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Statement No. M-400


UNIV. OF-FL LSP. Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS


S-~~ .. SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1937

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OCTOBER 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 nontrespassere
accidents_______ _________ ______ employees
K__________________________________________ ______ killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1937 175 10 88 10 88 g 31 8 28 3 19 2 3d
1936 190 36 36 14 12 2 13 9
Derailments ........................................... 1937 412 14 44 4 3 10 41 3 25 3 23 2 7 7 9
1936 431 12 1 2 6 .10 75 3 17 3 15 2 1 47 6 11
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1937 1 -
1936 -. .. ....
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1937 62 1 1 1 1 -
1936 40 .... ...
Miscellaneous .........................................1937 93 17 17 17 17 17 17
1936 84 6 16 6 1.6 9 14 5 6 7
Total ............................................ 1937 743 41l 150 4 3 37 147 11 57 11 52 5 26 26 64
1936 745 18 133 2 6 16 127 3 40 3 31 9 1 60 12 27
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1937 31 16 16 16 16 2 5 2 5 14 11
1936 23 12 13 12 13 1 1 1 1 1 11 11
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotlves ...................... 1937 2 40 2 40 2 40 2 40 -
1936 2 22 2 22 2 22 1 22 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1937 1 13 1 13 1 13 9 4 -
1936 3 21 3 21 3 21 1 16 2 5 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1937 103 103 103 101 2 -
1936 1 95 1 95 1 95 1 87 8 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1937 4 64 4 64 4 64 4 64 -
1936 66 66 66 65 1 -
uperating switches .............................................. 1937 11 11 11 10 1 -
1936 25 25 25 23 2 -
Coming In contact with fixed structures. ......................... 1937 3 17 2 2 1 15 1 15 1 13 2 -
1936 4 l 2 2 2 12 2 12 2 12 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1937 20 294 16 54 4 240 1 157 1 151 6 2 72 1 11
1936 31 270 26 54 5 216 3 144 3 140 4 2 64 g
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1937 198 554 10 11 1.88 54 4 9 1 8 3 1 1 184 533
5 13 64 4 7 -51 511 7
1936 166 475 15 11 151 464 6 1 151 457
Struck or run over, not at public orosslngs .....................1937 169 119 158 63 31 56 7 15 3 7 4 8 1 23 41
1936 164 91 142 56 22 35 11 17 2 14 9 3 1 2 10 16
Miscellaneous ...................................................1937 83 5144 67 70 16 474 15 300 13 261 2 39 77 8 1 79
1936 66 503 53 50 15 453 13 329 9 289 4 40 1 57 1 5 62
Total ...................................................... 19317 40o 1,759 233 200 247 1,559 35 727 25 664 10 63 2 16o0 1 8 209 664
1936 439 1,582 238 173 201 1,409 35 738 19 674 16 64 3 121 2 7 16l 543
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1937 521 1,909 237 203 284 1,706 46 754 36 716 10 68 2 186 1 8 235 728
1936 457 1,715 20 179 217 1,536 3d 778 22 705 16 73 14 181 2 7 173 570
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ......... 112,996,117 113,781,595
Motor train-miles ........ 5,189, 453 5,418,772
Total units ............ .. 118,185,570 119,200,367
Casualties per million units .............................. 1937 14.41 16.15 2.ul 1 1.72 2.40 14.43 0.389 6.63 0.305 6.06 0.085 0.575 () 1.57 ( 0.0677 1.99 6.16
1936 3.83 14.39 2.01 1.50 1.82 12.89 .319 6.53 .185 5.91 .134 .612 (0) 1.52 (0) .0597 1.5 4.7
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1937 16 1,329 3 23 13 1,306 11 1,169 10 11 1,159 4 2 89
1936 20 1,372 24 12 1,348. 101 ,197 i 10 1,179 74 2 77
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1937 537 3,238 240 226 297 3,012 57 1,953 36 726 21 1 227 2 186 1 56 237 817
1936 477 3,057 24 203 229 2,884 48 1,975 22 723 26 1 252 4 d181 2 al 175 647
Increase Percent ................................................ 12.58 4.89 *3.23 11.33 29.69 4.44 18.75 *1.11 63.64 0.41 *19.23 *2.00 *50.00 2.76 *50.00 *30.86 35.43 26.28
1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads). 229,451,381 234,312,784
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1937 0.248 8.51 -
1936 .205 8.43 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ...... I491 443
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .......... 1937 214 570 10 11 204 559 6 14 3 13 3 1 1 19 544
1936 178 8 15 11 163 477 1 8 1 7 1 1 162 468
* Decrease.
0 Rate not computed because of small number involved.







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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


OCTOBER 1937


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1937



Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty _____ Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aooident train oal persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents ___________________ employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured ie InjKilledie Inured ure Kiie T nus Killed Innured Killed Inure injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 193 1,6 45 1468 3 3 42 465 37 200 34 164 3 6 185 5 80
193 1,41 112 541 2 40 5411 39 168 34 123 5 45 1 329 49
Derailments ........................................... 1931 4,262 91 512 27 34 64 481 39 192 3 148 2 44 192 25 97
193 4;119 101 55 29 29 72 527 35 188 3 160 1 28 6 275 31 6
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1937 15 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 -- -
1936 12 11 8 11 8 11 8 10 7 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents.............................. 1937 517 5 5 4 4 1. -
1936 539 2 5 2 5 2 4 2 4 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1937 776 103 104 5 103 99 18 25 3 16 15 9 10 85 64
1936 733 1415 115 145 115 3 50 2 25 1 25, 7 14 58
Total ............................................ 1937 7,208 246 1,098 30 42 216 1,056 101 427 81 338 20 89 388 115 241
1936 6,8144 201 1,225 31 29 170 1,196 90 418 82 319 8 99 7 607 73 171
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .........................1937 185 95 112 4 95 108 5 16 5 11 5 12 90 80
1936 153 68 107 1 67 107 2 11 2 11 19 65 77
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1937 21 324 21 324 21 324 21 313 11 -
1936 17 259 17 259 17 259 15 250 2 9 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1937 5 145 5 145 5 145 2 117 3 28 -
1936 7 132 7 132 7 132 2 112 5 20 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1937 5 94 5 99 5 949 5 926 23 -
1936 8 92 8 924 8 92 8 889 35 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1937 12 650 12 650 12 650 11 644 1 6 -
1936 12 552 12 552 12 552 12 551 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1937 226 226 226 220 6 -
1936 258 258 258 245 13 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1937 24 220 13 46 11 174 10 163 10 158 5 1 11
1936 35 164 17 30 18 134 18 129 18 126 3 3 2
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1937 287 3,189 244 677 43 2,512 31 1,616 28 1,551 3 65 8 782 4 1 14
1936 273 2,915 245 754 28 2,161 15 1,361 14 1,304 1 57 7 717 6 83
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1937 1,424 3,970 48 82 1,376 3,888 13 51 4 43 9 8 8 1,363 3,829
1936 1,250 3,647 74 85 1,176 3,562 11 37 1 29 10- S 1 1,165 3,524
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1937 1,586 955 1,312 556 274 399 98 147 38 78 60 69 8 13 168 239
1936 1,636 907 1,359 573 277 334 114 151 37 72 77 79 5 8 158 175
Miscellaneous ...................................................1939 762 Z,158 597 623 16 4 535 136 3,091 104 2,,526 32 0 6 4 856 5 25 533
193 731 ,818 569 651 16 416 129 2,902 89 2,468 3 2 699 5 _61 26 505
Total ...................................................... 1937 4,126 15,786 2,214 1,984 1,912 13,802 331 7,362 223 6,576 108 786 12 1,646 8 68 1,561 4,726
1936 3,969 14,576 2,264 2,093 1,705 12,483 331 6,705 196 6,046 135 659 9 1,420 10 69 1,355 4,289
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1937 4,372 16,88 2,244 2,026 2,128 14,858 432 7,789 304 6,914 128 875 12 2,034 8 68 1,676 4,967
1936 4,170 15,801 2,295 2,122 1,875 13,679 421 7,123 278 6,365 143 758 16 2,027 10 69 1,428 4,460
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ......... ..1,105,080,646 1,035,633,728
Motor traln-miles ........ 51,398,892 52,317,100
Total units ............ 1,156,479,538 1,087,950,828
Casualties per million unites .............................. 1937 3.78 14.60 1.94 1.75 1.84 12.85 0.374 6.74 0.263 5.98 0.111 0.757 (0 1.76 (0) 0.0588 1.45 4.29
1936 3.83 14.52 2.11 1.95 1.72 12.57 .387 6.55 .256 5.85 .131 .697 (0) 1.86 (0) .0634 1.31 4.10
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1937 208 14,375 51 295 157 14,080 132 12,625 1 126 131 12,499 3 563 22 8992
1936 189 12,592 1 63 24b 126 12,346 100 10,8541. 1 1141l 99 10,713 3 580 23 912
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1937 4,580 31,259 2,295 2,321 2,285 28,938 564 20,41I4 305 7,040 259 13,374 12 2,034 11 631 1,698 5,859
1936 4,359 28,393 2,358 2,368 2,o001 26,025 521 17,977 279 6,506 242 11,471 16 2,027 13 649 1,451 5,372
Increase Percent ............................................ 5.07 10.09 *2.67 *1.98 14.19 11.19 8.25 13.56 9.32 8.21 7.02 16.59 -25.00 0.345 *15.38 *2.77 17.02 9.07
S1937 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,307,364,977 2,148,809,885
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1937 0.244 8.85 --
1936 .. .- .242 8.37 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ...... 3,585 3,246
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1937 1,519 4,082 48 86 1,471 3,996 18 67 9 54 9 13 20 1,453 3,909
1936 1,318 3,75 75 85 1,243 3,6 b9 13 48 3 40 10 8 20 1,230 3,601
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* Decrease.
0 Rate not computed because of small number involved.


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