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/ i 1 / UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

n111 1 I I1I 1I n lll1 IDI INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
.... 3 1262 08850 7156
^--UiV. OF.F LIS. Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS


-SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1938


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Number of Total person ta ToTotaToal Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total person trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains n"tresPase"
accidents Tr1e employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1 938 111 1 17 1 17 1 7 1 7 198 -2 2
1937 175 10 as 10 as 8 31 a 28 3 19 2 38
Derailments ........................................... 1938 07 4 28 1 6 3 22 1 6 1 5 1 10 -2 6
1937 14 144 3 10 41 3 25 3 23 2 7 7 9
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 -
1937 l -
Other looomotive accidents ............................ 1938 47 .
1937 62 1 1 --I
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1938 66 18 7 18 7 3 1 3 1i- -- 15 6
1937 93 17 17 17 17 17 17
Total ........................................... 1938 532 26 53 1 6 25 47 8 15 8 14 1 18 17 1
#At ......... .1937 73 141 150 14 3 37 147 11 57 11 52 5 26 26 64
#At higtiway gradle comssings,
classified above........................ 1938 22 18 11 18 11 3 1 3 1 .-1R -10
1937 31 16 16 16 16 2 5 2 5 .. ..-11
TRAIN-SERVIOCE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotlves ......................1938 1 2 1 24 12 241 1 23. 1 .
1937 2 140 2 140 2 140 2 146 --- -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 1 9 1 9 1 9 8 1 .
1937 1 13 1 13 1 13 9 1 4 ... .
Operating locomotives ............................................1938 61 61 61 59 2 -
1937 103 103 103 101 2 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1938 2 2- 2a 4 2 4 -
1937 14 4 N 4 6. .
Operating switches ..............................................193. 8 20 20 120 20- -
1937 11 11 11 10 1 -- -- -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1938 2 11 2 1 10 18 a8 -- 2
1937 3 17 2 2 1 15 1 15 1 13 2 --- -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives .......................... 1938 23 255 21 74 2 181 2 110 2 103 7 66 5
1937 20 2914 16 54 4 24o 1 157 1 151 6 2 721 11
Accidents at highway grade crossings#...........................19398 132 364 14 1 128 363 2 2 1 1 1 1 126 361
1937 198 55 10 11 188 5143 14 9 1 8 3 1 1 -- 1814 533
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1938 146 60 125 36 21 24 6 15 4 8 2 7 2 13 9
1937 169 119 138 63 31 56 7 15 3 7 4 8 1 23 41
Miscellane.ous ................................................... 1938 79 363 65 50 14 10 188 7 19 3 29 6 3 4 55
1937 83 544 67 70 16 4 15 300 13 261]2 39 687 -83 1 579
Total ......................................................1938 386 1,216 217 162 169 1,054 24 486 17 438 7 48 133 2 3 143 432
1937 480 1,759 233 200 247 1,559 35 727 25 664 10 63 2 160 1 8 209 664
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 412 1,269 218 168 194 1,101 32 501 25 452 7 49 151 2 3 160 446
1937 521 1,909 237 203 284 1,706 46 784 36 716 10 68 2 186 18 9 235 728
1938 1937
Locomotive-miles ......... 100,902,234 112,996,117
Motor train-miles ........ 4,932,953 5,189,453
Total units.............. 105,835,187 118,185,570
Casualties per million unit. .1...................938 3.89 11.99 2.06 1.59 1.83 10.40 0.302 4.73 0.236 4.27 0.0661 0.463 (1) 1.43 () 0.0283 1.51 4.21
1937 4.41 16.15 2.01 1.72 2.140 14.143 .389 6.63 .305 6.06 .0846 .575 (0) 1.57 ( .0677 1.99 6.16
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 14 1,067 2 23 12 1,044 9 917 10 9 907 52 3 75
1937 16 1.329 3 23 13 1,306 11 1.169 10 11 1,159 1- 32 89
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. .......................... 1938 426 2,336 220 191 206 2,145 41 1,4189 2 462 16 956 151 2 55 163 521
1937 537 3,238 240 226 297 3,012 57 1,953 3 726 211,27 2 186 1 56 237 817
Decrease Percent ............................................ 20.67 27.86 8.33 15.9 30.64 28.78 28.07 27.39 30.56 36.36 23.81 22.09 18.82 i () 1.79 31.22 36"3_
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 202,434,242 229,451,381
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.203 7.00 -
1937 .248 8.51 -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS197 -2418.
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 329 491
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 15 375 1 146 374 45 1 2 1 1 F 141 37
1937 214 570 10 11 24 559 6 a14 3 13 3 1 198
6 Rate not computed because of small number involved.


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Statement No. M-400

OCTOBER 1938







INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


OCTOBER 1938


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1938


Nuber of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of a dent train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers t Tie Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
Kind of accident tantrespse rs nnrspse Total Trainmen
acciodents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1938 96'4 37 39 2 2 35 337 20 114 20 9 24 9 174 6 49
1937 1,638 45 468 3 3 42 465 37 200 34 164 3 36 185 5 80
Derailments ........................................... 1938 2,762 111 416 9 33 102 383 40 126 36 112 4 14 43 194 19 63
1937 4,262 91 515 27 34 64 481 39 192 37 148 2 44 192 25 97
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1938 14 14 10 2 5 12 5 12 5 11 4 1 1 -
1937 15 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1938 403 3 3 -
1937 517 5 5 -..
Miscellaneous. ........................................ 1938 554 83 99 3 83 6 26 5 1 110 77 60
1937 776 103 5 103 99 18 25 3 16 5 91 10 85 64
Total ............................................ 1938 4,697 245 867 13 43 232 824 78 274 72 226 6 48 52 378 102 1 2
1937 7,208 246 1,098 30 42 216 1,056 101 427 81 338 20 89 388 115 241
*At highway grade crossings,
classified above.......................... 1938 144 95 143 95 143 10 16 9 13 1 3 145 85 82
1937 185 95 112 4 95 108 5 16 5 11 5 12 90 80
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or looomotivese ...................... 1938 4 205 4 205 4 205 4 200 5 -
1937 21 324 21 32 21 32 21 313 11 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1938 5 87 5 87 5 87 1 76 4 11 -
1937 5 145 5 145 5 145 2 117 3 28 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1938 2 6 2 6 2 6 O610 2 20 -
1937 5 99 5 99 5 949 5 926 23 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1938 9 460 9 460 9 460 9 458 2 -
1937 12 65o 12 650 12 650 11 644 1 6 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1938 162 162 162 157 -
1937 226 226 226 220 2
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1938 31 143 15 41 16 102 15 97 15 91 6 1 1 4
1937 24 220 13 49 11 171 10 163 10 158 5 1 8
Getting on or off cars or looomotives. ........................... 1938 238 2,669 208 758 30 1,911 20 1,085 19 1,028 1 57 7 739 -
1937 287 3,189 244 677 43 2,512 31 1,616 28 1,551 3 65 8 782 114
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1938 1,064 2,938 33 39 1031 2,899 7 33 2 25 5 8 1 1,024 2,865
1937 1,424 3,970 48 82 1,376 3,888 13 51 4 43 9 8 8 1,363 3,829
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1938 1,315 668 1,128 439 181 229 73 87 29 49 44 38 1 3 7 111 134
1937 1,586 955 1,312 556 27 399 98 147 38 78 60 69 8 13 168 239
Miscellaneous ...................................................1938 667 3,797 558 550 109 o 3,247 89 2,027 72 1,65 3 17 3714 6 779 2 45 12 396
1937 762 5,158 597 623 165 4,535 136 3,091 104 2,526 32 5b5 4 856 55 25 533
Total ...................................................... 1938 :3,335 11,759 1,942 1,827 1,393 9,932 224 4,873 1531 4 ,34 73 526 13 1,521 5 52 1,151 3,46
1937 4,126 15,786 2,21 1,91,97 ,912 13,799 331 7.362 223 6 57 108 786 12 1,646 8 68 1,561 4,723
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1938 ,580 12,626 1,955 1,870 1,625 10,756 302 5,147 223 4,573 79 574 65 1,899 5 1,25 .6
1937 ,372 16,884 2,244 2,029 2,128 14,855 432 7,789 304 6,914 128 875 12 2,034 8 1676 ,94
1938 1937
Locomotive-miles ......... 924,158,591 1,105,080,646
Motor train-miles ........ 49,788,327 51,398,892
Total units .............. .. 973,946,918 1,156,479,538
Casualties per million unlts. .............................. 1938 3.68 12.96 2.01 1.92 1.67 11.04 0.310 528 0.229 4.70 0.0811 0.589 (U) 1.95 () 0.0534 1.29 3-76
1937 3.78 114.60 1.94 1.75 1.84 12.85 .374 6.74 .263 598 .1107 .757 (0 1.76 () .0588 1.45 4.29
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1938 172 9,672 59 280 113 .,392 97 8,072 2 116 95 7,956 3 553 13 767
1937 208 14,375 51 295 157 14,080 132 12,625 1 126 131 12,499 3 563 22 892
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1938 3,752 22,298 2,014 2,150 1,738 20,148 399 13,219 225 4,689 174 8,530 65 1,899 8 605 1,266 41425
1937 4,580 31,259 2,295 2,324 2,285 28,935 564 20,414 305 7,o4o 259 13,374 12 2,034 11 631 1,698 5.856
Decrease Percent .............................................. .. 18.08 28.67 12.24 7.49 23.94 30.37 29.26 35.25 26.23 33-39 32.82 36.22 (0) 6.64 (0) 4.12 25.44 24.44
1938 1937
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,870,472,235 2,307,364,977
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1938 0.213 7.07 -
1937 .24 8.851 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1938 1937
Number of accidents ...... 2,669 3,585
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1938 1,159 3,081 33 39 1,126 3,042 17 49 11 38 6 11 46 1,1092,947
29 31937 1,519 4,082 48 8996 18 67 9 54 9 13 20 -- 1,453 3,909
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1939-0-77068
SRate not computed because of small number involved.


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