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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


UNIV. OF FL LUt.


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


mpoye on dutyther
lumber of train Total petsonss oTl To tal Other Passengers nontrespassers
ind of accident accidents Total p trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen moyes nontrspassers
Killed InjurilledInureKilled Injured Killed Injured illed Iure nured Killed InJured' Klled1Injured Killed injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............................................. 1931 129 2 30 5 2 25 2 16 2 16 7 2
1930 23 7 21 2 5 21 5 12 5 8 4 5 4
Derailments ............................................. 1931 301 10 22 4 10 6 12 4 7 4 7 3 2 2
1930 5..0 21 106 4 2 17 1014 18 8 17 1 4 73 5 13
Locomotive-boiler aooldente ............................. 1931 2 -
1930 2 2 2 2 2 -
Other locomotive accidents .............................. 1931 41 1 1 -
1930 4 i 1 -
Miscoellaneous ................................'.......... 1931 65 6 8 6 8 4 2 1 4 1 3 2 3
1930 173 1 5 7 5 7 2 3 1 2 l1 1 1 3 3
Total ............................................... 1931 611 s18 61 4 15 14 46 10 26 6 25 4 1 13 4 7
1930 1,062 35 135 6 2 29 133 17 34 16 28 1 6 I4 79 8 20
#At highway grade crossings, classified above 1931 12 4 7 4 7 -
1930 12 7 -6 1 7 .6I1 -1 7 4
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ................................ 1931 1 30 1 30 1 30 1 30 ~ ~
1930 2 39 2 39 2 39 2 39 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ........................................... 1931 12 -- 12 122 12 -
1930 15 15 15 13 2 -
Operating locomotives ..................................................... 1931 117 117 117 116 1 -
1930 1 159 1 159 1 159 1 158 1 -
Operating hand brakes ..................................................... 1931 2 78 -7 2 78 2 78 1 1 -
1930 1 107 1 107 1 107 106 1 1 -
Operating switches ....................................................... 1931 21 21 21 21 --
1930 19 19 19 19 -
Ooming in contact with fixed structures .................................. 1931 9 50 4 21 5 29 5 27 5 26 1 1 1
1930 6 33 3 11 3 22 3 20 2 19 1 1 2
Getting on or off care or locomotives ..................................... 1931 42 1406 38 166 4 240 2 160 1 147 1 13 2 73 7
1930 59 "80 54 129 5 351 2 251 2 239 12 3 89 11
Accidents at highway graaue crossings .....................................1931 150 279 7 2 143 277 2 2 2 143 273
1930 173 383 2 5 171 378 7 2 5 171 371
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...............................1931 175 99 1141 62 34 37 15 18 1 7 114 11 19
1930 157 117 133 66 214 51 15 25 14 9 11 16 1 2 a8 2
Miscellaneous ........................................................... 1931 59 527 4 111 15 416 1 8 296 3 247 5 149 2 62 5 58
1930 62 668 43 _91 19 577 16 9 425 11 355 51 70 11 96 21 s
Total ................................................................ 1931 438 1,619 234 362 204 1,257 761 12 684 2 7 138 16
1930 4 21 0120 03 226 1,7181,06775 22 959 1 187.1411
____ 461 2;_g_ 235 302 95926 1 1 __2 9 __ 1___1 0___ 5 187 18
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVIE ACCIDENTS .................................1931 456 1,680 238 377 218 1,303 43 787 18 709 25 78 14 11 171 365
1930 496 2:155 241 304 255 1,851 57 1,101 38 987 19 1114 9 266 189 484
Locomotive-miles:
August, 1931 ........... 111,379,687
August, 1930 ........... 129,835,065
Casualties per million looomotive-miles....................1931 4.09 15.08 2.14 3.38 1.96 11.70 0.39 7.07 0.16 6.37 0.22 0.o0 0.04 1.36 1.54 3.28
1930 3.82 16.60 1.86 2.34 1.96 14.26 .44 8.48 .29 7.60 .15 .88 .07 2.05 1.46 3.73
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCOOIDIENTS ......................... 1931 26 1,363 5 46 21 1,317 21 1,176 15 21 1,161 44 97
1930 24 1,:987 5 22 19 1,965 18 1,9826 29 18 1,797 29 1 110
GRAND TOTAL ACCOOIDENTS OF ALL OLASSEB .................................... 1931 482 ,043 423 239 2,620 64 1,963 18 724 146 1,239 4 195 171 462
1930 520 : 326 274 3:816 75 2,927 38 1,016 37 1,911 9 295 190 594
Increase or Decrease Per cent ........................................... 7.31 26.53 1.22 029.75 12.77 31.34 14.67 32.93 52.63 28.74 021.3 35.16 55.56 33.90 10.00 22.22
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
August, 1931 ........... 246,828,003
August, 1930 ........... 304,624,086
Casualties per million man-hours .......................... 1931 0.26 7.95 -
1930 .25 9.61 -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-OROSSING AOOIDEZNT8
Number of aooidenta
August, 1931 ........... 28
August, 1930 .......... 34
Total casualties at highway grade crossings .............. 1931 154 286 7 2 147 284 -- 2 5 147 277
1930 180 389 2 5 178 3841 8 3 5 1 178 375


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


AUGUST, 1931


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST, 1931

Total Total Employees on duty O
Number of train Total persons tale Totalesmployeesnondutyr O IPassengers Other
Kind of accident accidents o etrespassersa nontrespassrs en O nontrespassers
_________________________________________ __________ Killed 'Injured Killed Injured illed Inuredilled Injured illeduurdillednure Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured illed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................................ ..1931 1,323 21, 334 4 9 17 325 16 119 16 97 22 1 154 52
1930 2,137 38 497 3 2 35 495 32 203 31 158 1 45 1 24 2 38
Derailments ............................................. 1931 3,239 64 334 23 31 41 303 23 122 23 113 9 3 145 15 36
1930 4,988 106 653 22 37 84 66 36 189 36 165 24 6 328 42 99
Locomotlve-boiler accidents ............................. 1931 11 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 1 -
1930 21 13 34 13 3 13 14 13 13 1 20 -
Other locomotive accidents .............................. 1931 443 5 2 2 -2 3 -
1930 512 13 13 12 11 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ........................................... 1931 639 50 78 1 4 4 9 74 9 30 4 5 6 5 440 39
1930 1.132 95 90 1 -o4 90 6 29 2 20 4 99 2 38 59
Total ............................................. 1931 5,655 137 754 28 44 109 710 50 276 45 238 5 38 4 307 55 127
1930 8,790 202 1,287 26 39 176 1,248 87 447 82 367 5 s80o 7 605 82 196
#At highway grade crossings, classified above.. 1931 96 53 57 1 3 52 54 3 2 3 2 3 49 49
1930o 102 77 93 77 93 2 8 2 6 2 5 75 80
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives .............................. 1931 6 270 6 270 6 270 5 264 1 6 -
1930 18 424 18 424 18 424 18 414 10 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ......................................... 1931 6 116 6 116 6 116 5 99 1 17 -
1930 5 160 5 160 5 160 4 132 1 28 -
Operating locomotives ................................................... 1931 3 993 3 993 3 993 2 977 1 16 -
1930 10 1,377 10 1,377 10 1,377 10l 1,38 9 -
Operating hand brakes .................................................. 1931 14 550 14 550 14 550 12 549 2 1 -
1930 18 814 18 8144 18 814 17 808 1 6 -
Operating switches ...................................................... 1931 170 170 170 163 7 .
1930 2 271 2 271 2 271 1 256 1 15 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ................................ 1931 42 253 25 86 17 167 16 162 16 157 5 1 1 4
1930 41 244 21. 41 20 203 20 198 19 192 1 6 3 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ................................... 1931 304 2,844 271 915 33 1,929 20 1,295 18 1,226 2 69 9 585 14 49
1930 292 3,437 239 728 53 2,709 33 1,982 28 1,896 5 86 18 649 2 78
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ................................... 1931 1,145 2,951 37 51 1,108 2,900 5 26 1 16 4 10 7 1,103 2,867
1930 1,209 3,300 42 66 1,167 3,234 8 4o 28 8 12 1:159 3:190
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ............................. 1931 1,154 711 906 4o8 248 303 107 123 25 59 82 64 6 8 135 172
1930 1,192 872 918 466 274 46 157 192 43 74 114 118 7 16 no 198
Miscellaneous ........................................................... 1931 399 4,oo8 299 539 100 3,469 76 2,512 49 2,153 27 359 5 527 19 430
1930 384 5,190 239 479 1145 4,711 123 3,589 81 3,006 42 583 5 602 17 520
Total .............................................................. 1931 3,073 12,866 1,538 1,999 1,535 10,867 253 6,217 133 5,663 120 554 20 1,128 1,262 3,522
94 62 6 120 5, 20 1,12% 1 262 ,2
1930 3,171 16,089 1,459 1,780 1,712 14,309 394 9,047 221 8:174 173 873 30 1,274 1,288 3,988
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ............................... 1931 3,210 13,620 1,566 2,043 1,644 11,577 303 6,493 178 5,901 125 592 24 1, 435 1,317 649
Locmotve-ile8:1930 3,373 17,376 1,485 1,819 1,888 15,557 41 9,1494 303 8,5l41 178 953 37 1,879 1,370 4,:184
Locomotive-miles:
8 months ending with August, 1931 ......... 896,893,511
8 months ending with August, 1930 ......... 1,046,887,608
Casualties per million locomotive-miles .................. 1931 3.58 15.19 1.75 2.28 1.83 12.91 0.34 7.24 0.20 6.58 0.14 0.66 0.03 1.60 1.47 4.07
1930 3.22 16.60 1.42 1.74 1.80 14.86 .46 9.07 .29 8.16 .17 .91 .04 1.79 1.31 4.oo
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDOING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ....................... 1931 179 11,013 47 239 132 10,77 4 116 9,555 1 133 115 9,422 1424 16 6795
1930 223 17,461 39 2014 1814 17:257 163 16,0489 192 163 15 856 340o 21 869
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................. 1931 3,389 24,633 1,613 2,282 1,776 22,351 4l? 16,o48 179 6,034 240 10,o14 24 1,859 1,333 4,444
1930 3,596 34,837 1,524 2,023 2,072 32,814 644 25,542 303 8,733 341 16,s809 37 2,219 1,391 5,053
Increase or Decrease Per cent ......................................... 5.76 29.29 *5.84 *12.80 14.29 31.89 34.94 37.17 40.92 30.91 29.62 4o.42 35.14 16.22 4.17 12.05
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
8 months ending with August, 1931 ......... 2,039,082,235
8 months ending with August, 1930 ......... 2,518,390,511
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1931 021 7.87
1930o -- .26 0 l.l 14
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS --
Number of accidents:
8 months ending with August, 1931 ................. 2,671
8 months ending with August, 1930 .................2,995
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............. 1931 1,198 3,008 8 54 1,160 2,954 8 28 4 18 4 10 10 1 152 2,916
1930 1,286 3.393 42 66 1,244 3,327 10 148 2 34 8 1414 9 1,234 3,270
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