 9 3 15 3 15 7 4 3 3 4 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 195 - - -
1954- - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1955 42 -
1954 31 - Miscellaneous .............................. 1955 98 15 14 13 - 14 13 3 3 3 - 14 7
1954 86 19 21 11 - 21 11 4 5 1 5 3 -- 17 6

Total / .............................. 1955 663 34 16 60 1 16 59 1 29 1 19 10 13 - 15 17
1954 566 32 24 31 -24 31 4 17 1 11 3 6 4 - 20 10 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1955 31 16 14 17 - 14 17 6 6 - - - 14 11
1954 22 18 18 19 - 18 19 1 8 1 6 2 2 - 17 9 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ..................... 1955 31 - 31 31 30 1
1954 46 - 46 46 46 - - -

Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. ...195 27 - 27 27 25 2
1954 27 - 27 27 26 1 Operating locomotives .............................................1955 41 - 41 41 40 1
1954 26 26 26 26 - - -

Operating hand brakes ........................................... 195 66 66 6 66
1959 48 - 48 8 46 2 Operating switches ............................................... 1955 33 - i 33 33 32 1 -
1954 1 32 - 1 32 1 32 30 1 2 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1955 10 - 10 10 9 1 -
1954 1 19 2 1 17 1 16 1 15 1 - -1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................ 1955 7 267 5 13i 2 254 1 189 1 182 7 1 57 - 8
1954 5 268 3 19 2 249 163 158 5 1 75 - 1 11 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...........................1955 76 198 3 3 73 195 2 2 - - - 73 193
1954 82 248 2 3 80 245 4 3 1 - - 80 241

Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1955 62 42 48 17 14 25 5 12 1 6 4 6 - -1 9 13
1954 64 49 50 26 14 23 2 8 7 2 1 - 1 12 14

Miscellaneous ................................................... 1955 12 433 6 16 6 417 4 327 4 281 46 56 2 2 32
1954 29 423 18 27 11 396 6 293 5 221 1 72 2 62 1 3 40 Total ...................................................... 1955 157 1,148 62 49 95 1,099 10 738 6 673 4 65 1 113 2 84 246
1954 182 1,186 73 77 109 1,109 10 663 6 578 4 85 3 137 2 96 307 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1955 173 1,208 62 50 111 1,158 11 767 7 692 4 75 1 126 2 99 263
1954 206 1,217 73 77' 133 1,140 14 680 7 589 7 91 3 141 2 116 317 1955 1954
Locomotive-miles ......... 99,518,291 96,164,817
Motor train-miles ........ 3,140,718 3,064,982
Total units ............ .102,659,009 99,229,799
Casualties per million units .............................. 1955 1.69 11.77 - - 0.11 7.47 0.07 6.74 0.04 0.73
1954 2.08 12.26- .14 6.85 .07 5.94 .07 .92
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ..................................... 1955 10 715 13 702 4 586 12 5 74 - 7 9
1954 9 701 2 14 7 687 3 558 8 3 550 - 71 4 58 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 195 183 1,923 66 63 117 1,860 15 1,353 7 704 8 649 1 126 59 101 322
1954 215 1,918 75 91 140 1,827 17 1,238 7 597 10 641 3 141 73 120 375 Increase Percent ............................................ *14.88 0.26 *12.00 *30.77 *16.43 1.81 *11.76 9.29 17.92 *20.00 1.25 *66.67 *10.64 *19.18 *15.83 *14.13
1955 1954
Man-hours (Class I roads). 191,529,279 186,562,658 1955 - 0.07 6.56 - Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ................... 1954 .09 6.23
Increase Percent ........................... - *22.22 5.30
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1955 1954
Number of accidents ...... 222 245
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1955 90 215 3 3 87 212 8 8 87 204
1954 100 267 2 3 264 1 12 1 9 3 2 - 97 250 L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: i 1954 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................ 253 211 19.91 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 231 175 32.00
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 56 62 *9.68 Miscellaneous .............................G...... .....G.R N .2
Total ............................. .........566 S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1955 O0- 3603Z(1 3)








P,.2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS MAY 1955




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



Total accidents Employees on duty Total perso Total Total Passengers Travelers no Other Kind of accident Total Resulting in Totaltrespassers nontrespasers Total Trainmen Otherers Trnot Other
Totalnumber casualtiges 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 801 42 2 139 - 2 139 2 60 2 48 12 73 - 6
1954 722 42 2 141 2 141 2 80 2 54 26 51 - 10
Derailments ................................ 1955 1,845 61 10 210 2 10 208 2 71 2 44 27 98 - 8 39
1954 1,696 52 21 88 1 3 20 85 6 48 5 38 1 10 20 - 14 17
Locomotive-boiler accidents ................. 195 - - - - - - - -
195 -4
Other locomotive accidents .................. 1955 173
1954 181 - - - - - -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1955 441 70 56 56 56 56 1 13 1 8 5 7 55 36
1954 475 110 88 78 - 88 78 7 12 3 12 4 81 66 Total /................................ 1955 3,260 173 68 405 2 68 403 5 144 5 100 44 178 63 81
1954 3,074 204 111 307 1 3 110 30 15 140 0 104 5 36 71 95 93 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1955 159 87 62 73 - 62 73 1 19 1 19 - 2 - 61 52
1954 167 112 89 100 1 89 99 3 18 3 11 7 10 - 86 71
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ..................... 1955 2 181 - 2 181 2 181 2 180 1-
1954 2 168 - 2 168 2 168 2 165 3 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................... 1955 1 110 - 1 110 1 110 1 89 21
1954 2 106 2 106 2 106 90 2 16 - - Operating locomotives ........................................... 1955 2 188 - 2 188 2 188 2 180 8
1954 1 171 - 1 171 1 171 1 167 4 - - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1955 1 279 - 1 279 1 279 1 276 3
1954 273 - 273 273 270 3 Operating switches .............................................. 1955 218 - 218 218 208 10195 1 188 - 1 188 1 188 180 1 8 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1955 2 47 1 2 46 2 46 2 45 1
1954 1 61 6 1 55 1 52 1 51 1 1 - 2 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1955 17 1,328 13 52 4 1,276 2 937 2 914 23 1 316 - 1 23
1954 21 1,329 15 74 6 1,255 1 866 835 1 31 3 347 - 2 42 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1955 460 1,458 10 18 450 1,440 1 10 1 10 - 1 - 449 1,429
1954 452 1,401 14 17 438 1,384 14 9 5 2 - 438 1,368
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1955 233 198 166 76 67 122 23 53 8 27 15 26 - 2 2 42 67
1954 236 218 190 86 46 132 14 69 7 44 7 25 - 3 32 60 Miscellaneous ........................................................ 1955 86 2,238 49 66 37 2,172 28 1,591 19 1,338 9 253 2 351 1 16 6 214
1954 96 2,176 51 79 45 2,097 32 1,553 23 1,255 9 298 2 350 2 12 9 182 Total ....................................................... 1955 804 6,245 238 213 566 6,032 62 3,613 38 3,267 24 346 3 668 3 18 498 1,733
1954 812 6,091 270 262 542 5,829 54 3,460 34 3,066 20 394 5 700 2 15 481 1,654 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ....................... 1955 872 6,650 238 215 634 6,435 67 3,757 43 3,367 2 390 3 86 3 18 561 1,81
1954 923 6,398 271 265 652 6,133 69 3,600 44 3,170 25 430 5 771 2 15 576 1,747 1955 1954
Locomotive-miles ......... 476,993,271 473,544,461
Motor train-miles ........ 15,212,314 14,877,809
Total units ............ 492,205,585 488,422,270
Casualties per million units ............................ ....1955 1.7? 13.51 - - 0.14 7.63 0.09 6.84 0.05 0.79
1954 1.8 13.10 - - .14 7.37 .09 6.49 .05 .88
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1955 46 3,794 14 62 32 3,732 23 2,987 75 23 2,912 -1 365 8 380
1954 4 3,647 13 66 27 3,581 18 2,835 66 18 2,769 - 344 9 402 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 195g 91E 10,444 252 277 666 10,167 90 6,744 43 3,442 47 3,302 3 846 4 383 569 2,194
195 963 10,045 284 331 679 9,714 87 6,435 44 3,236 43 3,199 5 771 2 359 585 2,149 Increase Percent ..................................4....... *4.67 3.97 *11.27 *16.31 *1.91 4.66 3.45 4.80 *2.27 6.37 9.30 3.22 *40.00 9.73 100.00 6.69 *2.74 2.09
1955 1954
Man-hours (Class I roads). 918,849,918 954,466,668 1955 0.09 6.83 - - -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ..................... 1954 .08 6.29
Increase Percent ........................... ...... 12.50 8.59
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1955 1954
Number of accidents ...... 1,505 1,391
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1955 522 1,531 10 18 512 1,513 2 29 2 29 - 3 510 1,481
1954 541 1,501 14 18 527 1,483 3 32 3 20 12 12 524 1,439
Includes train accidents reported as due to: Percent Decrease. _/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees .................................. 1 4 2 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 1,147 1,085 5.71
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 348 316 10.13 Miscellaneous ............................................ 624 09 2.46
Total ...........................................32-6 3,07 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1955 O 360321(3)




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