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Dn BUREAU OF STATISTICS



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE.MONTH OF JULY 1937


IJIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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Statement No. M-400

JULY 1937


Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents e_______ mployees_______
___________________________ ______________________ Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injure Killed InKild Killed Injiure'd Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1937 162 2 91 1 1 1 90 1 21 1. 9 12 65 4
1936 150 10 75 1 9 75 9 20 9 20 46 9
Derailments ........................................... 1937 375 5 13 3 5 2 8 2 2 1 2 5
1936 370 20 65 7 2 13 63 8 20 K 20 1 36 4 7
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1937 1 -
1936 1 .. --. .. .. .
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 1937 7 -
1936 8 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1937 82 17 5 17 5 1 1 16 5
1936 84 7 18 7 18 1 11 4 1 7 -- 6 7
Total ............................................ 1937 657 24 109 4 6 20 103 2 23 1 11 1 12 66 18is 14
1936 653 37 159 8 2 29 157 1K 52 17 45 1 7 1 82 10 23
# At highway grade crossings,
classified above ....................... 1937 21 15 5 15 5 15
1931 15 8 10 lO -_ _10__28 102_-- 2 2 ,- 8,
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ................... 1937 1 21 1 21 1 21 1 18 3 -- -
1936 3 32 3 32 3 32 3 32 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ...............................1937 16 16 16 13 3 -
1936 12 12 12 10 2 -
Operating locomotives ......................................... 1937 81 81 1 80so 1 -
1936 95 95 95 91 4 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................ 1937 1 63 1 63 1 63 1 63 -
S1936 2 70 2 70 2 70 2 70 -
Operating switches ........................................... 1937 20 20 20 20 -
1936 24 24 24 23 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ...................... 19373 32 3 16 16 16 15 1 -
1936 6 17 3 4 3 13 3 12 3 12 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................ 1937 31 360 27 104 4 256 3 150 P 2 147 1 3 1 89 17
1936 34 335 32 110 2 225 12K 121 7 1 90 1 7
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. ........................ 1937 125 275 4 8 121 267 3 3 121 264
1936 143 295 K 7 135 288 1 l 1 1 134 287
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................. 1937 183 103 168 73 15 30 4 13 1 6 3 7 11 17
1936 210 106 185 70 25 36 8 16 3 6 5 10 2 1 15 19
Miscellaneous ................................................. 1937 107 623 90 96 17 527 12 342 7 255 5 87 1 121 2 4 62
1936 87 549 69 104 18 445 15 298 6 238 9 6o 83 7 3 57
Total ...................................................... 1937 451 1,594 292 297 159 1,297 21 725 12 620 9 105 2 210 2 136 360
1936 485 1,535 297 295 188 1,240 32 688 17 604 15 84 l 174 2 8 153 370
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ....................1937 475 1,703 296 303 179 1,400 23 748 13 691 10 117 2 276 2 154 374
1936 522 1,69k 305 297 217 1,397 50 740o 34 169 16 91 2 256 2 8 163 393
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles .............. 111,341,392 105,394,054
Motor train-miles ............ 5,344,920 5,542,854
Total units ................. 116,686,312 110,936,908
Casualties per million units ........................... 1937 4.07 14.59 2.54 2.60 1.53 12.00 0.197 6.41 0.111 5.41 0.0857 1.003 (0) 2.37 0.0171 1.12 3.21
1936 4.71 15.27 2.75 2.68 1.96 12.59 .451 6.67 .306 5.85 .1442 .820 (0) 2.31 (0) .0721 1.47 3.54
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............1937 36 1,612 6 38 30 1,574 24 1,423 10 24 1,413 49 6 102
1936 32 1,344 6 26 26 1,318 18 1,183 18 _s18 1,165 1 54 7 81
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ....................... 1937 511 3,315 302 341 209 2,974 4.7 2,171 13 641 34 1,530 2 276 51 160 476
1936 554 3,038 311 323 243 2,715 68 1,923 34 667 34 1,256 2 256 3 62 170 474
Increase Percent ......................................... *7.76 9.12 *2.89 5.57 *13-99 9.54 *30.88 12.90 *61.76 *3.90 21.82 7.81 (0) "17.74 *5.88 0.422
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) .... 242,523,839 221,764,883
Casualties per million man-hours ....................... 1937 0.194 8.95 -
1936- -- .307 8.67 -- -
H1IGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents .......... 265 281
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ..... 1937 140 280 4 8 136 272 3 3 16 269
1936 151 305 8 7 13 29 1 3 3 1 2 142 293

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







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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS JULY 1937


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1937



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespasers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employes _____
___________________________________ __________Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InjuredKilled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1937 1.135 29 l5 3 3 26 312 23 135 22 110O 1 25 145 3 32
1936 950 30 40 2 28 4o 27 116 26 80 1 36 1 296 28
Derailments ............................................ 1937 3,137 66 371 22 25 44 346 27 10 26 97 1 3 158 17 58
1936 3,008 74 389 21 16 53 373 28 16 28 122 24 5 185 20 42
Locomotive-boiler accidents ...........................1937 14 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 -
1936 9 6 7 6 7 6 7 5 6 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1937 362 4 4 3 3 1 -
1936 388 2 5 2 5 2 4 2 4 -
55 73 7 467131 l l91 858 41
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1937 553 73 71 4 7 67 15 18 1 14 14 8 8 41
1936 514 33 77 33 77 3 34 2 19 1 15 5 30 38
Total ............................................ 1937 5,201 175 767 25 32 150 735 72 292 56 230 16 62 2 12 78 131
1936 4,869 145 918 23 16 122 902 66 307 63 231 3 76 6 487 50 108
#At highway grade crossings,
classifiedabove ......................... 1937 122 69 81 4 69 77 3 8 3 3 5 12 66 7
1936 100 1147 71 1 46 71 118 1 98 14 -45 9
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ......................1937 1 221 13 1 3 1 221 13 213 8 --
1936 11 186 12 186 12 186 11 178 1 8 --
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1937 3 104 3 104 3 104 1 88 P 16 -- -
1936 2 88 2 88 2 88 1 77 1 11 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1937 5 642 5 6642 6642 5 629 14 -
1936 6 638 6 638 638 6 614 2
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1937 5 431 5 431 5 431 4 427 1 4 -
1936 8 390 8 390 8 390 8 390 -
Operating switches ............................................... 1937 166 166 166 165 1 -
1936 196 196 196 188 8 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1937 18 149 9 33 9 116 8 4111 8 112 2 1 2
19-36 25 112 11 23 14 89 14 85 14 84 1 2 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1937 194 2,188 l6 468 29 1,720 25 1,128 22 1,082 3 46 3 519 1 73
1936 182 2,034 162 527 18 1,507 10 947 9 907 l 4o 3 506 5 54
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1937 929 2,695 32 641 897 2,631 7 34 2 28 5 6 7 890 2,590
1936 862 2,504 47 49 815 2,455 7 22 1 18 6 4 1 808 2,432
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1937 1,024 623 852 368 172 255 71 111 27 48 44 5 6 11 95 133
1936 1,053 623 865 374 188 249 85 115 29 47 56 68 4 6 99 128
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1937 494 3545 374 3987 120 3,158 96 P,199 72 1,7,788 24 411 3 560 37 21 362
1936 1 1490 3,287 375 439 115 2,818 92 1.994 61 1,708 31 286 481 114- _'16 19 327
Total ....................................................... 1937 2,685 10,764 1,432 1,320 1,253 9,444 233 5,150 154 4,590 79 560 6 1,086 6 48 1,008 3,160
1936 2,640 10,058 ,1.462 1,.12 1,178 8,646 236 4,661 140 4,211 96 450 3 990 8 52 931 2,943
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1937 2,860 11,531 1,457 1,352 1,403 10,179 305 5,442 210 4,820 95 622 6 1,398 6 48 1,086 3,291
1936 2,785 10,976 1,485 1,428 1,300 9,548 302 4,968 203 4,4142 99 526 9 1,477 8 52 981 3,051
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ........... 774,657,611 711,673,845
Motor train-miles ........ 35,7 14,140 36,128,746
Total units ............ 810,401,751 747,802,591
Casualties per million units ............................. 1937 3.53 14.23 1.80 1.67 1.73 12.56 0.376 6.72 0.259 5.95 0.117 0.768 I0 1.73 ( 0.0592 1.34 4.06
1936 3.72 14.68 1.99 1.91 1.74 12.77 .404 6.614 .271 5-99 .132 .703 1.98 (4 .0695 1.31 4.08
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1937 152 10,005 38 211 114 9,794 96 8,784 1 95 95 8,689 2 396 16 614
1936 134 8,501 44 169 90 8,332 71 7,319 _96 71 7,223 5-4 3 4o200 16 613
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1937 3,012 21,536 1,495 1,563 1,517 19,973 401 14,226 211 4,915 190 9,311 6 1,398 8 444 1,102 3,905
1936 2,919 19,477 1,529 1,597 1,390 17,880 373 12,287 203 4,538 170 7,749 9 ,1.77 11 452 997 3,664
Increase Percent .............................................. ... 3.19 10.57 *2.22 *2.13 9.14 11.71 7.51 15.78 3.94 8.31 11.76 20.16 *33.33 *5.35 *27.-27 *1.77 10.53 6.58
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) 1,612,978,795 1,474,506,015
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1937 u.249 8.82 -
1936 .253 8.33 -- --
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ....... 2,433 1..2,210
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 1937 998 2,776 32 68 966 2,708 10 42 5 31 5 11 19 956 2,647
1936 909 2,575 48-49 861 2,526 8 30 2 2646- 15 9 853 2,481


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


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