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Railroad and Grade-Crossing Fatalities by Victim Class

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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. Details may not add to totals due to different data sources are used.

Description: 

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

a Beginning in 1997, Nontrespassers off railroad property are also included.

b The components of Grade crossing data were revised at a different point in time from the total Grade crossing data and may not sum to the total of Grade crossing data.

Source: 

Railroad only and grade crossing:

1975-99: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, Accident Trends - Summary Statistics, table 4.08, Casualties by Type Person and Primary Event, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.aspx as of Mar. 5, 2020.

2000-18: Ibid., Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, Accident Trends - Summary Statistics, table 3.01, Hwy/Rail Incidents Summary Tables, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.aspx as of Apr. 9, 2020.

Motor vehicle and non-motor vehicle:

Ibid., Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, Highway-Rail Crossing Accidents, table 5.14, Highway-rail Incidents by Type Highway User --- FRA Form 57, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.aspx as of Mar. 4, 2020.

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