RAIL ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS

RAIL ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS

Rail Accidents and Incidents and Highway-Rail Incidents (monthly data)

Rail Accidents and Incidents and Highway-Rail Incidents (monthly data)

Rail accidents and incidents include any collision between railroad on-track equipment and other vehicles or pedestrians at grade crossings; any event involving operation of railroad on-track equipment that results in damages to railroad property; and any event arising from railroad operations that results in death or injury, or, in the case of railroad employees, an occupational illness.

Railroad Mar-00 Mar-01
Rail accidents and incidents 1340 1278
Rail accidents and incidents percent change from same month previous year -3.32 -4.63
Highway-Rail Incidents 265 284
Highway-Rail Incidents percent change from same month previous year -8.62 7.17

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

Accidents and incidents differ by the extent, in dollars, of the property damage resulting from the event.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety, available at: http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/.