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INTERSTATE C ERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


APRIL, 1931


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL, 1931



aNumber of trainTotalper Total Total Employees on dutyP__________ Other
Kind of accident accidents p5r80n trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other Paenger nontrespassers
______ ______ _____ D oyees
___ __________ __ Killed Injured eild KInjured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Inlured
THAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1931 617 7 165 2 7 163 7 64 7 50 14 57 42
1930 1,053 21 281 1 1 20 280 20 113 19 92 1 21 145 22
Derailments ............................................. 1931 1,706 25 183 2 5 23 178 11 73 11 65 8 3 88 9 17
1930 2,774 9 277 11 21 38 256 14 83 14 79 4 116 24 57
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................ 1931 7 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 -
1930 12 5 8 5 8 5 8 5 8 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1931 250 -
1930 255 6 6 5 5 1 -
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1931 310 20 39 1 3 19 36 2 16 1 15 1 1 17 20
1930 511 29 35 28 35 17 111 61 28 18
Total ........................................... 1931 2,890 54 6390 3 10 51 380 22 156 21 132 1 24 3 145 26 79
1930 4:605 103 607 12 22 91 585 39 226 38 195 1 31 262 52 97
#At highway grade crossings, classified above 1931 53 27 30 1 3 26 27 1 1 1 1 25 26
1930 49 1 52 33 52 33 2 2 52 31
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ............................. 1931 3 135 3 135 3 135 2 130 1 5 -
1930 9 226 9 226 9 226 9 221 5 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ........................................ 1931 3 59 3 59 3 59 3 45 14 ~ ~
1930 2 87 2 87 2 87 1 69 1 18 -
Operating locomotives ................................................... 1931 497 497 497 493 4 -
1930 5 714 5 714 5 714 5 713 1 -
Operating hand brakes ................................................... 1931 7 2774 7 274 7 274 6 274 1 -
1930 9 416 8 416 8 416 8 414 2 -
Operating switches ........................................................ 1931 1914 94 94 89 6 -
1930 1 169 1 169 1 169 160 1 9 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ................................ 1931 12 87 8 19 4 68 4 67 4 66 1 1
1930 16 113 3 10 13 103 13 102 13 100 2 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .................................... 1931 128 1,361 111 346 17 1,015 11 691 11 661 30 4 304 2 20
1930 123 1,710 87 276 3b 1,434 27 1,052 23 1,001 4 51 8 347 1 35
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .................................. 1931 618 1,661 15 31 603 1,627 4 16 1 10 3 6 5 599 1,606
1930 591 1,875 29 47 562 1,828 6 20 16 6 4 3 556 1,805
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ............................ 1931 466 301 351 157 115 147 55 60 12 28 42 32 3 5 57 82
1930 538 107 392 202 146 205 88 108 24 41 6N 67 6 8 52 89
Miscellaneous ........................................................... 1931 163 1,917 116 205 47 1,712 37 1,285 22 1,123 15 162 2 228 8 199
1930 154 2,702 o0 189 74 2,513 68 1,933 145 1,621 23 312 2 292 14 288
Total ............................................................. .1931 1,400 6,389 601 761 799 5,628 124 3,178 61 2,918 63 260 9 542 666 1,908
1930 1,447 8,419 591 724 856 7,695 227 4,827 128 14,356 99 471 16 651 613 2,217
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .............................. 1931 1,454 6,779 60o41 771 850 6,008 146 3,334 82 3,050 64 284 12 687 692 1,987
1930 1,550 9,026 603 746 947 8,280 266 5,053 166 4,551 100 502_-16 913 665 2,314
Locomotive-miles:
4 months ending April, 1931 ......... 448,055,632
4 months ending April, 1930 ......... 528,846,543
Casualties per million locomotive-miles .................. 1931 3.25 15.13 1.35 1.72 1.90 13.41 0.33 7.14 0.18 6.81 0.14 0.63 0.03 1.53 1.51 4.443
1930 2.93 17.07 1.14 1.41 1.79 15.66 .50 9.55 .31 8.61 .19 .95 .03 1.73 1.26 4
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ....................... 1931 84 5,401 22 100 62 5,301 55 4,673 72 55 4,601 226 7 402
1930 112 8,934 1. 14 _98 _98 8,836 988 8,209 101 _88 8,108 _- 209 10 418
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................. 1931 1,538 12,180 626 871 912 11,309 201 8,007 82 3,122 119 4,885 12 913 699 2,389
1930 1,662 17,960 617 84' 1,045 17,116 354 13,262 166 4,652 188 8,610 16 1,122 675 2,732
Increase or Decrease Per cent ......................................... 7.46 32.18 *1.46 *3.20 12.73 33.93 43.22 39.62 50.60 32.89 36.70 43.26 25.00 18.63 *3.56 12.55
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
4 months ending April, 1931 ........ 1,021,379,698
4 months ending April, 1930 ........ 1,264:,24,738
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1931 0.20 7.84 -
1930 .28 10.49 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
4 months ending April, 1931 ................1,480
4 months ending April, 1930 ................ 1,643
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............. 1931 645 1,691 16 37 629 1,654 2 17 2 11 2 6 5 624 1,632
1930 643 1,908 29 47 614 1,891 22 18 4 -1 3 608 1,836


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APRIL, 1931


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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL. 1931



iNumber of trsi Total persons Ttal Total Employees on duty Other
Kind of accident accidents trespassers nontrespassers Tota- l Trainmen Other Passengers Other
I_________________ OD1VO69 ________I
Killed Injured Kiled In ured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................... 1931 157 3g l 16 12 4 15 6
1930 239 5 47 1 5 46 5 18 5 12 6 25 3
Derailments .............................................. 1931 394 8 32 1 7 32 2 17 2 15 2 13 5 2
1930 571 26 46 4 5 22 41 3 15 3 14 1 12 19 14
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................. 1931 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 -
1930 1 -
Other looomotive accidents .............................. 1931 50 -
1930 64 2 2 2 2 -
Miscellaneous ............................................ 1931 80 5 7 1 5 6 1 4 4 1 4 2
1930 126 10 12 10 12 7 3 4 10 5
Total ............................................... 1931 686 15 79 1 2 14 77 5 39 4 33 1 6 28 9 10
1930 1,001 1 41 107 4 6 1 37 101 8 42 1 a8 311 11 37, 29 22
#At highway grade crossings, classified above-. 1931 9 9 2 1 9 1 9 1
1930 14 29 15 29 15 29 15
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ............................... 1931 29 29 29 28 1 -
1930 3 35 3 35 3 35 3 34 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ........................................... 1931 11 11 11 9 2 -
1930 23 23 23 19 4 -
Operating locomotives ...................................................... 1931 120 120 120 120 -
1930 2 133 2 133 2 133 2 133 -
Operating hand brakes .................................................... 1931 2 48 2 48 2 48 2 48 -
1930 4 93 4 93 4 93 4 93 -
Operating switches ....................................................... 1931 16 16 16 16 -
1930 29 29 29 26 3
Coming in contact with fixed structures ................................... 1931 4 34 4 13 21 21 21 -
1930 4 26 1 4 3 22 3 21 3 21 1 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ..................................... 1931 48 342 45 100 3 242 2 164 2 158 6 71 1 7
1930 36 370 29 69 7 301 6 219 6 205 14 1 72 10
Accidents at highway grade crossings#...................................... 1931 159 387 3 7 156 380 2 5 1 3 1 2 3 154 372
1930 130 370 4 9 126 361 2 5 4 2 1 1 124 355
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .............................1931 129 69 99 40 30 29 17 10 4 2 13 1 13 18
1930 159 106 24 57 304 499 17 19 5 8 12 11 2 2 15 29
Miscellaneous .............................................................. 1931 40 4gl 31 53 9 428 8 318 5 265 3 53 60 1 50
1930 36 605 23 58 13 547 11 4031 8 328 31 75 11 67 1 77
Total ................................................................. 1931 382 1,537 182 213 200 1,324 31 742 14 670 17 72 135 169 447
1930 373 1,790 181 197 192 1:593 48 980 31 $71 17 109og 4 143. 140 47o
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................. 1931 397 1,616 183 215 214 1,401 36 781 18 703 18 78 163 178 457
1930 414 1,897 185 203 229 1,694 56 1,022 39 902 17 120 4 180 169 492
Locomotive-miles:
April, 1931 .............112,166,270
April, 1930 ............ .130,184,223
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................... 1931 3.54 14.41 1.63 1.92 1.91 12.49 0.32 6.96 0.16 6.27 0.16 0.70 1.45 1.59 4.07
1930 3.18 14.57 1.42 1.56 1.76 13.01 *43 7-85 .30 6.93 .13 .92 0.03 1.38 1.30 3.78
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ........................ 1931 26 1,382 26 18 1,356 17 1,191 12 17 1,179 47 1 118
1930 28 2,143 2 21 26 2,122 23 1,986 16 23 1,970 42 31 94
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................... 1931 .423 2,9?8 191 241 232 2,751 53 1,972 18 715 5 1,257 210 179
1930 442 4, 187 224 255 3,816 79 3,0089, 39 918 W 2,090 4 222 172
Increase or Decrease Per cent .............................................4.30 25.79 2.14 *759 9.02 27.75 32.91 34.44 53.85 22.11 12.50 39.96 100.00 5.41 *4.07 1.88
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
April, 1931 ............ 260,863,590
April, 1930 ............ 323,009,501
Casualties per million man-hours .......................... 1931 0.20 7.56 -
1930 -- -_ .24 9.31 -__ _- __ _- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
April, 1931 .................... 339
April, 1930 .................... 352
fTotal casualties at highway grade crossings ............... 1931 168 389 3 8 165 381 2 5 1 3 1 2 3 163 373
1930 159 385 4 9 155 376, 2 5 4 2 1. 1 153 370

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