49 CFR 840.2 - Definitions.

§ 840.2 Definitions.

As used in this part, the following words or phrases are defined as follows:

(a)Railroad means any system of surface transportation of persons or property over rails. It includes, but is not limited to, line-haul freight and passenger-carrying railroads, and rapid transit, commuter, scenic, subway, and elevated railways.

(b)Accident means any collision, derailment, or explosion involving railroad trains, locomotives, and cars; or any other loss-causing event involving the operation of such railroad equipment that results in a fatality to a passenger or employee, or the emergency evacuation of persons.

(c)Joint operations means rail operations conducted on a track used jointly or in common by two or more railroads subject to this part, or operation of a train, locomotive, or car by one railroad over the track of another railroad.

(d)Fatality means the death of a person either at the time an accident occurs or within 24 hours thereafter.

[ 41 FR 13925, Apr. 1, 1976, as amended at 47 FR 49408, Nov. 1, 1982]

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