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2010 Louisiana Railroad Worker Safety Report Released By Federal Railroad Administration

 

WORKER SAFETY REPORT – REPORTABLE CONDITIONS

Type of Job: Professional and Administrative
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Condition Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Cut/abrasion 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
All 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Type of Job: Maintenance of Way and Structures
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Condition Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Bruise/contusion 2 2.7 61 2.1 31 1 2.3 85 17.1 43
Occ. Illness 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Sprain/Str., other 1 1.3 180 6.1 180 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Sprain/Str.,leg/foot 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 23 4.6 23
Sprain/Str.,torso 3 4.0 3 0.1 1 1 2.3 3 0.6 1
Cut/abrasion 3 4.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Puncture wound 4 5.3 54 1.8 14 2 4.5 23 4.6 6
Fracture,arm/hand 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Fracture,torso 1 1.3 23 0.8 23 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Dental related 1 1.3 2 0.1 2 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Unspecified injury 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
All 19 25.3 323 11.0 17 7 15.9 134 27.0 7
Type of Job: Maintenance of Equipment and Stores
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Condition Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Bruise/contusion 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Crushing injury 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 48 9.7 48
Sprain/Str., other 1 1.3 14 0.5 14 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Sprain/Str.,arm/hand 1 1.3 2 0.1 2 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Sprain/Str.,torso 2 2.7 140 4.8 70 1 2.3 16 3.2 8
All 6 8.0 156 5.3 26 3 6.8 64 12.9 11
Type of Job: Transportation, Other Than Train and Engine
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Condition Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Bruise/contusion 1 1.3 5 0.2 5 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Occ. Illness 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Sprain/Str.,leg/foot 1 1.3 180 6.1 180 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Sprain/Str.,torso 3 4.0 335 11.4 112 3 6.8 0 0.0 0
Fracture,arm/hand 1 1.3 6 0.2 6 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
All 7 9.3 526 18.0 75 6 13.6 0 0.0 0
Type of Job: Transportation, Train and Engine
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Condition Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Bruise/contusion 6 8.0 64 2.2 11 4 9.1 73 14.7 12
Occ. Illness 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Sprain/Str.,arm/hand 4 5.3 182 6.2 46 3 6.8 7 1.4 2
Sprain/Str.,leg/foot 6 8.0 269 9.2 45 6 13.6 61 12.3 10
Sprain/Str.,head/face 4 5.3 117 4.0 29 3 6.8 57 11.5 14
Sprain/Str.,torso 12 16.0 768 26.2 64 7 15.9 2 0.4 0
Cut/abrasion 2 2.7 148 5.1 74 2 4.5 42 8.5 21
Fracture,arm/hand 1 1.3 155 5.3 155 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Fracture,leg/foot 1 1.3 180 6.1 180 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Rupture/tear, tendon, etc 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 56 11.3 56
Gunshot/knife wound 1 1.3 39 1.3 39 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Fatality 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Skin reaction 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Unspecified injury 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
All 42 56.0 1,922 65.7 46 28 63.6 298 60.1 7

 


WORKER SAFETY REPORT – EVENTS CAUSING

Type of Job: Professional and Administrative
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Event/occurrence Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Caught, crushed, pinched, other 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
All 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Type of Job: Maintenance of Way and Structures
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Event/occurrence Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Bodily function/sudden movement, e.g.,sneezing,twi 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Caught in/compressed by powered hand tools 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Caught in/crushed by materials 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Caught, crushed, pinched, other 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Climatic condition, exposure to environmental heat 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Collision – between on track equipment 1 1.3 180 6.1 180 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Collision/impact – auto, truck, bus, van, etc. 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 85 17.1 85
Defective/malfunctioning equipment 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Other (describe in narrative) 1 1.3 3 0.1 3 1 2.3 3 0.6 3
Overexertion 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Slipped, fell, stumbled, etc. due to climatic cond 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 23 4.6 23
Slipped,fell,stumbled,etc. due to irregular surfac 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Struck by object 4 5.3 83 2.8 21 2 4.5 23 4.6 6
Struck by thrown or propelled object 2 2.7 25 0.9 13 2 4.5 0 0.0 0
Sudden/Unexpected Movement of tools 1 1.3 32 1.1 32 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
All 19 25.3 323 11.0 17 7 15.9 134 27.0 7
Type of Job: Maintenance of Equipment and Stores
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Event/occurrence Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Caught in/crushed by materials 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 48 9.7 48
Overexertion 2 2.7 0 0.0 0 16 3.2 8
Pushed/shoved into/against 1 1.3 140 4.8 140 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Slipped, fell, stumbled, etc. due to climatic cond 1 1.3 14 0.5 14 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Slipped, fell, stumbled, other 1 1.3 2 0.1 2 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
All 6 8.0 156 5.3 26 3 6.8 64 12.9 11
Type of Job: Transportation, Other Than Train and Engine
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Event/occurrence Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Caught, crushed, pinched, other 1 1.3 6 0.2 6 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Exposure to noise over time 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Highway-rail collision/impact 3 4.0 335 11.4 112 3 6.8 0 0.0 0
Ran into on-track equipment 1 1.3 5 0.2 5 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Slipped, fell, stumbled, other 1 1.3 180 6.1 180 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
All 7 9.3 526 18.0 75 6 13.6 0 0.0 0
Type of Job: Transportation, Train and Engine
Selections: Railroad – ALL
State – LOUISIANA County – ALL
Worker on duty – employee/ALL CASUALTIES
Time Frame – Jan 2010 To Dec 2010
Event/occurrence Total Days Absent Absent Cases Days Restricted
Cnt % Cnt % Avg. Cnt % Cnt % Avg.
Bumped 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 10 2.0 10
Caught, crushed, pinched, other 2 2.7 156 5.3 78 2 4.5 0 0.0 0
Defective/malfunctioning equipment 1 1.3 180 6.1 180 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Derailment 4 5.3 257 8.8 64 3 6.8 56 11.3 14
Exposure to chemicals – external 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Exposure to noise over time 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Highway-rail collision/impact 9 12.0 109 3.7 12 5 11.4 122 24.6 14
Lost balance 2 2.7 138 4.7 69 2 4.5 0 0.0 0
Other impacts – on track equipment 2 2.7 29 1.0 15 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Overexertion 2 2.7 236 8.1 118 2 4.5 0 0.0 0
Ran into object/equipment 1 1.3 180 6.1 180 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Shot 2 2.7 39 1.3 20 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Slack action, draft, compressive buff/coupling 1 1.3 138 4.7 138 1 2.3 42 8.5 42
Slipped, fell, stumbled, other 4 5.3 360 12.3 90 2 4.5 0 0.0 0
Slipped,fell,stumbled,etc. due to irregular surfac 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Slipped,fell,stumbled,etc. due to object,ballast, 4 5.3 84 2.9 21 4 9.1 61 12.3 15
Slipped,fell,stumbled,etc. on oil, grease,etc. 2 2.7 5 0.2 3 1 2.3 0 0.0 0
Struck against object 2 2.7 11 0.4 6 2 4.5 7 1.4 4
All 42 56.0 1,922 65.7 46 28 63.6 298 60.1 7

Event codes replaced occurrence codes in 1997

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