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BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

FEBRUARY 1939


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1939

Number of Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespaseers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidentsi 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 99 9 37 1 1 8 36 8 14 7 14 1 13 9
1938 88 10 70 10 70 5 22 5 19 3 35 5 13
Derailments ........................................... 1939 264 7 45 7 45 6 13 6 12 1 25 1 7
1938 319 13 96 1 13 95 6 21 5 16 1 5 3 68 4 6
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 -
1938 -
Other looomotive accidents ............................ 1939 47 1 1 1 -
1938 37 -. -. -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1939 72 5 11 1 5 10 8 1 7 5 2
1938 54 4 6 _6 1 3 1 3 3- 3 3
Total ............................................ 1939 482 21 94 1 2 20 .92 14 35 13 27 1 8 39 6 18
1938 499 27 172 1 27 171 12 46 11 38 1 8 3 103 12 22
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1939 11 6 6 1 6 5 6
1938 19 7 51 7-- 7 51, 1 a8 1 6 2 37, 6
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotlves ...................... 1939 1 19 1 19 1 19 1 18 1 -
1938 19 19 19 19 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 8 8 8 8 -
1938 8 8 8 7 1 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1939 70 70 70 68 2 -
1938 54 54 54 51 3 -
Operatinghand brakes ........................................... 19394 47 47. .47 46 1 -
1938 49 49 49 49 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 15 15 15 14 1 -
1938 21 21 21 21 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 1 18 1 1 17 17 17 -
1938 1 9 1 9 1 9 1 8 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1939 22 220 19 36 3 184 3 114 3 111 3 68 2
1938 20 215 18 0 2 175 1 104 99 1 5 60 l 11
Accidents at highway grade crossings* ........................... 1939 113 373 1 3 112 370 2 5 3 2 2 110 365
1938 90 348 3 4 87 344 1 4 2 1 2 86 340
Struck or run over, not at public corossings ..................... 1939 90 58 63 26 27 32 14 16 8 7 6 9 13 16
1938 73 37 68 25 5 12 4 5 3 4 2 3 1 4
Miscellaneous .....................................................1939 43 3 31 30 12 319 10 241 5 203 5 38 44 5 2 29
1938 41 344 30 33 11 311 9 221 8 180 1 41 2 52 2 36
Total .......................................................1939 270 1,177 115 96 1155 1,081 30 552 17 495 13 57 112 5 125 412
1938 225 1,104 119 102 106 1,002 16 '494 9 439 7 55 2 112 5 88 391
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 291 1,271 116 98 175 1,173 44 587 30 522 14 65 151 5 131 430
1938 252 1,276 119 103 133 1,173 28 540 20 477 8 63 5 215 -5 100 413
1939 1938
Looomotive-miles ......... 88,756,702 85,981,244
Motor train-miles ........ 4,293,955 4,642,536
Total units .............. 93,050.657 90.623,780
Casualties per million units .............................. 1939 3.13 13.66 1.25 1.05 1.88 12.61 0.473 6.31 0.322 5.61 0.1505 0.699 1.62 0.0537 1.41 4.62
1938 2.78 14.08 1.31 1.14 1.47 12.94 .309 5.96 .221 5.26 .0883 .695 (0) 2.37 .0552 1.10 4.56
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 7 855 1 29 6 826 6 697 1 19 678 55 74
1938 12 805_ 4 16 8 789 6 677 11 666 59 2 53
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 298 2,126 117 127 181 1,999 50 1,284 31 541 19 743 151 60 131 504
1938 264 2,081 123 119 141 1,962 34 1,217 20 488 l4 729 5 215 64 102 466
Increase Peroent ............................................ 12.88 2.16 *4.88 6.72 28.37 1.89 47.06 5.51 55.00 12.91 35.71 1.92 *29.77 6.25 28.43 8.15
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 175,239,933 171,267,514
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.285 7.33 -.
____________13_______-____- ___ -___ -1 .1971 __ ______-___ ______ __ -
1938 .. .199 7.11
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 1938--
Number of accidents ...... 296 294
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 119 379 1 14 1 375 2 5 3 2 2 36 0
___________________1938 97 399 3 14 914 395 2 12 1 8 1 14 37 93
0 Rate not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.






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BUREAU OF STATISTICS


FEBRUARY 1939


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1939


Number of Total prTotal Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train perens trespassers nontrespassere Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Tanmn employees ______
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1939 208 9 54 1 2 8 52 8 23 7 21 1 2 19 10
1938 211 13 78 13 78 7 26 7 23 3 37 6 15
Derailments ...........................................1939 6538 14 74 14 74 9 26 9 23 3 39 -
1938 623 15 109 1 2 14 107 7 31 6 26 1 5 3 68 -
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 1 4 4 4 4 -
1938 6 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1939 93 2 2 1 1 1 -
1938 78 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1939 142 13 17 1 1 12 16 11 4 7 12 5
1938 106 15 19 -1 15 19 1 2 5 1 141 1 1 3 13 11
Total ............................................ 1939 982 36 151 2 3 34 148 17 65 16 53 1 12 59 17 24
1938 1,024 46 209 1 2 45 207 19 65 17 56 2 9 3 108 23 34
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1939 24 17 11 1 17 10 1 1 17 9
1938 32 17 62 17 62 1 9 1 7 2 37 -16 16
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or loooaotives ....................... 1939 2 43 2 43 2 43 2 41 2 --
1938 35 35 35 34 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 24 24 24 23 1 -
1938 1 23 1 23 1 23 21 1 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1939 1 145 1 145 1 145 1 142 3 -
1938 125 125 125 121 4 -
Operating band brakes ........................................... 1939 106 106 106 105 1 -
1938 1 99 1 99 1 99 1 99 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 39 39 39 37 2 -
1938 55 5 5 55 52 3 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 3 25 2 1 1 24 1 24 1 24 -
1938 2 18 1 2 17 1 17 1 16 1 1-
Oetting on or off oars or locomotives... ........................... 1939 37 450 32 76 5 374 74 224 14 215 9 1 140 10
1938 43 505 36 84 7 421 5 250 4 238 1 12 1 151 1 20
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 239 791 8 10 231 781 4 9 1 7 3 2 1 2 227 769
1938 240 808 15 9 225 799 2 10 5 2 5 223 789
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1939 158 111 114 53 44 58 23 26 10 12 13 14 -- 21 32
1938 156 97 136 64 20 33 12 14 1 7 11 7 5 8 14
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1939 83 739 67 61 16 678 14 1490 8 413 6 77 117 8 2 63
1938 88 804 63 70 25 734 22 477 19 401 3 76 3 166 8 83
Total ....................................................... 1939 523 2,473 223 201 300 2,272 4 1,130 27 1,019 22 111 1 258 10 250 874
1938 531 2,569 250 228 281 2,341 44 1,105 26 994 18 111 4 317 13 233 906
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 559 2,624 225 204 334 2,420 66 1,195 43 1,072 23 123 1 317 10 267 898
1938 577 2,778 251 230 326 2,548 63 1,170 43 1,050 20 120 7 25 13 256 940
1939 1938
Looomotive-ialles ......... 185,587,332 183,076,891
Motor train-miles ........ 9,068,263 9,665,016
Total units ............. 194,655,595 192,741,907
Casualties per million units. .............................. 1939 2.87 13.48 1.16 1.05 1.72 12.43 0.339 6.14 0.221 5.51 0.118 0.632 (0) 1.63 0.0514 1.37 4.61
1938 2.99 14.41 1.30 1.19 1.69 13.22 .327 6.07 .223 5.45 .104 .623 (0) 2.21 .0674 1.33 4.88
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 22 1,864 6 63 16 1,801 15 1,503 1 32 14 1,471 1 139 159
1938 28 1,846 8 38 20 1,808 6 1,509 26 16 1,483 133 4 166
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 581 4,488 231 267 350 4,221 81 2,698 44 1,1014 37 1,594 1 317 1 149 267 1,057
1938 605 4,624 259 268 346 4, 356 79 2,679 43 1,076 3b l,603 7 i125 46 260 1,106
Increase Percent ............................................ *3.97 *2.94 *10.81 *0.373 1.16 *3.10 2.53 0.709 2.33 2.60 2.78 *0.561 (0) *25.41 2.05 2.69 -4.43
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 364,766,155 361,350,337
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.222 7.40 -
1938 -_ .219 7.14 __ -
HICHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 j 1938
Number of accidents ...... 660 672
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 256 802 8 11 248 791 4 10 1 8 3 2 1 2 244 778
1938 257 870 15 9 242 861 3 19 1 12 2 7 37 239 805


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


0 Rate not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.




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