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Statement No. M-400
JANUARY 1937


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1937


Number of To al persona Total Total Employees on duty _____ Passengers Travelers not Other
Kin o acien tai Toalpesos repaser nntesase Psongtrais onTrave nes no n thepsere
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrepassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents ____ employees
______ Killed Injured killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed inured Killed Injured Killed Injured Klled Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ..........................................193 7 180 6 6 54 6 55 6 36 5 33 1 3 4 14
1936 172 6 56 1 5 56 5 30 5 15 15 22 4
Derailments ......................................... 1931 524 6 81 1 1 5 8 4 6 25 3 15 1 10 43 1 12
193 529 8 9141 2 8 92 6 27 6 20 7 1 57 1 8
Locomotive-boiler accidents .......................... 1937 3 4 1 4 1 4 4 1 -
1936 3 2 2 2 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 1937 63 1 1 1 1 -
1936 53 2 2 2 2 -
Miscellaneous ........................................1937 5 27 8 27 8 9 1 1 8 1 5 18 2
1936 61 2 18s 2 18 -1 T7 1 5 2 3 1 8
Total ...........................................1 1937 45 143 145 1 1 142 144 23 64 13 5 10 14 52- 19 28
1936 818 16 172 1 2 15 170 12 68 12 244 24. 1 82 2 20
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........................ 193Z 22 19 8 19 8 2 19 6
1936 15 2 11 2 11 2 2 -- 2 9
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ......................193 38 38 38 38 -
1936 2 34 2 34 2 34 2 30 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 193Z 19 19 19 16 ..
1936 20 20 20 18 -is
Operating locomotives .......................................... 193 2 117 2 117 2 117 2 115 2 -
1936 113 113 113 10 6 -
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1937 1 56 1 56 1 56 1 53 3 -
1936 59 59 59 59 -
Operating switches .............................................193 6 1 -
1931 490 ?W -L94 4 36 4 -- -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ........................ 1937 2 21 2 21 2 20 2 20 1
1936 5 14 1 1 4 13 4 13 4 12 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .......................... 1937 17 349 13 39 4 310 4 2I 3 201 1 12 88 9
193 18 296 15 49 3 247 3 16 2 163 1 3 71 10
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .......................... 1937 11 519 4 11 17 508 2 4 4 2 4 145 500
193 61o2 532 13 17 14 515 4 4 149 511
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................... 1937 111 86 90 48 21 38 9 17 2 8 7 9 2 12 19
1936104 81 72 142 32 39 22 18 7 7 15 11 1 2 9 19
...Miscellane.ous .................................................. .19361 5 4 4.7 J2 7 171 414. 61 4326 1o 1 6 g 48
Total ..................................................... 1937 335 758 1 1 196 1, 7 22 8 1 86 1 16 571
193 3 1, 1o0 13 207 1,526 5 793 25 80271 20 66 139 2 6 160o 58
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICEACCIDENT8 ........................1937 378 1,903 14o0 136 238 1,67 59 91 35 8951 24 100 1 207 10 19
1936 353 1,8314 131 138 2221,696 57 17 71 20 90g 1 221 26 1 2 9
1937 1936
Locomotlve-miles ......... 113,309,737 102,381,249
Motor train-miles ........ 4,894,297 5,123,344
Total units .............. 118,204,034 107,504,593
Casualties per million units ............................ 1937 3.20 16.10 1.18 1.15 2.01 14.95 0.99 8.05 0.296 7.20 0.20 0.846 1.75 0.0846 1.51 5.0
1936 3.28 17.o6 1.22 1.28 2.07 15.78 .530 8.01 .304 7.17 .186 .837 W%) 2.0 6 ) .0558 1.51 5.6
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................ 937 20 1,315 0 1,297 13 13 1,O84 1
193,, 1 1, 31 1 17 1.9 1 ,131 13- 6 119
193 13 1,223 30 91,193 91,008 -, 9 990 119
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ......................... 1937 398 3,0218 14 255 064 2 2J 3 5 870 37 114 207 1 87 12 716
1 3 3 71 2 ,91,869 789 29 1,080 1 221 2 72 162
191 366 307 19 IS 231 8 k7! 779 727
Increase Percent ............................................. ... 8.74 5.27 5.93 *8.33 10.39 6.06 9.09 9.90 *5.41 10.27 27.59 9.63 () *6.33 (A) 20.83 12.35 *1.51
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) 217,750,479 202,500,485
Casualties per million man-hours ........................9 0.331 9.43 -
19 .326 9.24 -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ............ 45893
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings......... 1937 170 527 4 11 166 516 2 4 4 2 6 164 506
193616 543 13 17 151 526 6-6 151 520


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


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