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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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3 1262 08850 8972 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400 Subject to revwmnun BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS APRIL 1956



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1956
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AID III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Total accidents Employees on duty Total o ai persons Total Total Other Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Resulting in Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on trains on trains nontrespassers number casualties employees to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
N F ollisions ................................ 1956 205 15 1 2 1 205 1 17 1 15 2 185 .
FIL 8 34 15 13 2 17
Derailments................................ 1956 387 6 1 11 1 1 10 - 3 4 1 3
1955 344 9 1 48 1 48 23 11 12 17 I

Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1956 - .

Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 24
U.S. DEPOMT 1955 35 - - Miscellaneous 1956 111 23 17 24 1 1 16 23 1 4 1 2 2 2 15 17 1955 69 8 6 12 - 6 12 5 1 - 6 7

ota .............................. 27 44 19 24 1 2 18 238 2 28 2 20 8 18 16 23
1955 605 25 7 94 7 94 43 25 18 7 17
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 30 22 17 21 1 1 16 20 1 3 21 15 16 "
1955 21 o10 7 11 - 7 11 1 1 - 10

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1956 28 - 28 28 28 - .
1955 43 - 43 3 43 - - .
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1956 21 - 21 21 21
1955 1 19 - 1 19 1 19 1 14
19561- 33 - 33 33 32
Operating locomotives ......................................... 1956 33 - 33 33 32 1
1955 - - 33 33 31 2 / Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1956 68 68 68 67 1
1955 57 57 57 57 -.Operating switches ..............................................1956 6 -- 36 6 3
1955 43 43 3 2
Coming in contact with fixed structures .................... .. 1956 17 1 1 16 1 16 1 16 .. .
>e 1955 11 - 11 11 11 .. Getting on or off cars or locomotives .................... .. 1956 2 26 2 12 314 227 - 2 7 10
..... 1955 2 246 2 12 234 167 16 3 63
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ....................... 1956 75 233 5 6 70 227 1 1 1 1 69 226
1955 76 210 1 3 75 207 1 - - - 75 206
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...........1956 46 42 34 19 12 23 6 7 1 3 5 4 - - 6 16
. ........ 1955 43 40 34 21 9 19 4 7 1 3 3 4 -- 5 12
Miscellaneous .............................. ......., .. 1956 18 444 8 15 10 429 10 338 27 2 60 57 3
., 1955 91 13 23 1310 468 9 5 269 4 65 82 2 1 0 Total ..............................1956 142 1,248 49 53 93 119 18 772 10 700 8 72 1 75
Tota. . 195 145 1,193 50 59 95 113 14 715 7 63481 2 8 272 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1956 161 1,488 50 55 111 1,433 20 800 12 720 8 80 321 3 91 309
1955 152 1,287 50 59 102 1,228 14 758 7 659 7 99 179 2 88 l 1956 1955
Locomotive-miles ......... 98,050,497 94,473,890
Motor train-miles ........ 3,108,402 3.060,618
Total units ............ 101,158,899 97,534.508
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 1.59 14.71 - .20 7.91 0.12 7.12 0.08 0.79 . .
1955 1.56 13.20 - - .14 7.77 .07 6.76 .07 1.02 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCDENTS ........................................ 1956 3 760 1 2 7 2 611 1 2 59 - .
1955 10 746 4 14 6 732 4 606 9 4 597 - 1 57 1 69 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................. 1956 164 2,248 51 70 113 2,178 22 1,411 12 73 10 677 321 91 382
1955 162 2,033 54 73 108 1,960 18 1364 7 668 11 696 179 1 59 89 358 Increase Percent ............................................ 1.23 10.58 *5.56 *4.11 4.63 11.12 22.22 3.45 71.43 9.88 9.09 02.73 79.33 8.47 2.25 6.70
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 189,112,653 182,541,139 1956 -- 0.12 7.18 - .
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1955 - .09 6.86
Increase Percent ............... ..................... - .6
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 241 213
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 92 254 6 86 247 1 4 2 1 2 1 242 1955 83 221 1 3 8 218 2 2 - 82 216 / Includes train accidents reported as due to: io e n Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence cf employees .....................................22 22 27 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 250 204 22.55inal companies.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 72 62 16.13 Miscellaneous ................ .......................... 123 l 8.8
Total ........................................... 727 605 20.17








e2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS APRIL 1956



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL1956

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




Total accidents Employees on duty Tot i l Total persons Total Total Oh Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Reultin n Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen emplr on trains o trains nontrespassers number casualties employees to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .................................. 1956 745 47 20 556 20 556 8 70 8 59 11 11 476 - 1 10
1955 619 34 1 118 - 1 118 1 45 1 43 2 68 - 5 Derailments ................................1956 1,829 44 43 360 1 43 359 3 70 2 43 1 27 32 268 - 8 21
1955 1,504 50 9 184 1 9 183 2 60 2 33 27 93 - 7 30
Locomotive-boiler aooidents ................1956 - - -
1955 - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1956 113 -
1955 131 - -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1956 442 91 78 80 5 2 73 78 1 12 1 6 6 - 72 62
1955 343 55 42 43 - 42 43 1 10 1 5 5 24-. 41 Total ..............................1956 3,129 182 141 996 5 3 136 993 12 152 11 108 1 44 43 748 81 93
1955 2,597 139 52 345 1 52 344 4 115 4 81 34 165 8 64
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1956 147 87 83 72 5 2 78 70 1 5 1 4 1 2 77 63
1955 128 71 48 56 - 48 56 1 1 1 47 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1956 1 133 - 1 133 1 133 1 133
1955 2 150 2 150 2 150 2 150 - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................... 1956 2 89 - 2 89 2 89 81 2 8
1955 1 83 1 83 1 83 1 64 19 Operating locomotives ............................................ 1956 132 - 132 132 129 3
1955 3 147 3 147 3 147 3 140 7 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1956 2 291 - 2 291 2 291 2 288 3
1955 1 213 - 1 213 1 213 1 210 - Operating switches ...............................................1956 181 - 181 181 173 8
1955 - 1185 185 176 9 Coming in contact with fixed, structures .........................1956 2 54 2 2 52 2 52 2 48 4 -
1955 2 37 1 2 36 2 36 2 36 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ..........................1956 11 1,268 6 32 5 1,236 1 938 1 915 23 2 272 2 26
1955 10 1,061 8 39 2 1,022 1 748 1 732 16 259 -1 15 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1956 391 1,256 19 19 372 1,237 1 12 8 1 4 1 371 124
1955 384 1,260 7 15 377 1,245 1 8 1 8 1 376 136
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1956 179 219 132 77 47 142 25 67 12 47 13 20 22-
1955 170 156 118 59 52 97 18 41 7 21 11 20 - 2 2 32 Misoellaneous ...................................................... 1956 52 1,955 26 38 26 1,917 24 1,476 21 L,272 3 204 2 291 10 140
1955 74 1,805 43 50 31 1,755 24 1,264 15 L,057 .9 207 2 295 1 14 4 182 Total ...................................................... 1956 640 5,578 183 168 457 5,410 58 3,371 39 ),094 19 277 4 564 10 395 1 465
1955 647 5,097 176 164 471 4,933 53 2.875 33 ,594 20 281 2 555 3 1 7 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ....................... 1956 781 6,574 188 171 593 6,403 70 3,523 50 3,202 20 321 47 1,312 10 476 1,558
1955 699 5,442 176 165 523 5,277 57 2,990 37 2,675 20 315 2 720 3 16 461 L,551 1956 1985
Looomotive-miles ......... 396,879,212 377,474,980
Motor train-miles ...... 12,428,514 12,071,596
Total units ............ 409,307,726 389,546,576
Casualties per million units .............................. 1956 1.91 16.06 0.17 8.61 0.12 7.82 0.05 0.78 -
1955 1.79 13.97 .15 7.68 .09 6.87 .05 .81 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ......................................1956 22 3,195 7 4 15 3,141 13 2,492 65 13 27 - 296 2 33
1955 36 3,079 10 9 26 3,030 19 2,401 63 19 ,338 - 1 30 6 321 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1956 195 225 608 9,544 83 6,015 50 ,267 33 8 47 1,312 478 ,911
1955 735 8,521 186 214 549 8,307 76 5,391 37 ,738 39 2,653 2 720 4 324 4678 ,872 Increase Percent ............................................ 9.25 14.65 4.84 5.14 10.75 14.89 9.21 11.57 35.14 19.32 -1538 3.58 2/ 82.22 '5.56 2.36 2.08
1956 1955
Man-hours (Class I roads). 762,687,736 727,320,639 1956 - - - 0.11 7.52 - -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 1955 - - - 0 690
Increase Percent .............. ... ............. - - - 10.00 8.99
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1956 1955
Number of accidents ...... 1,304 1,283
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1956 474 1,328 24 21 450 1,307 2 17 1 12 1 5 3 448 ,287 1955 432 1,316 7 15 425 1,301 2 21 2 21 - 3 - 23 ,277

I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: l~ Perent Decrease. 2_/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................. 1054 8 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ..................... 1,128 916 23.14
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 376 292 28.77 2/ This approximates 2250 percent.
Miscellaneous ...........................................1PO 40201 4
Total .......................................... 3,129 2597 20. GPO 402549




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