Table 2-36. Railroad and Grade-Crossing Injuried Persons by Victim Class

Table 2-36. Railroad and Grade-Crossing Injuried Persons by Victim Class

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Passengers on trains593 657 473 382 411 559 497 573 513 601 535 481
Railroad only 569 646 462 360 329 515 413 543 489 558 516 438
Grade crossing only 24 11 11 22 82 44 84 30 24 43 19 43
Employees on duty56,331 29,822 20,970 19,626 17,755 15,363 13,080 10,777 9,199 8,295 8,398 8,622
Railroad only 56,201 29,667 20,801 19,479 17,598 15,220 12,955 10,654 9,120 8,184 8,276 8,482
Grade crossing only 130 155 169 147 157 143 125 123 79 111 122 140
Employees not on duty671 419 326 362 310 348 306 252 228 263 219 216
Railroad only 671 418 324 362 309 347 305 248 226 260 216 215
Grade crossing only 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 4 2 3 3 1
Contractor employees b b b a 226 262 252 269 208 334 380 384
Railroad only b b b a 224 261 251 268 208 333 379 384
Grade crossing only b b b a 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
Nontrespassersa3,923 2,672 2,581 2,329 1,909 1,856 1,913 1,869 1,660 1,540 1,236 1,342
Railroad only 775 394 589 639 408 432 475 372 431 370 243 335
Grade crossing only 3,148 2,278 1,992 1,690 1,501 1,424 1,438 1,497 1,229 1,170 993 1,007
Trespassers728 734 793 769 772 733 764 700 750 728 677 650
Railroad only 480 492 560 534 540 509 452 461 474 516 513 445
Grade crossing only 248 242 233 235 232 224 312 239 276 212 164 205
Volunteer employeesN N N N N N N N N 6 14 5
Railroad only N N N N N N N N N 6 13 5
Grade crossing only N N N N N N N N N 0 1 0
Railroad only 58,696 31,617 22,736 21,374 19,408 17,284 14,851 12,546 10,948 10,227 10,156 10,304
Grade crossing only 3,550 2,687 2,407 2,094 1,975 1,837 1,961 1,894 1,610 1,540 1,303 1,396
Motor vehicles N 2,561 2,332 2,029 1,891 1,760 1,885 1,825 1,545 1,494 1,257 1,338
Nonmotor vehicles N 126 75 65 84 77 76 69 65 46 46 58
Total 62,246 34,304 25,143 23,468 21,383 19,121 16,812 14,440 12,558 11,767 11,459 11,905

a Beginning in 1997, nontresspassers off railroad property are also included.
b Prior to 1992, contractor employees were included with nontrespassers: they include 74 in 1980, 110 in 1985, 242 in1990, and 219 in 1991.

KEY: N = data do not exist; U = data are not available.

NOTES: "Railroad only" includes fatalities from train accidents, train incidents, and nontrain incidents (excludes highway-rail grade crossings). This table includes information for both freight and passenger railroad operations.

SOURCES:
1980-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Highway-Rail Crossing Accident/Incident and Inventory Bulletin (Washington, DC: Annual issues),   and Accident/Incident Bulletin (Washington, DC: Annual Issues).
1995-99: Ibid. Internet site http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/objects/bull99.pdf, as of Nov. 28, 2000.