You are here

Railroad and Grade-Crossing Injured Persons 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 injuries were revised at a different point in time from the total Grade crossing injuries and may not sum to the total of Grade crossing injuries.

Source: 

Railroad only and grade crossing:

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

1995-2003: Ibid., personal communication as of Apr. 10, 2008 and table 4.08 available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/ as of Sept. 16, 2009.

2004: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics 2008 Annual Report (Washington, DC), table 1-3, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Publications.aspx as of June 9, 2011.

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.

2010-13: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Preliminary Annual Report, table 3.01, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of Jan. 12, 2015.

2012-15: Ibid., Accident Trends - Summary Statistics, table 3.01, Hwy/Rail Incidents Summary Tables, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.aspx as of July 30, 2016.

Motor vehicle and non-motor vehicle:

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. 

2010-15: 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 31, 2016.