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BUREAU, OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

NOVEMBER, 1931


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




Number of train Total persons Total Total Employees on duty therPassengers Other
Kind of accident accidents ____ trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen oyer nontrespassers
___________________________________________ ____________ Killed Injure Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENT
Oollislons ........................................... 1931 17 6 75 6 75 5 11 5 11 64- 1 -
1930 20 7 1 3 1 6 43 6 17 6 17 14 12
Derailments.........................................1931 295 13 91 5 3 8 48 3 17 2 13 1 4 18 5 13
1930 471 3 23 1 2 2 21 2 16 2 15 1 5
Locomotive-boiler accidents .......................... 1931 1 2 2 2 2 -
1930 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ...........................1931 -
1930 9- 1 1 1 1 -
Misoellaneous ........................................ 1931 71 4 15 2 4 13 4 2 2 1 4 8
1930 104 7 17 1 7 16 2 5 5 2 5 11
Total .......................................... 1931 55 23 183 5 18 138 8 F 75 24 1i a I -712 21
1930 833 18 85 2 3 16 82 11 40 9 39 2 1 14 5 28
#At highway grade orossings,olassified above 1931 12 9 31 9 31 5 2 3 13 9 1
1930 14 12 12 11. 1- 1 1 3 1
TRAIN-SERVICE ACOIDENTB
Ooupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ............................... 1931 23 3 23 1 22 1 -
1930 4 31 14 31 4 31 4 28 3 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .......................................... 1931 2 17 2 17 2 17 2 15 2 -
1930 2 15 2 15 2 15 1 13 1 2 -
Operating locomotives ................................................... 1931 1 96 1 96 1 96 1 95 1 -
1930 3 144 3 144 3 144 2 143 1 1 -
Operating hand brakes .................................................... 1931 71 71 71 71 -
1930 3 96 3 96 3 96 3 94 2 -
Operating switches ....................................................... 1931 18 -- 18is 18 18 11 -
1930 22 22 22 22 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .................................. 1931 6 17 6 2 15 15 15 -
1930 25 2 23 23 22 1 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives .................................... 1931 2 0 306 534 92 6 214 5 139 4 133 1 6 67 1 8
1930 31 366 28 86 6 280 4 193 3 179 1 14 2 83 4
Accidents at highway grade crossings # ................................... 1931 149 400 5 9 144 391 2 3 3 2 142 388
1930 189 600 6 12 183 588 9 9 183 579
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .............................. 191 130 77 103 40 27 37 12 13 6 6 6 1 1 14 23
1930 146 112 113 46 33 66 20 2 9 10 11 14 4. 13 38
Miscellaneous ........................................................... 1931 63 4.27 46 55 17 372 13 281 10 24113 3 38 42 4 419
1930 4i141 489 22 44119 145 15 332 8 296 7 36 1 53 3 60
Total ............................................................. 1931 391 1,152 1914 198 197 1,25l, 35 676 23 620 12 756 1 110 161 468
1930 422 1,900 169 190 253 1,710 51 889 30 816 21 73 3 14o 199 681
TOTAL TRAIN AD TRAIN-SERVIOE AOCoIDENTS ................................ 1931 14 1,635 199 243 215 1,392 43 710 30 648 13 62 l 193 171 489
1930 440 1,985 171 193 269 1,792 62 929 39 855 23 74 3 1 204 709
Locomotive-miles:
November, 1931 ............ 99,278,069
November, 1930 ........... 119,621,866
Casualties per million looomotive-miles ................ 1931 4.17' 16.417 2.00 2.415 2.17 14.02 0..43 7.15 0.30 6.53 0.13 0.62 0.01 1.914 1.72 4.93
1930 3.68 16.59 1.43 1.61 2.25 14.98 .52 7-77 .33 7-15 .19 .62 .03 1.29 1.71 5-93
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INOLUDING INDUSTRIAL) AOCCIDENTS ........................1931 12 1,169 7 3 15 1,136 4 984 15 4 969 47 1 105
1930 16 1,421 4 2 1401 10 1,259 _- 14 10 1,245 -_145 2 97
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................... 1931 426 2,804 206 276 220 2,528 47 1,694 30 663 17 1,031 1 240 2 19
1930 456 3,4o6 175 213 281 3,193 72 2,188 39 869 33 1,319 3 199 26 06
Increase or Decrease Per cent .......................................... 6.58 17.67 *17.71 *29.58 21.71 20.83 314.72 22.58 23.08 23.71 48.48 21.83 66.67 *20.60 16.50 26.30
Man-hours (Class I Roads);
November, 1931 ............ 208,620,448
November, 1930 ............ 263,682,157
Casualties per million man-hours ....................... 1931 0.2 g8.12 -
1930 -.27 80 ____
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
November, 1931 ............ 372
November, 1930 ............ 519
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........... 1931 158 431 5 9 153 422 2 8 2 3 13 151 401
1930 193 612 12 18O7 1E600 T1 1G 10 1 -F- 1" 590


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


NOVEMBER, 1931


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER, 1931



Kind of accident Number of train Total persons Total Total Employees on duty oOther
ccidents trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other Pasengers trespasser
___________________________________________ ___________ killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ..............................................1931 1,788 31 4441 4 10 27 44 25 151 25 127 24 1 228 1 55
1930 2,826 53 650 4 2 49 648 46 251 44 200 2 51 1 330 2 67
Derailments ............................................. 1931 4,256 98 541 31 76 67 45 37 175 36 154 1 21 3 219 27 71
1930 6,541 12 809 34 49 lO8 760 51 251 49 225 2 26 6 379 51 130
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................. 1931 14 6 8 6 8 6 8 6 7 1 -
1930 26 20 41 20 41 20 21 15 15 5 6 20 -
Other locomotive accidents .............................. 1931 582 5 5 2 2 3 -
1930 693 18 18 17 16 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ........................................... 1931 878 62 110 1 6 61 104 9 41 4 31 5 10 7 52 56
1930 1,505 70 137 1 1 69 136 8 48 2 37 6 11 2 612 86
Total .............................................. 1931 7,518 197 1,108 36 92 161 1,016 77 377 71 321 6 56 4 457 80so 182
1930 11,591 285 1,655 39 52 246 1,603 125 588 110 493 15 95 7 732 114 283
#At highway grade crossings, classified above.. 1931 138 74 108 1 3 73 105 3 7 3 4 3 16 70 82
193 150 107 131 107 131 3 9 2 7 1 2 5 104 117
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ............................... 1931 8 371 8 371 8 371 6 363 2 8 -
1930 27 564 27 564 27 564 27 549 15 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .......................................... 1931 12 159 12 159 12 159 11 134 1 25 --
1930 7 210 7 210 7 210 5 174 2 36 -
Operating locomotives .................................................... 1931 7 1,300 7 1,300 7 1,300 6 1,278 1 22 --
1930 16 1,793 16 1,793 1l 1,793 15 1,777 1 16 -
Operating hand brakes .................................................... 1931 18 766 18 766 18 766 16 763 2 3 --
1930 26 1,088 26 1,088 26 1,088 25 1,079 1 9 -
Operating switches ....................................................... 1931 226 226 226 214 12 -
1930 2 352 2 352 2 352 1 332 1 20 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .................................. 1931 59 315 40 95 19 220 18 214 18 207 7 1 1
1930 51 331 29 50 22 281 22 274 21 265 1 9 3 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .................................... 1931 427 3,798 378 1,226 49 2,572 28 1,734 24 1,648 4 86 16 772 5 66
1930 411 6,50 342 1.,035 69 3,615 43 2, 618 37 2,496 6 122 21 900 5 97
Accidents at highway grade crossings # .................................1931 1,55 4,079 45 78 1,512 4,001 9 31 3 20 6 11 503 3963
1930 1,7I 4,861 55 90 1,686 4,771 13 55 2 13 13 673 4:712
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .............................. 1931 1,606 965 1,262 551 344 414 149 164 38 78 111 86 10 13 185 237
1930 1,688 1,182 1,295 622 393 560 212 247 62 93 150 154 7 23 17 290
Miscellaneous ............................................................ 1931 570 5,414 414 745 156 4,669 117 3,394 83 2,915 34 479 8 691 31 584
1930 522 6,910 324 656 198 6,254 169 4,770 110 4,028 59 742 7 786 22 698
Total ............................................................... 1931 4,264 17,393 2,139 2,695 2,125 14,698 366 8,359 205 7,620 161 739 34 1,484 1,725 4,855
1930 4,491 21,941 2,045 2,453 2,446 19,488 537 11,971 303 10,835 234 1,136 35 1,716 1,874 5,801l
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVIOCE ACCIDENTS ................................ 1931 4,461 18,501 2,17 2,787 2,286 15,714 443 8,736 276 7,941 167 795 38 1,941 1,805 5,037
1930 4,776 23,596 2,0814 2,505 2,692 21,091 662 12,559 413 11,328 249 1,231 42 2,448 1,988 6,084
Locomotive-miles:
11 months ending with November, 1931 ..... 1,209,794,541
11 months ending with November, 1930 ..... 1,424,573,063
Casualties per million locomotive-miles .................... 1931 3.69 15.29 1.80 2.30 1.89 12.99 037 7.22 0.23 6.56 0.14 0.66 0.03 1.60 1.49 4.16
1930 3.35 16.56 1.46 1.76 1.89 14.81 .46 8.82 .29 7.95 .17 .86 .03 1.72 1.40 4.27
TOTAL NONTHAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ........................ 1931 232 14,b602 65 341 167 14,261 145 12,646 1 167 144 12,479 1 545 21 1 070
1930 289 22.402 52 264 237 22,138 211 20,491 238 211 20, 253 I 7 26 1,180
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDEiTS Of ALL CLASSES ................................... 193 1 4,693 33,103 2,240 3,128 2,453 29,975 588 21,382 277 8,108 311 13,274 39 2,.486 1,826 6,107
1930 5,065 45,998 2,136 2,769 2,929 43,229 873 33,050 413 11,566 460 21,484 2 2,915 2,014 7,264
Increase or Decrease Per cent .......................................... 7.34 28.03 4.87' 12.964 16.25 30.66 32.65 35.30 32.93 29.90 32.39 38.21 7.14 14.72 9.33 15.93
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
11 months ending with November, 1931 ..... 2,720,400,272
11 months ending with November, 1930 ..... 3,374,924,125
Casualties per million man-hours .......................... 1931 -;.- -- 0922 786.
193C .26 9.79 -2- :
HIOHWAT ORADE-OROSSING ACCIDENTS T- -1 --
Number of accidents:
11 months ending with November, 1931 ................3,713
11 months ending with November, 1930 ................4,390
# Total casualties at highway grade crossings .............. 1931 1,631 4,187 46 81 1,585 4,106 12 38 6 24 6 14 23 1,573 4,045
1930 1,848 4,992 55 90 1,793 4,902 16 64. 2 49 14 15 9 1,777 4,829
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