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SI / J 1 '/ UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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UNIV. OF- FLL1. iSubject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS


'. SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOJ

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Statement No. M-400

NOVEMBER 1937


R THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1937


Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total p trespassers nontresassers
accidentstrespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespaseers
accidents__employees
Killed InJured Kied d Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed IInjured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1937 126 4 43 4 43 3 12 3 12 1 29 2
1936 164 10 74 1 9 74 8 36 7 33 1 3 34 4
Derailments ............................................ 1937 329 17 96 3 4 14 92 7 14 7 13 1 2 70 -
1936 396 21 74 2 3 19 71 6 35 6 26 9 19 13 17
Locomotlve-boiler accidents ............................ 1937 2 -
1936 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1937 54 5 55 5 5 -
1936 54 -
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1937 77 8 13 2 2 6 11 1 4 4 1 -7
1936 72 1 17 20 17 20 3 4 1 1 2 3 4 12 1
Total ............................................. 1937 588 29 157 5 6 24 151 11 35 10 34 1 1 3 99 10 171
1936 686 48 168 3 3 45 165 17 75 14 60 3 15 57 28 33
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .......................... 1937 IS 12 16 2 1 10 15 1 4 1 3 1 2 9 9
1936 30 26 20 26 20 1 1 4 25 16
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1937 22 22 22 22 --.
1936 5 32 5 32 5 32 5 32 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1937 1 11 1 11 1 11 1 2 ..
1936 1 14 1 14 1 14 1 14 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1937 65 65 65 65 -
*1936 100 100 100 99 1 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1937 1 54 1 54 1 54 1 54- -
1936 1 79 1 79 1 79 1 78 1 -
Operating switches ............................................... 1937 27 27 27 26 1 -
1936 24 2 2 23 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 1937 4 22 4 22 4 21 4 20 1 1
1936 3 15 2 1 1 14 14 13 1 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 1937 22 243 15 32 7 211 7 141 6 135 1 6 65
1936 22 277 18 46 4 231 3 152 3 148 4 1 73 6
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ............................ 1937 155 512 5 11 150 501 8 5 3 150 493
1936 217 566 2 9 215 557 3 2 1 2 2 212 555
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1937 106 65 76 34 30 31 11 9 5 4 6 5 1 19 21
1936 136 88 103 46 33 42 18 15 6 8 12 7 2 1 13 26
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1937 59 409 46 45 13 364 9 238 7 209 2 2 86 4 4 36
1936 983 452 60o 41 23 11 21 312 15 2789 6 34 44 6 2 49
Total ....................................................... 1937 48 1,430 142 122 206 1,308 33 596 24 549 9 47 151 5 7173 556
1936 468 1,647 185 143 283 1,504 52 744 32 5695 20 49 2 117 7 227 636
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1937 377 1,587 147 128 230 1,459 44 631 4 583 10 48 3 250 5 183 57
1937 1936 1936 516 1,815 1889 146_1328 1,669 69 819 _46 755, 23 64 2 174 2 7 255 669
1937 1936
Locomotive-miles ........... 100,778,530 107,567,901
Motor train-miles ........ 5,072,632 5,125,017
Total units .............. 105,851,162 112,692,918
Casualties per million units .............................. 1937 3.56 14.99 1.39 1.21 2.17 13.78 0.416 5.96 0.321 5.51 0.0945 0.453 (0) 2.36 0 0472 1 73 5.41
1936 4.58 16.11 1.67 1.30 2.91 14.81 .612 7.27 .408 :6.70 .2041 .568 (0) 1.54 (0) .0621 2.2 94
5.94
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................1937 11 1,07266 42 1826 125O40 7 916 105 17 1,900-1-- -1 509 1 31
_____________________________1936 _18 1,272 ___4 __19, _lz 1.254 11l 1,100 10 11 1,090 I6 3 0
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................... 1937 388 2,653 149 154 239 2,499 51 1,547 34 598 17 ,949Z 3 250 1 564 5184 7638
1936 _-534 3,087 192 164 342 2,923 s80 1,919 46 765 134 1,154 2 174 2 57 258 773
Decrease-Percent ............................................... .. 27.34 14.06 22.40 6.10 30.12 14.51 36.25 19.39 26.09 21.83 50.00 17.76 (0) *43.68 (0) *12.28 28.68 17.46
1937 1 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads). 207,506,308 213,097,363
Casualties per million man-hours .......................... 1937 0.246 7.46 -
1936 -L- .375 9.01 ~
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS __-
1937 1936
Number of accidents ..... 433 496
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........... 1937 167 528 7 12 160 516 1 12 1 8 4 2 159 502
_______________________1936 243 586 2 9 241 577 4 2 2 2 2 4 237 571
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 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
accidents Total Trainmen emploveea
Killed Inlured Killed InjureVd- Killed Injlured Killed Injured.Killed Inlured Killed Injlured Killed In.Flur ed Killed Inlured Killed In--lured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1937 1,764 49 511 3 3 46 508 40 212 37 176 3 6 1 214 52
1936 1,605 52 615 3 49 615 47 204 41 156 6 4 l1 358 1 53
Derailments ........................................... 1937 4,591 108 611 30 38 78 573 46 206 44 161 2 45 2 262 1
1936 4,515 122 630 31 32 91 598 41 223 40 186 1 37 6 294 44 105
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1937 17 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 -
1936 12 11 8 11 8 11 8 10 7 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1937 571 10 10 9 9- 1 -
1936 593 2 5 2 5 2 4 2 4 1 -
Miscellaneous .........................................1937 8553 111 117 2 7 109 110 19 29 3 20 16 9 10 o90 71
1936 805 62 1351 62 135 126 54 3 26 3 259 11 56 70
Total ............................................ 1937 7,796 275 1,255 35 48 240 1,207 112 462 91 372 21 90 3 487 125 258
193b 7,530 249 1,393 34 321 215 1,361 1071 493 96 379 11 114 7 664 101 204
#At highway grade crossings, -- --
classified above ......................... 1937 203 107 128 2 5 105 123 6 20 6 14 6 14 99 9
1936 183 94 127 1 93 127 3 11 3 11 23 90 93
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS -- -
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1937 21 346 21 346 21 346 21 335 11 -
1936 22 291 22 291 22 291 20 282 2 9 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1937 6 156 6 156 6 156 3 126 3 30 -
1936 8 146 8 146 8 146 3 126 5 20 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1937 5 1,014 5 1,014 5 1,014 5 991 -
1936 8 1,024 8 1,024 8 1,024 8 988 36 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1937 13 704 13 704 13 O704 12 698 1 6 --
1936 13 631 13 631 13 31 13 629 2 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1937 253 253 253 246 -
1936 282 282 282 268 14 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1937 28 242 13 46 15 196 14 184 14 178 6 12
1936 38 179 19 31 19 145 15 143 18 139 4 1 3 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1937 309 3,432 259 709 50 2,723 38 1,757 34 1,686 4 71 8 847 4 119
1936 295 3,192 263 g00 32 2,392 18 1,513 17 1,452 1 61 8 790 6 89
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1937 1,579 4,482 53 93 1,526 4,389 13 59 4 48 9 11 8 1,513 4,322
1936 1,467 4,213 76 94 1,391 4,119 14 39 2 31 12 8 1 1,377 4,079
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1937 1,692 1,020 1,388 590 304 430 109 156 43 82 66 74 8 14 187 260
1936 1,772 9951,462 619 310 376 132 166 43 so0 89 86 7 9 171 201
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1937 821 5,567 62943 668 178 4 8,599 145 3,32 111 2,7435 4 4 4 942 59 29 56
1936 514 5,270 629 692 155 4,5785 150 3:21Z l104 2,76 _246 N69 2 743 5 67 2 5 J5
Total ...................................................... 1937 4,474 17,216 2,356 2,106 2,118 15,110 364 7,95 247 7,125 117 833 12 1,797 8 73 1,734 5,282
1936 4,437 16,223 2,449 2,236 1,988 13,987 383 7,49 228 6,741 155 708 11 1,537 12 76 1,582 4,925
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1937 4,749 18,471 2,391 2,154 2,358 16,317 476 8,420 338 7,497 138 923 15 2,284 73 1,859 5,540
1936 4,686 17,616 2,483 2,268 2,203 15,348 490 7,942 324 7,120 166 822 18 2,201 12 76 1,683 5,129
1937 1936 --
Locomotive-miles ........... 1,205,859,176 1,143,201,629
Motor train-miles ........ 56,471,524 57,442,117
Total units .............. 1,262,330,700 1,200,643,746
Casualties per million units ............................. 1937 3.76 14.63 1.89 1.71 1.87 12.93 0.377 6.67 0.268 5.94 0.109 0 731 0.0119 1.81 (0) 0.0578 1.47 4.39
1936 3.90 14.67 2.07 1.59 1.83 12.78 .408 6.61 .270o 5-93 .138 .65 .0150 1.83 (0) .0633 1.4o 4.27
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1937 219 15,441 53 321 166 15,120 139 13,541 1 141 138 13,400 4 622 23 957
1936 207 13,564 671 264 14o 13,600 111 11,954 1 151 110 11,803 3 630 26 1,16
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1937 4,968 33,912 2,444 2,475 2,524 31,437 615 21,961 339 7,638 276 14,323 15 2,284 12 695 1, 882 6,497
1936 4,893 31,480 2,550 2,532 2,343 28,948 601o 19,896 325 7,271 276 12 ,625 18 2,201 15 706 1:709 6,145
Increase Percent ................................................. 1.53 7.73 '4.16 *2.25 7.73 5.60 2.33 10.38 4.31 5.05 13.45 *16.67 3.77 '20.00 1.56 10.12 5.73
1937 1 1936
Man-hours (Class I roads) 2,514,871,285 2,361,907,248
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1937 7- .- -

HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1937 1936
Number of accidents ...... 4,018 3,742
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1937 1,686 4,610 55 98 1,631 4,512 19 79 10 62 9 17 22 1,612 4.411
19361,561 4,340 77 :94 1,484 4,246 17 50 5 42 12 8 24 1,467 4,172


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