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Subject to revision -- INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

U.s. DPOTOy ; BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M400
OCTOBER, 1932


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


Number of train Total peons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Other
Kind of accident sberi Total ers trespassers nontrespassers al Other' Passengers nontrespassers
accdet .,:;Total Trainmen employees
~~~~~_____~~________________________~_____ Killed Injured Killed Iniured Killed Injured Killed Injured TilledInurlleInuredlled Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1932 122 1 17 1 17 1 6 1 6 7 4
1931 163 18 1 17 14 13 1 1 2
Derailments ............................................ 1932 301 9 35 '1 7 8 28 2 17 1 15 1 2 8 6 3
1931 358 6 62 .1 5 62 1 22 1 14 8 33 4 7
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................ 1932 -
1931 1 1 1 1. 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1932 51 1 1 1 1 -
1931 Z7 .......
1931 47 6 -
Miscellaneous.. .......................................... 1932 60 3 6 3 6 2 2 3 4
1931 82 4 10 .- 4 10 ___ 5 4 1 4 5
Total ............................................. 1932 534 13 59 :1 7 12 52 3 26 2 23 1 3 15 9 11
1931 651 10 91 -l 1 9 90 1 42 1 32 10 34 8 14
#At highway grade crossings, classified above.. 1932 14 8 6 -- 8 6 8 6
1931 16 7 12 7 12 .. .. .. 7 12
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ............................. 1932 28 28 28 27 1 -
1931 1 37 .- 1 37 1 37 1 37 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ........................................ 1932 2 15 2 15 2 15 15 2 -
1931 3 17 3 17 3 17 3 11 6 -
Operating locomotives .................................................. 1932 104 4 104 102 2 -
1931 2 111 2 111 2 111 2 108 3 -
Operating hand brakes .................................................. 191931 5 67 -
1931 6 58 8 67 1
Operating switches ..................................................... 1932 1 15 -51 14 1 -
1931 18 : 8 18 17 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ................................ 1932 3 23 3 3 20 3 20 3 20 -
1931 4 25 3 3 1 22 1 21 1 20 1 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .................................. 1932 38 319 34 105 4 214 3 130 3 124 6 1 76 8
1931 38 315 ;32 91 6 224 2 153 1 146 1 7 4 65 6
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .................................. 1932 126 31 i 4 7 122 374 1 7 1 6 1 121 367
1931 142 448 2 13 140 435 1 2 1 1 1 139 433
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. ............................ 1932 150 86 127 6 23 30 7 8 1 5 6 3 1 2 15 20
1931 143 93 116 49 27 44 13 18 2 3 11 15 1 13 26
Miscellaneous .......................................................... 1932 64 477 45 83 19 294 16 206 11 183 5 23 47 3 41
1931 54 462 .40_: 64 14 39811 9 295 7 253 2 42 1 50 4 53
Total ............................................................. 1932 384 1,105 210 254 174 1,151 33 590 20 553 13 37 2 125 139 436
S1931 387 1:594 193 220 194 1,374 32 740 18 63 4 77 6 115 156 519
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .............................. 1932 397 1,464 211 261 186 1,203 36 616 22 576 14 40 21 140 148 447
1931 397 1,685 194 221 203 1,464 33 782 19 695 14 87 6 149 164 533
Locomotive-miles:
October, 1932 ........... 94,106,066
October, 1931 ........... 109,327,158
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................. 1932 4.22 15.56 2.,24 2.77 1.98 12.78 0.38 6.55 0.23 6.12 0.15 0.43 0.02 1.49 1.57 4.75
1931 3.63 15.41 1.77 2.02 1.86 13.39 .30 7.15 .17 6.36 .13 .80 .05 1.36 1.50 4.88
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS........................ 1932 27 978 8 44 19 934 17 822 4 17 818 2 33 79
1931 21 1,192 3 3 29 18 1,163 15 1,024 6 15 1,018 43 3 96
GRAND TQTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................. 1932 424 2,442 219 305 205 2,13 3 1,438 22 -580 31 858 4 1;3 148 -526
1931 4 277 197__ 50_ 221 2 48 8o6 19 701 29 1,105 6 1 62 67 629
Increase or Decrease Per cent ......................................... 1.44 15.12 *11.17 *22.00 7.24 18.65 10.42 20.38 *15.79 17.26 *6.90 22.35 -3.3 9.90 11.38 16.38
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
October, 1932 ........... 189,160,684
October, 1931 ............ 238,394,749
Casualties per million man-hours ........................ 1932 0.28 7.60 -
1931 --. .- 20 7.58 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-GROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
October, 1932 .................... 346
October, 1931 .................... 399
*Total casualties at highway grade crossings ............1932 134 387 4 7 130 380 1 7 1 6 1 129 73
1931 149 4606 2 13 147 447 1 2 1 1 1 146 445


124264-0 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1933


* Increase







Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OFP;STATISTICS


OCTOBER, 1932


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER, 1932


T"ta ToaEmployees on d~iry _______ te
Kind of accident' Number of train Total persons treotalssers nntreotasserl enOther Passenger. nOtspasser
acietstepasr nnrspsesOther Psenes nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employs
~~_____~________________=__All_________ ___Killed Injure d K Klled Inuure e Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InIured Killedn nrured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 12 1,018 28 306 1 27 30 24 22 85 1 10 1 166 2 42
131 1,651 25 369 4 21 353 20 1i 26 116 24 1 164 55
Derailments ............................................ 1932 2,78 959 44o1 224 65 535 76 20 134 18 ill 2 23 177 1 65
1931 391 85 450 26 33 59 17 34 158 34 141 1 3 201 2 5
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................. 1932 9 3 5 3 5 5 4 1 -
1931 13 6 6 6 5 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1932 425 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 --
1931 532 5 5 2 2 3 -
Miseoellaneous ........................................... 1932 505 57 75 7 8 50 67 3 17 2 15 1 2 4 47 46
1931 807 58 95 r__ 4 57 91 9 37 14 29 5 8 6 148 48
Total ............................................. 1932 4,69 1148 8930 32 76 116 754 1 254 47 217 4 37 1 347 64 153
1931 6,9 174 925 3 1- 7 143 8783943 64 293 5 50 4 374 70 161
#At highway grade crossings, classified above 1932 96 65 64 5 4 60 60 2 6 2 6 2 8 5
S1931 126 65 77 1 3 64 74 3 2 3 2 3
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ............................... 1932 14 256 14 26 14 26 12- -
1931 8 P 8 348 8 34 6 31 2 7 -. -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .......................................... 1932 6 9 6 99 6 99 3 89 10 -
1931 10 142 10 2 10 142 9 119 23 -
Operating looomotTes ................................................... 1932 6 87 6 879 6 879 6 859 20 -
1931 6 1,204 6 1,204 6 1,204 5 1,183 1 21 -
Operatinghand brakes ................................................... 192 9 6 9 496 9 496... ..... 9 496 -
1931 18 95 18 695 18 695 16 692 2 3 -
Operating switches ...................................................... 1932 1 163 1 163 1 163 1 155 8 -
1931 208 208 208 197 11 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .................................. 1932 68 257 53 115 15 142 15 114 15 1 19 2 1
1931 53 298 34 93 19 205 18 199 18 132 7 1 1 5
Getting on or off oars or looomotives .................................... 1932 465 3,341 4 1,34 40 1,997 27 1,275 23 1,203 4 72 11 652 2 70
1931 387 3,492 34 1,1:34 43 2,358 23 1,595 20 1,515 3 80 16 705 4 58
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ................................... 1932 11 3,019 63 6 ,1,101 2956,1 7 2 3 179 6 8 1 6 1,6092 2 ,92575
1931 1,:48 3,679 4 6 1,368 3,61o 7 2 3 17 4 11 7 1,361 3,579
Struck or run over, not at public crossings............................... 1932 1,338 783; 1,0971,1 520 241 263 104 1114 32 63 72 51 4 10 133 139
1931 1,476 888 1,159' 511 317 377 137 151 32 72 105 79 9 12 171 214
Miscellaneous .......................................................... 1932 58O3 4,089 4 862 128 3,227 116 2,23 84 1, 898 32 2 3 56 9 411
1931 507 4,987 36 690 139 4,297 104 3,113, 73 2,672 31 441 8 49 27 535
Total ............................................................. 1932 3,626 13,382 2,06' 2,904 1,561 10,478 306 5,680 187 5,174 119 506 19 1,254 1,236 3,544
1931 3,873 15,941 1,945 ; 2,497 1,928 13,444 331 7,683 182 7,000 149 683 33 1,374 1,564 4,387
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ............................... 1932 3,77 4 14,212 2,09 2,980 1,677 11,232 357 5,934 234 5 391 123 543 20 1,601 1,300 3,697
1931 1,047 16,866 l,97t: 2,544 2,071 14,322 0 8,026 246 7 293 154 733 37 1,748 1,634 4548
Locoomotive-miles;
10 months ending with October, 1932 ........ 903,990,704
10 months ending with October, 1931 ........ 1,110,516,472
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ................... 1932 4.17 15.72 2.32 3.30 1.86 12.42 0.39 6.56 0.26 5.96 0.14 0.60 0.02 1.77 1.44 4.09
19 321 .:a 15.19 1 1 1 0 .2 2 0.:90.66 27 1:47 .09
1931 3.64 15.19 1.78: 2.29 1.86 12.90 .36 7.23 .22 6.57 .14 .66 .03 1.57 1.47 4.10
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ........................1932 185 10,086 60.' 368 125 9,718 102 8,566 1 103 101 8,1463 4 367 19 785
1931 220 13,433 5 308 162 13,125 141 11,662 1 152 4 11,51 1498 20 965
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................................... 1932 3,959 24,298 2,15 3.348 1,802 20,950 1,59 14,500 235 5,494 224 9,006 24 1,968 1,319 4,482
1931 4,267 30,299 2,03 2,852 2,233 27,447 541 19,688 247 7,445 294 12,243 38 2,246 1,65,4 5513
Increase or Decrease Per cent ......................................... 7.22 19.81 *6.05" *17.39 19.30 23.67 15.16 26.35 4.86 26.21 23.81 26.144 36.84 12.38 20.25 18.70
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
10 months ending with October, 1932 ....... 1,929,055,757
10 months ending with October, 1931 ....... 2,511,779,824
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1932 .24 7.52 -
1931 -. -. -..22 7.841 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-GROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of aooidents:
10 months ending with October, 1932 ................ 2,741
10 months ending with October, 1931 ................3,341
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .............. 1932 1,201 3,083 40 67 1,161 3,016 10 33 4 25 6 8 1 8 1,150 2,975
1931 1,473 3,756 141 72 1,1432 3,684 10 30 6 19 14 11 10 1,422 3,644

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