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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
AUGUST, 1934


u.s. DEPOwTORY


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


Kind of accident r of i T a ToTotaTotlal sPployee on duty Paeengers Travelers not Other
Kind otrespassers nontrespaser t Traien Other on trains on train@ nontrespassers
acoidentB I 2 employee
a Kc tile lled n led T d Killed Inj ured. killed Injured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJured Killed InJured

TRAIN ACOIDENTS
Oollision@ ........................................ 1934 99 1 50 1 1 49 1 15 1 14 1 26 8
1933 127 2 2N4 2 24 1 7 7 1 15 1 2
Derailments ......................................... 1934 277 21 26 9 4 12 22 6 11 6 o10 6 8
1933 284 28 116 12 22 16 4 6 6 8 3 9 61 22
Looomotive-boiler accidents ......................... 1934 3 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 -
1933 -
Other looomotive aooidents ..........................193 50 -
1933 414 -
Miscellaneous .......................................1934 50 6 4 6 4 3 3- 6 1
1933 70 9-_23 --2 9 21 -22 2 9 19
Total .........................................1934 9 479 31 81 9 5 22 76 10 30 10 25 5 29 12 17
1933 525 39 163 12 24 27 139 7 20 6 17 1 3 9 76 11 43
#At highway grade orossings,
classified above .......................1934 16 13 7 1 12 7 1 4 1 4 11_
1933 16 10 9 2 10 7 1 1 10
2RAII-9RTIOI ZAOOIDZNTB --
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotives .................... 1934 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 14 -
1933 2 14 2 14 2 14 2 13 1 -. -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ............................... 1934 2 2 2 14 2 10 -
1933 14 -- 4 4 3 1 -
Operating locomotives ...................................... 1934 70 70 70 70 -
1933 2 63 2 63 2 63 2 59 4 -
Operating hand brakes ......................................... 1934 2 46 2 46 2 1..46 2 46 -
1933 44 44 44 44 -
Operating switches ............................................1934 13 13- 1313 1- -
1933 14 14 14 13 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ....................... 1934' 6 21 3 12 3 9 3 9 3 8 1 -.
1933 6 45 3 21 3 24 3 23 3 23 1 -
Getting on or off oars or looomotives .........................1934 141 356 40 149 1 207 119 112 7 1 78 10
1933 69 374 65 216 4 158 2 90 2 82 8 2 614 4
Aooidents at highway grade orosuingetf ......................... 1934 111 291 5 7 106 284' 2 2 2 2 104 282
1933 155 318 4 7 151 311 1,- 1 151 310
Struck or run over, not at public ocrosseeings ................... ..1934 202 119 175 79 27 40 12 1 4 12462 2 4 13
1933 193 106 164 76 29 30 12 14 4a 8 8 6 2 4 15 12
Nisoellaneous ................................................. 1934 89 465 80 101 9 364 5 218 14 198 1 20 1 98 6 3 42
1933 e92 472 714 150 i18 322 1 218 16 189lg 1 29 1 58 -1 8 2., 3
Total .................................................... 1934 44 1,408 303 L 151 1,060 27 22 16 479 11 43 176 2 10 2o 3
_________________________________19_____1,44_31__70__9_94__3__85 29_43______50___2 123__2___12 117 3
1933 59310 702 19 94 85 2 12 167
1914 145 -8 11 '504 o ]20E 10 1 2
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-8IRIOS AOCIDINT ..................... 1934 43 5 1548 9 312 5 1712 1.6 7 552 26 4 148 2 12 1B 30
558 167 322 23 113 505 35 2 10 53 11 1991
Looomottive-miles:
Augut, 1931t .......... 94,645,061
August, 1933 .......... 93,939,553
Oaualtie per llon looot ....... 1934 5.1 15 3 .73 1 12.00 0.39 5.83 0.27 5.33 0.12 0.51 0.0 2.17 0.0 011 .9
19. 4 7: 1:81 .n6 12 2.12 .2 .1
1933 5.9 121 3 5.26 2.51 11.95 38 3.3 .37 .11 .6 .2 2.17 .02 .13 1.89 4:33
TOTAL IOTRAIN (INCLUDING INDSTRIAL) AOOIDINT8 ............. 19 r 288 1,:057 14 44 i 1,0 886 5 881 -' 6' 1 6
-our19 2 1,057 1 _471R6 1:02 l 93 89503., .-,,230'6"l 5
ORAND TOTAL AOOIDIZT OF ALL OLAS N -B......................... 1934 51 2,146 326 7 187 2,149 0 148 6 59 24 929 2 2 73 133 433

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1933 58 2,684 334 1 25 22,l43 l48 35 460 26 948 11 19; 2 411 178 492
Increase or Decrease Per cent .............................. 12.461 5.14 2.40 26.62 25.79 *0.28 18.03 *2.13 25.71 *10.65 7.69 2.00 81.82 *3.02 !05.91 25 8 26 I99
Man-hours (Class I ocad.):
August, 1934 ......... 202,922,464
Augut, 1933 .........198,564,299
Oasualtis per million man-hours ............... 1934 02 7.09 -
__________________________1933 ^ 1 :.31 7.091 I_ ^ __ ___ -
IOGAYT AW-OR0881OSSIN AOOIDIUT
Number of accidental
August, 1934 ................. 246
Agust, 1933 .................283
#Total casualties at highway grade orossings ... 1934 124 298 6 7 118 891 3 6 1 6 .2 1 8f
1933 165 327 4 9 161 318 R 2 161o1o
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


AUGUST, 1934


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST, 1934


Number of Total Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train tl persons trespassers nontrespassers Total imen Other on trains on trains nontrespasbers
accidents- Total Trainmen employees
~~Kl____________ll__d__ Injured_ 5Kild Injure tilled Injured KilledeInjure Killed Injured tlled InJlured Killed InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .......................................... 1934 899 13 164 2 S 11 156 11 71 11 66 66 -
1933 781 11 149 2 11 147 9 72 9 65 1 5 2 17
Derailments .......................................... 193134 2,395 100 316 31 42 69 274 38 115 38 96 19 9 119 1 22 39
.1933 21014.141... .3 71 41 3-43 23 113 21 97 2 16 9 170 9 60
Looomotive-boller accidents .......................... 1934 19 5 9 5 9 5 9 4 9 1 -
1933 10 19 19 4 10 2 7 2 3 3 6
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 1934 376 2 7 2 7 2 7 2 7 -
1933 311 1 1 1 1 -- -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1934 434 36 68 3 3 33 65 1 26 1 18 8 18 32 21
1933 423 30 77 1 29 69 15 13 2 3 29 51
Total .......................................... 1934 4,123 156 564 53 120 511 57 226 56 196 1 32 9 203 c4 79
1933 3,626 129 660 1 95 579 36 211 31 183 5 28 9 234 134
*At highway grade crossings, ___-
classified above ........................ 1934 91 57 51 5 1 52 50 6 16 6 14 2 4 46 30
1933 86 39 72 1 8 38 64 1 11 1 11 2 37 51
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uneoupling cars or locomotives ..................... 1934 12 155 12 155 12 155 11 153 1 2 -
1933 8 163 8 163 8 163 7 157 1 6 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 1934 5 82 5 82 5 82 4 66 1 16 --
1933 7 86 7 86 7 86 3 68 4 15 -
Operating locomotives.. .......................................... 1934 Z 607 5586.7 Z 67 1
1933-6 5514. .. ..-5-54-i
operating hand brakes ...........................................1934 12 331 12 331 12 331 12 326 5 -
1933 11 321 11 321 11 321 11 315 3 -
Operating switches ............................................ 1934 1 126 1 126 1 126 118 1 --
1933 115 115 115 109 6 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ........................ 1934 39 142 27 52 12 90 12 86 12 80 6 I -
1933 52 221 39 109 13 112 13 106 13 102 4 5 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives. .......................... 1934 298 2,265 276 820 22 1,445 14 575 12 826 2 49 5 511 3 59
1933 380 2,547 360 1,212 20 1,335 11 556 8 799 3 57 7 441 2 38
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .......................... 1934 894 2,560 32 59 862 2,501 3 28 27 3 1 59 2,470
1933 877 1,953 20 45 57 193 7 17 2 16 5 1 1 850 1,920
...................87$50 1,920
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1934 1,180 705 1,004 436 176 272 85 124 23 60 62 64 4 11 87 137
19331,157 611 995 409 162 202 62 100 25 51 37 49 6 14 9
Miscellaneous .................................................. 1934 499 3,124 410 577 89 2,547 75 1,723 45 1,519 27 204 3 47 1 25 10 339
1933 487 3,012 382 721 105 2,291 _96 1,559 75 1,3-41 21 24 2 349__ 1 143 6 30
Total ................................................... 1934 2,945 10,100 1,749 1,91414 1,196 8,156 224 4,137 127 3,763 97 374 8 972 5 39 959 3,008
1933 2,983 9,627 1,796 2,96 1,157 7,131 219 3,921 1481 3,515 71 ,406 9 796 7 57 952 2,357
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ...................... 1934 3,101 10,664 1,785 1,997 1,316 8,667 281 4,365 183 3,959 98 06 17 1,175 5 10 1,013 3,08S
1933 3,112 10,287 1,40 2,577 1,272 7,710 255 4,132 179 3.698 76 1.34 1 1 1,030 7 57 992 2.491
Locomotive-miles:
8 months ending with August, 1934 ....... 734,275,372
8 months ending with August, 1933 ....... 686,122,507
Casualties per million locomotive-miles ......... 1934 14.22 14.52 2.143 2.72 1.79 11.80 0.38 7 5.91 1 0.25 5.39 0.13 0.55 0.02 1.60 0.01 0.05 1.3 14.20
1933 4.o54 14.99 2.65 3.76 1.55 11.24 .37 6.02 .26 5.39 .11 63 .03 1.50-.01 -.059 1.54 3.63
TOTAL BONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS .............. 1934 172 8,267 68 254 104 8,013 i 7,020 84 8 6,936 4 406 1 5 87
TNST1933 125 7,144 49 300 76 6,844- 5,929 79 6 5,8950 1 280 1 635
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................ 1934 3,273 1s,931 1,553 2,251 1,420 16,680 366 11,385 183 4,043 13 7,342 17 1,175 9 446 1,028 3,674
1933 3,237 17,.431 1,889 2,877 1,341 14,554 319 10,061 179 3,777 140 6,24 14 18 1,030 8 337 1,003 3,126
Increase or Decrease Per cent ................................ 1.11 8.61 19.06 -21.76 5.34 14.61 14.73 13.16 2.23 7.04 30.71 16.84 *5.56 14.08 12.50 32.34 2.49 17.53
Man-hours (Class I Roeads):
8 months ending with August, 1934 ..... 1,5501,150,158
8 months ending with August, 1933 1,399,677,507
Casualties per million man-hours ................ 1934 0.24 7.34
1933 23 7.19 _____
IIIOAI GRADt-CROBSIXG ACCIDENTS
Number of accidents:
8 months ending with August, 1934 ............. 2,249
8 months ending with August, 1933 ............. 1,872
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .... 1934 951 2,611 37 60 914 2,551 9 44 6 41 3 3 7 90 2,500
1933 916 2,055 21 53 895 2,002 8 28 3 27 5 1 3 7 1,971
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