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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
OCTOBER, 1931


UNIV. OF FL L9.





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



Total Total Employees on duty Oter
Kido cietNumber of train Total persons Total Total Emloeehoedt
Kind of accident N ientr a persn trespassers nontrespassers Total Traie Other Passengers nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmenemployes
-_tilled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injurec Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................... 1931 163 18 1 17 14 13 1 1 2
1930 254 5 58 5 51 5 21 4 17 1 4 21 16
Derailments .......................................... 1931 358 6 62 1 5 62 1 22 1 14 8 33 4 7
1930 586 16 87 6 8 10 79 6 24 6 24 37 4 is
Locomotive-boiler accidents .......................... 1931 1 1 1 1 1 -
1930 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 1931 47 -
1930 65 2 2 2 2 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1931 82 4 10 4 10 5 4 1 4 5
1930 137 14 17 14 17 8 8 14 9
Total ........................................... 1931 651 10 91 1 1 9 90 1 42 1 32 10 34 8 14
1930 1,044 35 164 6 8 29 156 11 55 10 51 4 58 18 43
#At highway grade crossings, classifiedabove 1931 16 7 12 7 12 7 12
1930 20 17 17 17 17 17 17
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ............................... 1931 1 37 1 37 1 37 1 37 -
1930 3 55 3 55 3 55 3 54 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .......................................... 1931 3 17 3 17 3 17 3 11 6 -
1930 17 17 17 13 4 -
Operating locomotives .................................................... 1931 2 111 2 111 2 111 2 108 3 -
1930 1 147 1 147 1 147 1 145 2 -
Operating hand brakes ................................................... 1931 68 68 68 67 1 -
1930 4 85 4 85 4 85 4 85 -
Operating switches ....................................................... 1931 18 18 18 17 1 -
1930 34 34 34 31 3 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .................................. 1931 4 25 3 3 1 22 1 21 1 20 1 1
1930 3 37 2 3 1 34 1 33 1 32 1 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives .................................... 1931 38 315 32 91 6 224 2 153 1 146 1 7 4 65 6
1930 41 402 37 87 4 315 2 225 2 213 12 1 84 1 6
Accidents at highway grade crossings # .................................. 1931 142 448 2 13 140 435 1 2 1 1 1 139 433
1930 190 532 4 8 186 524 4 3 3 4 182 521
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .............................. 1931 143 93 116 49 27 44 13 18 2 3 11 15 1 13 26
1930 150 92 116 50 34 42 14 15 5 5 9 10 2 20 25
Miscellaneous ............................................................ 1931 54 462 40 64 14 398 9 295 7 253 2 42 1 50 4 53
1930 50 577 29 45 21 532 19 407 13 352 6 55 1 63 1 62
Total ............................................................... 1931 387 1,594 193 220 194 1,374 32 740 18 663 14 77 6 115 156 519
1930 442 1,978 188 193 254 1,785 48 1,021 29 933 19 88 2 149 204 615
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................ 1931 397 1,685 194 221 203 1,464 33 782 19 695 14 87 6 149 164 533
1930 477 2,142 194 201 283 1,941 59 1,076 39 984 20 92 2 207 222 58
Locomotive-miles:
October, 1931 ............ 109,327,158
October, 1930 ............ 132,507,428
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................. 1931 3.63 1.41 1.771 2.02 1.86 13.39 0.30 7.15 0.17 6.36 0.13 0.80 0.05 1.36 1.50 4.88
1930 3.60 16.17 1.46 1.52 2.14 14.65 .45 8.12 .29 7.43 .15 .69 .02 1.56 1.68 4.97
TOTAL- NONTRAIN (INCLUDING W:DUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ........................ 1931 21 1,192 29 is 1,163 15 1,024 6 15 1,018 4U 3 96
1930 26 1,773 6 19 20 1,754 18 1,602 14 18 1,588 44 2 108
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................... 1931 418 2,877 197 250 221 2,627 48 1,806 19 701 29 1,105 6 192 167 629
1930 503 3,915 200 220 303 3,695 77 2,678 39 998 38 1,680 2 251 224 766
Increase or Decrease Per cent .......................................... 16.90 26.51 1.50 *13.64 27.06 28.90 37.66 32.56 51.28 29.76 23.68 34.23 *200.00 23.51 25.45 17.89
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
October, 1931 ............ 238,394,749
October, 1930 ............ 301,817,843
Casualties per million man-hours ........................ 1931 0.20 7.58
1930 .26 8.87
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
October, 1931 ............
October, 1930............
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............ 1 14 460 2 13 7 447 1 2 1 1 1 146 445
190 07 54 4~ 203 541, 4 3 3 4 199, 538


* Increase


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


OCTOBER, 1931


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER, 1931


INumber of train Total persons
accidents I


1,651
2,622
3,961
6,067

24

64
807
1,4ol01


iT- r 1


Total Total
trespassers nontrespassers


lo
2




41
7


Total


Employees on duty
I Trainmen -


Other


Passengers


Other
nontrespassers


Killed| Iniured Killed Injured Killed Injured I 'dKilled Injured !Killed |Injurled ld injured KilledInJured killedd InJue


TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............................................. 1931
1930
Derailments ............................................. 1931
1930
Looomotive-boiler accidents ............................. 1931
1930
Other locomotive accidents .............................. 1931
1930
Miscellaneous ........................................... 1931
1930
Total .............................................. 1931
1930
i#At highway grade crossings, classified above 1931
1930


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ................................ 1931
1930
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ........................................... 1931
1930
Operating locomotives ..................................................... 1931
1930
Operating hand brakes ..................................................... 1931
1930
Operating switches ......................... ................... ........... 1931
1930
Coming in contact with fixed structures ................................. 1931
1930
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ..................................... 1931
1930
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ..................................... 1931
1930
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ............................... 1931
1930
Miscellaneous ............................................................. 1931
1930
Total ................................................................ 1931
1930


369
607
450
786
6
40
5
17
95
120


4
3
26
33





1
1


21 359
43 605

59 417
106 739
6 6
19 40
5
17
57 91
62 120


20
410

49
6
19



9


140
234
158
235
6
20
2
16

43


20
38

47

6
14



4
2


116
183
141
210



2
15
29
32


6,964 17t 925 31 47 143 87 61 33 64 293 5 50 41 374 70 161
10.75 267 1,570 37 49 230 1,521 11 548 1 01 5 13 94 7 718 109 1 255


65 77
103 119


348-
533
142
195
1,204
1,649
695
992
208
330
298
306
3,492
4,28


64 74
103 119


H--f -t 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 r 1


88811 1,159
1,07011 1,(82


511 317
576 360


8 348
23 533
10 142
5 195
6 1,204
13 1,649
18 695
23 992
208
2 330
19 205
22 258
43 2,358
63 3,335


8
23
10
5
6
13
18
23

2
18
22
23
39


69 1,368 1 ,610 7 28 3 17
781 1,503 4,183 13 46 33


348
533
142
195
1,204
1, 649
695
992
208
330
199
251

1,595
2,25


6
23

z
5
13
16
22

1
18
21
20
34


3771 137 151 32
192 223 53


341
521
119
161
1,183
1,631
692
985
197
31C
1I2
243
1,515
2,317


72 105
83 139


07 4,987 i68 690 139 4,297 10o I 3,113 73 2,672 31
8 6,21 ;02 612 179 5,809 1541 4,438 102 3,732 52


15,9411 1,945 2,497 1,928 13,4441 331 7,683 182 7,1000 19 83
20,o40 1,876 2,263 2,193 17,778 86 11,082 273 10,019 213 1,063


1


5
1,361
1,490



27
19


58
93
,575
,133

214
252

235
638


33 1,374 1,564 4,387
32 1,576 1,675 5,120


TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.................................. 1931 4,O47 16,866 1,976 2,544- 2,071 14,322 400 8,026 2416 7,293 154 733 37 1,74-8 1,634 4,548
1930 4,336 21,611 1,913 2,312 2,423 19,299 600 11,630 374 10,473 226 1,157 39 2,294 1,784 5,375
Locomotive-miles:
10 months ending with October, 1931 ..... 1,110,516,472
10 months ending with October, 1930 ..... 1,304,951,197
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................... 1931 3.64 15.19 1.78 2.29 1.86 12.90 0.346 7.123 0.22 6.57 0.141 0.66 0.03 1.57 1.1147 4.10
1930 3.32 16.56 1.7 1.77 1.86 14,79 .46 8.91 .29 8.03 .17 .89 .03 1.76 1.37 14.12
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ......................... 1931 220 13,433 58 308 162 13,125 14l 11,662 1 152 140 11,510 1 498 20 965
1930 273 20,981 48 244 225 20,737 201 19,232 224 201 19,0089 422 241 1,083


GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................... 1931
1930
Increase or Decrease Per cent ..........................................
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
10 months ending with October, 1931 ..... 2,511,779,824
10 months ending with October, 1930 ..... 3,111,241,968
Casualties per million man-hours ........................... 1931
1930
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSINI ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
10 months ending with October, 1931 ............. 3,341
10 months ending with October, 1930 ............. 3,871
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............... 1931
S193C


,267 30,299 2,o34 2,852 2,233 127,44 541 19,68 247 7,45 294 ,243 38 2,246 1,654 5,113
4,609 42,592 1,961 2,556 2,6648 4.36 801 30,862 374 10,697 27 20,1651 39 2,716 1,808 6,58
7.42 28.86 *3.72 *11.58 15.67 31.14 32.46 36.21 33.96 30.410 31.15 39.29 2.56 17.30 8.52 14.63


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