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~ BUREAU OF STATISTICS
U.i. DPOTORY _____


Statement No. M-400
AUGUST, 1932


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



Number of train Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Other
Kind of accident accidents Total prons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen other Passengers nontespassers
employees
K________________________________________________illed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............................................. 1932 88 3 17 3 17 3 11 3 10 1 3 3
1931 159 2 30 5 2 25 2 16 2 16 7 2
Derailments ............................................ 1932 271 7 55 5 14 2 41 2 18 2 15 3 19 4
1931 344 10 22 4 10 6 12 4 7 4 7 3 2 2
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................. 1932 -
1931 2 -.. .. .. ........
Other locomotive accidents .............................. 1932 28 i I i i -
1931 41 i i 1 1 _
Miscellaneous ........................................... 1932 34 2 3-..31 --- 2 3 3
1931 65 6 8 6 8 4 2 1 4 1 3 2 3
Total .............................................. 1932 421 13 75 154 8 61 6 29 6 25 4 22 2 107
1931 611 18 1l 15 14 46 10 26 6 25 4 1 13 4 7
#At highway zrade crossings, classified above 1932 5 1 -- --
1931 12 4 7 4 7 3 4 4
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCOOIDENTS- --
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ............................... 1932 1 26 1 26 1 26 1 25 1 -
1931 1 30 1 30 1 30 1 30 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .......................................... 1932 13 13 13 12 1 -
1931 12 12 12 12 -
Operating locomotives .................................................... 1932 84 84 84 83 1 -
1931 117 117 117 6 -
Operating hand brakes .................................................... 1932 2 34 2 34 2 34 2 34 -
S1931 2 78 2 78 2 78 1 78 1 -
Operating switches ......................................................1932 9 9 9 9 -
1931 21 21 21 21 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .................................. 1932 14 42 14 30 12 12 11 1 -
1931 9 50 4 21 5 29 5 27 5 26 1 1 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .................................... 1932 67 385 59 178 8 207 4 133i 4 126 7 4 62 12
1931 42 4 36 38 166 4 246 2 16 1 147 1 13 2 73 7
Accidents at highway grade orossings#.................................... 1932 77 246 3 1 74 245 1 3 2 1 1 1 73 241
1931 150 279 7 2 143 277 2 2 2 143 273
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .............................. 1932 177 85 146 65 31 20 10 7 4 2 6 5 1 21 12
1931 175 99 141 62 34 37 15 18 1 7 14 11 19 19
Miscellaneous ............................................................ 1932 67 468 60 131 7 331 7 220 5 188 2 32 76 41
1931 59 527 44 111 15 41 8 296 3 247 5 49 2 62 5 58
Total .............................................................. 1932 405 1,392 282 405 123 987 25 541 6 49 9 49 4 94 306
2034 982 40 2 5 5i26 6 9 2 9 4 0306
1931 438 1,619 234 362 204 1,257 33 761 12 684 21 77 4 138 167 358
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ................................ 1932 418 1,467 287 4i9 1 31 ,048 31 570 22 517 9 53 4 162 96 316
1931 456 1,680 238 377 218 1,303 43 787 18 709 25-78 4 151 171 365
Locomotive-miles:
August, 1932 ....... 86,277,091
August, 1931 ...... 111,379,687
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................... 1932 4.84 17.00 3.33 4.86 1.52 12.15 0.36 6.61 0.25 5.99 0.10 0.61 0.05 1.88 1.11 3.66
1931 4.09 15.08 2.14 3.38 1.96 11.70 .39 7.07 .16 6.37 .22 .70 .04 1.36 1.54 3.28
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCOOIDENTS ........................ 1932 17 1,007 1 51 16 956 14 835 9 14 826 1 33 1 88
1931 26 1,363 5 6-21 1,317 21 1,17 15 21 1,161 U44 97
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................... 1932 435 2,474 28 470 l47 2,004 45 1,45 22 526 23 879 195 44
1931 482 3,043 243 423 239 2,620 t4 1,963 18 724 46 1,239 95 71 462
Increase or Decrease Per cent .......................................... 9.75 18.70 *18.52 *ll.11 38.49 23.51 29.69 28.43 022.22 27.35 50.00 29.06 *25.00 43.27 12.55
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
August, 1932 ...... 183,676,800
August, 1931 ...... 246,828,003
Casualties per million man-hours .......................... 1932 0.24 7.65 -
1931 .26 7.95 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
August, 1932 ............... 201
August, 1931 ............... 278
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .............. 1932 77 246 3 1 74 245 1 3 2 1 1 1 241
_____________________________________ 1931 154 286 2 2 2 -2 5147 277
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION


AUGUST, 1932


BUREAU OF STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST, 1932 /



-Total Total Employeee on duty Other
Kind of accident Number of train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other Passengers nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employees
_____________________________________________________ Killed Injured Killed Injlured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injure Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................................. 1932 792 23 142 1 3 22 139 21 72 20 63 1 9 1 39 28
1931 1,323 21 334 4 9 17 325 16 119 16 97 22 1 154 52
Derailments ................................................ 1932 2,171 45 382 21 54 24 328 17 109 16 88 1 21 169 7 50
1931 3,239 64 334 23 31 41 303 23 122 23 113 9 3 145 15 36
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................... 1932 7 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 -
1931 11 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ................................ 1932 331 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 -
1931 443 5 5 2 2 3 -
:iiscellaneous .............................................. 1932 388 48 62 7 8 41 54 3 14 2 12 1 2 4 38 36
1931 639 50 78 1 4 49 74. 9 30 4. 24 5 6 5 40 39
Total ....................... e......................... 1932 3,689 120 592 29 65 91 527 45 201 42 169 3 32 1 212 45 114
1931 5,655 137 754 28 44 109 710 50 276 45 238 5 38 4 307 55 127
#At highway grade crossings, classified above ... 1932 71 49 50 5 4 44 46 2 4 2 4 2 42 40
1931 96 53 57 1 3 52 54 3 2 3 2 3 49 49
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ................................. 1932 12 204 12 204 12 204 10 202 2 2 --
1931 6 270 6 270 6 270 5 264 1 6 -
Ooupling or uncoupling air hose ............................................ 1932 4 74 4 74 4 74 3 65 1 9 --
1931 6 116 6 116 6 116 5 99 1 17 -
Operating locomotives ....................................................... 1932 5 688 5 688 5 688 5 673 15 -
1931 3 993 3 993 3 993 2 977 1 16 -
Operating hand brakes ...................................................... 19321 7 390 7 1 390. 390 17 3 -
1931 14 550 -550 4 550 12 59 2 1
Operating switches .......................................................... 1932 139 139 139 132 7 -
1931 170 170 170 163 7 -
'oming in contact with fixed structures .................................... 1932 59 201 48 93 11 108 11 107 11 105 2 1
1931 42 253 25 86 17 167 16 162 16 157 5 1 1 4
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ...................................... 1932 38 2,682 349 1,074 34 1,608 22 1,033 18 970 4 63 10 521 2
1931 30 2,844 271 915 33 1,929 20 1,295 18 1,226 2 69 9 585 4
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...................................... 1932 891 2,318 29 48 862 2,270 7 20 1 13 6 7 1 6 854 2,244
1931 1,145 2,951 37 51 1,108 2,900 5 26 1 16 4 10 7 1,103 2,867
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ............................... 1932 1,029 610 845 411 184 199 85 92 26 48 59 44 3 7 96 100
1931 1,154 711 906 408 248 303 107 123 25 59 82 64 6 8 135 172
Miscellaneous ............................................................... 1932 450 3,259 347 676 103 2, 583 94 1,793 68 1,518 26 275 3 466 6 324
1931 399 4,008 299 539 100 3,469 76 2,512 49 2,153 27 359 5 527 19 430
Total .................................................................. 1932 2,840 10,565 1,618 2,302 1,222 8,263 247 4,54o 149 4 ,116 98 424 17 1,000 958 2,723
1931 3,073 12,866 1,538 1,999 1,535 10,867 253 6,217 133 5,663 120 554 20 1,128 1,262 3,522
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................................. 1932 2,960 11,157 1,647 2,367 1,313 8,790 292 4,741 191 4,285 101 456 18 1,212 1,003 2,837
1931 3,210 13,620 1,566 2,043 1,4.4 11,577 303 6,493 178 5,901 125 592 24 1,435 1,317 3,649
Locomotive-miles:
8 months ending with August, 1932 ............. 722,803,409
8 months ending with August, 1931 ............. 896,893,511
Casualties per million locomotive-miles .................... 1932 4.10 15.44 2.28 3.27 1.82 12.16 0.40 6.56 0.26 5-93 0.14 0.63 0.02 1.68 19 7 92
1931 3.58 15.19 1.75 2.28 1.83 12.91 .34 7.24 .20 6.58 .14 .66 .03 1.6o 7 07
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS .......................... 1932 140 8,150 46 275 94 7,875 76 6,936 82 76 6,854 2 307 16 632
1931 179 11.013 47 239 132 10,774 116 9,555 1 133 115 9,422 424 16 795
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................................... 1932 3,100 19,307 1,693 2,642 1,407 16,665 368 11,677 191 4,367 177 7,310 20 1,519 1,019 369
1931 3,389 24,633 1,613 2,282 1,776 22,351 419 16,048 179 6,034 24 10,o14 24 1,859 1,333 444
Increase or Decrease Per cent .............................................. 8.53 21.62 *4.96 "15.78 20.78 25.44 12.17 27.24 *6.70 27.63 26.25 27.00 16.67 18.29 23.56 21.94
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
8 months ending with August, 1932 ........... 1,561,672,603
8 months ending with August, 1931 ........... ..2,039,082,235
Casualties per million man-hours ............................ 1932 0.24 7.48 -
1931 -1-_ -_- .21 7.87 -
KIGHN;AY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
8 months ending with August, 1932 .................. 2,107
8 months ending with August, 1931 .................. ....2,671
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............... 1932 940 2,368 34 52 906 2,316 9 24 3 17 6 7 1 8 896 2,284
1931 1,198 3,008 38 54 1,160 2,954 8 28 4 18 4 10 10 1,152 2,916
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