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Si. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS



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


Statement No. M-400

AUGUST 1937


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Number of p Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Too Tinther on trains on trains nontrespissers
accidents Total T rainmen employees
___________________________________________ ________Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed In.Jlured Killed Injured Killed Inlured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........... ............................... 1937 178 4 22 4 22 4 14 3 14 1 4 4 -
1936 147 4 30 4 30 4 25 2 20 2 5 5 -
Derailments ............................................. 1937 389 9 47 1 2 8 45 8 23 7 14 1 9 18 4
1936 350 3 26 4 3 22 1 11 1 11 3 2 S
Locomotive-boiler accidents .......................... 1937 -. -
1936 2 5 1 5 1 5 1 5 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ........................... 1937 55 -
1936 57 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1931 63 7 7 1 7 6 3 2 2 1 2 2 4 2
1936 69 4 15 -14 15 14 1 3 2 4 9
Total ............................................ 1937 685 20 76 1 3 19 73 15 39 12 28 3 11 24 4 10
1936 625 16 72 16 68 10 141 8 33 2 8 10 6 17
# At highway grade crossings,
classified above ....................... 1937 10 4 5 4 5 1 1 4 4
1936 15 6 17 6 17 1 1 4 6 12
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ................... 1937 4 37 4 37 4 37 4 35 2 -
1936 2 23 2 23 2 23 2 22 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .............................. 1937 1 13 1 13 1 13 1 9 4 -
,1936 12 12 12 9 3 -
Operating locomotives ........................................ 1937 127 127 127 121 6 -
1936 1 107 1 107 1 107 1 106 1 -
Operating hand brakes ......................................... 1937 1 81 1 81 1 81 1 80 1 -
1936 2 50 2 50 2 50 2 50 -
Operating switches ........................................... 1937 22 22 22 22 -
1936 18 18 18is 16 2 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ...................... 1937 3 32 2 11 1 21 1 19 1 18i 1 2
1936 5 18 3 4 2 14 2 13 2 12 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................ 1937 43 386 41 92 2 294 176 170 6 2 100 18
1936 38 314 35 99 3 215 1 128 1 122 6 1 75 1 12
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................ 1937 142 309 4 2 138 307 2 5 1 5 1 136 302
1936 112 291 6 9 106 282 3 6 4 3 2 103 276
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................. 1937 213 125 180 83 33 42 12 11 4 6 8 5 21 31
1936 219 102 182 75 37 27 14 12 4 8 10 4 23 15
Miscellaneous ................................................. 1937 98 587 88 92 10 495 8 303 6 241 2 62 128 6 2 58
1936 99 532 82 92 17 4o40 13 291 9 237 4 54 80 5 4 64
Total .................................................... 1937 505 1,719 315 280 190 1,439 29 794 18 707 11 87 2 228 6 159 411
1936 478 1,467 308 279 170 1,188 38 66o 21 586 17 74 1 156 1 5 131 367
TOTAL TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .................... 1937 525 1,795 316 283 209 1,512 441 833 30 735 14 98 2 252 6 163 421
1936 494 1,539 308 283 186 1,256 48 701 29 619 19 82 1 166 5 137 384
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ............. 109,577,610 105,229,457
Motor train-miles ............ 5,325,879 5,507,891
Total units ................ 114,903,489 110,737,348
Casualties per million units .............................3619. 4. 15.62 2.75 2.46 1.82 13.16 0.383 7.25 0.261 6.40 0.122 0 83 (0) 2.19 0.0522 1.42 3.66
193 4. 13.90 2.78 2.56 1.68 11.34 .433 6.33 .262 5.59 .172 .70 (0) 1.50 .0O52 1.24 3.47
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............ 1937 22 1,620 4 366 18 1,5814 14 1,422 8 14 1,1414 63 4 199
1936 16 1,384 6 26 10 1,358 7 1,178 10 7 1,168 60 3 120
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ....................... 1937 547 3,415 320 319 227 3,096 58 2,255 30 7143 28 1,512 2 252 69 167 520
1936 510 2,923 314 309 19 2,614 55 1,879 29 b29 26 1,250 1 166 65 1140 o04
Increase Percent ................197......................... 7.25 16.83 1.91 3.24 15.82 18.44 5.45 20.01 3.45 18.12 7.69 20.96 (0) 51-81 6.15 19.29 3.17
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) .... 238,359,003 220,490,104
Casualties per million man-hours ....................... 193 0.243 9.46 -
_________________________193Z -___- .249 8.52 -______ ___ _________
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ..........265 281
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ..... 1937 146 314 4 2 142 312 2 6 1 6 1 i4o 306
1936 118 308 6 9 112 299 3 7 5 3 2 4 109 288

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







INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


AUGUST 1937


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1937



Number of 1pesnEmlyeondtOhr
KindNumber of accident train Total persons Total Total Employees on duty passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmn Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents T r ____i nmn employees _____ ______
~~~____~~____________________K________ illed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injure Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .............................................1937 1,313 37 3 3 30 34 27 19 25 124 2 25 149 3 36
1936 1,097 470 2 32 70 1 141 2 100 3 41 1 301 28
Derailments ........................................... 1937 3,526 75 418 23 27 52 391 35 153 33 111 2 42 176 17 62
1936 3,358 77 415 21 20 56 395 .29 157 29 133 24 5 188 22 50
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1937 14 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 -
1936 11 11 8 11 8 11 8 10 7 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 193 17 4 4 1 -
1936 445 2 5 2 5 2 2 2 2 l-
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1937 616 80 78 5 80 73 18 20 3 14 15 6 10 62 43
1936 583 37 92 37 92 1 3 38 2 20o 1 18 7 34 147
Total ............................................ 1937 5,886 5 s4 26 35 169 808 7 31 68 25 19 73 36 82 141
1936 5.,9 11 990 26 23 13 973 0 76 348 71 2 845 6 97 56 125
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1937 132 73 86 4 73 82 3 9 3 4 5 12 70 61
1936 115 53 s88 1 52 s88 1 9 1 9 51 61
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ....................... 1937 17 258 1 258 17 258 17 248 10 -
193 14 209 14 209 14 209 13 200 1 9 -
2 10- 2 109 2 10
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 193 4 117 4 117 4 117 2 9 2 20 -
1936 2 100 2 100 2 100 1 86 1 l4 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1937 5 769 5 769 5 769 5 750 19 -
193 7 75 7 745 7 7145 7 720 25 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1937 6 512 6 512 6 5 0 1 5 -
1936 10 440 10 440 10 4404o -
Operating switches ............................................... 193 188 188 188 1 -
1936 214 214 214 10 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 1937 21 181 11 44 10 137 9 133 9 130 3 1 4
1936 30 130 14 27 16 103 16 98 16 96 2 3 2
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ............................ 1937 237 2,57. 206 560 31 2,0o14 25 1,3o04 22 1,252 3 52 5 619 1 91
1936 220 2,358 199 626 21 1,722 11 1,075 10 1,029 1 46 4 581 6 6
Anoidents at highway grade oroeslngs# ............................ 1937 1,071 3,0014 36 66 1,035 2,938 9 9 3 33 6 6 7 1,026 2,892
1936 9714 2,795 53 58 921 2,737 10 28 1 22 9 6 1 911 2,708
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1937 1,237 748 1,032 451 205 297 83 122 31 64 52 58 6 11 116 164
1936 1,272 725 1,047 449 225 276 99 127 33 55 66 72 4 6 122 143
Miscellaneous ....................................................1937 592 4,132 462 479 130 3,653 104 2,502 78 2,029 26 473 3 688 4 23 420
1935 589 3,819 1457 531 132 3,288 105 2,285 70 1,9145 35 340 561 14 51 23 391
Total ....................................................... 1937 3,190 12,483 1,747 1,600 1,443 10,883 262 5,944 172 5,297 90 664 8 1,314 6 54 1,167 3,571
1936 3,118 11,525 1,770 1,691 1,3-8 9,834 274 5,321 161 4,797 113 __524 4 1,146 a8 57 1,062 3,310
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 193 3, 385 13,326 1,773 1,635 1,612 11,691 349 6,275 240 5,555 109 720 8 1,650 6 54 1.29 3,712
1936 3,279 12,515 1,793 1,711 1,486 o10,804 350 5,669 232 5,061l 118 608 10 1,643 8 57 1,118 3,.35
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ......... 884,235,221 816,905,302
Motor train-miles ....4.... 1,070,019 41,39,637
Total units .............. 925,305,240 858,539,939
Casualties per million units ............................... 1937 3.66 14.40 1.92 1.77 1.74 12.63 0.377 6.78 0.259 6.00 0.118 0.778 (0 1.78 () 0.0 1.5 4.o01
1936 3.82 14.58 2.09 1.99 1.73 12.58 .408 6.60 .270 5.89 .137 .708 1.91 0 .0 1.30 4.00
TOTAL NONTRAIM (INOLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................ 1937 174 11,625 421 247 132 11,378 110 10,206 1 103 109 10,103 2 S 20 713
1936 150 9,885 50 195 100 9,690 78 8.497 106 78 8,391 3 ______ 19 733
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................... 19317 3,559 24,951 1.815 1.882 1,744 23,069 159 16,I81 241 5,658 218 10,823 8 1,6I 0 8 513 1,269 14,425
193 6 3.429 22,400 1,843 1,906 1.586 20,494 428 14,166 232 5.167 196 8,999 10 1643 11 517 1.137 4,168
Increase Percent ............................................. ... 3.79 11.39 *1.52 *1.26 9.96 12.56 7.24 16.34 3.88 9.50 11.22 20.27 *20.00o 0.426 *27.27 0.773 11.61 6.17
1 1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) 1,851,337,798 1,694,996,119
Casualties per million man-hours .......................... 1937 0.248 8.90 -
1936 .253 8.36 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ....... 2,733 2,83
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 193 1,1I44 3,090 36 70 1,108 3,020 12 48 6 37 6 11 19 1,O6 2,953
1936 1,027 2,883 514 58 973 2,825 11 37 2 31 9 6 19 -962 2,769


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


154717-0 U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1937


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