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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS

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


Kind of aopident


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TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1939 98
1938 io4
Derailments .......................................... 1939 262
1938 238
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 1
1938 1
Other looomotive acoidents ............................ 1939 37
1938 50
Miscellaneous..........................................1939 67
1938 63
Total ........................................... 1939
1938 4
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above........................ 1939 13
1938 l4
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1939
1938
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 1939
1938
Operating locomotives .......................................... 1939
1938
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1939
1938
Operating switches .............................................. 1939
1938
Coming in contact with fixed structures..........................1939
1938
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1939
1938
Accidents at highway grade crossing# ........................... 1939
1938
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................... 1939
1938
Miscellaneous .................................................. 1939
1938
Total ..................................................... 1939
1938


368 1,240
390 1,146


1 4 1,oo4
127 919


TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 377 1,45 24 241 123 1,234 17 69 13 4 47 82 356 2 11 104 298
1938 412 ,26 266 234 6 1,012 28 19 18 442 10 77 1 188 2 7 115 298
1939 1938
Locomotive-miles ......... 97,562,751 92,182,217
Motor train-miles ........ R94,914,52 ,935,7
Total units ............ ... 102,477,293 97,117,893
Casualties per million units .............................. 1939 3.68 14.39 2.48 2.35 1.20 12.04 0.166 5.55 0.127 4.75 0.0390 0.800 3.47 () 0.1073 1.01 2.91
~, 4 ~ .,.1.0 .4 28 53 017 47 .0O390 0.0 -; .9t t o1 1.18 ~
1938 24 12.83 2.74 2.41 1.50 l .42 .288 53 .185 4.55 .1030 .793 () 1-4 (0) 0721 1.1 3.07
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 25 991 8 33 17 958 14 837 8 14 829 62
1938 1. 1,017 7 __ 7 977 6 835 4 6 831 -1-622100
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 402 2,466 262 274 140 2,192 31 1,4o6 13 495 18 911 356 2 70 107 360
1938 426 2,263 273 274 153 1,989 34 1,354 18 446 16 908 1 188 3 149 115 398
Increase Peroent ............................................ *5.63 8.97 *4.03 *8.50 10.21 *8.82 3.84 *27.78 10.99 12.50 0.330 (0) 89.36 (0) 42.86 *6.96 *9.55
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 200,990,112 183,652,769
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.154 7.00 -
1938 -.185 7.37 -- -- -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 1938
Number of accidents ...... 200 215
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings........ 1939 94 22 1 2 93 220 2 3 1 2 1 1 91 214
1938 105 226 3 1 102 225 1 1 _-_102 22


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


Statement No. M-400

JULY 1939


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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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