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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Subject to revision


Statement No. M-400
NOVEMBER 1936


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1936


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aooident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespaesser
_acodento 'a B11d Injured tl1odi Injured Kille InJugd Ki KillenJure ilelednJtu-ed K ld [niur Klled InJurd Killed Injured Killed InJured
TRAIN ACCIDENT
0,ollisions........................................... 1936 161 10 71 1 9 714 36 7 33 1 3 34 1 4
1935 120 1 10 1 10 1 9 1 9 1 -
.Dera.ilments ., ........................................ 1936 36 21 2 3 19 7 5 6 26 9 19 13 7
1935 ?360 10 55 2 10 53 5 o10 5 10 29 14
Locomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 1936 -
19;5 1 2 --2; ; ...

Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1936 -
1935 9 ...... .
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1936 72 17 20 17 20 3 1 1 2 3 _14 -31 12
1935 60 8 13 1 3 7 10 1 1 1 1 6 8
Total ............................................ 1936 686 148 168 3 3 045 165 17 75 1o 60 3 15 57 28 33
1935 583 21 78 1 5 20 T73 8 20 a8 19 1 1 31 11 22
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above.........................1936 30 26 20 26 20 1 1- 25 16
1935 19 41 is1 1 3 13 15. 2 2 n 15
TRAIN-SERTICE AOCCIDENT
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotives ....................... 1936 5 32 5 3 2 ~- ~- ~-
1935 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 11
Ooupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1936 1 l4 1 14 1 14 1 1 -
1935 1 8 1 8 1 a 1 8 -
Operating locomotlves...........................................19.36 1 00 00 100 99 -
1935 2 55 2 55 2 55 2 55 -
Operating had brakes........................................... 196 1 79 -1 79 1 79 1 7 -
1935 1 56 1-56 1 56 1 56 -
Op.rating switches.............................................. 19 6 2 2 2 -- -
1135 10- 10 10 -1- .. -3
Coming in oontact with tlx strucd ture. ......................... 1936 1 2 1 1 4 1~ -
19 5 1.....1 19
Getting on or off oare or locomotives................... ........ 36 22 277 18 46 4 23 152 98 4 1 73 6
1-16 220 15 59 1 161 1 103 15
Aooidents at highway grade ,rolssings ...........................1936 21 566 2 9 21 557 3 2 1 2 2 2 12 5"
1935 1601 6W9 6 12 154 5 3 9 2 8 1 1 1 151
Struck or runov.r,.not at public cro..ssing ................... 1936 16 88 10 6 33 42 1 15 6' 8 12 7 2 1 13 26
19935 317 71 107 1"0 20 31 6 12 3 6 3 76 1 1L 13 18
Misce..llan.eous ................................................... 1936 83 1.52 60 41 23 41, 21 312 15 278 6 44 6 2 1 9
1935 61 379 52 53 2; 326 7 232 5 2601 2 28 1 55 2 1 37
Total ...................................................... 1936 468 1,647 185 13 283 1,504 52 74 32 695 20 49 2 117 2 7 227 36
1935 372 1,305 181 168 191 1,137 21 519, 18 14781 9 61 4 1 1 109 1 3 165 506
TOTAL-..TRAIN D TRAIN-SERICEO ACCIDENTS ... .................... 1936 516 1,815 188 146 328 1,669 69 819 4 6 755 23 61 2 17 2 7 255 669
...1935 393 1,383 182 173 211 1,210 32 539 26 497 6 2 2 140141 3 1528
1936 1935
Looonotive-miles. ................. 107,567,901 94,568,157
Motor traln-mile ................ ... 5,125,017 5,163,659
Total units .................... 112,692,918 99,731,816
Casualties per million units............................19 6 45 1 .11 1. 1.30 2.91 14.1 0.412 7.27 0. 5 6.70 0.2 0". 1.5 0. 621 .76 .
1935 3.9.3 .87 1:82 1 .71 102.3 .30 5 408.261 6!9 log.0602 W. 2 .0 d .3 1 176 529
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1936 18 1,272 4 18 14 1,254 1,100oo 10 1,09 0 10
1935 20 98___ 24 16 958 12 822 10 12 812 ______ 78
GRAD TOTAL -ACCIDENT OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1936 k3 3,087 192 164 342 ,9 1,919 46 76b :363 1.5 i 2 ,
1935 3 2:365 186 197 227 2,1689 4 1,361 4'26 501 8 85 2 1'0 _1'561 180 606
Increase Percent ...................................... 29.30 30.53 3.23 *16.75 50.66 341.82 81.82 41.00 76.92 50.89 88.89 35.13 24.29 6.56 43.33 27.56
1936 1935
Man-hours (Class I road)) ...... 213,097,363 189,155,779
Casualties per million man-hours ......................1936 0.375 79.01 -
1935 .233 7.20 -
HIGMEAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDMITS
1936 1935
Number of aooidents ............ 496 1 19412
#Total easualtiles at highway grade crossings .......... 1936 24.3 586 2 9 241 577 7 2 2 2 2 -
1935 174 1 486 M 7 15 167 471 5 9 14 8 1 1 1 162 461


* Decrease.
SRate not computed because of small number Involved.




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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1936



Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespaesers Total Tranmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassere
aooiAents ________ m oyee
dKEL IninJjured KilledInInjreurill n ed Killed Injured Killed Injured Kill ed InJuen l-e II nJued KilledTnJtu-e
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collision. ............................................ 1936 1,605 52 615 3 49 615 47 20 4 41 156 6 148 1 358 1 53
1935 1.138 12 311 2 9 10 302 8 124 8 111 13 145 2 33
Derailments ........................................... 1936 ,515 122 630 31 32 91 598 1 1 223 40 186 1 37 6 294 -- 44 a9 81
1935 3,587 109 533 30 83 79 450 37 150 35 117 2 33 198 3 142 99
Looomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1936 12 11 8 11 8 11 8 10 7 1 1 -
1935 7 5 7 5 7 5 7 5 6 1 -
Other looomotive accidents .............................. 1936 593 2 5 2 5 2 2 1 -
1935 48 4 4 -
Msoellaneous .........................................19936 805 62 135 62 135 6 5 3 26 3 28 11 56 70
1935 677 99 131 3 6 96 125 s18 1140 3 22 15 18 1 8 7796 77
Total ............................................ 1936 7,530 249 1,393 3 32 215 1,361 107 493 96 3J9 11 14 7 66, 101 20o4
1935 5,895 225 986 35 98 190 888 68 325 51 260 17 65 1 351 3 121 209
t bhigshway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1936 183 94 127 1 93 127 3 11 3 11 23 90 93
1935 178 124 208 2 5 122 203 7 22 5 8 2 14 45 115 136
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1936 22 291 22 291 22 291 20 282 2 9 -
1935 16 237 16 237 16 237 13 231 3 6 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1936 8 146 8 146 8 1116 3 126 5 20 -
1935 10 98 10 98 10 98 6 81 a 17 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1936 8 1,02114 8 1,024 8 1,0214 8 988 36 -
1935 11 748 11 748 11 7498 11 731 17 -
Operating hand. brakes ........................................... 1936 13 631 13 631 13 631 13 629 2 -
1935 10 510 10 510 10 510 10 507 3 -
Operating switohes .............................................. 1936 282 282 282 268 14 -
1935 155 155 155 147 8 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1936 38 179 19 31 19 148 18 143 18 19 1 3 2
1935 169 31 17 15 122 15 116 15 1i95 5 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotive. ...........................196 295 113, 92 26;3 800 32 2,392 182 1,i513 17 1,452 1 61 8 790 6 89
1935 326 3,020 29 976 29 2,4 17 1,258 15 1,191 2 67 9 708 3 78
Accidents at highway grade orosslnges# ........................... 1936 1,461 4:,213 76 94 1,391 41 14 2 1 12 8 1 1,377 4079
1935 1;331 3 SR 55 80 181 3,76 12 9 3 5 5 1:269 3:712
5 ... .- 1,269 3
Struck or run over, not at public erossinge. ..................... 1936 1,772 995 1,11462 619 310 376 132 166 43 80 89 86 7 9 171 201
1935 1,682 888 1,423 564 259 324 109 136 35 62 74 74 6 10 144 178
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1936 8114 5,270 629 692 185 4,578 150 3,214 104 2,746 46 468 2 7143 5 67 28 5514
1935 811 4,244 668 798 143 3,46 11i8 2,362 86 2,o41 32 321 8 637 1 46 16 01
Total ....................................................... 1936 14,1437 16,223 2,1149 2,236 1,988 13,987 383 7,449 228 6,714.1 155 708 11 1,537 12 76 1,582 4,925
1935 4,2148 13,913 2,174t 2,465 1,774 11,448 318. 5,667 200 5,148 118 519 17 1,355 7 56 1,432 4,370
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1936 4,686 17,616 2,4483 2,268 2,203 15,348 490 7,942 324 7,120 166 822 18 2,201 12 76 1,683 5,129
1935 4,1473 14,899 2,509 2,563 1,964 12,336 386 5,992 251 5,1408 135 58114 18 1,706 7 59 1,553 4Z579
1936 1935
Locomotive-miles ........... 1,143,201,629 1,022,335,819
Motor train-miles .......... 57,442,117 56,762,826
Total units .............. 1,200,643,746 1,079,098,645
Casualties per million units ............................. 1936 3.90 14.67 2.07 1.89 1.83 12.78 0.408 6.61 0.270 5.93 0.138 0.6850.0150 1.83000999 0.0633 1.40 4.27
1935 4.15 13.81 2.33 2.38 1.82 11.43 .358 5.55 233 5.02 .125 .511 .0167 1.58 .00649 .0547 1.4 .24
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1936 207 13,864 67 2641 140 13,6o00 111 11,9514 1 151 110 11,803 3 630 26 1,016
1935 195 10,461 62 325 133 10,136 106 8,817 1 116 105 8,701 1 513 26 806
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. .......................... 1936 4,893 31,480 2,550 2,532 2,343 28,98 601 19,896 325 7,273 276 12,625 18 2,201 15 706 1,709 6,145
1935 4,668 25,360 2,571 2,888 2,097 22,472 492 14,809 252 5,524 240 9,285 18 1,706 8 572 1,579 5,385
Increase Percent ............................................ 4.82 24.13 *0.817 '12.33 11.73 28.82 22.15 314.35 28.97 31.63 15.00 35.97 29.02 87.50 23.43 8.23 14.11
I 1936 __1935
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,361,907,2418 2,108,934,284
Casualties per million man-hours ...................... 1936 0.254 8.2 -
1935 -:- -- .233 7.02 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1936 1935
lumber of accidents .... 3,742 1 3,408
fTotal casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 1936 1561 4:,340 77 94 1,1484 4 ,246 17 50 5 42 12 18 214 1,47
1935 1, ,052 57 85 1,403 3,967 19 69 14 50 5 50 1 34 3.8
109311.0 U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1937
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