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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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3 1262 08850 6976 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION


Statement No. M-400


Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS JANUARY 1938



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1938


Number ol
train
accidents


Kind of accident


TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1938
1937
Derailments .......................................... 1938
1937
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1938
1937
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938
1937
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1938
1937
Total ............................................ 1938
1937
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1938
1937


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1938
1937
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938
1937
Operating locomotives .......................................... 1938
1937
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1938
1937
Operating switches ............................................... 1938
1937
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938
1937
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1938
1937
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1938
1937
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1938
1937
Miscellaneous .................................................. 1938
1937
Total ....................................................... 1938
1937


UNIV. OF FL LIB.
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U.i. DIPOWlTQUY


Total
trespassers


Total
nontrespassers


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Employees on duty__________


Total


Trainmen


Other
employees


Passengers Travelers not Other
on trains on trains nontrespassers


| 1Killed I Injuredi Killed Injured| Killed Injure Killed Injured1 Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured


123
180
304.
524
5
3
41
63
52
75


8
54
13
81
2
1
1
1
13
8


525 19 37 1 1 18 36 7 19 6 19 1 1 5 11 12
845 43 145 1 1 42 4 23 13 50 10 14 -- 5 19 28
13 10 11 10 11 1 1 10 10
22 19 8 19 8 2 19 6


1


2
1

1

1
2
23
17
150
151
83
ill
111
47
51


16
38
15
19
71
117
50
56
34
39
9
21
290
349
460
519
60
86
460
514


306 1,465
335 1,758


16
38
1 15
19
71
2 117
1 50
1 56
34
39
1 1 8
2 21
18 44 5 246
13 39 4 310
12 5 1 49 455
508
4 11 17 509
68 39 15 21
90 48 21 38
33 37 14 423
32 37 19 477
131 126 175 1,339
139 135 196 1,623


1


2
1
1



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4
4
1
2
8
9
13
16


555 11 56 2 205
801 14 86 155


1
9
9
449
500
10
19
47
42


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 325 1,502 132 127 193 1,375 35 630 23 573 12 57 2 210 8 156 527
13197 1937 378 1,903 140 136 238 1,767 59 951 35 851 24 100 207 10 179 599
1938 1937
Locomotlve-miles ......... 98,019,891 113,30Z,737
Motor tra.n-miles ........ 5,026,550 4,894,297
Total units ...........O. 103,046,441 118,204,034
Casualties per million units .............................. 1938 3.15 14.58 1.28 1.123 1.87 1.34 o. 40 6.11 0.223 5.56 0.116 o0.553 ( 0) 2.04 0.0776 1.51 5.11
1937 3.20 16.10 1.18 1.15 2.01 14.95 4991 8.05 .296 7.20 .203 .846 1.75 o.0846 1.51 5.07
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 16 1,041 4 22 12 1,019 10 832 15 10 817 74 2 113
1937 20 1,315 3 18 17 1,297 13 1,103 19 13 1,084o 1 77 3 117
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 341 2,543 136 14 205 2,394 45 1,462 23 588 22 874 2 210 82 158 640
1937 398 3,218 143 154 255 3,064 72 2,054 35 870 37 1,184 207 1 87 182 176
Decrease Percent ................................................. 14.32 20.98 4.90 3.25 19.61 21.87 37.50 28.82 34.29 32.41 40.54 26.18 (9) *1.45 (0) 5.75 13.19 10.61
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 190,082,823 217,750,479
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0- .237 7.69 -
1937 -:- .331 9 .43 ...-..----
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACOIOENTS
1938 1937 ~
Number of accidents ...1.. 378 458
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 160 471 12 5 148 466 1 7 4 1 3 147 1459
1937 170 527 4 11 166 516 2 4 4 2 6 -- 164 506


US. GOVERN MENT PR IN TING OFFICE:I19380-154717


(0) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
* Increase.


Total persons


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