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LIIIIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

IIIIIII1 II IIII IIIII I INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
3 1262 08850 6828
BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

FEBRUARY 1938


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


Number of Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total personas trespassers nontrespassera s Ta Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1938 88 10 70 10 70 5 22 5 19 3 35 5 13
1937 182 8 71 8 71 8 31 8 23 8 37 3
Derailments ........................................... 1938 319 13 96 1 13 95 6 21 16 1 5 3 68 4 6
1937 551 13 70 6 3 7 67 4 33 26 7 24 3 10
Looomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 1 -
1937 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 37 -
1937 64 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1938 54 4 6 4 6 1 3 1 3 3 3
1937 66 41 9 4 9 1 3 2 1 1 3 5
Total ............................................ 1938 499 27 172 1 27 171 12 46 11 38 1 8 3 103 12 22
1937 864 25 151 6 3 19 148 13 68 12 52 1 16 62 6 18
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1938 19 7 57 7 57 1 8 1 6 2 42 66 7
1937 19 7 11 7 14 1 1 1 1 5 6 8
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1938 19 19 19 19 -
1937 2 31 2 31 2 31 2 31 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 8 8 8 7 1 -
1937 is 18 is 16 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1938 54 54 54 51 3 -
1937 2 95 2 95 2 95 2 95 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1938 49 49 49 49 -_
1937 1 56 1 56 1 56 1 55 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1938 21 21 21 21 --
1937 31 31 31 30 1 -
Coming In contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 1 9 1 9 1 9 1 8 1 -
1937 4 20 2 2 2 18 2 18 2 18 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1938 20 215 18 40 2 T175 1 104 99 1 5 60 11
1937 31 314 24 36 7 278 7 192 7 185 7 77 9
Accidents at highway grade crosesings ........................... 1938 90 348 3 4 87 344 1 4 2 1 2 -- 986 34o
1937 155 476 5 5 150 471 1 8 1 6 2 149 463
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1938 73 37 68 25 5 12 4 3 4 2 3 1 4
1937 118 91 94 35 2a 56 12 26 7 14 5 12 3 12 27
Miscellaneous ...................................................19398 41 44 30 33 11 311 9 221 8 180 1 41 2 52 2 36
1937 57 56 37 29 20 427 17 309 14 260 3 49 58 5 3 55
Total ......................................................1938 225 1,104 119 102 106 1,002 16 494 9 439 7 55 2 112 5 88 391
1937 370 1,588 162 107 208 1,481 44 784 36 710 8 74 135 9 164 554
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 252 1,276 119 103 133 1,173 28 540 20 477 8 63 5 215- 5 100 413
1937 395 1,739 168 110 227 1,629 57 852 48 762 9 90 197 72
1938 1937 ---------r7
Locomotive-miles ......... 85,981,244 106,155,353
Motor traln-miles ........ 4,642,536 4,59,911
Total units ............ .. 90,623,780 110,725,264
Casualties per million unites .............................. 1938 2.78 14.08 1.31 1.137 1.47 12.94 0.309 5.96 0.221 5.26 0.0883 0.695 0.0552 2.37 0.0552 1.10 4.56
1937 3.57 15.71 1.52 .993 2.05 14.71 .515 7.69 .434 6.88 .0813 .813 1.78 .:0723 1.54 5.17
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 12 805 4 16 8 789 6 677 11 6 666 59 2 53
1937 23 1,260 5 21 18 1,239 16 1,105 20 16 1,085 5 2 7
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 264 2,081 123 119 141 1,962 34 1,217 20 488 14 729 5 215 64 102 466
1937 418 2,999 173 131 245 2,868 73 1,957 48 782 25 1,175 197 66 172 648
Decrease Percent ............................................ .. 36.84 30.61 28.90 9.16 42.45 31.59 53.42 37.81 58.33 37.60 44.00 37.96 "9.14 3.03 40.70 28.09
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 171,267,514 206,639,135
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.199 7.11 -
1937 :353 9.47 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS19735 9_ -___
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Number of accidents ...... 294 416
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 97 405 3 4 94 401 2 12 1 8 1 4 42 92 47
1937 162 490 5 157 485 2 9 2 7 2 47
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


FEBRUARY 1938


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1938



Number of Tt Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
0 T otlprosn" Other on trains on trains nnreaer
Kind of accident train Peo trespassers nontrespassers Total Trarinmen Ohr n tra on tran nontrespassers
accidents _____ ______ employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1938 211 13 78 13 78 26 7 23 3 7 6 15
1937 362 14 125 14 125 1 67 13 5 1 11 1 17
Derailments ........................................... 1938 623 15 109 1 2 14 107 7 31 6 26 1 5 3 68 4 8
1937 1,075 19 151 7 4 12 147 8 58 7 41 1 17 67 4 22
Looomotive-boller accidents ........................... 1938 6 2 2 3 2 3 2 -
1937 4 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 78 1 1 1 1 -
1937 127 2 2 2 2 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1938 o106 15 19 15 19 2 1 4 1 1 3 11
1937 141 31 17 31 17 10 __ 1 2 9 2 2 7
Total ............................................ 1938 1,0214 46 209 1 2 45 207 19 65 17 56 2 9 3 108 23
1937 1,709 68 296 7 4 61 292 36 132 25 102 11 30 114 25 4
#At highway grade oroesings,
classified above .......................... 1939 1 68 1 68 1 9 1 7 2 -- 16
1937 1 2176 22--1- 22 1 1 1 1 7 -25 1
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1938 4 J5- 4 5 ~ 1 -
1937 2 6 29 2 69 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 1 23 1 2 1 2 21 1 2 -.
1937 37 3 32 5 -
Operating looomotlves ........................................... 1938 125 125 125 121 4 -
S1937 4 212 4 212 4 212 4 210 2 -
Operating hand brakes ...........................................19398 1 99 1 99 1 99 1 99 -
1937 2 112 2 112 2 112 2 108 4 -
Operating switches. .............................................. 1938 55 55 55 2 -
1937 70 70 -2
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 2 18 1 2 17 1 17 1 16 1 1 -
1937 6 41 2 2 4 39 4 38 4 38 1
Getting on or off oars or looomotives.. ........................... 1938 3 505 36 84 7 421 5 250 4 238 1 8 1 151 1 20
1937 4 663 37 75 11 588 11 405 10 386 1 19 165 18
Accidents at highway grade orossings# ........................... 1938 240 808o 15 9 225 799 2 10 5 2 5- 223 789
1937 306 995 9 16 297 979 3 12 1 10 2 2 4 294 963
Struck or run over, not at public corossings ..................... 1938 156 97 136 64 20 33 12 14 1 7 11 7 5 8 14
1937 229 177 184 83 45 94 21 43 9 22 12 21 5 24 46
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1938 88 804 63 0 25 73r 22 477 19 4o01 76 3 166 8 83
1937 108 970 69 39 904 33 673 2 567 106 121 13 97
Total ...................................................... 1938 531 2,569 250 228 281 2,341 441 1,105 26 994 18 111 4 317 13 233 906
1937 705 3,3146 301 242 4o4 3,10 80 1,671 58 1,511 22 16o 290 -18 324 1,125
TOTAL-TRAINANDTRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 5772,778 251 230 326 2,548 63 1,170 43 1,050 20 120 7 425 6 90
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS 1937 773 36142 308 246 465 3396 116 1,803 83 1,613 33 190 ___404 0418 3149 1,171
19 7 773 3 308 2 5 3 396 1163 34 9 1,171
1938 1937
Looomotive-mile ......... 184,001,13 219,465,090
Motor train-miles ........ 9,669,O86 9,1464,208
Total units .............. .. 193,670,221 228,929,298
Casualties per million units ..............................19398 2.98 14.34 1.30 1.19 1.68 13.16 0.325 6.0o4 0.222 5.1 2 0.103 0.620 0.0361 2.19 0.0671 1.32 4.85
1937 3-38 15.91 1.35 1.07 2.03 14.83 .507. 7.88 .363 7.05 .11 9 .830 1.76 .0786 1. 2 5.12
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 28 1,846 8 38 20 1,808 16 1,509 26 16 1,483 133 4 166
1937 143 2,575 8 39 35 2,536 29 2,208 39 29 2,169 1 135 5 193
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 6o5 4,624 259 268 3 46 14,356 79 2,679 13 1,076 36 1,603 7 1425 146 260 1,106
1937 81 6,217 316 285 500 5932 145 4, 83 1,652 622,359 1 153 354 1,36A
Decrease Percent ............................................... 25.86 25.62 18.04 5.96 30.80 26.57 45.52 33.21 48.19 34.-87 41.94 32.05 *5.20 4.58 26.55 18.91
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 361,350,337 1424,389,614
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.219 7.41 -
19370 .342 9.45 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 672 874
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 257 876 15 9 242 867 19 1 12 2 7 42 29 806
1937 332 1.017 9 16 2 1.0012 11 2 211 19 977
197 3 07 9 1 23 1.,01 1l1- -13199 977


U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1938-0-154717


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