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


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Statement No. M-400

AUGUST 1938


Number ofT Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident tain Total persons trespassers nontrespassers O Trainmen their on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidentsI Ta Ta e employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1938 95 13 13 10 10 1 1 2
1937 178 4 22 4 22 4 14 3 14 1 4 1 4
Derailments ............................................ 1938 277 9 19 3 1 6 18 4 13 4 12 1 4 2 1
1937 389 9 47 1 2 8 45 8 23 7 14 1 9 18 4
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 1 2 2 2 2 -
1937 -- 1
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 52 1 1 1 I _
1937 55 -
Misoellaneous .......................................... 1938 6o0 4 1 4 17 3 3 1 -14 13
1937 63 7 7 1 1 7 6 3 2 2 1 2 2 14 2
Total ............................................ 1938 485 15 50 3 1 12 49 6 27 6 23 4 6 -- 6 16
1937 685 20 76 1 3 19 73 15 39 12 28 3 11 24 4 10
#At highway grade crossings, ---
classified above ......................... 1938 20 7 18 7 is 2 3 2 2 14 11 n
1937 104 5 4 5 1 1 4
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1938 13 13 13 13 -
1937 4 37 4 37 4 37 4 35 2
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 5 5 5 5 -
1937 1 13 1 13 1 13 1 9 4 1 1 1 1
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1938 75 75 75 73 2 .
1937 127 127 127 121 6 1 1 1
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1938 53 53 53 53 -
1937 1 81 1 81 1 81 1 80 1 1 1
Operating switches ............................................... 1938 14 14 14 14 -
1937 22 22 22 22 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 11 21 6 8 5 13 5 13 5 13 -
1937 3 32 2 11 1 21 1 19 1 18 1 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1938 22 303 18 107 4 196 2 94 2 89 5 2 89 13
1937 43 386 41 92 2 294 176 170 6 2 100oo i
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ...........................1938 2 202 5 92 197 3 3 1 3 2 1 89 1930
1937 162 309 4 2 138 307 2 5 1 5 1 136 302
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1938 171 79 143 60 28 19 10 7 2 5 5 .-.. 19 12
1937 213 125 180 83 33 42 12 11 6 8 5 21 31
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1938 91 426 82 84 9 4 342 7 202 5 156 2 46 93 4 2 43
1937 98 587 88 92 10 95 8 303 6 241 2 62 12 S 2 58
Total ....................................................... 1938 387 1,191 249 264 138 9,27 27 479 18 421 9 58 2 183 4 109 o 261
1937 505 1.719 315 280 190 1,439 29 794 18i 707 11 87 2 228 6 159 411
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 402 1,241 252 265 1501976 -33 506 O24 4W4-4- 9--62 2--5189 -- --1 115 277
1938 193 1937 525 1,795 316 283 209 1,512 9 833 30 735 14 98 2 252 6 163 421
1938 1937
Looomotive-miles ......... 94,129,092 109,577,610
Motor train-miles ........ 5,046,403 5,325,879
Total units .............. .. 99,175,495 114,903,489
Casualties per million units .............................. 1938 4.05 12.51 2.54 2.67 1.51 9.84 0.333 5.10 0.2142 4.48 0.0907 0.625 1.91 0.0403 1.16 2.79
--1937 1457 15.22 275 2.46 1.82 13.16 .383 7.25 .261 6.40 .1220 .853 0 2.19 .0522 1.42 3.66
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 17 1,092 4 29 13 1,O63 111 28 I 16 10 -12 1 1 64
1937 22 1,620 4 36 18 1,58 4 14 1, 22 8 9 14 14 13 4 99
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 419 2,333 256 294 163 2,039 44 1,434 25 460 19 974 2 189 1 75 116 341
1937 547 3,415 320 319 227 3,096 58 2,255 30 743 28 1,512 2 252 69 167 520
Decrease Percent ............................................ 23.40 T318 20.00 7.8 28.19 34.14 24.14 36.41 16.67 38.09 32.14 35.58 25.00 *8.70 30.54 34.42
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 195,711,862 238,359,003
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 o .225 7 3
---_________________1937_-_______ : 243 9: 111--' -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS ----3.6-- -- "
1938 1937 I
Number of accidents ...... 215 300
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 9 220 5 215 2 104
1937 146 314 4 2 4- 312 2 6 1 6 1 1' 306
Rate not computed because of small number involved.
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS AUGUST 1938


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1938



Number of Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total T ri nmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents otal Tranen employees
S______ Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1938 731 22 260 1 2 21 258 14 90 14 71 19 1 12 6 36
1937 1,313 33 337 3 3 30 334 27 149 25 124 2 25 149 3 36
Derailments ........................................... 1938 2,159 97 327 7 25 90 302 31 105 28 92 3 13 43 151 16 46
2 97 27 72 5 3022 29 92 17 16 462
1937 3,526 75 418 23 27 52 391 35 153 33 111 2 42 176 17 62
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 13 11 9 2 5 9 4 9 4 81 1 -
1937 14 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 9 .. .-
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1938 19 3 3 3 3 -
1937 417 4 3 3 1 -
Miscellaneous. .........................................1938 418 55 84 3 55 81 3 19 2 13 1 6 10 2
1937 616 8s0 789-15 80 73 18 20 3 14 15 6 10 -3
Total ............................................ 1938 3,640 185 683 10 3 5 ~51 648 57 221 22 182 5 39 44 4 29 74 134
1937 5,886 195 843 26 35 169 808 87 331 a 258 19 73 336 82 141
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1938 109 67 125 67 125 7 13 6 10 1 3 45 60 67
1937 132 73 -86 4 73 82 3 9 3 14 5 12 70 61
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1938 3 162 3 162 3 162 3 158 4 -
1937 17 258 17 258 17 258 17 248 10 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 4 67 4 67 4 67 1 58 3 9 -
1937 4 117 117 4 117 2 97 2 20 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1938 1 492 1 492 1 492 475 1 17 -
1937 5 769 5 769 5 769 5 750 19 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1938 5 375 5 375 5 375 5 373 2 -
1937 512 6 512 512 5 507 1 5 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1938 132 132 132 127 5 -
1937 188 188 188 187 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 26 117 13 35 13 82 12 80 12 74 6 1 2
1937 21 181 11 4 10 137 9 133 9 130 1 4
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1938 189 2,154 161 601 28 1,553 18 869 17 822 1 47 7 610 3 74
1937 237 2,574 206 560 31 2,014 25 1,304 22 1,252 3 52 5 619 1 91
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1938 833 2,283 27 33 806 2,250 5 26 1 21 4 1 801 2 223
1937 1,071 3,004 36 6 1,035 2,938 9 39 3 33 6 6 7 1,026 2,892
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1938 1,012 511 871 344 1 141 167 59 60 20 36 39 24 1 1 7 81
1937 1,237 748 1,032 451 205 297 83 122 31 64 52 58 6 11 116 liz
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1938 511 .06l1 423 445 88 2,616 73 1,632 60 1,328 13 3o4 6 637 2 37 7 310
1937 592 4,132 1462 479 130 3,653 10 2,502 78 2,029 26 7 3 688 -3 23 420
Total ...................................................... 1938 2,584 9,354 1,495 1,458 1,089 7,896 180 3,895 119 3,472 61 423 13 1,249 44 893 2,708
1937 3,190 12,483 1,747 1,600 1,44310,883 262 5,944 172 5,297 90 647 8 l1,31Z4 654 1,167 3,571
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 2,769 10,037 1,505 1,493 1,264 8,544 237 4,116 171 3,654 66 462 57 1,542 3 44 967 2,842
19373,385 13,326 1,773 1,635 1,61211,691 349 6,275 240 5,555 o109 720 8 1,650 6 54 1,249 3,712
1938 1937
Locomotive-amiles ......... 729,347,570 884,235,221
Motor traln-miles ........ 39,999,308 41,070,019
Total units ............... 769,346,878 925,305,240
Casualties per million units .............................. 1938 3.60 13.05 1.96 1.94 1.64 11.11 0.308 5.35 0.222 4.75 0.0858 0.601 i 2.00 0 0.0572 1 26 69
1937 3.66 14.40 1.92 1.77 1.74 12.63 .377 6.78 .259 6.00 .1178 .778 0 1.78 9 .0584 1.:35 :o1
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 137 7,569 51 224 86 7,345 75 6,266 2 93 73 6,173 3 455 624
1937 .174 11,625 142 247 132 11,378 110 10,206 1n 103 109 10,103 2 459 20 713
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 2,906 17,606 1,556 1,717 1,350 15,889 312 10,382 173 3,747 139 6,635 57 1,542 6 499 975 3 466
1937 3,559 24,951 1,815 1,882 1,744 23,:069 459 16,481 241 5,658 218 10,823 8 1,650 8 513 1,269 4,425
Decrease Percent .............................................. .. 18.35 29.44 14.27 8.77 22.59 31.12 32.03 37.01 28.22 33.78 36.24 38.70 6.55 0 2.73 23.17 21.67
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,475,725,486 1,851,337,798
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.211 7.04 --
1937 .248 8.90 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 2,081 2,733
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 900 2,408 27 33 873 2,375 12 39 7 31 5 8 46 86i 2,290
1937 1,144 3,090 36 70 1,108 3,020 126 3711 19 -- 1,096 2953


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