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Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
I ---- i AUGUST, 1933
U.8. DIpgOopry BUREAU OF STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 1933


Number of Total persons Total Total -Employees on dutyP_________ passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains / on trains nontrespaeeera
aoident- SKlled Injured tlledd j 511e inJued illd Jured t lledInJured ednJurednjured d l l
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................ 1933 127 2 24 2 24 1 7 7 1 15 1 2
1932 88 3 17 3 17 3 11 3 10 1 3 3
Derailments ....................................... 1933 284 28 116 12 22 16 94 6 11 6 8 3. 9 61 1 22
1932 271 7 55 5 14 2 41 2 18 2 15 3 19 -
Looomotive-bolTer accidents ....................... 1933 -
1932 .. .. -
Other locomotive accidents ........................ 1933 114 -
1932 28 1 1 1 1 -
Miscoellaneous ..................................... 1933 70 9 23 2 9 21 2 2 9 19
1932 34 2 3 2 3 ... 2 3
Total ........................................ 1933 525 39 163 12 24 27 139 7 20 6 17 1 3 9 76 1 i3
1932 421 13 75 5 14 8 61 6 29 6 25 22 2 10
fAt highway grade oroesings,
classified above ...................... 1933 16 10 9 2 10 7 1 1 10 6
1932 5 -
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oare or locomotives .................... 1933 2 14 2 14 2 14 2 13 1 -
1932 1 26 1 26 1 26 1 25 1 -
Coupling or unooupling air hose ............................. 1933 4 4 4 3 1 -
1932 13 13 13 12 1 -
Operating l comotives ...................... .......... .... ...1933 2 636 2 6 2 6 2 5- -
1932 84 53 -
Operating hand brakes ..... ................................. 1933 144 44 44 44 -
1932 2 34 2 34 2 34 2 34 -
Operating switches ...............................*........... 1933 l4 14 14 13 1 -
1932 9 9 9 9 .
Coming in contact with fixed struotuiree ...................... 1933 6 45 3 21 3 24 3 23 3 23 1 -
1932 14 t 2 14 30 12 12 1 1 -
Getting on or off ears or locomotive* ........................ 1933 69 374 65 216 4 158 2 90 2 82 8 2 64 4
1932 67 385 59 178 8 207 4 133 4 126 7 4 62 12
Accidents at highway grade orosaingf ........................ 1933 155 318 4 7 151 311 1 -- 1 151 310
1932 77 246 3 1 74 245 1 3 2 1 1 1 73 241
Struck or run over, not at public croeessings .................. 1933 193 106 164 76 29 30 12 14 4 8 8 6 2 4 15 12
1932 177 85 146 65 31 20 10 7 4 2 6 5 1 21 12
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1933 92 472 74 150 18 322 17 218 16 189 1 29 58 8 1
1932 67 468 60 131 7 337 7 220 5 188 2 32 76 -
Total ................................................... 1933 19 1,454 310 470 209 984 38 485 29 435 9 2 123 2 12 167 364
____1932 Z0 153,392 282405 123 987 25 541 16 492r9 4 10 -94 306
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-BSERVICE ACCIDENTS .................... 1933 558 1,617 322 494 236 1,123 45 505 3 452 10 53 11 199 2 12 178 4o7
1932 418 1,467 287 419 131 1,04 31 570 22 57 9__4 162_- 6 31 ,
Looomotive-miles:
August, 1933 .......... 93,937,553
August, 1932 .......... 86,277,091
Casualties per million looomotive-miles .... 1933 :94 17.21 3.43 .:26 2.51 11.95 0.4 5.38 0.37 4.81 0.11 0.56 0.12 2.12 0.02 0.13 1.89 4.3
_1932 .84 17.00 3.33 .86 1.52 12.15 .36 6.61 .25 5.99 .10 .61 .05 1.881 1.11 3.6U
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............ 1933 28 1,067 12 47 16 1,020 16 903 8 16 895 32 85
1932 17 1,007 1 51 16 956 14 835 9 14 826 1 33 -- 1 88
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ....................... 1933 6 2,6 334 541 252 2,143 61 1,4108 35 460 26 948 11 199 2 44 178 9492
1932 35 247 288 470 147 2,0 45 1,405 22 526 23 879 5 195 97 404
Increase or Decrease Per cent .............................. 34.71 8.49 5.97 15.11 71.43 6.94 35.56 0.21 59.09 *12.55 13.04 7.85 83.51 21.78
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
August, 1933 .......... 198,564,299
August, 1932 .......... 183,676,800
Casualties per million man-hours .......... 1933 0.31 7.09 -
1932 -.24 7.65 ..---- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
August, 1933 .................. 283
August, 1932 .................. 201
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .. 1933 165 327 4 9 161 318 2 2 161 316
1932 77 246 3 1 74 245 1 3 2 1 73 241
Decrease.
J/ Figures for 1932 cover "Passengers on trains* and"Travelers not on trains.'








Subject to revision INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION AUGUST, 1933

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST, 1933

Ki dof aiaeldnt N'er of Total persons Total TolEmployees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other

train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on-trains V/ on trains nontrespassers
accidents __ ___9... empIlovees U 1 n 1j r
"Killed Injtred Killed Injued KIl.ed Injured Kll d Injured Killed Injured Xilled Injured Xilled injured iled Injured Killed InjueL d
TRAIN ACCID!S
O1llI .............................................3.933 781 11 19 2 11 147 9 72 8 65 1 7 58 2 17
1932 792 23 142 1 3 22 139 21 72 20 63 1 9 1 39 28
D talmamta ........................................... 1933 2,101 84 414 43 71 41 343 23 113 21 97 2 16 9 170 9 60
1932 2,171 45 382 21 541 211. 328 17 109 16 88 1 21 169 7 50
Loooati-bo.ler accident* .......................... 1933 10 4 9 4 10 2 7 2 3 3 6
1932 7 3 31 3 4 3 -
Other loemotive accidents ............................ 1933 311 1 1 1 1 -
3932 331 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 -
i"l' Am ......................................... 1933 423 N 77 1 8 2 6 R 3 13 2 29 51
1932 388 48 6 7 12 8 2 13 1 2 38 36
Total. .......................................... 1933 3,626 129 660 44 81 85 579 6 211 1 183 5 28 9 234 40 134
1932 3,689 120 592 29 65 91 527 45 201 169 3 32 1 22 45 il
t h igway grade oroesings ,
eleasified above ......................... 1933 86 39 72 1 8 38 64 1 1 1 11 2 -
1932 71 9 50 5 4 4 46 2 14 2 4 2 42
TRAIN-ERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling, r uncoupling oars or looomotive.. ..................... 1933 8 16 8 163 8 163 7 157 1 6 -
1932 12 201. 12 201 12 201 10 202 2 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 193 7 86 7 86 7 86 3 68 4 18 -
1932 4 74 74 74 3 65 1 9 -
Operating looomotives .............................................. 1933 4 568 4 1. 568 41. 568 41. 554 14 -
1932 5 688 5 688 5 688 5 673 15 -
Operating band brakes ........................................... 1933 11 321 11 321 11 321 11 318 3 -
1932 7 390 7 390 7 390 7 390 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1933 115 115 115 109 6 -
1932 139 139 139 132 7 -
Ooming in contact with fixed structures ........................ 1933 52 221 39 109 13 112 13 106 13 102 5 1
1932 59 201 48 93 11 108 li 107 11 105 2 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives.......................... 1933 380 2,547 360 1,212 20 1,35 11 856 8 799 3 57 7 1 2 38
1932 383 2,682 3419 1,074 3 1,608 22 1,033 18 970 63 10 521 2 541.
Aecidents at h.igb grade crossings ........................... 1933 877 1,9893 20 5 857 1,98 7 17 2 16 5 1 1 850 1,920
1932 891 2,318 29 48 862 2,270 7 20 1 13 6 7 1 6 8514 2,2244
Struck or ran over, not at public orossingsa ..................... 1933 1,157 611 95 4o9 162 202 62 100 25 51 37 4 6 11 91 88
1932 1,029 610 845 4 81 4 199 85 92 26 48 59 4 3 7 96 100
Mioellaneous ................................................... 1933 487 3,012 382 721 105 2,291 96 1,589 75 1,321 21 248 2 349 1 4.3 6 310
1932 450 3,259 347 676 103 2,583 941 1,793 68 1,518 26 275 3 M1.66 6 3241
Total ...................................................... 1933 2,983 9,627 1,796 2,496 1,187 7,131 213 ,921 148 ,15 71 406 9 796 7 57 952 2,57
otl... .. ... .. ... .. ... ..1932 2,840 10,565 1,618 2,302 1,222 8,263 2 47 ,54O 149 98 424 17 1,000 958 2,723
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVIC E ACCIDETS ....................... 1933 3,112 10,287 1,840 2,577 1,272 7,710 255 4,132 179 3698 76 434 18 1,030 7 57 992 2,491
1932 2,960 11,157 1,64.7 2,367 1,313 8,790 292 4,711 191 4,285 101 1456 18 1,212 1,003 2,837
Looomotive-milesl
8 months ending with August, 1933 ...... 687,772,507
8 months ending with August, 1932 ...... 722,803,409
0asualties per million locomotive-miles ........ 1933 4.52 14.96 2.68 3.75 1.85 11.21 0.37 6.01 0.26 5.38 0.11 0.63 0.03 1.50 0.01 0.08 1.44 3.62
1932 o4.10 15.44 2.28 3.27 1.82 12.16 .0 6.56 .26 5.93 .14 .63 .02 1.68 1.39 3.92
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDNTS ..............1933 125 7,144 1 49 300 76 6,8441 641" 5,929 6 79 624 5,850 1 280 1' 635
_1932 140 8,150 246 275 944 7,875 76 6,936:- 82 76 6,854 2 307 16 632
....193 3676 $5 2 30
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENS OF ALL CLASSES ......................... 1933 3,237 17,.431 1,889 2,877 1,48 4,54 5 19 10,061 179 ,77 140 6,284 18 1, 0o 8 337 1,003 3,126
1932 3,100 19,307 1,693 2,642 1,407 16665 368 11,677 191 4,367 177 7,310 20 1,519 1,09 469
Increase or Decrease Per cent ................................. *4.42 9.72 11.58 *8.89 4.19 12.67 13.32 13.84 6.28 13.51 20.90 1i4.04 .- 1.57 9.89
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
8 months ending with August, 1933 ...... 1,399,677,507
8 months ending with August, 1932 ...... 1,561,672,603
Casualties per million man-hours ............... 1933 02 7.19 -
1932 .224 7.148: ______
HIOGAX GRADE-OROSSING ACCIDENT
Number of aooidenta!
8 months ending with August, 1933 .............. 1,872
8 months ending with August, 1932 ............ 2,107
total casualties at highway grade oroseings ..... 1933 916 2,055 21 53 895 2,002 8 28 3 27 5 1 3 887 1,971
_1932 940 2,3685 234 52 906 2,316 9 24 3 17 6 7 1 8 896 2,284


* Increase.
I/ Figures for 1932 cover "Passengers on trains" and "Travelers not on trains."


182213 0 US. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1933




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