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Trespasser Bulletin: Volume 3, Calendar Year 1993

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 1994
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Accident Reports, Incident Reports, Casualties
ABSTRACT: [From the Introduction] The third annual report, issued by the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Office of Safety, provides information concerning trespassers who were killed or injured as a result of railroad operations and includes all reportable situations. In 1993, 523 people were killed and another 509 seriously injured while trespassing on railroad property. Trespassers are defined as people who are on private property used in railroad operations (e.g., walking on a track) and whose presence is prohibited or unlawful. For purposes of this bulletin, trespassers killed or injured at highway-rail crossings are excluded. Under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (45 U.s.C. 38-34), all railroads must file with the FRA an Injury and Illness Summary report of all operating incidents which result in fatalities and injuries. This bulletin, derived from submitted reports, does not include data regarding suicides and attempted suicides (as determined by a coroner or other public authority) or casualties resulting from accidents at highway-rail crossings. Information is presented relating to fatalities and injuries resulting from trespassing by State, railroad, age, extent of injuries, and fatality rates.