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S l / -. I. / ,,UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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---- --- SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 193,9


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WUARY 1939


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 nontrespassers
accidents employees__
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1939 17 1 16 2 6 1
1939 123 3 a 3 8 2 1. 2 1 2 1 2
Derailments........................................... 1939 271 7 29 7 29 3 13 3 o11 2 14 '4 2
1939 3014 2 13 1 1 1 12 1 10 1 10 2
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 1 4 4 4 1 ..
1938 5 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 -. .. ..
Other locomotive aooidents ............................ 1939 146 1 1 1 1 -
1938 41 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous.......................................... 1939 70 8 6 1 7 6 3 .3 -. .. 7 3
1938 52 11 131 11 13 1 2 1 1 1 10 -
Total ............................................ 1939 500 15 57 1 1 14 56 3 30 3 26 4 20 11 6
1938 525 19 37 1 l 18 36 7 19 6 18 1 1 5 11 12
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1939 13 11 5 11 5 1 1 11 4
1938 13 10 11 10 11 1 1 10 10
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or loooaotives ...................... 1939 1 24 1 24 1 24 1 23 1 -
1938 16 16 16 15 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 16 16 1 1 1 -
1938 1 15 1 15 1 15 A1 1 ... -
Operating loooaotives ...........................................1939 1 75 1 75 1 75 1 74 1 -
19368 71 71 71 70 1 .. .. ..
Operating hand brakes ...........................................1939 59 59 59 59 -..
1938 1 50 1 50 1 50 1 50 -
Operating switches ............................................ 1939 24 24 24 23 1 -
19398 34 34 3 31 3 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1939 2 7 1 1 7 1 7 1 7 -
1938 1 9 1 1 8 8 8 l
Getting on or off oars or loooaotives .......................... 1939 15 230 13 40 2 190 1 110 1 104 6 1 72 8
1938 23 290 18 44 5 246 4 146 4 139 7 1 91 9
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 126 418 7 7 119 411 2 4 1 4 1 1 2 117 40k4
19398 150 46o 12 5 138 455 1 6 3 1 3 137 4 9
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1939 68 53 51 27 17 26 9 10 2 5 7 5 8 16
1938 83 60 68 39 15 21 8 9 1 1 7 5 2 7 10
Miscellaneous ................................................ 1939 70 390 36 31 14 359 14 249 3 210 1 39 73 3 -
1938 47 460 33 37 14 123 13 256 11 221 2 35 1 1117- 6 7
Total ................................................... 1939 253 1,296 108 105 145 1,191 19 578 10 5241 91 51 1 146 5 125 4162
1938 306 1,465 131 126 175 1.339 28 611 17 555 _11 56 2 205 98 145 515
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 268 1,353 109 106 159 1,217 22 608 13 550 9 58 1 166 5 136 468
1938 325 1,502 132 127 193 1,375 35 630 23 573 12 57 2 210 8 156 527
1939 1938
Looomotive-miles ......... 96,830,630 97,095,647
Motor trailn-lmiles ........ 4,774,308 5,022,80
Total units ............... 101,604,938 102,118,127
Casualties per million units.. .............................. 1939 2.64 13.32 1.07 1.04 1.56 12.27 0.217 5.9 0.128 5.141 0.0886 0.571 (0 1.63 0.0492 1.34 4.61
1938 3.18 14.71 1.29 1.24 1.89 13.46 .3 3 6.17 .225 5.61 .1175 .558 2.06 .0783 1.53 5.16
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 15 1,009 5 34 10 975 9 806 13 9 793 1 84 85
1938 16 1,4 22 21,O019 10 832 15 10 817 74 2 113
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. .......................... 1939 283 2,362 114 140 169 2,222 31 1,414 13 563 18 851 1 166 1 89 136 3
1938 341 2,543 136 149 205. 2,394 45 1,462 23 588 22 874 2 210 -82 158
Decrease Percent ................................................ 17.01 7.12 16.18 6.04 17.56 7.18 31.11 3.28 43.48 4.25 18.18 2.63 (0) 20.95 *8.54 13.92 1.359
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 189,526,222 190,082,823
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.164 7.46 -
1938 .237 7.69 -_ -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS i -23,76
i19 1958
Number of accidents ...... 364 378
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 139 137 423 7 7 130 416 2 5 1 2 128 408
1935 160 471 12 5 N48 466 1 7 1 3 147 459


U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1939-0-77068


SRate not computed because of small number Involved.
* Increase.






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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS JULY 1939


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1939


Numbr of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train a persons trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Tt pro Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1939 727 12 168 2 7 10 161 10 68 1 61 1 7 69 241
1938 636 22 247 1 21 21 245 14 s 80 1 61 19 1 131 6 34
Derailments .....:...................................... 1939 1,.755 57 423 2 13 1 55 410 39 115 39 98 17 246 16 49
1938 1,882 88 308 4 24 1 84 284 27 92 24 80 3 12 43 147 14 45
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 2 7 -I 7 7 7 -
1938 12 9 9 2 5 7 4 7 4 6 3 1 1 -
Other loooaotlve accidents ............................ 1939 307 2 2 1 1 1 -
1938 267 2 2 2 2 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1939 422 48 64 3 1 45 63 5 25 4 11 1 14 1 15 39 23
1938 358 51 67 3 51 64 3 b 2 13 1 3 9 48 39
Total ............................................ 1939 3,213 117 664 7 21 110 643 54 216 52 179 2 3 1 331 55 96
1938 3,155 170 633 7 34 163 599 51 19 1 56 19 5 35 27 -
*At highway grade crossings, .- --
classified above ......................... 1939 91 61 83 2 2 59 81 7 6 7 5 1 36 52 39
1938 89 60 107 60 107 5 10' 4 8 1 2 41 55 56
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotives. ...................... 1939 7 158 7 18 7 IV8 7 12 6 -
1938 3 149 3 19 3 19 3 14- -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 2 80 2 80 2 80 2 69 11 -
1938 1 62 4 62 4 62 1 53 3 9 -
Operating locomotives.. ...........................................1939 3 129 3 42 31 429 3 425 -, 14 -
1938 1 417 1 417 1 4117 402 1 15 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1939 2 333 2 333 2 333 2 331 2 -.
1938 5 322 5 322 5 322 5 320 2 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 93 93 93 89 4 -
1938 118 11i8 118 113 5 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 17 92 12 718 5 7 5 70 5 69 1 1 3
1938 15 96 7 27 8 69 7 67 7 61 6 1 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1939 117 1,820 131 448 16 1,372 13 778 12 751 1 27 2 544 1
1938 167 1,851 143 494 24 1,357 16 775 15 733 1 42 5 521 3 21
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 713 1,985 19 "1 694 1,944 6 23 1 18 5 5 3 2 688 1,916
1938 741 2,081 27 28 71i4 2,053 2 23 18 2 5 712 2,030
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1939 847 448 713 276 134 172 58 80 26 38 32 42 2 2 74 90
1938 841 432 728 280 113 148 49 53 15 31* 31* 19 1 1 7 63 87
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1939 0446 2,5207 388 350 58 2,157 44 1,469 32 1,227 12 242 3 431 2 31 9 226
1938 420 2,635 341 361 79 2,274 66 1,430 55 1,172 11 258 6 544 2 33 5 267
Total ....................................................... 1939 2,184 7945 1,263 1,133 921 6,812 14o 3,513 90 3,169 50 3 5 979 4 35 772 2,285
1938 2,197 8,163 1,246 1,194 951 6,969 153 3,416 101 3,051 52 365 11 1i066 3 40 784 2,4417
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 2,301 8,609 1,270 1,154 1,031 7,1455 19* 3,729 142 3,347 52 382 6 1,310 4 35 827 2,381
1938 2,367 8,796 1,253 1,228 1,114 7,568 204 3,610 147 3,210 57 400 55 1,353 3 40 852 2,565
1939 1938
Locomotive-miles ......... 660,903,303 635,218,478
Motor train-miles ........ 33,288,379 34,952,905
Total units ............ 694,191,682 670,171,383
Casualties per million units .............................. 1939 3.31 12.40 1.83 1.66 1.49 10.74 0.279 5.37 0.205 4.82 0.0749 0.550 (0) 1.89 (0) 0.0504 1.19 3.43
1938 3-53 13.13 1.87 1.83 1.66 11.29 .304 5-39 .219 4.79 .0851 .597 (0) 2.02 (0) .0597 1.27 3.83
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 128 6,724 39 228 89 6,496 7 l 5,533 1 87 73 5,46 1 .37 12 526
1938 120 6,477 47 195 73 6,282 64 5,338 1 77 63 5,261 2 384 7 560
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... i939 2,429 15,333 1,309 1,382 1,120 13,951 268 9,262 143 3,7431 125 5,828 6 1,310 5 472 9 841 2,907
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
Increase Percent ............................................... *2.33 0.393 0.692 *2.88 *5.64 0.729 3.51 *3.38 4.47 .17 2.95 (0) *3.18 11.32 *2.10 *6.98
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,35,295,564 1 1,280,013,621
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.197 6.84 -
1938 .209 6.99 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 1938
Number of accidents ...... 1,805 1,866
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 774 2,068 21 43 75 2,025 13 29 8 23 5 6 -39 2 740 1,955
T cs t a i y a. 1938 801 2,188 27 28 77 216 7 33 26 3 7 41 767 2,086


U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE :1939-0-156965


SRate not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.




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