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


Statement No. M-400

MAY 1938


Number of Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainen Other on trains on trains nontrespaesers
accidents Total Tranen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1938 76 18 18 2 2 16 -- -
1937 138 1 32 1 32 1l 10 1 9 i 19 3
Derailments ........................................... 1938 236 3 20 6 3 14 3 8 3 6 2 4 2
1937 437 11 79 4 9 7 70 4 18 4 13 5 38 3 14
Locomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 2 2 2 2 1 1 -
1937 3 3 3 3 3 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 41 -
1937 57 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1938 39 7 8 7 8 1 1 1 1 6
1937 72 9 9 9 9 4 4 3 1 l 5
Total ............................................ 1938 394 10 48 6 10 42 4 13 4 10 3 20 6 9
1937 707 21 123 4 9 17 114 9 35 5 28 4 7 58 8 21
rAt highway grade orossings, h4 9
classified a bove ......................... 1938 12 5 10 5 10 1 1 1 1 4 9
1937 9 6 11 6 11 1 1 1 6 9
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling ears or looomotlvese ...................... 1938 19 19 19 19 --
1937 3 21 3 21 3 21 3 21 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 1938 1 8 1 8 1 8 1 7 1 -
1937 13 13 13 13 -
Operating looomotlves .......................................... 1938 56 56 56 54 2 -
1937 85 85 85 83 2 -
Operating hand brakes ......................................... 1938 3 34 3 34 3 34 3 34 -
1937 81 81 81 81 -
Operating switches ............................................. 1938 10 10 10 10 .. -
1937 21 21 21 21 -
Coming in oontaot with fixed structures ......................... 1938 2 12 2 6 6 l
1937 5 22 2 3 2 16 2 16 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1938 32 290 27 97 5 193 2 99 2 94 5 2 89 1 5
1937 33 291 28 76 5 215 3 137 3 131 6 1 66 1 12
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1938 121 235 4 6 117 229 2 2 117 227
1937 126 363 8 12 118 351 4 3 1 1 118 346
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1938 133 65 116 49 17 16 5 4 2 3 3 1 12 12
1937 165 93 138 49 27 44 11 17 1 10 10 7 1 2 15 25
Miscellaneous .................................................. 1938 65 357 58 69 7 288 4 165 3 128 1 37 1 83 2 2 38
1937 80 477 65 61 15 416 12 280 8 217 4 63 77 2 3 57
Total ..................................................... 1938 357 1,086 207 226 150 860 15 1403 11 35 4 46 3 172 2 132 283
1937 412 1,467 241 20o4 171 1,263 31 675 17 596 _14 79 1 44 1l4 138 44o
TOTAL--TRAIN- AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 367 1,134 207 232 160 902 19 416 15 6' 14 149 3 192 2 1 22
1937 433 1,590 245 213 188 1,377 140 710 22 2 18 86 1 202 14 146 41
1938 1937
Locomotive-miles ......... 88,605,638 111,406,682
Motor traln-miles ........ 5,097,654 5,293,930
Total units ............ ... 93,703,292 116,700,612
Casualties per million units .............................. 1938 3.92 12.10 2.21 2.48 1.71 9.63 0.203 4.44 0.160 3.92 0.0427 0.523 (0) 2.05 0.0213 1.47 3.12
1937 3.71 13.62 2.10 1.83 1.61 11.80 .343 6.08 .189 5-35 .542 .737 (0) 1.73 () .0343 1.25 3.95
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 15 849 4 28 11 821 9 689 10 9 671 1 42 1 90
1937 15 1,443 6 39 1 9 1,404 9 1,266 10 9 1,256 46 92
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 382 1,983 211 260 171 1,723 28 1,105 15J 377 13 78 3 192 1 441 139 382
1937 448 3,033 251 252 197 2,781 49 1,976 22 634 1,34 1 202 1 50 146 553
Decrease Percent ............................................ 14.73 34.62 15.94 *3.17 13.20 38.0o4 42.86 44.08 31.82 46.54 51.85 1 45.75 ( 4) 95 12.00 .79 0.92
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 178,922,438 234,081,929
Casualties per millllon man-hours ......................... 1938 0.156 6.18 .. -
1937 209 8.44 .- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 227 316
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 126 245 4 6 122 29 1 3 1 i21i 36
1937 132 37 8 12 124 1 2 1 5- 124 355
0 Rate not computed because of small number involved.
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS MAY 1938


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1938


i otNumber of Total person Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Ta p trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains 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 464. 19 Z 151 19 151 13 52 13 49 3 75 6 24
1937 837 22. 201 1 2 23 199 20 103 19 91 1 12 71 3 25
Derailments ........................................... 1938 1,410 34 211 41. 19 30 192 19 76 17 67 2 9 3 85 8 1
1937 2,405 50 318 15 15 35 303 23 112 22 g2 1 30 142 12 49
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 11 4 4. 4. 4 4 4. 1 -
1937 11 4 5 4 5 4 5 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 181 1 -I 1 1 1 ..- -
1937 275 4 4 3 3 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 12938 2S 32 40 8 2 7 1 1 3 2 29
-3 -50 650 57 1 15 1 11 13 24. -7i 36 35
Total ............................................ 1938 2,304 89 4l0 4 22 85 388 9 9 1415 127 4 14 163 43- 4
1937 3,933 128 589 16 21 112 568 1 238 192 15 46 1 51 l9
*At highway grade crossings, -----
classified above ......................... 1938 65 8 97 38 97 4 10 4 8 2 41 46
1937-90 47 75 47 71, 3 7 3 2 5 12 -- 52
___________________________________________________193 90____ _47____7______J_7__________ 2-- 52
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1938 2 105 2 105 2 105 2 101 4 -
1937 12 167 12 167 12 .167 12 163 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 3 50 3 50 3 50 1 43 2 7 -
1937 3 75 3 75 3 75 1 67 2 8 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1938 291 291 291 281 10 -
1937 5 481 5 481 5 481 5 470 11 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1938 4 230 4 230 4 230 4 228 2 -
1937 4 320 4 320 4 320 3 316 1 4 -
Operating switches ............................................... 1938 90 90 90 85 5
1937 127 127 127 12 6 -. -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 8 61 4 15 4 4.6 3 45 3 42 3 1 1
1937 13 96 4 12 9 84 8 82 8 81 1 1 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1938 115 1,312 97 300 18 1,012 12 573 11 0547 1 26 4 394 2 445
1937 133 1,544 109 281 24 1,263 21 84.5 19 809 2 36 2 371 1 47
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1938 552 1,586 23 25 529 1,561 2 17 12 2 5 271,.4.
1937 707 2,154 22 48 685 2,106 5 27 2 22 3 5 7 680 2,072
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1938 505 261 427 170 78 91 39 35 13 22 26 13 1 6 38 50
1937 635 424 510 223 125 201 56 87 19 45 37 42 6 9 63 105
Miscellaneous ..................................................... 1938 265 1 858 209 227 56 1,631 48 1,032 39 853 9 179 6 398 20 2 181
1937 311 2,4111 223 212 188 2,199 72 1,554. 55 1,282 17 272 2 358 26 14 261
Total ...................................................... 1938 1, 154 5,844 760 737 694 5,107 113 2,468 73 2,214 40 251 10 792 1 26 570 1,821
1937 1,823 7,799 868 776 955 7,023 186 3,765 124 3.381 62 38 4 4 736 6 35 759 2,487
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 1,543 6,254 764 759 779 5,495 152 2,609 108 2,341 44 268 1l 955 1 26 613 1,905
13197 1937 1,951 8,388 884 797 1,067 7,591 247 4,003 170 3,573 77 430 957 6 35 810 2,596
1938 1937 --- -
Locomotive-miles ......... 454,713,850 556,050,394
Motor train-miles ........ 25,006,842 25,268,100
Total units ............ 479,720,692 581,318,494
Casualties per million units. ..............................1938 3.22 13.104 1.59 1.58 1.62 11.4.5 0.317 5.44 0.225 4.88 0.0917 0.559 (0) 1.99 (0) 0.05242 1.28 3.97
1937 3.36 14.43 1.52 1-37 1.984 13.06 .425 6.89 .292 6.15 .1325 .740 (0) 1.65 (0) .0602 1.39 4.47
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 86 4,547 29 124 57 4,423 50 3,739 1 64I 49 3,675 1 296 -6 -388
1937 95 6,843 25 132 70 6,711 61 5,979 76 61 5,903 2 296 7 436
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 1,629 ,10,801 793 883 836 9,918 202 6,3498 109 2,2405 93 3,943 13 955 2 322 619 2,293
1937 2,046 15,231 909 929 1,137 14,302 308 9,982 170 3:649 138 6,333 4 957 8 331 817 3,032
Decrease Percent ............................................ 20.38 29.09 12.76 4.95 26.47 30.65 34.42 36.41 35.88 34.09 32.61 37.74 (0) 0.209 (0) 2.72 24.2424.37
1938 1937 ---
Man-hours (Class I roads). 913,617,5031 1,127,733,589
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.221 6.95 -95
1937 .273 8.85 ;
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS ______
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 1,409 1,922
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 590 1,683 23 25 567 1,658 6 27 4 20 2 7 41 5611,590
1937 754 2,229 22 52 732 2,177 8 34. 5 241 3 10 19 -- 72 2,124


U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1938-0-77068


0 Bate not computed because of small number involved.




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