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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
1I IlI 1 11 I 10I I I0IIII INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
3 1262 08850 7131
BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

APRIL 1938


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


Number of Total Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train r otal pron trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents teasr ntea r T ze employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions. ............................................ 1939 86 1 38 -_ 389 1 10 1 10 21 7
1937 1614 1 9 1 9 14 14 -3 -- 1 2
Derailments ........................................... 1938 268 1 43 3 9 8 34 4 15 3 15 7 4 12
1937 1422 6 38 3 1 3: 37 3 13 3 12 1 22 ....- 2

Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 2 1 1 1 1 -
1937 3 ..- -.
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 28 -
1937 50 -o. .
Miscellaneous......................................... 1938 34 14 6 4 6 -- -6--- 1 6
1937 82 2 11 2 11 2 2 2 9
Total .............................................1938 418 17 87 3 9 14 78 6 25 5 25 1 28 8 3 25
1937 721 9 58 3 1 6 57 3 19 3 189 25 -- 3 13
#At highway grade crossings, 8 7
classifiedabove ..........................1938 9 8 7 8 7 -
1937 13 2 9 2 9 2 9
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1938 2- 2 2 2 2 21 2 -
1937 4 U 14 4 4 N4 142 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1938 12 12 12 8 4 .
1937 1 14 1 P 1 1 14 1 11 3 -...
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1938 -
1937 19 19 (9 (7 2 -- --- -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1938 46 46 46- 1 1 .
1937 2 60 2 60 2 60 1 60 1 -- --- -
Operating switches ............................................... 1938 7 7 7 6 1 -
1937 16 16 16 16 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 4 19 2 6 2 13 2 13 2 12 1 -
1937 1 16 3 1 13 1 13 1 13 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1938 12 252 12 61 191 100 98 2 77 14o
1937 30 290 25 80 5 210 14 127 3 125 1 2 1 73 -- 10
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 19398 14 29 6 8 9 28 7 3 -- 914 27
1937 125 3149 2 6 123 3'43 7 6 1I 123 332
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1938 102 389 82 30 20 8 10 4 4 4 6 1 10 3
1937 1014 89 g0 56 214 33 114 162 14 9 10 7 2 8 17
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1938 1 49 33 36 47 13 288 13 192 10 157 3 35 70 6 -6 20
S1937 6 5" 4 "17" 4090 1"2807 12 229 2 51 1 769 6 2 1 147
Total .......................................................1939 263 1,072 132 152 131 920 2726 455 1l4050 2 14 2- 6 1 i33
1937 329 1,1411 152 190 177 1,221 1 4b 656 12861 588 1' o8 2 1497 2 6 133
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................19398 280 1,159 135 161 145 1 998 3 3 540 23 1430 10 10 17 2 6 12 337
1937 3381 1,1469 155 191 183 1,278 13 675 29 606 114 Z9 2 1714 2 6 136 123
1938 1937
Looomotlve-miles ......... 88,593,386 109,238,754
Motor train-miles ........ 5,011,951 5,178,585
Total units............. 93,605,337 114,17,339
Casualties per million units .............................. 1938 2.99 12.38 l. 41 1.72 1 55 10.66 0.353 5.13 0.246 1 4.59 0.07 0:5 ( 1.87 0 .0641 1.20 3.60
1937 2.95 12.814 1.35 1.67 1.60,112.7 .376 5.90 .253 5.30 .122 .3 ( 1.52 ( .0524 1.19 3.70
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 17 9o1 7 23 10 9878 10 ,756 1 13 9 71,43 661 061
1937 20 1,24 7 29 13 1,395 12 1,251 14 12 1,237 -4 1 o
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 297 2,060 142 18s4 155 1,876 43 1.236 24 1443 19 793 175 Z 67 112 398
1937 358 2,893 162 220 196 2,673 55 1,926 29 620 26 1,306 2 174 2 70 137 503
Decrease Percent ................................................ 17.014 28.79 12.35 16.36 20.92 29.82 21.82 35.83 17.2g 28.55 26.92 39.28 (0) *057 (0) 4.29 18.2 20.87
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 180,423,101 231,071,049
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.2388 .8 --
1937 -:2391 2383E -T -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


Number of accidents ...... I
#Total casualties at
SRate not computed because of
* Increase.







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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


APRIL 1938


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1938


Number of Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespaeser
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions............................................. 1938 388 19 133 19 133 13 50 13 47 3 59 6 24
1937 699 23 169 1 2 22 167 19 93 1i 82 1 11 52 3 22
Derailments ...........................................193 1,174 31 191 4 1 27 3317 16 6948 14 69 1 2 7 3 104 9 529
1937 1,969 39 239 11 6 2$ 233 19 94 1$ 69 1 25 104 9 35
Looomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 9 4 2 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 -
1937 8 4 2 4 2 4 2 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 140 1 1 1 1 ..- -
1937 218 4 4 3 3 1 -
Miscellaneous..........................................19318 199 25 35 3 25 32 2 7 1 6b 1 1 3 23 22
1937 333 4 52 41 4$ 10 11 1 $ 9 3 6 3-31 31
Total ............................................193 1,910 79 62 4 16 75 546 35 12 11 64 11 3 143 4 588
137 3,22 107 ~66 12 12 95 454 52 203 1 14 1 39 1639-
#At highway grade crossings, 7
classified above. ......................... 1938 53 33 7 9 3 7 32 41 303
1937 1 3 6 3 1 5 11 38 3
TRAIN-BERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1938 2 $6 2 $6 2 86 2 82 4 -
1937 9 14b 9 146 9 146 9 142 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 23 62 2 42 2 42 1 36 2 86 -
1937 3 62 3 62 3 62 1 54 2 $ --- -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1938 235 235 23 5 227 8 -
1937 5 396 5 396 5 396 5 387 9 -
Operating band brakes ...........................................1938 1 196 1 9b 1 6196 1 194 2 .
1937 4 239 4 239 4 239 3 235 1 4 -- -
Operating switches .............................................. 1938 80 0 80 75 5 -
1937 lO6 lO6 106 105 1 ..- -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................193$8 6 4 2 10 4 39 3 39 6 3 6 3 ..- 1
1937 $ 74 2 6 6 6$ 6 66 65 1 -- 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ...........................19398 3 1,022 70 203 13 19 10 474 19 453 1 21 2 305 1 40
1937 100 1,253 $1 205 19 1,04$ 1$ 70$9 16 67$ 2 30 1 305 35
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...........................1938 431 1,351,1 19 412 1,332 2 15 10 2 5 410 1,317
1937 581 1,791 14 36 567 1,755 5 23 2 19 3 4 6 562 1:726
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 19398 72 196 311 121 61 75 31 11 19 23 12 1 6 26 38
1937 470 331 372 174 9$ 157 45 70 1$ 35 27 35 5 7 4$ 90
Miscellaneous ...................................................193 200 1,501 151 15 49 1,343 44 867 6 725 142 5 315 1 14
1937 231 1,934 158 151 73 1,793 60 1,274 7 1,065 13 209 2 291 24 11 20N
Total ......................................................1939 1,097 4,758 553 511 4 4 4 ,2475 59 2,o65 621,7557 a6 20$ 7 620 1 124 43 1,53
197 1411 6,33 627 572 784 5,760 155 3,090 107 2,785 4$ 305 3 592 5 31 621 2,047
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 1,176 5,120 557 527 619 4,593 133 2,193 13 1974 4 21 10 763 1 2 4 1,613
1937 1,518 6,799 639 54 879 6,214 207 3,293 14$ 2,949 59 3U4 3 755 5 31 667 2,135
1938 1937
Locomotlve-miles ......... 366,108,212 444,643,712
Motor traln-miles ...19,909,188 19,974,170
Total units............ 386,017,400 464,617,882
Casualties per million units .............................. 938 3.05 13.26 1. 1.37 1.60 11.90 0o. 4 5.6 0.241 5.11 O.lO4 0.567 (M 1.9$ (0) 0.0622 1.23 4.1
1937 3.27 14.63 1.38 1.25 1.99 13.37 7.09 .319 6.35. .127 .740 () 1.62 (0) .o667 1.43 4.60
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1938 71 3,698 25 96 46 3,602 4152 050 1 4052461- 2 -5 2U
1937 $0 5,400 19 93 61 5,307 52 4,713 -66 52 4,6 7 2 250 7 341
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 193 1,247 ,18 512 623 6658,195 174 5,243 2 ,028 0 3,215 10 73 1 27$8 0 ,
1937 1,599 12,198 65s 677 940 11,521 2598,oo6 1X 3,015 111 4,991 3 755 7 291 671 2,479
Decrease Percent ............................................ ... .21.96 27.71 11.55 7.98 29.26 28.87 32.82 34.51 36.9 32.74 27.93 3558 () '1.06 (gT) 1.07 28.46 22.91
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 734,695,065 893,651,760
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 -- 0.237 7.14 -
1937 .290 8.96 .. -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 1,182 ,6o6
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........193$ 464 1,:43 1 a 19 44 1,:419 5 24 3 17 2 7 41 44 1,1354
1937 622 1,955 14 40 60$ 1 615 $ 29 5 20 3 9 17 600 17,6o9


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