RAILROAD AND HIGHWAY-RAIL CROSSING FATALITIES
Rail and Highway-Rail Fatalities (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
In most years, the overwhelming majority of people killed in train accidents are outside the train. Many are occupants of highway vehicles, pedestrians, or bystanders at highway-rail grade crossings. Railroad workers and others on railroad property (including trespassers) account for most other rail-related fatalities.
|Rail fatalities percent change from same month previous year||21.43||126.47|
|Highway-rail fatalities percent change from same month previous year||6.06||-25.71|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety, available at: http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety