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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF, STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

MAY 1939


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


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Number of Tt Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers T T Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents 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 95 1 10 1 10 1 6 1 6 4 -
1938 76 18 18 2 2 16 -
Derailments ........................................... 1939 227 11 50 1 11 49 7 13 7 1 3 3
1938 236 3 20 6 3 14 3 8 3 6 2 4 2
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 -
1938 2 2 2 2 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1939 4 -
1 9 38 1 -....
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1939 54 14 1$ 14 18 3 6 3 4 2 1 11 10 1
193$ 39 7 87 7 9 1 1 1 1 6 7
Total ............................................ 1939 410 26 7 1 26 77 11 25 11 23 2 1 4 14 4
1938 394 10 4 6 o10 42 4 13 4 10 3 20 6 9
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1939 19 17 38 1 17 37 3 3 3 3 31 14 3
1938 12 5 10 5 10 1 1 1 1 4 9
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1939 2 27 2 27 2 27 2 26 1 --
1938 19 19 19 19 .. .
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 16 16 16 15 1 -
1938 1 8 1 8 1 8 1 7 1 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1939 58 58 58 58 -
1938 56 56 56 54 2 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1939 3- -- -
1938 3 34 3 34 3 3A 3 34 -- -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 9 9 9 9 -
1938 10 10 10 10 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 1 14 1 6 8 6 6 1 1
1938 2 12 2 5 7 6 6 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1939 20 266 16 83 4 183 3 109 3 108 1 1 65 9
1938 32 290 27 97 5 193 2 99 2 94 5 2 89 1 5
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 87 206 2 7 85 199 3 2 1 2 85 194
1938 121 235 4 6 117 229 2 2 117 227
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1939 141 63 127 49 14 14 7 4 3 2 4 2 7 10
1938 133 65 116 49 17 16 5 4 2 3 3 1 12 12
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1939 62 305 57 49 5 256 2 177 1 151 1 26 2 50 2 1 27
1938 65 357 58 69 7 288 4 165 3 128 1 37 1 $3 2 2 38
Total ...................................................... 1939 313 1,001 203 194 110 807 14 4146 9 414 5 32 3 118 2 93 241
193$ 357 1,086 207 226 150 860o 15 403 11 3574 46 3 172 2 132 283
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................1939 339 1,079 203 195 136 9488 25 471 20 47 5 34 4 166 2 107 245
193$ 397 1,134 207 232 160 902 19 416 15 367 4 49 3 192 2 13$ 292
1939 1938
Locomotlve-miles ......... 93,714,068 8,605,638
Motor train-miles ........ 4,946,405 5,097,654
Total units ............... 98,660,473 93,703,292
Casualties per million units .............................. 1939 3.44 10.94 2.06 1.8 1.3: 8.96 0.253 4.77 0.203 4.43 0.0507 0.345 () 1.6 0.0203 1.0 2.48
1938 3.92 12.10 2.21 2. 1.71 9.63 .203 4.44 .160 3.92 .0o427 .523 () 2.05 .0213 1.47 3.12
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 18 1,031 2 30 16 1,001 12 871 8 12 863 66 4 64
1938 15 849 14 2$ 11 $821 9 689 10 9 679 142 I g 1 90
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 357 2,110 205 225 152 1,885 37 1,342 20 445 17 897 4 166 68 111 309
1938 382 1,983 211 260 171 1,723 28 1,105 15 377 13 728 3 192 1 414 139 382
Increase Percent ............................................... *6.54 6.40 *2.84 *13.46 11.11 9.40 32.14 21.45 33.33 18.0o4 30.77 23.21 33.33 *13.54 () 54.55 *20.14 *19.11
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 198,066,531 178,922,438
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.187 6.78 --
1938 .156 6.18$ -_ -.
HIOHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 193$
Number of aooidents ...... 212 227
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 104 244 2 8 102 236 3 6 3 5 1 33 99 197
1938 126 245 14 6 122 239 1 3 1 3 .-.- .- 121 236


( ) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
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SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1939


AY 1939


Number of Total persona Total Total Employees on duty OPassengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train t pern trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontreepassers
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1939 533 11 109 1 5 10 104 10 51 9 47 1 4 37 16
1938 464 19 151 19 151 13 52 13 49 3 75 6 24
Derailments ........................................... 1939 1,271 45 171 1 6 3441 165 28 65 28 61 4 77 16 23
1938 1,410 34 211 4 19 30 192 19 76 17 67 2 9 3 85 8 31
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 1 4 4 4 4 -
1938 11 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1939 228 2 2 1 1 1 .
1938 181 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1939 295 41 50 3 1 38 49 3 22 3 11 11 1 14 341 13
1938 238 32 43 3 32 40 3 8 2 7 1 1 1 3 29 29
Total ............................................ 1939 2,328 97 36 12 92 324 41 143 40 124 1 lI 1 129 0 52
1938 2,304 89 10 22 85 388 39 141 35 127 4 3 163 43 84
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1939 71 54 69 2 2 52 67 5 5 5 4 1 47 27
1938 65 38 97 38 97 4 10 4 8 2 4 34 46
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1939 5 120 5 120 5 120 5 114 6 -
1938 2 105 2 105 2 105 2 101 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 2 58 2 58 2 58 2 52 6 -
1938 3 50 3 50 3 50 1 43 2 7 -
Operating locomotives ............................................ 1939 3 300 3 300 3 300 3 297 3 -
1938 291 291 291 281 10 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1939 2 248 2 248 2 248 2 247 1 -
1938 4 230 4 230 4 230 4 228 2 -
Operating switches ............................................... 1939 78 78 78 75 3 -
1938 90 90 90 85 5 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 6 62 3 8 3 3 51 3 51 1 2
1938 8 61 4 15 4 3 45 3 42 3 1 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1939 99 1,213 84 273 15 940 12 560 11 540 1 20 2 343 1 7
1938 115 1,312 97 300 18 1,012 12 573 11 547 1 26 4 34 2
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 524 1,553 13 38 511 1,515 5 18 1 14 4 4 3 2 506 1,492
1938 552 1,586 23 25 529 1,561 2 17 12 2 5 527 1,544
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1939 523 274 418 164 105 110 48 48 20 24 28 24 1 1 56 61
1938 505 261 427 170 78 91 39 35 13 22 26 13 1 6 38 50
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1939 289 1,722 245 213 44 1,509 35 1,047 25 883 10 164 2 290 1 16 6 156
1938 265 1,858 209 227 56 1,631 48 1,032 39 853 9 179 6 398 20 2 181
Total ....................................................... 1939 1,453 5,628 763 696 690 4,932 115 2,528 72 2,297 43 231 4 637 2 19 569 1,748
1938 1,454 5,84-4 760 737 694 5,107 113 2,468 73 2,214 40 254 10 792 1 26 570 1,821
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 1,550 5,964 768 708 782 5,256 156 2,671 112 2,421 44 250 5 766 2 19 619 1,800
1938 1.543 6,254 764 759 779 5,495 152 2,609 108 2,341 144 268 13 955 1 26 613 1,905
1939 1938
Locomotive-miles ......... 468,643,737 454,713,850
Motor train-miles ........ 23,554,440 25,006,842
Total units ............. 492,198,177 479,720,692
Casualties per million units .............................. 1939 3.15 12.12 1.56 1.44 1.59 10.68 0.317 5.43 0.228 4.92 0.0894 0.508 (W) 1.56 (W) 0.0386 1.26 3.66
1938 3.22 13.04 1.59 1.58 1.62 11.45 .317 5.44 .225 4.88 .0917 .559 ( ) 1.99 () .05421 1.28 3.97
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 78 4,682 23 150 55 4,532 46 3,823 1 65 45 3,758 1 323 8 386
_1938 86 4,547 29 124 57 4,423 50 3,739 1 64 49 3,675 1 296 6 388
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 1,628 10,646 791 858 837 9,788 202 6,494 113 2,486 89 4,008 5 766 3 342 627 2,186
1938 1,629 10,801 793 883 836 9,918 202 6,348 109 2,405 93 3,943 13 955 2 322 619 2,293
Decrease Percent ............................................ O.0614 1.44 0.252 2.83 *0.120 1.31 *2.30 *3.67 *3.37 4.30 *1.65 61.54 19.79 *50.00 6.21 l.29 4.67
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 950,409,642 913,617,503
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0- 213 6.83 -
19389 -___ .221 6.95- -. -. -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 1938 --- ---
Number of accidents ...... 1,383 1,409
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 578 1,622 15 40 563 1,582 10 23 6 18 4 5 38 2 553 1519
1938 590 1.683 23 25 567 1,658 6 27 4 20 2 7561 1,590


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


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