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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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Subject to revision 3 1262 08584 1350 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION


BUREAU OF STATISTICS


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


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Statement No. M-400
JULY, 1931


Number of train Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Other
Kind of accident accidents Total pern trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees Passengers nontrespassers
accident Total_ Tranme 6ployeeQ -
~~____~___________________________________ ~Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............................................. 1931 206 7 90 3 2- 4 8 3 17 3 11 6 1 68 3
1930 306 5 891 1 5 8 30 3 26 3 22 4 49 2 5
Derailments ............................................. 1931 406 7 31 5 7 2 241 2 5 2 9 11 -
1930 567 16 133 5 7 11 126 2 26 2 22 4 2 56 7 A
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................. 1931 -
1930 3 4 26 4 26 4 6 4 5 1 20 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................... 1931 46 -
1930 57 4 4 3 1 -
Miscellaneous ............................................ 1931 95 8 11 8 11 1 1 8 10
1930 158 2 6 2 6 2 1 2 1 5
Total ............................................... 1931 753 22 132 8 9 14 123 5 26 5 20 6 1 79 8 18
1930 1,091 27 250 5 8 22 242 11 63 9 52 2 11 2 155 9 24.
#At highway grade crossings, classified above 1931 11 7 10 7 10 7 10
1930 14 5 12 5 12 2 2 5 10
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ................................ 1931 1 39 1 39 1 39 1 3 1 -
1930 3 46 3 461 3 46 3 4 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................................ 1931 20 20 20 19 I1 -
1930 1 15 1 15 1 15 1 16 2 -
Operating locomotives ....................................................... 1931 13 133 13 127 6 -
1930 1 174 1 171 l 17 1 173 1 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................................ 1931 2 79 2 79 2 79 2 79 -
1930 5 105 5 105 5 105 5 103 2 -
Operating switches ................................ .......................... .1931 24 -24 ..---.. -. 1 24 2 -24.
-1930 .. 1 27 1 1 -27 1 27 1 26 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .................................... 1931 4 44 4 21 23 22 22 1
1930 4 30 3 5 1 25 1 24 1 24 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ...................................... 1931 46 393 42 155 4 238 2 153 2 147 6 1 78 1 7
1930 40 49 35 111 5 338 1 253 1 248 5 4 78 7
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...................................... 1931 116 309 3 113 309 1 4 2 1 2 112 305
1930 139 307 2 3 137 30. 2 2 2 2 135 302
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ................................ 1931 1718 94 137 56 41l 3 18 19 6 9 12 10 1 23 18
1930 161 135 129 69 32 6 16 22 4 8 12 14 3 16 41
Miscellaneous ................................................................. 1931 79 560 66 94 13 466 10 316 261 3 55 1 92 2 5
1930 60 650 45 83 15 567 11 15 6 136 5 69 1 92 3 60
Total .................................................................. 1931 426 1,695 252 326 174 1,369 34 809 18 728 16 81 2 171 138 389
1930 415 1,941 214 271 201 1,670 42 1,056 23 990 19 96 5 174 154 410
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................................. 1931 448 1,827 260 335 188 1,492 39 835 23 748 16 87 3 250 146 407
1930 442 2,191 219 279 223 1,912 53 1,149 32 1,042 21 107 7 329 163 434
Locomotive-miles;
July, 1931 ........... 113,804,366
July, 1930 ........... 128,797,652
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................... 1931 3.94 16.05 2.28 2.94 1.65 13.11 0.34 7.34 0.20 6.57 0.14 0.76 0.03 2.20 1.28 3.58
1930 3.43 17.01 1.70 2.17 1.73 14.84 .41 8.92 .25 8.09 .16 .83 .05 2.55 1.27 3.37
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS .......................... 1931 18 1,454 4 34 14 1,450 14 1,276 1 15 13 1,261 49 125
1930 32 2,118 8 22 24 2,096 22 1,954 22 22 1,932 33 2 109
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................................... 1931 466 3,311 264 369 202 2,942 53 2,111 24 763 29 1,348 3 299 146 52
1930 474 4,309 227 301 247 4,008 75 3,103 32 1,064 43 2,039 7 362 165 3
Increase or Decrease Per cent ............................................... 1.69 23.16 *16.30 *22.59 18.22 26.60 29.33 31.97 25.00 28.29 32.56 33.589 57.14 17.40 11.52 2.03
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
July, 1931 ........... 255,625,102
July, 1930 ........... 309,328,323
Casualties per million man-hours ........................... 1931 0.21 8.26 -
1930 .24 10.03 1 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
July, 1931 ........... 279
July, 1930 ........... 296
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .............. 1931 123 319 3 120 319 1 4 2 1 2 119 315
1930 114 319 2 3 142 316 2 4 4 2 14 312

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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


JULY, 1931


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY, 1931

Number of train Total persons Total Total EUPloyees On duty Other
Kind of accident aoodets Total peron tra ers nontrespasserster Passengers nontrespassers
trepasesInt aer Total Trainmen employees
_________________________________________ _______ldilled InUre illed Injured Killed Injured [lled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1931 1,164 19 304 4 4 15 300 14 103 14 81 22 1 147 50
1930 1,874 31 476 1 2 30 474 27 191 26 150 41 1 29 2 34
Derailments ............................................193931 2,85 54 312 19 21 35 291 19 115 19 106 9 3 142 13 3, 4
1930 4,448 85 547 18 35 67 512 28 171 28 148 23 2 255 37 86
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................1931 9 2 3- 23 3 2 3 2 2 1 -- -
1930 19 11 34 11 34 11 14 11 13 1 20 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1931 402 4 4 1 1 3 -
1930 428 12 12 11 10 1 1 -
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1931 574 o44 70 1 4 143 66 5 28 4 23 1 5 2 38 36
1930 959 410 83 1 139 8 34 26 1 18 3 8 1 35 56
Total ............................................. 1931 5,044 119 693 24 29 95 661 40 250 39 213 1 37 4 294 51 120
1930 7,728 167 1,152 20 37 -14 1,115 70 413 66 339 4 74 3 526 74 176
#At highway grade crossings, classified above 1931 84 49 50 1 3 49 47 3 2 2 4
1930 90 70 _87 70 87 2 7 12 5 2 -14 -68
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives .............................. 1931 240 5 240 5 240 4 234 1 6 -
1930 1 385 16 385 385 16 375 10 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ......................................... 1931 6 1014 6 104 6 10o4 5 87 1 1- -
1930 5 145 5 145 5 145 119 1 26 -
Operating locomotives ................................................... 1931 3 876 3 876 3 876 2 861 1 15 -
1930 9 1,218 9 1,218 9 1,218 9 1,210 -
Operating hand brakes ................................................... 1931 12 472 12 472 12 472 11 471 1 1 -
1930 17 707 17 707 17 707 17 702 5 -
Operating switches........................................ ....... 1931 149 -4 --- -149 149 142 7 -
1930 2 252 2 252 2 252 1 237 1 15
Coming in contact with fixed structures ................................. 1931 33 201 21 65 12 138 11 135 11 131 4 1 3
1930 35 21 18 30 17 181 17 178 17 173 5 3 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ................................... 1931 262 2,438 233 749 29 1,689 18 1,135 17 1,079 1 56 7 512 4 142
1930 233 2,957 185 599 8 2,358 31 1,731 26 1,657 5 74 15 560 2 67
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ................................... 1931 995 2,672 30 49 96 262 5 24 1 16 4 8 5 960 2 594
1930 1,036 2,917 40 61 99 2:5 33 26 7 4 988 2,819
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ............................. 1931 979 612 765 346 214 266 92 105 24 52 68 53 6 8 116 1
1930 1,035 755 785 00 250 355 142 167 39 65 103 102 6 14 102 l
Miscellaneous ..........................................................1931 340 3,481 255 428 8 1 305? 168 2,216 46 1,906 22 310 3 465 14 372
1930 322 4,522 1961 3889 12 ,13 107 3,1641 70 2:651 371 5135506 15 1464
Total .............................................................. 1931 2,635 11,247 1,304 1,637 1,331 9,610 220 5,456 121 4,979 99 477 16 990 1,095 3,164
1930 2,710 14,069 1,224 1,478 ,1486 12,591 354 7,980 199 7,215 155 765 25 1,087 1,107 3,524
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ............................... 1931 2,754 11,940 1,328 1,666 1,426 10,274 260 5706 160 5,192 100 51' 20 1,284 1,146 3,284
1930 2,877 15,221 1,244 1,515 1,633 13,706 124 8,393 265 7,554 159 839 28 1,613 1,181 3,700
Locomotive-miles:
7 months ending with July, 1931 ...... 785,513,824
7 months ending with July, 1930 ...... 917,052,543
1931.........1._82.5.1 .O.12081 1321" 4.341
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ..................191 3.5 15.20 1.69 2.12 1.82 1.8 7.26 0.20 6.61 0. 0.03 1.6 1.46 4.18
1930 3.1 1.60 1.36 1.65 .178 14.95 U 9.15 .29 8.24 .1; .91 .03 17 1929 4.03
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ....................... 1931 153 9,650 42 193 111 9,457 195 8,379 1 118 914 8,261 -- 1380 016 7698
1930 199 15,474 4314 1182 165 15,292 145 14,222 163 145 14,059 311 20 759
GRAND TOTAL ACCOOIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................. 1931 2,907 21,590 1,370 1,859 1,537 19,731 355 14,085 161 5, 10 194 8,775 20 1,664 1,162 3,982
1930 3,076 30,695 1,278 1,697 1,798 28,998 569 22,615 265 7,717 l304 14898 28 1,924 1,201 :59
Increase or Decrease Per cent ......................................... 5.49 29.66 *7.20 *9.55 14.52 31.96 37.61 37.72 39.25 31.19 36.18 41.10 28.57 13.51 3.25 10.70
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
7 months ending with July, 1931 .... 1,792,254,232
7 months ending with July, 1930 .... 2,213,766,425
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1931 0.20 7.86 -
1930 .26 10.22 --- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
7 months ending with July, 1931 ........... 2,393
7 months ending with July, 1930 ........... 2,:31
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............. 1931 1,0o44 2,722 31 52 1,013 2,670 8 26 4 18 4 8 5 1 005 2,639
1930 1,106 3,004 0 ,1 1066 2,9143 10 40 2 31 8 9 8 1,056 2,895


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