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BUREAU OF STATISTICS


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

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KinN umber of train Total persons Total Total E employees on duty asng Other
Kind of client acidents trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen imployeeosP

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TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collision ........................................... 1932
1931
Derailments .......................................... 1932
1931
LooomotiTve-boller accidents .......................... 1932
1931
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 1932
1931
Miscellaneous ....................................... 1932
1931
Tot ........................................... 1932
1931
fAt highway grade crossings, classified above 1932
1931


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237
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TRAIN-SERVICE AOOIDENTS
coupling or uncooupling cars or locomotives ............................... 1932
1931
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .......................................... 1932
1931
Operating locomotives ................................................... 1932
1931
Operating hand brakes .................................................... 1932
1931
Operating switches ................... ... ..... ............. .. ........... 1932
1931
Ooming in contact with fixed structures .................................. 1932
1931
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .................................... 1932
1931
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .................................... 1932
1931
Struck or run over,not at public crossings ............................... 1932
1931
Miscellaneous ............................................................ 1932
1931
Total ............................................................... 1932
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TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................ 1932 348 1,332 176 271 172 1,061 38 548 24 492 14 56 131 134 382
1931 397 1,16 183 215 214 1,4oi 36 781 18 703 18 78 163 178 7
Locomotive-miles:
April, 1932 ............... 90,673,543
April, 1931 ............... 112,166,270
Casumalties per million locomotive-miles ................ 1932 3.84 14.69 1.94 2.99 1.90 11.70 0.42 6.0o4 0.26 5.4 0.15 0.62 1.44 1.48 4.21
1931 3.54 14.41 1.63 1.92 1.91 12.149 .32 6.96 .16 .27 .16 .70 1.45 1.59 4.07
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACOIDENTS ........................1932 17 1,989 5 20 12 969 10 853 7 10 846 739 2 77
1931 26 1,382 98 26 18 1,356 17 1,191 12 17 1,179 47 1 118
GRAND TOTAL ACOIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................... 1932 365 2,321 181 291 184 2,030 48 1,401 24 499 24. 902 170 136 459
1931 423 2,998 191 241 232 2,757 53 1,972 18 715 35 1,257 210 179 575
Increase or Decrease Per cent .......................................... 13.71 22.58 5.24 *20.75 20.69 26.37 9.43 28.96 '33.33 30.21 31.43 28.24 19.05 24.02 20.17
Man-hours (Olass I Roads):
April, 1932 ............... 200,35,798
April, 1931 ............... 260,863,590
Oasualties per million man-hours ....................... 1932 0.24 6.99 -
1931 .20 7.56 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents;
April, 1932 .................. 290
April, 1931 .................. 339
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........... 1932 132 319 7 125 316 2 1 1 1 125 313
1931 168_a 38998 165 381 2 5 1 3 1 2 1 3 163 373


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


APRIL, 1932


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL, 1932



Sf T Employees on duty
Kind of accidentN ert train Total personotal Passengers Other
aoidents Total psons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen other nontrespassers
employees
K____________________________________________ killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured' Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
collisions ............................................... 1932 438 12 100oo 1 3 11 97 11 42 11 35 7 31 24
1931 617 7 165 2 7 163 7 64 7 50 4 57 42
Derailments ............................................. 1932 1,248 22 195 8 19 14 176 11 60 10 51 1 9 86 3 30
1931 1,706 25 183 2 5 23 178 11 73 11 65 8 3 85 9 17
Locomotive-boiler accidents .............................. 1932 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 -
1931 7 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................... 1932 195 2 2 2 2 -
1931 250 -
misoellaneous ............................................ 1932 211 24 26 7 5 17 21 7 7 2 17 12
1931 310 20 39 1 3 19 36 2 16 1 5 15 1 1 17 20
Total .............................................. 1932 2,096 59 327 16 27 43 300 23 115 22 99 1 16 119 20 66
1931 2,890 54 390 3 10 51 380 22 156 21 132 1 24 3 145 26 79
#At highway grade orosslngs, classified above .. 1932 37 25 21 5 4 20 17 3 3 20 14
1931 53 27 30 1 3 26 27 1 1 1 1 25 26
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ................................ 1932 8 113 8 113 8 113 8 113 -
1931 3 135 3 135 3 135 2 130 1 5 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hoae s........................................... 1932 3 38 3 38 3 38 2 31 1 7 -
1931 3 59 3 59 3 59 3 45 14 -
Operating locomotives ..................................................... 1932 2 360 2 360 2 360 2 350 10 -
1931 497 497 97 493 4 -
Operating hand brakes ..................................................... 1932 2 220 2 220 2 220 2 220 -
1931 7 274 7 274 7 274 6 274 1 -
Operating switches ....................................................... 1932 84 84 84 78 6 -
1931 94 94 94 88 6 -
Coming in contact with fixed struoturea .................................. 1932 19 61 10 c19 Z 2 -2- Z_-- -
1931 12 87 8 19 8 7 1
Getting on or off oara or locomotives ..................................... 1932 142 1,282 123 40 19 875 14 581 12 248 2 33 4 273 1 21
1931 128 1,361 111i 346 17 1,015 11 691 11 61 30 4 30 2 20
Accidents at highway grade corossings ..................................... 193 148 14 l,414 19 25 465 1,389 5 13 1 8 4 5 1 2 459 1,374
1931 61 1,661 15 34 603 1,627 14 6 1 10 3 6 5 599 1,606
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ............................... 1932 404 273 321 164 83 109 45 59 10 33 35 26 3 38 4
1931 466 304 351 157 115 147 55 60 12 28 43 32 3 5 57 8;
Miscellaneous ............................................................ 1932 171 1,591 108 251 63 1 ,340 58 957 43 818 15 139 205 5 178
1931 163 1,917 116 205 147 1,712 37 1,285 22 1,123 15 162 2 228 8 199
Total ............................................................... 1932 1,235 5,436 1 81 86 654 4 ,58o 146 2,477 89 2,250 7 227 5 483 503 1,620
1931 1,400o 6,389 o01 71 799 5,628 124 3,178 61 2,918 3 260 9 542 666 1,908
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................. 1932 1,294 5,763 597 883 697 14,880 169 2,592 111I 2,349 58 243 5 602 23 1,686
1931 1,454 6,779 60 771 850 6,008 146 3,334 82 3,050 64 284 12 687 692 1,987
Looomotive-miles:
4 months ending with April, 1932 ........... 374,802,489
4 months ending with April, 1931 ........... 448,055,632
Casualties per million looomotive-miles .................... 1932 3.45 15.38 1.59 2.36 1.86 13.02 0.45 6.2 0.30 6.27 0.1 0.65 0.01 1.61 1.40 4.
1931 3.25 15.13 1.35 1.72 1.90 13.41 .33 7. .18 6.81 .1 .63 .03 1.53 1.54 14.43
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INOLTUDIN INDUSTRIAL) ACCOOIDENTS .........................1932 67 4,161 25 105 42 4,056 35 3,563 46 35 3,517 173 7 320
1931 84 5,401 22 100, 62 5,301 55 4,673 72 55 4,601 226 7 1402
GRAND TOTAL ACCOOIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .................................... 1932 1,361 9,924 622 988 739 8,936 204 6,155 111 2,395 93 3,760 5 775 230 2,006
1931 1,538 12,180 626 871 912 11,309 201 8,007 82 3,122 119 4,885 12 913 699 2,389
Increase or Decrease Per cent ...........................................11.51 18.52 0.64 *13.43 18.97 20.98 *1.49 23.13 *35.37 23,29 21.85 23.03 58.33 15.12 24.18 16.03
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
4 months ending with April, 1932 ........... 808,504,902
4 months ending with April, 1931 ........... 1,021,379,698
Casualties per million man-hours ........................... 1932 0.25 7.61 -
1931 .20 7.84 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-OROSSING ACCOOIDENTS
Number of aooidents:
4 months ending with April, 1932 ................... 1,278
4 months ending with April, 1931 ...................1,480
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ................. 1932 509 1,435 24 29 485 1,406 5 16 1 11 4 1 2 47Z 1,388
1931 645 1,691 16 37 629 1,654 5 17, 2 il 3 6 -- 5 6214 1,632
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