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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08585 0682 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
APRIL 1937


JMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1937


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Number of Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of Accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents_______ ______ ____ Total Trainmen employees
______ Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................... 1937 164 1 9 1 9 4 4 3 1 2
1936 104 1 6 1 6 1 5 1 5 1
Derailments ..........................................19317 422 6 3 8 3 1 3 37 3 13 3 12 1 22 2
1936 350 5 47 1 2 4 .45 13 13 2 26 2 6
Locomotive-boiler accidents .......................... 1937 3 -
1936 1 2 2 2 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 193Z 50 -
1936 61 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1937 82 2 11 2 11 2 2 2 9
1936 72 4 12 4 12 4 2 2 4 8
Total ........................................... 1937 721 9 58 3 1 6 57 3 19 3 18 1 25 3 13
1936 588 10 67 1 2 9 65 1 24 1 22 2 2 26 6 15
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........................ 1937 13 2 9 2 9 2 9
1936 15 6 25 6 25 2 2 12 6 11
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives .................... 1937 4 44 4 44 4 44 4 42 2 -
1936 2 26 2 26 2 26 2 25 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 1937 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 3 -
1936 9 9 9 1 -
Operating locomotives .......................................... 1931 79 79 779 7- 2 -
1936 1 73 1 73 1 73 1 69 4 -- -- -
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 193Z 2 60 2 60 2 60 1 60 1 -
1936 1 58 1 58 1 58 1 58 -
Operating switches ............................................ 1937 16 16 16 16 -
193b 19 19 19 19 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ........................ 1937 1 16 3 1 13 1 13 1 13 -
1936 6 12 3 4 3 8 3 7 3 7 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ..........................1931 30 290 25 80 5 210 4 127 3 125 1 2 1 10
193 24 270 22 77 2 193 1 122 1 119 3 1 3
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ......................... 1937 123 349 2 6 121 343 7 6 1 121 336
1936 121 340 3 7 118 333 2 2 i18 331
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ................... 1937 115 89 91 56 24 33 14 16 4 9 10 7 2 8 17
1936 130 93 115 57 15 36 5 18 2 10 3 8 10 s18
Miscellaneous .................................................. 1937 64 454 45 45 19 409 14 280 12 229 2 51 1 76 6 4 47
193b6 75 371 52 57 23 314 181 219 14 180 1 4. 39 58 6 5 31
Total ..................................................... 1937 340 1,411 163 190 177 1,221 40 656 26 588 14 68 2 149 2 6 133 410
1936 360 1,271 195 202 165 1,069 31 553 24 97 7 56 126 6 134 384
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1937 349 1,469 166 191 183 1,278 43 675 29 606 14 69 2 174 2 6 136 423
1936 370 1,338 196 204 17 1,134 32 577 25 519 7 58 2 152 6 140 399
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles.......... 109,238,754 99,061,372
Motor train-miles ........ 5:,178,585 5,110,393
Total units ............ 114,417,339 104,171,765
Casualties per million units ............................ 1937 3.05 12.84 i.45 1.67 1.60 11.17 0.376 5.90 0.253 5-30 0.1224 0.603 (0) 1.52 (6) 0.0524 1.19 3-70
1936 3.55 12.84 1.88 91.96 1.67 10.89 .307 5.54 .240 .98 .0672 .557 (0) 1.46 .0576 1.31 3.83
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS .............1937 20 1,424 7 29 13 1,395 12 1,251 l4 12 1,237 64 1 80
1936 17 1,108 3 19 1I 1,089 13 968 8 13 960 1 45 76
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ......................... 1937 369 2,893 173 220 196 2,673 55 1,926 29 620 26 1,306 2 174 2 70 137 503
1936 387 2,446 199 223 188 2,223 5 1,545 25 527 20 1,018 2 152 1 51 14 475
Increase Percent .......................................... *4.65 18.27 13.07 *1.35 4.26 20.24 22.22 24.66 16.00 17.65 30.00 28.29 14.47 (0) 37.25 *2.14 5.89
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads). 231,071,04I9 210,12b,912
Casualties per million man-hours. ....................... 1937 0.238 8.34 -
1936 .214 7.35 ... .-- .- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1931_ __ 1936
Number of accidents ...... 307 308
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1937 125 358 2 6 123 352 7 6 1 123 345
1936 127 365 3 7 124 358 4 4. F 12 124 342
* Decrease
SRate not computed because of small number involved.








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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS APRIL 1937


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1937


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total TraiOther on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employees ___
Killed Injure Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured KillTed Inured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1937 699 23 169 1 2 22 167 19 93 18 82 1 11 1 52 2 22
1936 561 16 152 1 15 152 15 5 14 40 1 25 71 16
Derailments ...........................................1937 1,968 40 238 12 5 28 233 19 94 18 69 1 25 104 9 35
1936 1,999 42 227 9 8 33 219 17 87 17 67 20 103 12 29
Locomotive-boiler accidents .......................... 1931 8 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 -
1936 5 2 6 2 6 2 6 2 5 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1937 218 4 4 3 3 1 -
1936 251 2 4 2 4 2 3 2 3 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1937 333 41 2 4 41 48 10 11 1 8 9 3 6 31 31
1936 289 14 Z18 14 1 4 8 2 17 2 12 5 5 12 26
Total ............................................ 19371 3,226 108 465 13 11 95 1 454 52 203 41 164 11 39 1 163 42 88
1936 3,105 76 437 10 8 66 429 38, 178 37 127 1 51 4 180 24 71
#At highway grade crossings,
olassi-fied above ......................... 1937 81 41 64 4 4l 60 3 6 3 1 5 11 38 43
1936 62 24 52 24 52 4 4 12 24 36
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1937 9 146 9 146 9 146 9 142 4 -
1936 6 109 6 o109 6 109 5 103 1 6 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1937 3 62 3 62 3 62 1 54 2 8 -
1936 1 58 1 58 1 58 51 1 7 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1937 5 396 5 396 5 396 5 387 9 -
1936 4 388 4 388 4 388 4 373 15 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1931 4 239 4 239 4 239 3 235 1 4 -
1936 5 226 5 226 5 226 5 226 -. -
Operating switches ...............................................1937 106 106 106 105 1 -
1936 149 149 149 143 6 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1937 8 74 2 6 6 68 6 66 6 65 1 2
1936 14 61 4 7 10 54 10 53 10 52 1 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ...........................1937 100 1,253 81 205 19 1,048 18 708 16 678 2 30 1 305 35
1936 89 1,124 80 226 9 898 8 597 7 568 1 19 279 1 32
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1937 579 1,791 1 36 65 1,755 5 23 2 19 3 4 6 560 1,726
1936 499 1,665 29 37 70 1,62 3 15 12 3 3 1,613
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1931 481 331 383 14 98 15 45 70 18 35 27 35 5 7 48 0go
1936 481 312 366 1O 115 15 65 78 20 35 1 49 70
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1937 23 1,93 158 151 75 1,783 60 1,274 47 1,065 13 209 2 281 24 13 204
1936 254 1825 179 183 75 1,642 59 1,213 43 1,066 16 147 240 4 24 12 165
Total ....................................................... 1937 1,422 6,332 638 572 784 5,760 155 3,090 107 2,785 48 305 3 592 5 31 621 2,047
1936 1,353 5,917 658 613 695 5,304 161 2,876 _94 2,629 67 247 519 5 28 529 1,881
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1937 1,530 6,797 651 583 879 6,214 207 3,293 4 148 2,949 59 344 4 755 5 31 663 2,135
1936 1,429 6,354 668 621 761 5,733 199 3,054 131 2,756 68 298 4 699 5 28 553 1,952
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ........... 444,643,712 405,869,786
Motor train-miles ......... 19,974,170 19,912,521
Total units .............. 464,617,882 425,782,307
Casualties per million units ........................... 1937 3.29 14.63 1.40 1.2" 1.89 13.3 0446 7.09 0.319 6.35 0.127 0.740 (0) 1.62 () 0.0667 1.43 4.60
1936 3.36 14.92 1.57 1.42 1.79 13.41 .467 7.17 .308 6.47 .160 .700 () 1.64 (0) .0658 1.30 4.58
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1937 80 5,400 19 93 61 5,307 52 4,713 66 523 4,647 -- 2 250 7 344
86 6,573552- 647 2507934
319361 67 4,734 25 86 142 4,648 39 4,035 57 38 3,9781 2 239 2 374
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1937 1,610 12,197 670 676 940 11,521 259 8,006 148 3,015 111 4,991 4 55 7 281 670 2,479
1936 1,496 11,088O 693 707 803 .10,381 237 7,089 131 2,813 106 4,276 4 699 7 267 555 2,326
Increase Percent ........................................... ... 7.62 10.00 *3.32 *4.38 17.06 10.98 9.28 12.94 12.98 7.18 4.72 16.72 8.01 5.24 20.72 6.58
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) 893,651,760 826,256,691
Casualties per million man-hours ...................... 193 0.290 8.96 -
1936 -.287 8.58 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ..... 1 1,606 1,427
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 1937 620 1,855 14 40 606 1,815 8 29 5 20 3 9 17 598 1,769
1936 523 1,717 29 37 494 1,680 3 19 16 3 3 12 491 1,649


* Decrease.
0 Rats not computed because of small number involved.


154717-0 U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1937




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