Table 2-36: Railroad and Grade-Crossing Injured Persons by Victim Class

Table 2-36: Railroad and Grade-Crossing Injured Persons by Victim Class

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Passengers on trains 593 657 473 382 411 559 497 573 513 601 535 481 658 715
Railroad only 569 646 462 360 329 515 413 543 489 558 516 438 648 689
Grade crossing only 24 11 11 22 82 44 84 30 24 43 19 43 10 19
Employees on duty 56,331 29,822 20,970 19,626 17,755 15,363 13,080 10,777 9,199 8,295 8,398 8,622 8,423 7,769
Railroad only R56,186 29,667 20,801 19,479 17,598 15,220 12,955 10,654 9,120 8,184 8,276 8,482 8,323 7,674
Grade crossing only R145 155 169 147 157 143 125 123 79 111 122 140 100 95
Employees not on duty 671 419 326 362 310 348 306 252 228 263 219 216 286 206
Railroad only R669 418 324 362 309 347 305 248 226 260 216 215 283 205
Grade crossing only R2 1 2 0 1 1 1 4 2 3 3 1 3 1
Contractor employees a74 a110 a242 a219 226 262 252 269 208 334 380 384 368 383
Railroad only a74 a109 a240 a216 224 261 251 268 208 333 379 384 367 380
Grade crossing only a0 a1 a2 a3 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 3
Nontrespassersb R,a3,849 R,a2,562 R,a2,339 R,a2,110 1,909 1,856 1,913 1,869 1,660 1,540 1,236 1,342 1,294 1,189
Railroad only R,a384 R,a285 R,a349 R,a423 408 432 475 372 431 370 243 335 381 374
Grade crossing only R,a3,465 R,a2,277 R,a1,990 R,a1,687 1,501 1,424 1,438 1,497 1,229 1,170 993 1,007 913 815
Trespassers 728 734 793 769 772 733 764 700 750 728 677 650 606 627
Railroad only R474 492 560 534 540 509 452 461 474 516 513 445 414 405
Grade crossing only R254 242 233 235 232 224 312 239 276 212 164 205 192 222
Volunteer employees N N N N N N N N N 6 14 5 8 4
Railroad only N N N N N N N N N 6 13 5 8 4
Grade crossing only N N N N N N N N N 0 1 0 0 0
Railroad and grade crossing only, total 62,246 34,304 25,143 23,468 21,383 19,121 16,812 14,440 12,558 11,767 11,459 11,700 11,643 10,893
Railroad only R58,356 31,617 22,736 21,374 19,408 17,284 14,851 12,546 10,948 10,227 10,156 10,304 10,424 9,731
Grade crossing only R3,890 2,687 2,407 2,094 1,975 1,837 1,961 1,894 1,610 1,540 1,303 1,396 1,219 1,155
Motor vehicles R3,739 2,561 2,332 2,029 1,891 1,760 1,885 1,825 1,545 1,494 1,257 1,338 1,169 1,108
Nonmotor vehicles R151 126 75 65 84 77 76 69 65 46 46 58 50 47

KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.

a The NTS 2001 report grouped contractor employees and nontrespassers together for 1980-92. A breakdown of this data is now available and was used to separate the two categories.

b Beginning in 1997, nontrespassers off railroad property are also included.

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).

1995-2001: Ibid., Internet site http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Query/Default.asp as of July 25, 2002.