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Subject to revision :-- INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400

BUREAU OF STATISTICS FEBRUARY, 1932
U.S. DIEPOTON, '


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1932


Number of train
accidents


Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ..........................................

Derailments .........................................

Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................

Other locomotive accidents ..........................

Miscellaneous .......................................

Total .......................................... .

#At highway grade crossings,classified above


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives .............................

Coupling or uncoupling air hose ... ....................................

Operating locomotives ...................................................

Operating hand brakes ..................................................

Operating switches ......................................................

Coming in contact with fixed structures .................................

Getting on or off cars or locomotives ..................................

Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...................................

Struck or run over, not at public crossings .............................

Miscellaneous .........................................................

Total .............................................................


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Employees on duty


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Other
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Injured Killed IInjured IKilled IInjured Killed Iinjured Killed Injured K lled Injured


98 3 26 3 26 3 8 3 7 ,1 10 8
138 3 45 3 45 3 13 3 12 1 6 26
325 7 2 4 10 3 19 3 8 2 7 1 1 7 14
389 9 1 1 3 8 11 5 7 5 7 1 3 3
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65 9 13 1 2 11 1 4 1 4 1 7 7
509 155 59 10 11 149 6 19 5 17 1- 2 17 5 13
648 21 72 2 5 19 67 9 24 9 23 1 7 10 36


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1,285


TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ............................... 1932 315 1,384 143 226 172 1,158 1 45 632 33 582 12 50 2 113 125 413
1931 358 1,5'147 l4-O 195 218 1,352 31 780 20 728 11 52 1 128 186 444
Locomotive-miles:
February, 1932 ......... 90,718,927
February, 1931 ......... 10o4,223,329
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................ 1932 3.47 15.26 1.58 2.49 1.90 12.76 0.50 6.97 0.36 6.42 0.13 0.55 0.02 1.25 1.38 4.55
1931 3.4-3 14.84 1.34- 1.87 2.09 12.97 .30 7.48 .19 6.99 .11 .50 .01 1.23 1.78 4.26
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ....................... 1932 13 1,021 4 27 9 994 8 873 13 8 860 o- 35 1 86
1931 19 1,241 7 30 12 1,211 10 1,068 15 10 1,053 63 2 80
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................. 1932 328 2,405 147 253 181 2,152 53 1,505 33 595 20 910 2 148 126 499
1931 377 2,788 147 225 230 2,563 41 1,848 20 743 21 1,105 1 191 188 524
Increase or Decrease Per cent .......................................... 13.00 13.74 *12.44 21.30 16.04 *29.27 18.56 *65.00 19.92 4.76 17.65 100.00 22.51 32.98 4.77
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
February, 1932 ......... 193,860,676
February, 1931 ......... 234,934,221
Casualties per million man-hours ....................... 1932 0.27 7.76 -
1931i .17 7.87 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-OROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
February, 1932 ......... 330
February, 1931 ......... 354
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............ 1932 121 357 4 12 11 345 1 3 2 1 1 16 34-2
1931 172 373 3 6 169 367 2 7 1 7 1 167 359


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

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FEBRUARY, 1932


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1932



Total Total Employees on duty Other
umber of train Total persons Other Passengers nontrespassers
Kind of accident cc dumber of train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen te r Passengers nontrepasemploeres
accidelled Injured^ Killed __ Injured__ Killed_ ____ employees__ __ ________
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TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............................................. 1932 219 8 62 1 3 7 59 7 21 7 16 5 22 16
1931 302 3 lOt 1 3 100 3 37 3 27 10 31 32
Derailments .............................................. 1932 646 10 101 5 13 5 98 5 28 4 23 1 5 49 11
1931 828 15 66 1 3 14 63 8 24 8 24 3 29 3 10
Locomotive-boiler accidents .............................. 1932 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 -
193 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................... 1932 87 2 2 2 2 -
1931 123 .
Miscellaneous ............................................ 1932 100 12 16 5 4 7 12 3 3 2 7 7
1931 145 9 25 1 2 18 23 1 10 1 10 7 13
Total ............................................... 1932 1,055 31 183 11 20 20 163 13 56 12 46 1 10 73 7 34
1931 1,398 27 192 2 6 25 186 12 71 12 61 10 3 60 10 55
#At highway grade crossings, classified above.. 1932 20 12 14 5 4 7 10 1 1 7 9
1931 28 11 22 1 2 10 20 1 1 1 9 19
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ................................ 1932 4 60 4 60 4 60 4 60 -
1931 2 75 2 75 2 75 l1 72 1 3 -
Counling or uncoupling air hose ........................................... 1932 1 24 1 24 1 24 1 20 4 -
1931 2 38 2 38 2 38 2 29 9 -
Operating locomotives .. .................................................. ..1932 1 188 1 188 1 188 1 181 7 -
1931 240 240 240 238 2 -
Onerating hand brakes .................................................... 1932 102 102 102 102 -
1931 3 155 3 155 3 155 3 155 -
Operatlng switches ....................................................... 1932 52 52 52 48 4 -
1931 64 64 64 59 5 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ................................... 1932 9 33 4 3 5 30 5 30 5 29 1 -
1931 5 33 2 4 3 29 3 29 3 29 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ..................................... 1932 66 609 57 179 9 430 7 280 6 271 1 9 2 142 8
1931 57 684 46 164 11 520 6 364 6 350 14 4 147 1 9
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ..................................... 1932 261 736 8 15 253 721 3 5 1 3 2 2 250 716
1931 305 817 7 19 298 798 2 7 7 2 1 296 790
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .............................. 1932 182 114 144 62 38 52 20 27 5 16 15 11 2 18 2
1931 214 152 167 83 47 69 22 31 6 17 16 14 3 4 22 3
Miscellaneous .............................................................. 1932 89 823 51 133 38 690 34 499 26 429 8 70 95 4 96
1931 70 974 51 109l 19 865, 14 664 9 592 5 72, 1 107, 4 94
Total ............................................................... ..1932 613 2,741 264 392 349 2,349 75 1,267 49 1,159 26 108 2 239 272 843
1931 658 3,232 273 379 385 2,853 54 1,667 30 1,548 24 119 8 259 323 927
IOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................. 1932 644 2,924 275 412 369 2,512 88 1,323 61 1,205 27 118 2 312 279 877
193 685 3424 275 85 410 3,039 66 1,738 42 1,609 24 129 11 319 333 982
Locomotive-miles:
2 months ending with February, 1932 ...... 186,835,867
2 months ending with February, 1931 ...... 220,373,771
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................... 1932 3.45 15.65 1.47 2.21 1.97 13.44 0.47 7.08 0.33 6.45 0.14 0.63 0.01 1.67 1.49 4.69
1931 3.11 15.-54 1.25 1.75 1.86 13.79 .30 7.89 .19 7.30 .11 .59 .05 1.45 1.52 4.46
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INUTSTRIAL) ACCILENTS ........................ 1932 30 2,073 13 52 417 2,021 14 1,769 29 14 1,740 84 3 168
1931 46 2,646 12 53 34 2,593 28 2,301 41 28 2,260 109g 6 183
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................... 1932 674 4,997 288 464 386 4,r33 102 3,092 61 1,234 41 1,858 2 396 282 1,045
1931 731 6,070 287 438 444 5,632 94 4,039 42 1,650 52 2,389 11 428 339 1,165
Increase or Decrease Per cent ............................................ 7.80 17.68 "0.35 *5.94 13.06 19.51 *8.51 23.45 *45.24 25.21 21.15 22.23 81.82 7.48 16.81 10.30
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
2 months ending with February, 1932 ...... 395,922,962
2 months ending with February, 1931 ...... 498,330,492
Casualties per million man-hours ........................... 1932 0.26 7.81 -
1931 -- .19 8.11 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
2 months ending with February, 1932 .............. 681
2 months ending with February, 1931 .............. 750
# Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............... 1932 273 750 13 19 260 731 3 6 1 4 2 2 257 725
1931 316 839 8 21 308 818 3 8 1 8 2 1 305 809
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