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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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/" I UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 8956 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statemen..t No. M-400
Subject to re ..-. BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1956



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1956
(INCUO S RAILWAY O C BLASS I I,, D III, MAD SWITCHING A D TIINA. COMPANIES)




Total aooidento Employees on duty Kind of accident Total Resulting Total persons Total Total Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total persons trepasser nontrespaesers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers

to persons Killed Injured Killed InKilled Injuried lled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ......................... ........ 1956 162 128 308 15 308 3 19 3 17 2 11 285 - 1 4
1955 160 6 8 8 8 8 .. . .. Derailments ............................... 1956 487 9 5 155 - 5 155 2 28 1 7 1 21 3 121 6
1955 372 13 2 103 - 2 103 20 8 12 73 - 2 10

Locomotive-boiler accidents .......1956 .
UN..IV. Of FL L... .1955 ....-- --
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 27
1955 33 .. .
Miscellaneous ................... 1956 108 21 19 15 19 4 4 19 11
1955 88 18 10 13 - 10 13 - - 10 12 Total / ..............................1956 784 2 39 478 39 478 5 51 4 24 1 27 14 406 - 20 21
1955 653 37 12 124 - 12 124 28 16 12 74 - 12 22 .. D T #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 39 20 19 12 - 19 12 19 12
1955 36 21 12 16 - 12 16 4 - 12 11
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling care or locomotives ...................... 1956 1 36 - 1 36 1 36 1 36
1955 32 - 32 32 32 Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................. ....... 1956 2 23 2 23 2 23 20 2 3
1955 19 19 19 14 5 Operating loomotives ............................................ 1956 32 - 32
1955 1 43 43
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1956 1 88 1 88 1 86 2
1955 40 40 4 39 1 Operating switches ................................................1956 52 - 52 52 52
1955 59 59 59 58 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1956 9 - 9 9 8 1 .. .
1955 1 5 5 1 5 5 - . Getting on or ofa cars or locomotives .......................... 1956 3 30 2 7 1 313 1 242 1 234 8 65 - 6
1955 3 267 2 7 1 260 1 196 1 191 5 60 - 4 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1956 75 299 3 2 72 297 3 3 - 1 - 72 293
1955 82 339 3 4 79 335 1 3 1 3 - - - 78 332 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1956 34 58 28 19 6 39 6 21 4 1 2 6- 18
1955 41 33 28 14 13 19 4 8 2 4 2 4 - - 9 11
Miscellaneous ...................................................... 1956 13 481 5 6 8 475 360 6 322 1 8 1 75 - 40
1955 13 391 8 8 5 383 3 292 2 251 1 41 1 45 1 3 43 Total ................... ............1956 129 1,398 38 34 9 1,364 18 866 13 808 5 58 1 141 72 357
Total......................................................1955 141 1,228 41 33 1 1,195 11 697 8 638 3 59 1 105 1 3 87 390
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................... ..... 1956 168 1,876 38 34 130 1,842 23 917 17 832 835 1 37 y9 37
1955 153 1,352 41 33 112 1,319 11 725 8 654 3 71 1 179 1 3 99 412 1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 95,759,462 89,089,914
Motor train-miles ...... 2,986,076 2,791,849
Total units ............ 98,745,538 91,881,763
casualties per million units ............................... 1956 1.70 19.00 - 0.23 9.29 0.17 8.43 0.06 0.86
1955 1.67 14.70 - .12 7.89 .09 7.12 .03 .77 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1956 8 774 3 12 5 762 4 579 1 - -1
1955 11 744 1 12 10 732 9 559 23 9 536 - 89 1 84 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 16 2,650 1 135 0 27 ,967
1955 164 2,096 42 45 122 2,051 20 1,284 8 677 12 607 1 179 1 92 100 496 Increase Percent ............................................. 7.32 26.43 '2.38 2.22 10.66 26.96 35.00 16.51 112.50 25.0o / 205.59 *11.96 7.00 *3.23
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 182,842,371 168,509,437 1956 - 0.15 7.75 Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ..................... 1955 - .1 7.09
Increase Percent .................................... - 36.3_ 9.
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 326 347
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 94 311 3 2 9 3 3 91 1 305 1955 94 355 3 4 9 351 7 1 90 343
_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 6 pent e Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .......................... ........ 9.82 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment .................... .. 301 235 28.09 / This approximates 1 O percent.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 93 60 55.00 Miscellaneous ''' .............. .............................144
T t l ......................... ..... .. . . W 5








,.,2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1956




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1956
(zIuLES RAILWVAS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AMD TEMINAL COMPANIES)




Total accidents Employees on duty Kind of accident Total Resultin Total persons Total Total Ten Passengers Travelers not Other
Total sultg in trespassers nont respasers Total 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 ................................. 1956 361 25 19 333 - 19 333 7 42 7 40 2 11 285 1 6
1955 302 18 68 - 68 22 22 - 43 3

Derailments ................................ 1956 932 22 37 328 - 37 328 3 47 2 2 1 22 32 268 - 2 13
1955 759 23 2 117 - 2 117 31 16 15 73 - 2 13

Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 - - -
1955 - - . .
Other locomotive accidents .................. 1956 57
1955 66 - .
iscellaneous ............................. ....1956 210 43 35 33 1 34 3 - 3 -- 34 24
1955 185 37 27 23 27 23 1 3 1 2 1 - 26 16

Total / .............................. 1956 1,560 90 91 694 1 90 694 10 96 9 68 1 28 43 555 -37 43
1955 1,312 78 29 208 29 208 1 56 1 40 16 120 - 28 32

#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 77 40 37 27 36 27 2 2 - 1 - 36 24
1955 70 40 28 26 - 28 26 1 8 1 8 - 2 - 27 16

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ................ ............ 1956 1 68 - 1 68 1 685 - -
1955 1 75 - 1 75 1 75 1 75 Coupling or uncoupling air hose 1956 2 42 - 2 42 2 42 36 2 6 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose................................. 1955 1 - - 4 4 -3
1955 74 - 4 -1 74 -1 72 2 - -
Operating locomotives.......................................... 1955 2 81 - 2 81 2 81 2 77 4 -
1956 1 146 - 1 146 1 146 1 144 2 - - Operating hand brakes ............................................. 1955 92 - 92 1 92 1 144 2
1955 13 9 92 1 78 1 61 90 1 15 9 2 Operating switches ................................................. 1956 95 - 95 951 91 4 -
1955 104 - 104 104 1 - 6

Coming n contact with fixed structures ........................... 1956 1 23 1 1 22 1 22 1 20 2 -
1955 1 13 - 1 13 1 13 1 13 1. 2 3 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1956 5 632 3 13 2 619 1 466 1 453 13 1 143 - 10
1955 7 551 2 15 5 536 1 389 1 379 1 137 3 4 10 Accidents at highway grade rossngs#........................... 1956 201 709 6 8 19 701 8 6 2 - 195 692
1955 220 733 4 11 216 722 1 5 1 5 - - 215 717 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1955 86 70 59 32 15 11 36 6 26 5 10 -- 4 38
21955 70 59 .27 .9 22 4 12 5 10 2 16 22 Miscellaneous 1956 24 1,007 11 15 13 992 12 758 11 668 1 90 1 158 - 76
...................................................1955 32 856 18 16 14 840 10 11 8 517 2 94 2 142 1 9 1 78
Total ...................................... 1956 31 2, 69 230 2,833 29 115 21 1,58 8 131 2 02 - 199 816
......................................................1955 349 2619 83 68 266 2.551 25 1,36 18 1301 7 135 2 279 3 9 236 827
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ...................... ... 1956 404 3.596 84 69 320 3,527 39 1,811 30 1,652 9 159 45 857 - 236 859
1955 378 2,827 83 68 295 2,759 26 1,492 19 1.341 7 151 2 399 3 9 264 859 1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 196,491,388 18828,600
Motor train-miles ........ 6,147,162 5,856,356
Total units ............ 202,638,550 190,684,956
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 1.99 17.75 - - 0.19 8.94 0.15 8.15 0.04 0.78
1955 1.98 14.83 .14 7.82 .10 7.03 .04 .79 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ................................... 1956 12 1,606 4 21 8 1,585 7 1,222 2 7 1,190 - - 196
1955 20 1,533 3 23 17 1,510 12 1,1611 42 12 1.119 184 51 165 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 416 5,202 88 90 328 5,112 46 3O33 30 1,684 16 1.39 4 857 7 237 1,055
1955 398 4,36o 86 91 312 4,269 38 2,653 19 1,383 19 1,270 2 399 3 193 269 1,024 Increase Percent ............................................ 4.52 19.31 2.3 l.10O 5.13 19.75 21.05 14.32 57.89 21.76 -15.79 6.22 _V 114.79 -- 13.47111.90 3.03
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 375,285,644 351,609,852 1956 - 0.12 7.63 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2 ...................... 1955 -I - .11 7.07 -
Increase Percent ...........................
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 729 752
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 238 736 7 8 231 728 - 2 2 231 716
1955 248 759 4 11 244 748 2 13 2 1 - 2 - 242 733

I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1956 1 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, Including switching and
Negligence of employees .................. ............ 525 3 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 573 493 16.23 2/ This approximates 2150 percent.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 183 137 33.58 Miscellaneous ................................... 2..... .. 244 1411
Total ...................................... .. 1,560 1,312 18.90




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