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Subject to revision -- INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION MAY, 1932

BUREAU OF STATISTICS
U.S. DEPO TO-

SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY, 1932


Total Total Employees on duty Other
Kind of accident Number of train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other Passengers nontrespassers
accidentsaemployees
Killed InJured Killed Injured KilledInjured Killed Injured Killed Injnured Kill ed Injured Killed Inj ured Killed nured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............................................. 1932 515 13 104 1 3 12 101 12 46 12 39 7 31 24
1931 793 11 195 2 11 193 11 75 11 59 16 75 4
Derailments ............................................. 1932 1,473 27 218 10 23 17 195 13 69 12 57 1 12 92 4 34
1931 2,091 39 237 12 9 27 228 13 95 13 86 9 3 109 11 24
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................. 1932 6 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 -
1931 8 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 -
Other locomotive accidents .............................. 1932 231 2 2 2 2 -
1931 294 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1932 253 33 33 7 5 26 28 9 9 2 26 17
1931 396 35 149 1 3 34 146 5 22 14. 20 1 2 2- 29 22
Total .............................................. 1932 2,478 74 361 18 31 56 30 26 130 25 19 125 3 75
1931 3,582 87 45 13 14 74 471 31 196 30 168 128 3 186 40 89
13 7 141023 3 .20. 2
#At highway grade orossinge, classified above.. 1932 48 27 5 4 30 23 3 3 20 20
1931 366 2 ______ 3 39 293___13__1 -362__
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ............................... 1932 9 137 9 137 9 137 8 137 1 -
1931 4 168 4 168 4 168 3 163 1 5 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .......................................... 1932 3 48 3 487 3 4.8 2 411 1 7 -
1931 6 73 6 73 6 73 5 58 1 15 -
Onerating locomotives .................................................... 1932 4 447 4 1447 4 447 4 436 11 -
1931 1 617 l 617 1 617 609 1 8 -
Operating hand brakes .................................................. 1932 2 272 2 272 2 272 2 272 -
1931 10 331 10 331 10 331 9 330 1 1 -
Operating switches ....................................................... 1932 100 100 100 93 7 -
1931 111 111 111 105 6 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .................................. 1932 24 92 14 19 10 7 10 73 10 72 1 -
1931 20 122 12 36 8 86 8 84 8 80 4 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives .................................... 1932 195 1,596 175 555 20 1,041 15 680 13 641 2 39 4 325 1 36
1931 170 1,698 149 452 21 1,246 14. 837 13 795 1 42 4 379 3 30
Accidents at highway grade crossings* .................................... 1932 600 1,647 23 32 577 1,615 6 15 1 10 5 5 1 5 570 1,595
1931 788 2,068 24 42 764 2,02 4 20 1 14 3 5 760 2,001
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..............................193932 543 349 1437 215 106 134 1 68 15 35 36 33 2 4 53 62
1931 634 397 492 211 142 186 62 72 15 36 47 36 5 6 75 108
Miscellaneous ............................................................ 1932 240 1,925 166 315 74 1,610 68 1,144 52 974 16 170 1 247 5 219
1931 207 2,401 150 260 57 2,141 46 1,584 29 1,379 17 205 2 301 9 256
Total ............................................................... 1932 1,620 6,613 815 1,136 805 5,477 168 2,984 107 2,711 61 273 8 581 629 1,912
_________1931 1,840 7,986 827 1,001 1,013 6,985 155 3,897 83 3,569 72 328 11 691 847 2,397
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................ 1932 1,694 6,974 833 1,167 861 5,807 194 3,114 132 2,822 62 292 8 706 659 1,87
1931 1,927 8,471 840 1,015 1,087 7,4.56 186 4,093 113 3,737 73 356 14 877 887 2'U6
Locomotive-miles:
5 months ending-with May, 1932 ......... 464,523,267
5 months ending with May, 1931 ......... 562,083,179
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................... 1932 3.65 15.01 1.79 2.51 1.85 12.50 0.42 6.70 0.28 6.08 0.13 0.63 0.02 1.52 1.42 4.28
1931 3.43 15.07 1.49 1.81 1.93 13.26 .33 7.28 .20 6.65 .13 .63 .02 1.56 1.58 4.42
TOTAL NONTtAIN (INOLUD!NG INJUSTRIAL) ACJIDZi;TS ........................1932 87 5,178 35 1144 52 4,9,94 44 4,403 9 44 11 4,355 20 8 386
1931 113 6,764 28 127 85 6,637 72 5:8624. 913.472 5,773 -6286 13 487
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................... 1932 1,781 12,112 868 1,311 913 10,801 238 7,517 132 2,870 106 4,647 8 911 667 2,373
1931 2,0o40 15,235 868 1,142 1,172 14,093 258 9,957 113 3,828 145 6,129 14 1,163 900 2,973
Increase or Decrease Per cent...................................... 1932 12.70 20.50 *14.80 22.10 23.36 7.75 24.51 *16.81 25.03 26.90 24.18 42.86 21.67 25.89 20.18
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
5 months ending with May, 1932 ....... 1,006,593,490
5 months ending with May, 1931 ....... 1,280,805,883
Casualties per million man-hours .......................... 1932 0.24 7.47 -.
1931 .. -- .20 7.77 .---..---
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
5 months ending with May, 1932 ............... 1,496
5 months ending with May, 1931 ............... 1,839
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings................ 1932 635 1,674 28 36 607 1,638 6 18 l 13 5 1 5 600 1,615
1931 828 2,100 25 45 803 2,055 7 21 4 15 3 6 5 796 2,029
Increase.








Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


MAY, 1932
Statement No. M-400


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



Sa Total Total Employees on duty Other
Kind of accident Numb er of train Total persons trespassers nontrespasere Trainmen Othe Passengers nontrespassers
:ccientsTotal Trainmen employees.
S____Killed Injured i nu Killed Injured Kil led Injuled lIKilled Injured Killed Injureded Killed Injured Killed InJured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............................................. 1932 77 1 4 1 04 1 n4 1 4 -
1931 176 4 30 4 30 4 11 4 9 2 18 1
Derailments ............................................. 1932 225 5 23 0 4 3 19 2 9 2 6 3 6 1 14
1931 35 1 541 10 14 4 50 2 22 2 21 I 21 2 7
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................. 1932 2 -
1931 1 .. .. .. .. .. ......
Other locomotive accidents ............................... 1932 36 -
1931 1 1 1 1 -
Misoellaneous ............................................ 1932 42 9 7 9 7 2 9 5
1931 86 15 10 l5 10 3 6 3 5 1 2 12 1 2
Total ................................................1932 382 15 31 0 2 41 13 30 3 15 3 12 6 10 9
1931 n692 33 95 10 4_ 23 91 _9 10 9 _36 4 1 .1 14 10
fAt highway grade crossings, classified above 1932 11 10 6 10 6 10 6
1931 13 13 2 13 2 2 2 11 2


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ............................... 1932
1931
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ......................................... 1932
1931
Operating locomotives ................................................... 1932
1931
Operatinpg. an" brakes .................................................... 1932
1931
Operating switches ...................................................... 1932
1931
Coming 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
1931


1 241. -I 1 2 1 24 2 d'4* 1 -
1 33 1 33 1 33 1 33 -
10 10 10 10 -
3 14 3 14- 3 14 2 13 1 1 -
2 87 2 87 2 87 2 86 1 -
1 120 1 120 1 120 116 1 4 -
52 52 52 52 -
3 57 3 57 3 57 3 56 -
16 16 16 15 1 -
17 17 17 17 -
5 31 O 10 1 21 1 21 1 21 -
8 35 4 17 114 18 4 17 4 14 3 1
3 314 52 1548 1 166 1 9 1 93 6 52 15
6 .16521315
337 38 106 4 231 3 2 34 1 12 75 1 10
116 233 4 7 112 226 1l 2 2 l 3 111l 221
170 407 9 a 161 399 4 4 161 395
19 76 116 51 23 25 6 9 5 2 1 2 1 15 15
1 93 141 514 27 39 7 12 3 8 4 4 2 1 18 26
t69 33 58 64 11 270 10 187 9 156 1 31 1 11.2 41
54: 70414 ___ __155 10 1 429 1 9 299.1 7 256 2 4.3 73 1 57


35 1,177 24 280 151 897
44 1597 26 240 214 1,357


46 3 98 126 292
6 2 9 181 489
116 2 11 9 29


TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................ 1932 1100 1,211 236 284 164 i927 25 522 21 473 1 149 3 104 136 301
1931 473 1692 236 244 237 1,448a 40 759 31 687 1 9 72 2 190 195 499
Locomotive-miles:
May,. 1932 ........... 89,720,778
May, 1931 ..........11i,027,547
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................... 1932 4.6 13.5 2.63 17 1.83 10.33 0.28 5.82 0.23 5.27 0.014 0.05 0.03 1.16 1.52
1931 4.15 184 2.07 .14 12.08 12.70 .35 6.6 .27 .2 .0 3 .02 1.67 1.71 :38
TOTAL NONTAIN (INOLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ......................... 1932 20 977 10 39 10 938 9 840 2 9 838 32 1 66
1931 29 1,363 6 27 1 23 1,336 17 1,191 19 17 1,172 60o 6 85
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................... 1932 420 2,188 246 323 1714 1,865 34 1,362 21 475 13 887 3 136 137 367
1931 502 3,055 242 271 260 2,78. 57 1,950 31 706 26 1,244. 2 250 201 584.
Increase or Decrease Per cent .......................................... 16.33 28.38 *1.65 *19.19 33.08 33.01 O40.35 30.15 32.26 32.72 50.00 28.70 *50.00 45.60 31.814 37.16
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
May, 1932 ........... 198,088,588
May, 1931 ........... 259,426,185
Casualties per million man-hours ........................... 1932 0.17 6.88 -
1931A -.22 7.52 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCOOIDENTB
Number of accidents:
May, 1932 ................... 218
May, 1931 ................... 359
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .............. 1932 126 239 41 7 122 232 1 2 2 1 3 121 227
1931 183 2409 9 8 174 11.0 2 4 2 4 172 397


* Inoxease.


124264-0 U. 8. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1932




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