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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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3 1262 08585 0674 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

MAY 1937


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


U.S. Dp81TORV_


UNIV. OF FL LU.


Number oaEpoes ndt
Kind of Accident train Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of Accident ainT trespassers nontreepassers Ta i Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
acoldent TotalTrainmen employees I
Killed TInjure Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed nJe KilledInjured Killed Injured Klle Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
1937 138 1 32 1 32 1 10 1 9 1 19 3
Collisions ........................................... 1936 109 2 14 2 14 1 11 1 10 1 1 3
Derailments ............ ..............................1937 437 11 79 4 9 7 70 4 18 4 13 5 38 3 14
1936 340 4 63 1 1 3 62 1 24 1 21 3 34 2 4
Locomotlve-boiler accidents .......................... 1931 3 3 3 3 3 -
193 3 4 1 4 1 4 1 3 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 1931 57 -
193 37 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1937 72 9 12 9 12 4 4 3 4 1 1 5 7
1936 66 7 7 5 2 3 2
Total ........................................... 1937 707 21 126 4 9 17 117 9 35 5 28 4 7 58 8 24
1936 555 10 85 1 1 9 84 6 41 5 34 1 7 1 37 2 6
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........................ 1937 9 6 11 6 11 1 1 I 6 9
1936 6 2 2 2
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ..................... 1937 3 21 3 21 3 21 3 21 --
1936 2 27 2 27 2 27 2 26 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 1937 13 13 13 13 -
1936 1 12 1 12 1 12 1 11 1 -
Operating locomotives ......................................... 1937 8 -- 85 83 -2 -
1936 79 5 -
Operating hand brakes ....................................... 1937 1 81 1 81 81 81 1 -
1936 1 44 1 44 1 44 1 44 -
Operating switches ............................................. 1937 21 21 21 21 -
1936 11 11 11 11 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ........................ 1937 5 22 2 6 3 16 2 16 2 16 1 -
1936 13 5 8 7 7 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .......................... 1937 33 291 28 76 5 215 3 137 3 131 6 1 66 1 12
193 35 285 31 100 4 185 1 o4 1 96 8 1 76 2 5
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ......................... 1937 126 360 8 12 118 348 4 3 1 1 118 343
1936 119 283 6 3 113 280 1 1 1 1 112 279
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ................... 1937 165 93 138 49 27 44 11 17 1 10 10 7 1 2 15 25
1936 158 102 129 71 29 31 6 13 4 3 2 10 23 18
Miscellaneous .. ............................................... ..1937 79 477 65 61 14 416 12 280 8 217 4 63 77 2 2 57
1936 65 423 59 75 6 348 4 226 3 197 1 29 69 6 2 ___ 7
Total ....................................................... 1937 412 1,464 241 204 171 1,260 31 675 17 596 14 79 1 144 1 4 138 437
1936 382 1,284 225 254 157 1,030 17 529 14 47593654 11 145 1 6 139 350
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ...................... ..1937 433 1,590 245 213 1i3 1,377 40 710 22 624 18 86 1 202 1 4 'I.6 461
1936 392 1,369 226 255 166 1,114 23 570 19 509 4 61 2 182 6 141 356
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles .......... 111,406,682 101,217,663
Motor train-miles ........ 5,293,930 5,303,970
Total units ............ 116,700,612 106,521,633
Casualties per million units........................... ..1937 3.71 13.62 2.10 1.83 1.61 11.80 0.343 6.08 0.189 535 0.1542 0.737 (0 1.73 (01 0.0343 1.25 3-95
1936 3.68 12.85 2.12 2.39 1.56 10.46 .216 5.35 .178 4.78 .0376 .573 ( 1.71 .0563 1.321 3.3
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS .............. 1937 15 1,443 6 39 9 1,404 9 1,266 10 9 1,256 46 92
1936 21 1,233 8 34 13 1,199 7 1,063 9 7 1,054 64 6 72
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ......................... 1937 448 3,033 251 252 197 2,781 49 1,976 22 634 27 1,342 1 202 1 50 146 553
1936 413 2,602 234 289 179 .2,313 30 1,633 19 518 11 1,115 2 182 70 147 428
Increase Percent ................................................. 8.47 16.56 7.26 "12.80 10.06 20.23 63.33 21.00 15.79 22.39 145.45 20.36 (: 10.99 *28.57 *0.680 29.21
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads). 234,0U1,929 211,575,331
Casualties per million man-hours ........................ 193 0.209 8.44 -
1_________6 _______.142 7.72________ ________ ____ ____ ___ ____- ________
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS1942 721 1 -1 -- -- -
1937 1936
Number of accidents ...... 313 247
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ....... 1937 132 371 8 12 124 359 5 4 1 2 124 352
""1936 119 285 6 3 113 282 1 1 1 1 -__- 112 281
* Decrease.
SRate not computed because of small number involved.


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS MAY 1937


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1937


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
at sndentse Total Trainmen employees
ac id nt ______ '"* r *i i J1.- 1__cip~y pS __
Killed In ured nKillednur Killed Injured illedn nured Klliedi injured Killedn In jure Killed Injured Killed InJured KilledInured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1937 837 24 201 1 2 23 199 20 103 19 91 1 12 1 71 2 2
1936 670 18 166 1 17 166 16 76 15 50 1 26 1 74 1
Derailments ........................................... 1937 2,405 5 317 1l6 14 35 303 23 112 22 82 1 30 142 12 49
1936 2,339 46 290 10 9 36 281 18 111 18 88 23 4 137 14 33
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 193 11 4 5 4 5 4 5 4
193 a 8 6 7 6 7 6 7 5 2 l 1
Other locomotive accidents ............................1937 275 4 4 3 3 1 -
1936 288 2 4 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1937 405 50 64 4 50 60 14 15 1 11 13 4 7 36 38
1936 355 14 55 14 55 2 22 2 14 8 5 12 28
Total ............................................ 1937 3,933 129 591 17 20 112 571 61 238 46 192 15 46 1 221 50 112
19 36 3,660 86 522 11 9 1 75 513 44 219 42 161 2 58 5 217 26 77
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1937 90 47 75 4 47 71 3 7 3 2 5 12 44 52
1936 689 24 54 24 54 4 4 12 24 38
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1937 12 167 12 167 12 167 12 163 4 -
1936 8 136 8 136 8 136 7 129 1 7 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1937 3 75 3 75 3 75 1 67 2 8 .- -
1936 2 70 2 70 2 70 1 62 1 8 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1937 5 481 5 481 5 481 5 470 11 -
1936 5 472 5 472 5 472 5 452 20 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................19317 5 320 5 320 4 320 3 316 1 4 I
1936 6 270 5 270 6 270 6 270 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1937 127 127 127 126 1 -.
1936 160 160 160 154 6 .
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1937 13 96 4 12 9 84 8 82 8 81 1 1 2
1936 14 74 4 12 10 62 10 60 10 59 1 2
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1937 133 1,544 109 281 24 126321 845 19 809 2 36 2 371 1 47
1936 1241,409 111 326 13 1:083 9 691 8 664 1 27 1 355 3 37
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1937 705 2,151 22 48 683 2,103 5 27 2 22 3 5 7 678 2 6
1936 618 1,948 35 40o 583 1,908 4 16 1 13 3 3 579 1,892
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. .....................19371 646 424 521 223 125 201 56 87 19 45 37 42 6 9 63 1i
1936 639 414 495 231 144 183 71 91 24 38 47 53 1 4 72
Miscellaneous ...................................................1937 312 2,411 223 212 89 2,99 72 1,554 1,282 17 272 2 3358 26 15 261
19361 319 2 248 238 258 81 1:990 63 1:439 1:263 17 176 309 4 30 14 212
Total ......................................................1937 1,834 7,796 879 776 955 7,020 186 3,765 124 3,381 62 384 4 736 6 35 759 2,484
1936 1,735 7,201 883 867 852 6,334 178 3:405 108 3,104 70 301 1 664 5 34 s668 2,231
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1937 1,963 8,387 896 796 1,067 7,591 247 4,003 170 3,573 77 430 5 957 6 35 8 O9 2,596
1936 1,821 7,723 894 876 927 6:,47 222 3:624 150 3,265 72 359 6 881 5 3 4 694 2,308
1937 1936
Locomotlve-lmiles ........... 556,050,394 507,087,449
Motor train-miles ........... 25,268,100 25,216,491
Total units .............. 581,318,494 532,303,940
Casualties per million units ........................... 1937 3.38 14.43 1.54 1.37 1.84 13.06 0.425 6.89 0.292 6.15 0.132 0.740 ( 1.65 (0) 0.0602 1.39 447
1936 3.42 14.51 1.68 1.65 1.74 12.86 .417 6.81 .282 6.13 .135 .674 (0) 1.66 o() 639 1.30 43
TOTAL-NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................ 1937 95 6,843 25 132 70 6,711 61 5,979 76 61 5,903 2 296 7 436
1936 88 5,967 33 120 55 5,847 45 .5,098 66 45 5,032 2 303 8 446
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1937 2,058 15,230 921 928 1,137 14,302 308 9,982 170 3,649 138 6,333 5 957 8 331 816 3,032
1936 1,909 13,690 927 996 982 12,694 267 8,722 150 3,331 117 5,391 6 881 97 337 702 2,754
Increase Percent .................................................. 7.81 11.25 *0.647 *6.83 15.78 12.67 15.36 14.45 13.33 9.55 17.95 17.47 *16.67 8.63 14.29 '1.78 16.24 10.09
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) .. 1,127,733,589 1,037,832,022
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1937 0.273 8.85 -
1936 .257 8.o40 -- ~- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS______
1937 1936
Number of accidents ........ 1,919 1,6742
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 1937 752 2,226 22 52 730 2,174 8 34 5 24 3 10 722211
1936 642 2,002 35 4 0 607 1962 4 20 1 17 3 3 12 ,930
13 2 ,2002 35 0o7 1,96 0 l 1 3 3 19 0 ,3


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


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




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