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BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

APRIL 1939


IMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1939


U.S. DIPOTORY


Number of Totalperson Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train persn trespassers nontrespasers Other on trailns on trains nontrespassers
accidents tepsr ntrsaer 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 96 1 18 1 1 17 1 12 1 12 1 1
1938 86 1 38 1 38 1 10 1 10 21 7
Derailments ........................................... 1939 232 10 23 4 10 19 9 13 13 4 1 2
1935 268 11 43 3 9 5 3. 15 4 15 7 4 12
Locomaotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 -
1938 2 1 1 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1939 52 -
1938 28 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1939 56 12 8 2 10 8 4 2 2 10 4
1938 31. 4 6 4 6 4 6
Total ............................................ 1939 436 23 491 2 5 21 41 10 29 10 27 2 5 11 10
193 8 4918 17 87 3 9 14 78 6 25 5 25 1 28 8 25
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1939 14 12 10 2 10 10 2 1 2 I 4 5
1935 9 8 7 8- 7 -7- 8 7
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ......................1939 20 20 20 19 1 -
1935 2 23 2 23 2 23 2 21 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 1 9 1 9 1 9 1 7 2 -
1938 12 12 12 8 4 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1939 1 37 1 37 1 37 1 37 -
1938 54 5; 5A 51 3 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1939 2 49 2 49 2 49 2 49 -
1935 416 46 46 45 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 14 14 -
1938 7 7 7 6 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 1 10 1 10 1 10 1 10 -
1938 4 19 2 6 2 13 2 13 2 12 1 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1939 23 247 20 66 3 181 3 101 3 98 3 69 11
1938 12 252 12 61 191 100 98 2 77 l
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 107 289 1 6 106 283 3 3 106 280
1938 91 286 8 94 278 3 3 94 275
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1939 121 42 91 29 30 13 10 4 6 2 4 2 1 20 8
1938 102 38 82 30 20 8 10 5 4 4 6 1 10 3
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1939 6 323 66 6 10 267 8 176 7 144 1 32 56 1 1 2
1938 335 362 5713 288 13 192 10 157 3 35 70 0
Total ...................................................... 1939 332 100 178 157 154 883 26 423 21 3 5 40 125 1 41 17 331
Total 1938 2 1,072 132 152 131 920_127 455 15 i 05 1 9 50 147 6 101 312
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 355 1,089 180 162 15 927 36 452 31 1O 5 1.2 10 1 4 18 31
1938 280 1,159 135 161 1 998 33 140 23 430 10 50 15 -6 12 337
1939 1938
Looomotive-miles ......... 91,077,014 88,593,386
Motor train-miles ........ 4,613,940 5,011,951
Total units .............. 95,690,954 93,605,337
Casualties per million units. .............................. 1939 3.71 11.38 1.88 1.69 1.83 9.69 0.376 4.72 0.324 4.28 0.052 0.439 1.36 () 0.0418 1.44 3.56
1935 2.99 12.38 1.44 1.72 1.55 10.66 .353 5.13 246 4.59 .107 .53 1.87 0o641 1.20 3.60:
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 16 847 7 26 9 821 7 678 10 7 668 60 2 83
193 17 901 7 23 10 087 10 756 1 13 9 743 61 '61
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 371 1,936 157 185 14 1,74 43 1,130 31 420 12 710 130 1 64 140 424
1938 297 2,060 142 184 155 1,876 13 1,236 24 44 3 19 793 175 67 112 398
Decrease Percent ............................................ *24.92 6.02 *31.69 *2.17 *18.71 6.82 8.50 *29.17 5.19 36.8 10.47 25.71 4_.8 *25.00 6.53
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 186,676,898 180,423,101
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.230 6.05 -
1938 .238 6.85 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 1938
Number of accidents ...... 249 249
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 119 299 3 6 116 293 2 4 2 3 I- 1 11 285
1938 102 293 8 102 285 3 3 -- 3102 282


(%) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
* Increase.







INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


APRIL 1939


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1939



Number of T 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 rainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1939 438 10 99 1 5 9 94 9 45 8 41 1 4 33 16
1938 388 19 133 19 133 13 50 13 47 3 59 6 24
Derailments ........................................... 1939 l,014 314 121 1 5 33 116 21 52 21 48 4 44 12 20
1938 1,174 31 191 4*. 13 27 178 16 68 14 61 2 7 3 81 8 29
Looomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 1 4 4 4 4 -
1938 9 4 2 4 2 4 2 3 2 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1939 194 2 2 1 1 1 -
1938 lio i 1 i 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1939 241 27 32 3 1 24 31 16 9 3 24 12
1938 199 25 35 3 25 32 2 7 1 1 1 3 23 22
Total ............................................ 1939 1,918 71 258 5 11 66 247 30 118 29 101 1 17 81 36 48
1938 1,910 79 362 16 75 346 35 128 31 317 4 11 3 143 37 75
#At highway grade crossings, .
classified above ......................... 1939 52 37 31 2 1 35 30 2 2 2 1 1 4 33 24
1938 53 33 87 33 87 3 9 3 7 2 41 30 37
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1939 3 93 3 93 3 93 3 88 5 -
1938 2 86 2 86 2 86 2 82 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 2 412 2 412 2 442 2 37 5 -
1938 2 42 2 42 2 42 36 2 6
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1939 3 242 3 242 3 242 3 239 3 -
1938 235 235 235 227 8 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1939 2 211 2 211 2 211 2 210 1 -
1938 1 196 1 196 1 196 1 194 2 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 69 69 69 66 3 -
1938 80 80 80 75 5 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 5 48 2 2 3 46 3 145 3 45 1
1938 6 49 2 10 3 39 3 39 3 36 3 1 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1939 79 947 68 190 11 757 9 451 8 432 1 19 1 278 1 28
1938 831,022 70 203 13 819 10 474 9 453 1 21 2 305 1 40
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 437 1,347 11 31 426 1,316 5 15 1 12 4 3 1 2 421 1,298
1938 431 1,351 19 19 412 1,332 2 15 10 2 5 410 1,317
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1939 382 211 291 11 91 96 41 44 17 22 24 22 1 1 49 51
1938 372 196 311 12 61 75 3 3 1 19 23 12 1 6 26 58
1935372 121 ii 19 23 1 1 39
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1939 227 1,417 188 164 39 1,253 87 24 732 9 138 240 1 14 5 129
1938 200 1,501 151 158 49 1,343 867 36 725 8 142 5 315 18 143
Total ...................................................... 1939 1,140 4,627 560 502 580 4,125 101 2,082 63 1,883 38 199 1 519 2 17 476 1,507
1938 1,097 4,758 553 511 54 4 ,247 98 2,065 62 1,857 36 208 7 620 1 24 438 1,538
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 1,211 4,885 565 513 6146 4,372 131 2,200 92 1,984 9 216 1 600 22 17 12 1,55
1938 1,176 5,120 557 527 619 4,593 133 2,193 93 1,974 0 219 10 763 1 24 7 1,613
1939 1938
Looomotive-miles ........... 374,929,669 366,108,212
Motor train-miles ........ 18,608,035 19,909,188
Total units ............ ... 393,537,704 386,017,400
Casualties per million units.. .............................. 1939 3.08 12.41 1.44 1.30 1.64 ll.ll 0.333 5.59 0.254 5.04 0.099 0.549 () 1.52 W o 0.0o432 1.0 3-95
1938 3.05 13.26 1.44 1.37 1.60 11.90 .345 5.68 .241 5.11 .10 .567 () 1.98 (W) .0622 1.23 4.18
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 60 3,651 21 120 39 3,531 34 2,952 1 57 33 2,895 1 257 4 322
1938 71 3698 25 96 46 3602 41 050 1 54 40 2,996 254 5 298
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 1,271 8,536 586 633 685 7,903 165 5,152 93 2,041 72 3,111 1 600 3 274 516 1,877
1938 1,247 8,818 582 623 665 8,195 174 5,23 94 2,028 80 3,215 10 763 1 278 180 1,911
Decrease Percent ............................................... *1.92 3.20 '0.687 01.61 *3.01 3.56 5.17 1.74 I7O *0.641 10.00 3.23 TT 21.3 () T1 *7.50 1.78
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 752,343,111 734,695,065
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.219 6.5 -
____________________1938 ^ _.237 7.14 --- _________ -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS_
1939 1938
Number of accidents ...... 1,171 1,182
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 474 1,378 13 32 461 1,3146 7 17 3 13 4 14 5 2 404 1,322
1938 464 1,438 19 19 44551,419 5 24 3 17 2 7 41 _- '_ul,554


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