Table 2-37: Train Fatalities, Injuries, and Accidents by Type of Accidenta

Table 2-37: Train Fatalities, Injuries, and Accidents by Type of Accidenta

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Fatalities, total 29 8 10 19 6 67 12 14 25 18 4 9 10 6
Derailments 8 2 2 10 2 53 2 2 6 2 1 1 2 1
Collisions 20 6 8 5 1 14 8 7 16 10 1 7 1 4
Other 1 0 0 4 3 0 2 5 3 6 2 1 7 1
Injuries, total 665 476 451 326 171 308 262 294 281 185 129 129 275 303
Derailments 286 197 272 174 71 179 120 90 98 111 61 41 121 110
Collisions 341 223 139 103 59 87 118 151 146 55 32 62 89 141
Other 38 56 40 49 41 42 24 53 37 19 36 26 65 52
Accidents, total 8,205 3,275 2,879 2,658 2,359 2,611 2,504 2,459 2,443 2,397 2,575 2,768 2,983 2,965
Derailments 6,442 2,495 2,146 1,936 1,734 1,930 1,825 1,742 1,816 1,741 1,757 1,961 2,112 2,200
Collisions 1,201 366 315 261 207 205 240 235 205 202 168 205 238 219
Other 562 414 418 461 418 476 439 482 422 454 650 602 633 546

a Excludes highway-rail grade crossing accidents.

NOTE

Train accidents only. This table includes information for both freight and passenger railroad operations.

SOURCES

1980-96: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Highway-Rail Crossing Accident/Incident and Inventory Bulletin (Washington, DC: Annual issues), tables 1-1, 1-3.

1997-98: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 1998 (Washington, DC: September 1998), table 1-1, 1-3, 5-6.

1999-2001: Ibid., http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/Query/Default.asp as of July 30, 2002.