SPECIAL STUDY, TRAIN ACCIDENTS ATTRIBUTED TO THE 'NEGLIGENCE OF EMPLOYEES'
The report identifies and ranks the leading causes of train accidents attributed to the negligence of employees for the period 1961-1970. Analyses of the leading accident causes are performed to explore contributory factors such as rules, rule enforcement procedures, equipment design or maintenance, and environment. The relationship between accidents attributed to employee negligence and employee training, railroad safety efforts, the financial condition of the industry, and organized labor's role in advancing safety is discussed. A recommendation is directed to the Federal Railroad Administration to analyze the identified leading accident causes and to take appropriate corrective action. Safety Board recommendations from previous accident reports and special studies are reiterated as applicable to the circumstances identified in the report. (Author)
National Transportation Safety BoardBureau of Transportation Safety
Washington, DC United States
- Publication Date: 1972-5-24
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Crash investigation; Crashes; Employees; Negligence; Personnel; Railroad trains; Safety
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00040620
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RSS-72-1 Spec Study
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 13 1973 12:00AM