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Train Accident Cause codes

1. Track, Roadbed and Structure
2. Signal and Communication
3. Train Operation – Human Factor
4. Mechanical and Electrical Failures
5. Miscellaneous causes not otherwise listed
Train accidents are frequently the culmination of a sequence of events, and a variety of conditions or circumstances that may have contributed to its occurrence and have met the dollar criteria for reporting. Appendix C provides the Train Accident Cause Codes to be entered on FRA, form 6180.54. Refer to FRA Guide for Preparing Accident/Incident Reports, and Chapter 7 for detailed information about Train Accident Cause Codes.
Types of Train Accidents  Form F6180.54 Item Entry Answer the question? MS Excel Spreadsheet PDF Alpha Listing PDF Numeric Listing
All Train Accident Cause Codes all state codes
Track, Roadbed, and Structure Primary Cause
Secondary Cause
- Roadbed
- Track Geometry
- Rail Joint Bar and Rail Anchoring
- Frog, Switches  and Track Appliances
- Other Way and Structure
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Signal and Communication - Signal and Communication codes. codes codes codes
Train Operation – Human Factor - Brakes, Use of
- Employee Physical Condition
- Flagging, Fixed, Hand and Radio Signals Fixed Signal
Note for Codes H221, H222..
- General Switching Rules
- Main Track Authority
- Train Handling / Train Make-Up
- Speed
- Switch, Use of
- Cab Signals
- Miscellaneous
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Mechanical and Electrical Failures - Brakes
- Trailer or Container on Flatcar
- Body
- Coupler and Draft System
- Track Components
- Axles and Journal Bearings
- Wheels
- Locomotives
- Doors
- General Mechanical Electrical Failure
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Miscellaneous Causes Not Otherwise Listed - Environment Conditions
- Loading Procedures
- Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Accidents
- Unusual Operational Situations
- Other Miscellaneous
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