Identification and Categorization of Accidents and Injuries in Cabs of Locomotives

A review and categorization is made of available published locomotive cab accident reports and statistics, as well as of unpublished accident reports from a number of individual railroads. Major hazards related to locomotive control compartment accidents are identified and categorized in summation form. Conclusions stress the need for designing greater elemental safety in strength and location of the control compartment, as well as providing a more livable environment for occupants in the control compartment of locomotives. A recommendation is directed to the Federal Railroad Administration, Locomotive Cab Committee, that they proceed with their plans for a series of locomotive impact tests in a continuing effort to improve safety in the control compartment of locomotives.

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    Central Technology, Incorporated

    Silver Spring, MD  United States 

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kurz, Frank
  • Publication Date: 1972-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Summary Report
  • Pagination: 90p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OPP-73-3
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2018 9:10AM