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IC Ist. 31: 1330



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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
OCTOBER, 1933


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



Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty_________ Passengers Travelers nob Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Tainm en Other on train= J/ on trains nontrespassere
accidents Trainmen_____ __o_
____ lled InJure Killed InJure Kill Injured Kild InJured Killed Injured Kill InJured Killed In
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................ 1933 106 1 143 1 143 1 18 1 13 5 95 30
1932 122 1 17 1 17 1 6 1 6 7 14
Derailments ....................................... 1933 312 4 23 3 3 1 20 1 11 1 11 4 4
1932 301 9 35 1 7 8 28 2 17 1 15 1 2 8 6 3
Locomotive-boiler accidents .................... 19 -

Other locomotive accidents ........................ 1933 27 -
1932 51 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ..................................... 1933 57 7 9 7 9 1 1 7 8
1932 60 3 6 3 6 2 2 3 4
Total ........................................ 1933 502 12 175 3 3 9 172 2 30 2 25 5 100 7 412
1932 534 13 59 1 7 12 52 3 26 2 23 1 3 15 9 11
tAt bi.3iway grade croRaines,
classified above .................... 1933 1 7 8 7 g 7 g
1932 14 g 6 8 6 8 6
T1 -11-3-hVICE AGCID24TS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ................... 1933 1 23 1 23 1 23 1 22 1 -
1932 28 28 28 27 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................. 1933 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 12 2 -
1932 2 15 2 15 2 15 15 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................ 1933 1 66 1 66 1 66 1 64 2 -
1932 104 104 104 102 2 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................ 1933 3 44 3 44 3 44 3 44 -
1932 57 57 57 57 -
Operating witohes ........................................... 1933 15 15 15 14 1 -
1932 1 15 1 15 1 15 1 14 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ...................... 1933 1 16 4 1 12 1 10 1 10 1 1
1932 3 23 3 3 20 3 20 3 20 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ....................... 1933 29 321 27 121 2 200 1 110 1 1014 6 1 84 6
1932 38 319 34. 105 4 214 3 130 3 124 6 1 76 8
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ....................... 1933 137 373 5 8 132 365 3 2 1 132 362
1932 126 381 4 7 122 374 1 7 1 6 1 -121 367
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................. 1933 169 93 141 61 28 32 7 12 2 7 5 5 1 1 20 19
1932 150 86 127 56 23 30 7 8 1 5 6 3 1 2 15 20
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1933 67 424 54 75 13 349 11 213 8 189 3 24 1 85 7 1 44
1932 64 377 45 83 19 294 16 206 11 183 5 23 47 3 41
Total ................................................... 1933 409 1,389 227 269 182 1,120 26 510 18 468 8 42 2 170 1 8 153 432
1932 384. 1,405 210 254 174 1,151 33 590 20 553 13 37 2 125 139 436
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................... 1933 421 1,564 230 272 191 1,292 28 540 20 493 8 47 2 270 1 8 160 474
1932 397 1,64 211 261 186 1,203 36 616 22 576 14 10 2 140 148 447
Locomotive-milest
October,.1933 ........95,122,934
October, 1932 ..........94,106,066
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ....... 1933 4.:43 16.44 2.42 2.86 2.01 13.58 0.29 5.68 0.21 5.18 0.08 0.41 0.02 2.84 0.01 0.08 1.68 4.98
1932 4.22 15.56 2.24 2.77 1.98 12.78 .38 6.55 .23 6.12 015 .43 .02 1.49 1.57 4.75
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............ 1933 16 9814 6 25 10 959 10 820 9 10 811 53 86
1932 27 978 8 44 19 9314 17 822 Z4 17 8189 2 33 79
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ....................... 1933 437 2,548 236 297 201 2,251 38 1,360 20 502 18 i8 2 270 1 61 160 560
1932 424 2,442 219 305 205 2,137 53 1,4.38 22 580 31 858 14 173 146948 526
Increase or Decrease Per cent ............................. *3.07 -4.34 '7.76 2.62 1.95 *5.33 28.30 5.42 9.09 13.45 41.94 *.11 *6.46
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
October, 1933 .......... 197,478,815
October, 1932 ......... 189,160,684
Casualties per million man-houra .............. 1933 0.19 6.89 -
1932 .28 7.60 -
EIGHWAI GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
October, 1933 ................ 329
October, 1932 ................. 346
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .. 1933 144 381 5 8 139 373 3 2 1 139 370
1932 134 387 4 7 130 30 1 7 1 6 1 129 373
Increase.
I/ Figures for 1932 cover 'Passengers on trains' and 'Travelers not on trains.'







Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


OCTOBER, 1933


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER, 1933



Number of Total persona Total Total .Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontresplassers Total Trainmen other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Elve
__________________________________________________ Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed injured Kured K I killed Injured Killed InJured Killed injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................... 1933 99J 30 354 4 30 350 14 104 12 89 2 15 14 188 2 58
1932 1,01 28 306 1 3 27 303 24 95 23 85 1 10 1 166 2 42
Derailments .......................................... 1933 2,660 98 468 53 80 45 388 26 138 24 120 2 18 9 181 10 69
1932 2,738 59 441 24 65 35 376 20 134 18 111 2 23 177 15 65
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1933 11 4 20 4 20 4 11 2 7 2 4 3 6
1932 9 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 4 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1933 369 2 2 2 2 2 -
1932 425 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 -. -
Miscellaneous ........................................... 1933 535 43 89 1 8 42 81 17 14 3 3 42 61
1932 505 57 75 7 8 50 67 3 17 2 15 1 2 4 47 46
Total ........................................... 1933 4,572 1 92 121 841 44 272 a 232 6 40 23 194
1932 4,695 830 32 76 116 7514 51 254 47 217 4 37 1 7 64 153
fAt highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1933 110 53 83 1 8 52 75 1 11 1 11 2 51 62
1932 96 65 64 5 4 60 60 2 6 2 6 2 58 52
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ..................... 1933 U1 210 11 210 11 210 8 202 3 8 -
1932 14 256 14 256 14 256 12 253 2 3 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1933 9 116 9 116 9 116 4 94 5 22 -
1932 6 99 6 99 6 99 3 89 3 10 -
Operating locomotives .......................................... 1933 5 701 5 701 5 701 5 683 18 -
1932 6 879 6 879 6 879 6 859 20 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1933 15 416 15 416 15 416 15 413 3 -
1932 9 496 9 496 9 496 9 496 -
Operating switches ............................................. 1933 147 147 147 139 8 -
1932 1 163 1 163 1 163 1 155 8 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1933 60 269 45 128 15 141 15 133 15 129 4 6 2
1932 68 257 53 115 15 142 15 141 15 139 2 I
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1933 453 3,222 428 1,487 25 1,735 13 1,095 9 1,028 4 67 9 592 3 48
1932 465 3,341 425 1,344 40 1,997 27 1,275 23 1,203 4 72 11 652 2 70
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1933 1,123 2,675 25 55 1,098 2,620 7 25 2 22 5 3 1 1,091 2,594
1932 1,136 3,019 35 63 1,101 2,956 8 27 2 19 6 8 1 6 1,092 2,923
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1933 1,5440 803 1,326 539 214 264 81 122 28 61 53 61 7 16 126 126
1932 1,338 783 1,097 520 241 263 104 114 32 63 72 51 4 10 133 139
Miscellaneous- ................................................... 1933 631 3,863 503 897 128 2,966 116 2,030 91 1,725 25 305 3 493 1 57 a 86
1932 583 4,089 455 862 128 3,227 116 2,230 84 1,898 32 332 3 586 9 411
Total ...................................................... 1933 3,847 12,422 2,327 3,106 1,520 9,316 272 4,995 177 4,496 95 499 12 1,092 8 73 1,228 3,156
1932 3,626 13,382 2,065 2,904 1,561 10,478 306 5,680 187 5,174 119 506 19 1,254 1,236 3.544
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ....................... 1933 4,022 13,355 2,381 3,198 1,641 10,157 316 5,267 215 4,728 101 539 35 1,467 8 73 1,282 3,350
1932 3,774 14,212 2,097 2,980 1,677 11,232 357 5,934 234 5,391 123 543 20 1,601 1,300 3,697
Locomotive-miles:
10 months ending with October, 1933.. 873,190,794
10 months ending with October, 1932.. 903,990,704
Casualties per million locomotive-miles .......... 1933 4.61 15.29 2.73 3.66 1.88 11.63 0.36 6.03 0.25 5.41 0.12 0.62 0.04 1.68 0.01 0.08 1.47 3.84
1932 4.17 15.72 2.32 3.30 1.86 12.14 .39 6.56 .26 5-96 .14 .60 .02 1.77 1.44 U 1.09
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1933 164 9,116 62 363 102 8,753 87 7,585 1 106 86 7,479 2 374 13 794
1932 185 10,086 60 368 125 9,718 102 8,566 1 103 101 8,463 4 3677 19 785
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1933 4,186 22,471 2,443 3,561 1,743 :l8,910 403 12,852 216 4,834 187 8,018 3 1 ,467 10 447 1,295 4,144.
1932 3,959 24,298 2,157 3,348 1,802 :20,950 459 14,500 235 5,494 224 9,006 2 1,968 1,319 4,482
Increase or Decrease Per cent ................................. *5.73 7.52 *13.26 -6.36 3.27 9.74 12.20 11.37 8.09 12.01 16.52 10.97 1.82 7.54
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
10 months ending with October, 1933.. 1,788,057,873
10 months ending with October, 1932.. 1,929,055,757
Casualties per million man-hours ................. 1933 0.23 7.19 -
1932 .24 7.52 --
HIGHWAY &RADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
10 months ending with October, 1933 ......... 2,474
10 months ending with October, 1932 ......... 2,741
#To.tal casualties at highway grade crossings ..... 1933 1,176 2,758 26 63 1,150 2,695 8 36 3 33 5 3 -3 1,142 2,656
1932 1,201 3,083 40 67 1,161 3,016 10 33 4 25 6 8 1 8 1,150 2,975


* Increase.
.J/ Figures for 1932 cover 'Passengers on trains' and 'Travelers not on trains.'


022- o U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1934