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Railroad and Grade-Crossing Injured Persons by Victim Class

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_02_40_033121.xlsx

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). 

1995-1999: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, personal communication as of Apr. 10, 2008 and table 4.08 available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/ as of Sept. 16, 2009.

2000-20: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, Accident Trends - Summary Statistics, table 3.01, Summary by Type Incident and Type Person, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.aspx as of Mar. 24, 2021.

Motor vehicle and non-motor vehicle:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, Highway-Rail Crossing Accidents, table 5.14, Hwy/Rail Accident Incidents Summary By Railroad, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/Default.aspx as of Mar. 24, 2021.

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