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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
MAY, 1934


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY, 1934


Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents e______ e_______ ee_______ .mp: oyees ______ __i__d_-___
ac e sKille a Injred Killed Injured Killed Injured Killedin. e le Injured KKil ed InJuured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .......................................... 1934 119 2 18 1 6 1 12 1 10 1 9 1 1 1
1933 93 5 5 5 3 2 -
Derailments ......................................... 1934 266 3 46 1 3 45 3 11 3 9 2 -- 1
1933 271 7 37 5 4 2 33 1 17 1 17 1 2
Locomotive-boiler accidents ......................... 19341 5 1 4 1 4 1 4 4 -
1933 -
Other locomotive accidents .......................... 1934 41 3 3 3 3 -
1933 43 .. -
Misoellaneous ....................................... 1934 52 8 1 g 1 1
1933 57 7 11 3 7 8 4 4 7 4
Total .......................................... 1934 49 14 72 1 7 13 65 5 28 4 25 1-3 -4 -- -
#At1933 46 14 53 5 7 9 46 1 26 1 24 2 6 1
PAt, highway grade crossings,--- -----------------------------------
classified above ....................... 1934 7 6 1 6 1 6 1
1933 10 1 8 a l2 6 -- 3 3 3
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives .................... 1934 15 15 I 14 1
1933 2 26 2 26 2 26 1 24 1 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................... 1934 1 7 1 7 1 7 1 6 1 -
1933 1 13 1 13 1 13 1 10 3 -
Operating locomotives ......................................... 1934 57 57 57 55 2 .
1933 71 71 71 70 1 -
Operating hand brakes ......................................... 1934 1 30 1 30 1 30 1 30 -
1933 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 -
Operating switches ............................................ 1934 7 7 7 7 -
1933 11 11 11 10 -
Coming In contact with fixed structures ....................... 1934 5 19 4 9 1 10 1 9 1 9 1 -
1933 5 33 4 21 1 12 1 12 1 10 2 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ......................... 1934 37 263 31 112 6 151 5 1 5 72 9 1 62 -
1933 49 291 4 147 1 144 1 95 68 1 7 47 2
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ......................... 1934 134 302 3 7 131 295 5 -- 5 17 290
1933 61 174 2 5 9 169 1 2 2 1 1 18 166
166
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ................... 1934 148 74 134 4 14 26 7 14 4 6 3 1 6 12
1933 153 74 137 49 16 25 9 10 3 2 6 3 7 12
Miscellaneous ................................................. 1934 75 363 65 77 10 266 10 166 5 153 5 33 57 43
1933 66 357 56 763 10 274 9 188 S 153 1 35 3 1 35
Total ....................................................1934 4o01 1,1371 2,7 253 164 9884 25 411 17 357 8 54 1 120 91 137 5353
1933 360 1.098 27 305_1113 793 27 476 17 417 10 59 1 96 6 o 66 15
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAI, W1VIOE ACCIDENTS ..................... 1934 415 1,209 236 260 177 949 30 439 21 32 9 57 1 154 1 145 356
1933 374 1,151 252 312 122 639 28 502 18 441 10 61 no 6 9 221
Locomotive miles:
May, 1934 ............. 93,028,486
May, 1933 ............. 85,725,925
Casualties per million locomotive-miles .......... 1934 4.46 13.00 2.56 2.79 1.90 10.20 0.32 4.72 0.23 14.11 0.10 0.61 0.01 1.66 0.01 1.56 3.63
_1933 14.36 1343 2.94 3 1.42 9.79 .33 5.86 .21 5.14 .12 .71 1.28 0.07 1.10 2.58
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............. 1934 25 1,070 12 47 13 1,023 8 96 13 8 83 2 3 3 74
1933 1 8286 7 41 1 787 8 675 5 8 670 37 3 75
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................ 1934 440 2,279 250 307 190 1,972 38 1,335 21 395 17 940 1 154 3 53 148 430
1933 392 1,979 259 353 133 1,626 36 1,177 18 446 18 731 110 .13 97 296
Increase or Decrease Per cent ............................... 12.24 15.16 *3.47 *13.03 42.86 21.28 5.56 13.42 16.67 *11.43 *5.56 28.59 40.00 23.26 52.58 45.27
U.an-hours (Class I Roads):
May, 1934 ............. 203,135,663
May, liq p............. 175,507,307
Casualties per million man-hours ................. 1934 0.19 6.57 -
1933 .21 6.71 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents: -- --
May, 1934 ...................... 275
May, 1933 ...................... 182
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ..... 1934 140 303 3 7 137 296 5 137 291
Tolautsahha_ deren .. 1933 89 182 2 7 67 175 156- 5_- _- 51 ---66 169
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


MAY, 1934


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY, 1934




Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of Accident train o p on trespassers nontrespassers t Tainn Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen )mloees
_______________________________ ________________ Killed Injured illed Injured illed Injured killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ...........................................1934 L 571 10 982 2 7 8 75 8 39 8 35 4 26 10
1933 401 6 94 1 6 93 5 42 5 37 5 41 1 10
Derailments .......................................... 1934 1,572 52 214 4 7 48 207 25 77 25 61 16 8 10l4 1 15 25
1933 1,246 38 220 18 23 20 197 13 73 11 63 2 10 98 7 26
Locomotlve-boiler accidents .......................... 1934 14 1 7 1 7 1 7 7 1 -
1933 4 5 5 5 5 -
Other locomotive accldenta ........................... 1934 249 2 6 2 6 2 6 2 6 -
1933 186 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1934 282 23 35 3 2 20 33 1 17 1 14 3 2 19 14
1933 236 13 39 6 13 33 10 9 1 -I 13 23
Total ........................................... 1934 2,688 88 344 9 16 79 328 37 146 36 123 1 23 8 132 34 49
1933 2,073 57 359 18 30 39 329 18 131 16 115 2 16 139 21 59
#At highway grade crossings, -
classified above ........................ 1934 60 38 30 4 1 34 29 5 8 5 6 2 4 -- 29 17
1933 50 19 41 5 19 36 4 4 19 32
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ..................... 1934 6 114 6 114 6 114 5 112 1 2 -
1933 4 105 4 105 4 105 3 101 1 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose s................................ 1934 3 46 3 46 3 46 2 38 1 8 -
1933 6 69 6 69 6 69 3 53 3 16 -
Operating locomotives .......................................... 1934 4 394 4 394 4 394 4 379 15 -
1933 2 361 2 __361 2 361 2 352 9 -
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1934 7 192 7 192 7 192 7 189 3 .
1933 8 199 8 199 8 199 8 197 2 -
Operating switches ............................................. 1934 1 82 1 82 1 82 75 1 7 -
1933 76 76 76 73 3 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ........................1934 15 62 8 18 7 44 7 43 7 41 2 1 -
1933 18 104 10 41 8 63 8 60 8 57 3 2 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ..........................1934 159 1,271 1144 402 15 869 12 536 11 507 1 29 1 302 2 31
1933 200 1,420 190 590 10 830 6 548 4 513 2 35 3 258 1 24
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .......................... 1934 579 1,756 23 46 556 1,710 1 20 19 1 1 1 555 1,689
1933 522 1,212 13 31 509 1,181 7 12 2 11 5 1 1 502 1,168
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ....................1934 591 356 486 205 105 151 57 77 13 34 44 43 2 5 46 69
1933 572 316 483 188 89 128 33 58 13 28 20 30 3 7 53 63
Miscellaneous ................................................. 1934 22 1,794 190 280 62 1,514 56 1,056 6 925 20 11 1 227 1 13 4 218
1933 23 1649 185 328 58 1,321 54 924 42 775, 12 149 187 27 4 183
Total .................................................... 1934 1,617 6,067 851 951 766 5,116 154 2,560 85 2,319 69 241 2 531 3 18 607 2,007
1933 1,575 5,511 881 1,178 694 4,333 128 2,412 85 2,160 143 252 448 W3 34 560 1,4.39
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ...................... 1934 1,705 6,411 860 967 845 5,444. 191 2,706 121 2,442 70 264 10 663 3 5 641 2,056
1933 1,632 5,870 899 1,208 733 4,662 146 2,543 101 2,275 45 268 3 587 3 34 581 1,498
Locomotive-miles:
5 months ending with May, 1934 ..... 454,558,268
5 months ending with May, 1933 ..... 411,708,729
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ......... 1934 3.75 14.10 1.89 2.13 1.86 11.98 0.42 5.95 0.27 5.37 0.15 0.58 0.02 1.46 0.01 0.04 1.41 4.52
1933 3.96 14.26 2.18 2.93 1.78 11.32 .35 6.18 .25 5.53 .11 .65 .01 1.43 .01 .08 1.41 3.64
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS .............. 1934 105 4,917 Z 5 136 7 4,781 53 4,167 62 53 4,105o 4 236 13 378
1933 6 4.15 4j 24 170 140 3,975 29 3,398 44 29 3,35Z. 1 172 10 405
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ......................... 1934 1,810 11,328 895 1,103 915 10,225 244 6,873 121 2,504 123 4,369 10 663 7 255 654 2,434
1933 1,696 10,015 923 1,378 773 8,637 175 5,941 101 2,319 74 3,622 3 587 4 206 591 1,903
Increase or Decrease Per cent ................................ 6.72 13.11 *3.03 -19.96 18.37 18.39 39.43 15.69 19.80 7.98 66.22 20.62 233.33 12.95 75.00 23.79 10.66 27.90
Man-hours (Class I Roads):
5 months ending with May, 1934 ..... 946,777,544
5 months ending with May, 1933 ..... 837,330,810
Casualties per million man-hours ................ 1934 0.26 7.26 -
1933 .21 7.10 --
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
5 months ending with May, 1934 ........... 1,575
5 months ending with May, 1933 ........... 1,155
#,Total casualties at highway grade crossings .... 1934 617 1,786 27 47 590 1,739 6 28 5 25 1 3 5 584 1,706
1933. 541 1,253 135 36 528 1,217 7 16 2 15 5 1 1 521 1,200


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