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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

II I III I 11112621 II85I II INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1937

Number of p Total Total Employees on duty. Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total ainmn Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents __T Trainmen employees_____ _______
~_____~____________~___________ ___ ~Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisiones ...........................................1937 1682 8 71 8 71 8 31 8 5 2 8 37 3
1936 165 6 85 6 85 6 28 5 18 1 10 9
Derailments ..........................................193 1 551 70 6 3 7 67 4 33 4 26 7 24 3 10
1936 707 16 55 a 3 9 52 7 35 7 23 12 1 13 4i
Locomotive-boiler accidents .......................... 1937 1 -
1936 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 1937 64 1 1 1 1 -
1936 84 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1937 66 4 9 4 9 1 3 2 1 1 1 3 5
1936 89 3 12 3 12 6 5 1 1 3 5
Total ...........................................1937 864 25 151 6 3 19 148 13 68 12 52 1 16 62 6 18
1936 1,046 27 154 8 3 19 151 15 70 14 47 1 23 1 63 3 18
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........................ 1937 19 7 14 7 14 1 1 1 1 5 6 8
1936 15 3 8 3 -8 3 _
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ..................... 1937 2 31 2 31 2 31 2 31 -
1936 2 28 2 28 2 28 1 28 1
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 1 18 18 18 16 2 -
1320 20 20 17 3 -.. .
Operating locomotives .......................................... 1937 2 95 2 95 2 95 2 95 -
1936 3 127 3 127 3 127 3 122 5 -
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 193 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 5 1 -
193 9 8 8 ... ..
1936 71 71 71 70 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ........................ 1937 4 20 2 2 2 18 2 1is 2 18 -
1936 2 19 2 2 17 2 17 2 17 ..- -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .......................... 1937 31 314 24 36 7 278 7 192 7 185 7 17 9
1936 25 291 23 45 2 246 2 176 2 168 8 61 9
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. ..........................19317 155 476 5 5 150 471 1 8 1 6 2 149 463
1936 127 445 5 6 122 439 3 3 1 3 2 119 436
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................... 1937 lS 91 94 35 24 Z6 12 26 7 14 5 12 3 12 27
1936 120 72 86 29 34 43 21 23 3 9 18 14 -- 1 13 19
Miscellaneous .................................................. 1937 57 456 37 29 20 427 17 309 14 260 3 49 8 5 5
1936 58 549 39 49 19 500 14 391 13 352 1 39 1 1 8 0
Total .....................................................1937 370 1,588 162 107 20 1,481 44 9784 36 710 23 74 135 1 8 164 554
1936 337 1:670 153 131 184 1,539 47 904 24 832 23 72 122 1 9 136 5o4
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.........................193 39 1,739 168 110 227 1,629 57 652 48 762 590 197 8 170 572
82 11 13 23 1,90 6 94 38 879 2 95 1 185 1 9 139 522
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ......... 106,155,353 102,932,296
Motor train-miles ........ 4,569,911 4,472,998
Total units ............ 110,725,264 107, 405,294
Casualties per million units ............................ 1937 3.57 15.71 1.52 0.993 2.05 14.71 0.515 7.69 0.434 6.88 0.0813 0.813 1.78 0.0723 1.54 5.17
1936 3-39 16.9 1.50 1.248 1.89 15.73 .5771 9.07 .35. s.18 2235 .885 ( ) 1.72 () .0 838 1.29 4
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ..............193 23 1,260 5 139 26 1,105 20 16 1,08 58 2 76
1936 1 1,221 21 10 1,200 9 1,02 19 9 1,005 82 1 94
GRAND TOTAL -ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1937 418 2,999 173 131 245 2,868 73 1,957 48 782 25 1,175 197 66Y172 649
1936 380 3,045 167 155 213 2,890 71 1,996 38 898 33 1,100 1 185 1 91 -140 616
Increase Percent ............................................ 10.00 -1.51 3.59 *15.48 15.02 *0.761 2.82 *2.05 26.32 *12.92 *24.24 6.82 (0) 6.49 (0) *27.49 22.86 5.19
1 1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) 206,639,135 203,516,632
Casualties per million men-hours ........................ 1937 0-3 9.8 7- --
193 3 9 9.82 --
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ......... ..... 1 416 97389
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1937 162 490 5 5 157 485 2 9 2 7 2 5 155 471
1936 130 453 5 6 125 447 3 3 1 3 2 -- 122 444


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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1937


Number of Total Total Employees on dutyP__________ passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontreepassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents _________,_______ employees_-- -
Killed Injured Kille nlnjuredeKilled Injurured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1937 362 14 125 14 125 14 67 13 56 1 11 41 17
1936 337 12 141 1 11 141 11 58 10 33 1 25 70 13
Derailments ............................................ 1937 1,075 19 151 7 4 12 147 8 58 7 41 1 17 6b7 4 22
1936 1,236 2 19 8 5 16 144 13 62 13 43 19 2 70 1 12
Locomotive-boiler accidents ............................ 1937 4 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 -
1936 4 2 2 2 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1937 127 2 2 2 2 1 .
1936 137 2 4 2 4 2 3 2 3 -1 -- -
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1937 141 31 17 31 17 10 4 1 2 9 2 6 21 7
1936 150 5 30 1 5 301 1 13 1 101 3 4 24 13
Total ............................................. 1937 1,709 68 296 7 4 61 292 36 132 25 102 11 30 114 25 46
1936 1,86. 43 326 9 5 34 321 27 138 26 91 1 47 2 145 5 38_
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .......................... 1937 41 26 22 26 22 1 1 1 1 7 25 14
1936 30 5 19 5 19 2 2 -- -- 5 17
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1937 2 69 2 69 2 69 2 69 ~ -
1936 4 62 4 62 4 62 3 59 1 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1937 2 7 5 -
1936 35 5 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1937 4 212 4 212 4 212 4 210 2 -
1936 3 240 3 240 3 240 3 229 11 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1937 2 112 2 112 2 112 2 108 4 :
1936 107 107 107 107 -- -
Operating switches ...............................................1937 70 70 70 69 1 -
1936 il11 il1 ill 106 5 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 1937 6 41 2 2 4 39 4 38 4 38- -
1936 7 33 1 3 6 30 6 30 6 29 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 1937 48 663 37 75 11 588 11 405 10 386 1 19 165 18
1936 43 587 38 94 5 493 5 342 4 331 1 11 132 19
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. ............................ 1937 306 995 9 16 297 979 3 12 1 10 2 2 4 294 963
1936 289 977 18 23 271 954 3 7 5 3 2 268 947
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1937 229 177 184 83 45 94 21 43 9 22 12 21 5 24 46
1936 224 153 158 71 66 82 43 41 10 16 33 25 1 3 22 38
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1937 108 970 69 66 39 904 33 673 26 567 7 106 121 13 6 97
1936 104 1,022 68 76 36. 946 28 717 23 643 5 74 129 2 12 6 88
Total ....................................................... 1937 705 3,346 301 242 404 3,104 80 1,671 58 1,511 22 160 290 18 324 1,125
1936 674 3,332 283 267 391 3,065 92 1,697 49 1,5591 43 138 2619 315 296 1,092
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1937 773 3,642 308 246 465 3,396 116 1,803 83 1,613 190 404 18 349 1,171
1936 717 3,658 292 272 425 3,386 119 1,835 75 1,650 185 2 406 3 15 301 1,130
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ........... 219,465,090 205,313,545
Motor train-miles ............ 9,46,208 9,596,342
Total units .............. 228,929,298 214,909,887
Casualties per million units ............................ 1937 3 .38 15.91 1.35 1.07 2.03 14.83 0.507 7.88 0.363 7.05 0.144 0.830 1.76 0.0786 1.52 5.12
1936 3.34 17.02 1.36 1.27 1.98 15.76 .554 8.54 .349 7.68 .205 .861 (0) 1.89 (0) .0698 1.40O 5.26
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................ 1937 43 2,575 8 39 35 2,536 29 2,208 39 29 2,169 1 135 5 193
1936 29 2,444 10 51 19 2,393 18 2,032 37 18 1,995 148 1 213
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................... 1937 816 6,217 316 285 500 5,932 145 4,O11 83 1,652 62 2,359 404 1 153 354 1,364
1936 746 6,102 302 323 44 5,779 137 3,867 75 1,687 62 2,180 2 406 3 163 302 1,343
Increase Percent .......................................... .... 9.38 1.88 4.64 *11.76 12.61 2.65 5.84 3.72 10.67 *2.07 1 8.21 (0) *0.493 (0) *6.13 17.22 1.56
1s 1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) 424,389,614 406,017,117
Casualties per million man-hours ....................... 1937 0.342 9.45 -
1936 .337 9.52 -
HI__AY____________CCIENT_________________________________ ___ _____ __________________ ____ __________ ______ _______________ ________________-__-___
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents .....874 833
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 1937 332 1,017 9 16 323 1,001 4 13 2 11 2 2 11 319 977
1936 294 996 18 23 276 973 3 9 7 3 2 273 964
* Decrease.
SRate not computed because of small number involved.




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