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Railroad and Grade-Crossing Fatalities by Victim Class

Dataset Excel: 
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: 

All, except grade crossing total, motor vehicles, nonmotor vehicles:

1980-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Highway-Rail Crossing Accident/Incident and Inventory Bulletin (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), and the Accident/Incident Bulletin (Washington DC: Annual Issues).

1995-2004: Ibid., personal communication, May 14, 2008, and table 4.08, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety as of Sept. 16, 2009.

2005: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Preliminary Annual Report (Washington, DC: March 2011 Issue), table 1-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of Dec. 22, 2012.

2006: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Preliminary Annual Report (Washington, DC: March 2012 Issue), table 1-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of Dec. 22, 2012.

2007: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Preliminary Annual Report (Washington, DC: March 2013 Issue), table 1-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of Aug. 1, 2013.

2008-09: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Preliminary Annual Report (Washington, DC: July 2013 Issue), table 1-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of Aug. 1, 2013.

2010-17: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Preliminary Annual Report, table 3.01, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/default.aspx as of May 9, 2018.

Grade crossing total, motor vehicles, nonmotor vehicles:

1980-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Highway-Rail Crossing Accident/Incident and Inventory Bulletin (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), and the Accident/Incident Bulletin (Washington DC: Annual Issues).

1995-2004: Ibid., personal communication, May 14, 2008, and table 4.08, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety as of Sept. 16, 2009.

2005-09: Ibid., Highway-Rail Incidents by Type Major User from Form FRA F 6180.57, table 5.11, Hwy/Rail Incidents Summary Tables, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.aspx as of Aug. 1, 2013.

2010-17: Ibid., Highway-Rail Incidents by Type Major User from Form FRA F 6180.57, table 5.14, Hwy/Rail Incidents Summary Tables, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.aspx as of May 9, 2018.