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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
MAY, 1931


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY, 1931


Employees on duty
Kind of accident Number of train Total persons t1. otal Total e ee Total Trelineon Oduty Paengers nontete
acolident trease nontrespasser Toal Train employees nontrpasser
________________________Killed ind KilledInureildnjured Killed Injureo Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed injured
TRAIN ACCIDENT8
Oolli.ieon.............................................1931 16 -- I 3 l 1 4 2 2 i
1930 27 2 4 2 2 3 2 1 I 8 1
Derailments .............................................. 193 1< l 4 10 4 4 9 2 22 2 21 1 21 27
1; 7 11 1 2 10 9 27 9 19 9 23 1
Loomotv-oi,, ler acoidents .............................. I : : : : :
Other locomotive aooidents............................. 1 1 1 1 1 .-
11 1 1 1 -
Mioscellaneous........ .............o.................................... 16 10 10 -1 2 12 2
123 13 011 2 30 9 9 6 1 111. 10
Total................................................. .. 10 624 23 9 13 6 1 3 14 Il4 10 1
Toiai....l 1930 1,4 _16 ij _1 __2 1i 1 3 _3 __ 6 _^ _4 __ __119 1 __30 _1 37
# At highway grade crossings, classified above. 1931 13 13 13 2 2 2 11 2
1930 13 3 3 3'34 2 3 2 1 2 4 1 27
TRAIN-SERVICI ACCIDENT8
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives.................................. 19i 1 1 1 1 1 3 -
1930 1 61 1 6 1 1 56 3 -
Ooupling or uncoupling air hose........................................... 1 3 l4 l4 3 l4 1 I 1 -1
1;0 232 2325 2 I 5
Operating locomotives....................................................... 191 1 120 1 120 1 120 116 1 4 -
S 1 1 159 1 -159 1 159 1 156 3 -
Operating handbrakes..................................................... I 3 1 6 3 3 I 3 2 : -
Operating sttohes......................................................... . lO. 2 :
Coming in contact with fixed structures.................................... 191 8 3 4 17 4 18 4 17 4 14 -
S19 6 32 5 3 1 29 1 29 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives..................................... 1931 42 47 3 16 4 23 3 2 1 1 12 1
1930 37 43 32 112 5 31 3 225 2 27 1 8 1 62 I 14
Accident, at highway grade crossing,....................................... 1 g : 1, 3o 9 : 7 1 3
Struck or run over, not at public crossings..................................... 1 .011 1 39 1 3 12 3 1 21
11. 1598 99bl 17 1
Miscellaneous............................................................. 1 ..1 44 4s14 7 2 429 2 1
1 61 597 311.22 5 10 5381 lo 47 1 3 11. 66 1 64 1_05 _1U
Total................................................................191 440 1,597 226 240 2 1357 31 719 22 6 68 2 1419 181
1930 413 l:91 188 232 225 1,659 40 1,063 29 968 11 95 2 129 183 467
TOTAL TRAIN AID T-AI-SIOZICI AOOIDENTS.................................. 1 2311 21 1, 79 53 11 68 1 1 1
______ 1930 42$ 2026 19 234 246 1792 53 Ili. 1? 1,11 1l3 3 19 18 50
LoooBotivoe-omileas
May, 1931 ..............11.02717
Nay, 1930...............133,311,56;
Oasualties per million locomotive-miles.................... 1931 1 14.84 2.:U 2.1 2.0 12: 0. 6.66 0.2 6:2 0:8 0.;6 0:.2 1 1 4
1930 3.22 15.20 1 0 13 847 7 .0 .8 .02 1.1 1.A 3:78
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDM8TRIAL) AOCin ......................... 1;3 2 6 2 2 136 1 11 1 1 1,1 60 6
13 17 225 3 3K 14 2:2 33 l 09 1 1 2"076,- 28 3 111
GRAND TOTAL AOO=Wn OF ALL M"Saia..................................... 1 1-,05 242 2A 2N ,2S4 1:?? 706 26 1,244 2 210 201 584
10 W4 :02;1 192 2a 2 5 3 3 82 1,034 _22 2,189 3 18 615
Increase or decrease Per cant ........................................... 02.56 28.80 *26.o4 *1.88 *2.36 30.83 10.94. 39.50 26.19 31-72 *18.18 11.43.17 3333 *33.69 *7.49 5.04
Man-hours (02.as Z loads):
Bay, 1931 ................ 259,426,185
May, 1930 ................. 330,314,798
Casualties per million man-hours ............................- 022 7
1930r -: 19 016 -
NIGHWAT GRAD-CBOSSING ACCIDZETS
Number of accidents:
May, 1931 ............... 329
ay, 1930 ............... 3
total casualties at highway grade orossings.............. 1931 183 4209 9 8 174 401 2 41 2 41. 1Z 397
1930 165 418 2 163 4.16 2 12 2 7 5 5 16 399


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


MAY, 1931


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY, 1931


Total Total Employees on duty Other
Kind of accident aNumber of train Total persons trespassers nontreepasser Total TrainmenOther- as s nontrespassers
accidents oa rime mlve
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kllea Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1931 793 11 195 2 11 1932 11 715 11 59 16 75 43
1930 1,310 23 327 1 1 22 326 21 147 20 116 1 31 1 151 28
Derailments ............................................ 1931 2,091 39 237 12 9 27 228 13 95 13 86 9 3 109 11 24
1930 3,344 60 335 12 23 -8 312 23 110 23 98 12 139 25 63
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................ 1931 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 -
1930 15 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1931 294 1 1 1 1 -
1930 322 7 7 6 6 1 -
lMiscellaneous .......................................... 1931 396 35 49 1 3 34 46 5 22 41 20 1 2 2 29 22
1930 654 29 65 29 65 1 21 1 15 6 1 28 43
Total ............................................. 1931 3,5 2 87 485 13 14 74 471 31 196 30 168 1 28 3 186 40 89
1930 5,'.5 119 742 _13 24 106 718 52 292 51 243 1 149 1 292 53 134
#At highway grade crossings, classified above 1931 66 40 32 1 3 39 29 3 1 3 1 36 28
19301 62 _j 55 67 55 671 2 5 2 3 2 4. 53 58
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives .............................. 1931 4 168 4 168 4 168 3 163 1 5 -
1930 10 287 10 287 10 287 10 279 8 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ......................................... 1931 6 73 6 73 6 73 5 58 1 15 -
1930 4 110 4 118 4 119 3 87 1 23 -
Operating locomotives .................. ................. 1931 1 617 1 617 1 617 609 1 8 -
1930 6 873 .- 6. 873 6 873 6 869 4 -
Operating hand brakes ................................................... 1931 10 331 10 331 10 331 9 330 1 1 -
1930 11 518 11 518 11 518 11 515 3 -
Operating switches ..................................................... 1931 111 111 111 105 6 -
1930 1 199 1 199 1 199 188 1 11 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ................................. 1931 20 122 12 36 8 86 8 84 8 80 4 2
1930 22 145 8 13 14 132 14 131 14 128 3 1 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ................................... 1931 17 1,698 4! 9 452 21 1,246 14 837 13 795 1 42 4 079 3
1930 160 2,123 119 388 41 1,735 30 1,277 25 1,218 5 59 9 2
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ................................... 1931 788 2,068 24 42 764 2,026 4 20 1 14 6 5 760 2,001
1930 753 2,259 31 49 722 2,210 6 29 22 6 7 716 2,177
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ............................. 1931 634 97 492 211 142 186 62 72 15 36 47 6 5 6 5 108
1930 678 47 502 258 176 239 101 126 31 50 70 6 10 9 103
Miscellaneous .......................................................... 1931 207 2,401 150 260 57 2,14 46 1,584 29 1,379 17 205 2 301 9 256
1930 215 3,299 119 248 96 3,051 84 2,340 o 57 1,968 27 372 3 356 9 355
Total .............................................................. 1931 18840 7,986 927 1,001 1,013 698 1 55 3,897 83 3,569 72 328 11 691 847 2,397
1930 1,860 10,310 j 779 956 1,081 9,354 267 5.890 15 532 no 566,18 780 791 2,84
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ............................... 1931 1,927 8,471 840 1,015 1,087 7,456 186 4,093 113 3,737 73 356 14 877 887 2,486
1930 1,979 11,052 792 980 1,187 10,072 319 6,182 208 5,567 111 615 19 1,072 849 2,818
Locomotive-miles:
5 months ending with May, 1931 .... 562,083,179
5 months ending with May, 1930 ". 662,158,107
Casualties per million looomotive-mile. .................. 1931 3.43 15.07 1.49 1.81 1.93 13.26 0.33 7.28 0.20 6.65 0.13 0.63 0.02 1.56 1.58 4.42
1930 2.99 16.69 1.20 1.48 1.79 15.21.148 9.34 .31 8.4-1 .17 .93 .03 1.62 1.28 4.26
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ....................... 1931 113 6,764 28 127 85 6,637 72 5,864 91 72 5,723 286 13 487
1930 129 11,199 17 130 112 11,069 99 10,303 119 99 10,184 237 13 529
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................... 1931 2,040 15,235 868 1,142 1,172 14,093 258 9,957 113 3,828 145 6,129 14 1,163 900 2,973
1930 2,108 22,251 809 1,110 1,299 21l1 4.18 16,485 208 5,686 210 10,799 19 1,309 862 3,347
Increase or Decrease Per cent ......................................... 3.23 31.53 *7.29 2.88 9.78 33.34 38.28 39.60 45.67 32.68 30.95 43.24 26.32 11.15 *4.4i 11.17
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
5 months ending with May, 1931 .... 1,280,805,883
5 months ending with May, 1930 .... 1,594,739,536
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1931 0.20 7.77 -
1930 .26 10.34 -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENT8S
Number of accidents:
5 months ending with May, 1931 ............ 1,839
5 months ending with May, 1930 ............ 2,009
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............. 1931 828 2,100 25 45 803 2,055 7 21 4 15 3 6 5 796 2,029
1930 808 2,326 31 49 77 2,277 8 34 2 25 6 9 8 769 2,235
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