Technical Reports

Summary of Accidents Investigated by the Federal Railroad Administration: Calendar Year 1980

  • 01
  • Feb
  • 1982
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Reports, Incident Reports, Casualties
ABSTRACT: [From the Introduction] The 1980 Summary of Accidents Investigated by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) includes 130 railroad accidents. This summary provides the following information: the railroad(s) involved, the location and time of the accident, the type of railroad accident, the method' of operation and movements involved, the speed involved, the type and class of track, the number of casualties, the estimated cost of railroad damages, and the probable cause and any contributing factor(s). The railroad codes used in this summary can be found in the FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports, 1979, Appendix A. Estimated railroad damage includes labor cost, and all other costs to repair or replace damaged on-track equipment, signals, track, track structures, or roadbed. The cost of lading and clearing the wreck, as well as the cost to society, is not included. The data was edited and summarized by FRA personnel. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use.