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BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

JULY 1938


MARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1938


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespaslers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents T le employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injur-3d Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1938 104 2 67 1 1 1 66 1 22 1 7 15 42 -- 2
1937 162 2 91 1 1 1 90 1 21 1 9 12 65 4
Derailments ........................................... 1938 238 1 18 1 1 17 1 7 1 5 2 5 5
1937 375 5 13 3 5 2 8 2 2 2 5
Looomotlve-boiler aooidents ........................... 1938 1 5 5 2 5 3 3 3 -
1937 1 _- -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 50 -
1937 37 -.
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1938 63 14 10 14 10 6 6 14 4
1937 82 17 5 17 5 1 1 16 5
Total ............................................ 1938 4656 22 100 3 7 19 93 5 35 5 18 17 47 -- 12-4 11i
1937 657 24 lo 109 6 20 103 2 23 1 11 1 12 66 18 14
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1938 14 14 6 14 6 14 6
1937 21 15 5 15 5 ...- -. 15 5
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1938 21 21 21 21 -
1937 1 21 1 21 1 21 1 18 3 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 4 -4 4 -
1937 16 16 16 13 3 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1938 66 66 66 63 3-
1937 81 81 81 80 1 -
Operating band brakes ........................................... 1938 4 5
1937 1 3 1 3 1 3 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1938 11 11 11 11 -
1957 20 20 20 20 ..- -.
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 4 20 6 4 14 4 14 4 12 2 .
1937 3 32 3 16 16 16 15 i _
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ...........................19538 24 275 19 102 5 173 3 96 3 86 10 1 70 -- 7
1937 31 360 27 104 2 256 #3 150 2 147 1 3 1 89 17
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...........................19538 91 220 3 1 88 219 1 1 88 218
1957 125 275 4 8 121 267 3 3 121 264
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1958 186 92 166 58 20 34 9 10 1 7 8 3 11 22
1937 183 103 168 73 15 30 2 O 13 1 6 3 7 11 17
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1938 85 383 75 60o 10 323 7 207 5 165 2 42 70 2 6 1 40
1957 107 623 90 96 17 527 12 342 7 255 5 87 1 121 2 4 62
Total ......................................................19398 390 1,146 263 227 127 919 23 24824 13 0244 10 60 1 141 20 2 7 101 287
1937 '451 1,594 292 297 159 1,297 21 725 12 620 9 105 2 210 2 136 360
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 412 1,246 266 234 146 1,012 28 519 18 2442 10 77 1 188 2 7 11 298
1937 475 1,703 296 303 179 1,400 23 748 13 631 10 117 2 276 2 15 374
1938 1937
Locomotive-miles ......... 92,182,217 111,341,392
Motor train-miles ........ 4,935,676 5,344,920
Total units .............. 97,117,893 116,686,312
Casualties per million units .............................. 1958 4.24 12.83 2.74 2.41 1.50 10.42 0.288 5.34 0.185 4.55 0.1030 0.793 (0) 1.94 (0) 0 0721 1.18 3.07
1937 4.07 14.59 2.54 2.60 1.53 12.00 .197 6.:41 .111 5.241 .0857 1.:003 (0) 2.37 .1 :0111 1.32 3.21
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............19398 14 1,017 7 40 7 977 6 835 -- 04 6 I,-831 -1- 942 100
1957 36 1,612 6 38 30 1,5724 224 1,423 10 224 1,413 I 49 6 102
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................19389 426 2,263 273 274 153 1,989 34 1,3524 18 2446 16 908 1 7188 _T3 249 115 398
1937 511 3,315 302 341 209 2,974 47 2,171 13 641 34 1,530 2 276 51 160 476
Decrease Percent ............................................ 16.63 31.73 9.60 19.65 26.79 33.12 27.66 37.63 *38.46 30.42 52.94 40.65 () ) 31-88 3.92 28.12 16.39
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 183,652,769 242,523,839
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.185 7.37 -
1937 -... 194 8.95 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS _---I-
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 215 265
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........19398 105 226 3 1 102 225 1 1 -- 102 2i224
1937140 280-- 4 A 136 272 3 3 F 136 269


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


JULY 1938


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1938

Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total 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 636 22 247 1 2 21 245 14 s 14 61 19 1 11 6 34
1937 1,135 29 315 3 3 26 312 23 135 22 110 1 25 145 3 32
Derailments...........................................1938 1,882 88 308 4 24 84 284 27 92 24 80 3 12 43 147 14 45
1937 3,137 66 371 22 25 44 346 27 130 26 97 1 33 158 17 58
Looomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 1938 12 9 9 2 5 7 4 7 4 6 3 1 1 .
1937 14 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 -.
Other locomotive accidents ............................1938 267 2 2 2 2 .. ~ -~
1937 362 4 14 3 3 1 --
m.iscellan.eou. ........................................1938 358 51 67 751 64714 3 16 12 1 1 191 _4 8
1937 553 73 7111 713 67 15 18 1 114 14, 8 59 41
Total .............................................1938 3,155 170 633 7 34 163 599 51 194 46 159 12 365 44 287 68 11
1937 5,201 175 767 25 32 150 735 72 292 56 230 1 62 312 78 131
*At highway grade crossings,
classified above.......................... 1938 89 60 107 60 107 5 10 4 8 1 2 -141 56
1937 122 69 81 1 69 77 3 8 3 3 5 12 57
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1938 3 149 3 149 3 149 3 145 4 -
1937 13 221 13 221 13 221 13 213 8 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose.................................. 1938 4 62 4 62 4 62 1 3 3 9 -3- -
1937 3 104 3 1O4 3 101 1 88 l2
Operating looomotlves. ........................................... 19398 1 417 -4 1 1 4 17 4o2 1 15 "
1937 5 6142 5 6142 5 6142 5 629 13 -- -
Operating hand brakes ......................................... 1938 5 2 5 22 5 22 20 2 .- -.
1937 5 31 5 431 5 31 .. ..27 1 4 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1938 118 1l1 118 113 5 .. -.
1937 166 166 166 165 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 15 6 7 27 8 69 7 6 7 61 6 1 2
1937 1i 149 9 33 9 116 8 114 8 112 2 1 2
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1938 167 1,851 1 43 9 24 1,357 16 775 15 733 1 42 5 521 3 61
1937 194 2,188 165 468s 29 1,720 25 1,128 22 1,082 3 146 3 519 1 73
Accidents at highway grade crossingss. ........................... 1938. 741 2,01 27 28 714 2,053 2 23 1 5 712 2,030
1937 929 2,695 32 61 897 2,631 7 3 2 28 5 -90 2,590
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.....................19398 8 41 432 728 284 113 21a 149 53 15 34 19 1 1 7 63 87
1937 1,0214 623 852 368 172 255 71 ill 27 58 11. 53 6 11 95 133
Miscellaneous....................................................1938 420 2,635 341 361 79 2,274 66 1,430 551,172 11 258 6 544 2 33 5 267
1937 1491 3,515 374 387 120 3,158 96 2,199 72 1,788 24 411 3 560 37 21 362
Total ...................................................... 1938 2,197 8,163 1,246 1,194 951 6,96 153 3,416 101 3,051 52 365 11 1,066 3 140 784 2,447
1937 2685 10764 1,432 1;320 1,253 9444 233 5,150 154 4,590 79 560 6 1,08o 6 48 1,008 3,160
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 2,367 8,796 1,253 1,228 1,114 7,568 204 3,610 147 3,210 57 400 52 1,353 401, 852 2,565
1937 2,860 11,531 1,457 1,352 1,403 10,179 305 5,442 210 4,820 95 622 1,398 48 1,086 3,291
1938 1937
Looomotive-milee ......... 635,218,478 774,657,611
Motor traln-miles ........ 34,952,905 35,7,:140
Total units ............ 670,171,383 810,401,751
Casualties per .million unit .. ............................. 1938 353 1.13 187 183 1.66 11.29 O304 5.39 0.21g 479 0.0851 0597 (0) 2.02 0.0597 12 3.;g
1937 3.53 11423 1.80 1.67 1.73 12.56 376 .72 259 5.95 .1172,.768 (0) 1.73 .0592 1.314 1
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 120 6,477 47 195 7 6,282 64 5,338 1 77 63 5,261 2 384 6
1937 '152 10,005 38 211 114 9,794 96 8,784 1 95 95 8,689 2 396 16 1214
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 2,487 15,273 1,300 1,423 1,187 13,850 268 8,948 148 3,287 120 5,661 55 1,353 5 424 859 3,125
1937 3,012 21,536 1,495 1,563 1,517 19,973 401 14,226 211 4,915 190 9,311 6 1,398 88 444 1,102 3,905
Decrease Percent ................................................ .17.43 29.08 13.o04 8.96 21.75 30.66 33.17 37.10 29.86 33.12 36.84 39.20 (0) 3.22 37.50 4.50 22.05 19.97
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,280,013,624 1,612,978,795
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.209 6.99 -
1937 .249 .2- ____ __
HIGOHAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 11,866 2,433
#Total casualties at highway grade corossilngs ........ 1938 01 2,1 27 28 774 2,160 7 3 4 26 3 7 61 772,06-
1937 998 2,776 32 68 966 2,708 10 5 31 5 11 i 19 ,95 6


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