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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400

AUGUST 1939


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


Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespaseers Total Tinan Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents oa Trainmen employees a Ij
TRAI ACI T Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1939 127 2 46 2 46 1 8 1 8 1 32 6
1938 95 13 13 10 10 1 2
Derailments ........................................... 1939 236 24 76 24 76 14 22 1 6 13 16 9 52 1 2
1938 277 9 19 3 1 6 18 4 13 4 12 1 4 2 1
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 -7--
1938 1 2 2 2 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1939 32 --
1938 52 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous .........................................193939 61 7 17 1 6 17 14 3 11 6 3
1938 60 17 14. 17 3 3 1 -- 4 13
Total ............................................ 1939 456 33 139 1 32 139 12 44 2 17 13 27 10 84 7 11
1938 35 95 50 3 1 12 -- 6 27 6 23 4 6 6 16
fAt highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1939 10 6 6 6 6 1 1 6 5
1938 20 7 s18 7 18 2 3 2 2 .- 1 4 5 11
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1939 1 19 1 19 1 19 1 19 -
1938 13 13 13 13 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 10 10 10 8 2 -
1938 5 5 5 5 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1939 1 81 1 81 1 81 1 80 I -
1938 75 75 75 73 2 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1939 43 43 43 42 1 -
1938 53 53 53 53- -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 1 -
198 _- -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1959 6 20 2 11 4 9 4 9 4 9 .
1938 11 21 6 8 5 13 5 13 5 13 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1939 24 256 21 71 3 185 3 98 3 94. 4 76 11
Ig8 22 303 18 107 4 196 2 94 2 89 5 2 89 13'
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .......................... 1939 72 273 4 3 68 270 3 2 1 68 267
1938 92 202 5 92 197 3 3 1 3 2 1 89 193
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1939 182 83 164 60 18 23 8 12 1 5 7 7 1 11
138 171 79 143 60 28 19 10 7 5 2 5 5 18 12
Miscellaneous ...................................................193939 80 420 62 72 18 3348 15 209 8 168 7 41 2 85 1 5 49
19389 91 426 82 984. 9 342 7 202 5 156 2 46 93 4 2 43
Total ...................................................... 1939 366 1,218 253 217 113 1,001 32 497 18 440 14 578 2 161 277 38
1938 9387 1,191 249 264 138 927 27 479 18 1421 9 58 2 183 177 3-l
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 399 1, 25 4 217 145 1,14 247 541 20 27 84 12 24 -2 5
193919319321:252________________________________________ 265 150 976 _-33 506 24 44U 9 62 2 1895 115 i?
1939 1938 -- ----
Locomotive-miles ......... 99,793,134 94,129,092
Motor traln-miles ........ 5,026,372 5,046,403
Total units .............. 104,819,506 99,175,495
Casualties per million units .............................. 1939 3.81 12.95 2.42 2.07 18 10.88 .1 0.11 0.276 0.801 (0) 0.0477 0.801
19 1 o612.:;8: 1 0:8 o.1 0:44o:61 ; .o.6 40.ao
0; 7 61 0 : 900 .O 2 .; 4 ( 0 )1 o~ o 47 7 0 1 0 1 3 4
1939 4.05 151 .54 2.67 1.1 984 .333 .10 .212 .4 0967 .625 0 1i i 403 1.160
TOTAL- NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 13 1,017 3 22 10 995 8 869 17 8 852 1 I 48 2
1938 17 1,092 14 29 13 11 928 1 16 1 10 9121- 71- l J1
GRAND TOTAL- ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 412 2,374 257 239 155 2,135 55 1,410 20 474 35 936 12 245 2 53 86 427
1938 1419 2,333 256 294 163 2,039 14.4 1:434 25 460 19 974 2 lg 89 1 75 116 341
Increase Percent .............................................. ... 1.67 1.76 0.391 *18.71 *4.91 4.71 25.00 *1.67 *20.00 3.04 84.21 *3.90 (0) 29.63 (0) *29.33 *25.86 25.22
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 211,685,036 195,711,862
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.260 6.66 -
1938 -.225 7.33 __ --- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS ___
1939 1938
Number of accidents ...... 209 215
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 78 279 4 3 74 276 4 3 1 7 272
19389 _99 220 1 -._ 5 99 215 5 6 3 95 2 1 5 94 2014
(0) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.





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Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS AUGUST 1939
U.S. DNPOTOMY

SUMMARY OF' ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1939


Number of pro Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassere Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InjuredInjured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1939 854 14 214 2 7 12 207 11 76 10 69 1 7 1 101 30
1938 731 22 260 1 2 21 258 14 90 14 71 19 1 132 6 36
Derailments ...........................................1939 1,991 81 499 2 13 79 5486 53 137 o40 104 13 33 9 298 1
1938 2,159 97 327 7 25 90 302 31 105 25 92 3 13 43 151 -46
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1939 2 7 7 -- -
1935 13 11 9 2 5 9 4 9 34 8 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1939 339 2 2 1 1 1 -
1938 319 3 3 3 3 -
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1939 843 55 81 4 1 1 80 5 39 4 14 1 25 1 15 45 26
1938 41 55 84 3 55 81 3 9 2 13 1 6 10 52 52
Total ............................................1939 3,669 150 803 8 21 142 75 2 69 260 54 195 15 65 11 415 62 1%
g93 3>64 185 683 10 35 f75 648 57 221 52 182 5 39 44 293 74 134
#At highway grade crossings, __
classified above ......................... 1939 104 67 89 2 2 65 87 7 7 7 6 1 36 508 44
1938 109 67 125 67 125 7 13 6 10 1 3 45 60 67
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or looomotives.. ..................... 1939 8 177 8 177 8 177 8 171 6 -
1938 3 162 3 162 3 162 3 158 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 2 90 2 90 2 90 2 77 13 -
1935 4 67 4 67 4 67 1 58 3 9 -
Operating looomotives............................................. 1939 14 10 14 o510 14 510 4 5 5 -
1938 1 492 1 492 1 492 475 1 17 -
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1939 2 376 2 376 2 376 2 373 3 -
1935 5 375 5 375 5 375 5 373 2 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 106 106 106 102 4 -
1938 132 132 132 127 5 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 23 112 114 29 9 -83 19 79 39 78 1 1 3
1935 26 117 13 35 13 52 12 80 12 74 6 1 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1939 171 2,076 152 519 19 1,557 16 876 15 545 1 1 2 620 1 61
1938 19 2,154 161 601 28 1,553 18 869 17 822 1 47 7 610 3 74
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 785 2,258 23 44 762 2,214 6 26 1 20 5 6 3 2 756 2,183
1938 833 2,283 27 33 806 2,250 5 26 1 21 4 5 1 501 2,223
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. ..................... 1939 1,029 531 877 336 152 195 66 92 27 43 39 4 3 2 83 101
1938 1,012 511 871 3414 l14 67 59 60 20 36 39 24 1 1 7 51 99
Miscellaneous. .................................................... 1939 526 2,927 450 422 76 2,505 59 1,678 10 1,395 19 283 5 516 3 36 9 275
1935 511 3 061 4231 445 985 2,616 73 1,632 60 1,328 13 304 6 637 2 37 7 310
Total ...................................................... ,1939 2,550 9163 1,516 1,350 1,034 7,813 172 4,010 10 3,609o 64 4.1 01 7 1,140 6 40 8 849 2,623
1935 2,554 91354 1,495 1,455 1,059 7,896 150 3,895 119 3,472 61 423 13 1,249 3 14 593 2,705
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 2,700 9,966 1,524 1,371 1,176 8,55 241 4,270 162 3,804 9 466 18 1,555 6 40 91 2,730
1938 2,769 10,0371,505193 1,2648,5 2337 4,116 171 3,654 6 462 571,542 3 44 967 2,842
1939 1938
Locomotive-miles ......... 760,696,437 729,347,570
Motor trailn-miles ........ 38,314,751 39,999,30
Total units .............. .. 799,011,188 769,346,878
Casualties per million units .............................. 1939 3.38 12.47 1.91 1.72 1.47 10.76 0.302 5.34 o0.203 1 4.76 0.0989 0.53 () 1.95 (0) 0.0501 1.14 3.42
1938 3.60 13.05 1.96 1.94 1.614 11.11 .3058 5.35 .222 4.75 058 .601 (0) 2.00 (0) .0572 1.26 3.-69
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 141 7,741 1142 250 99 7,91 82 6,02 1 104 81 6,298 1 1485 16 604
1938 137 7,569 1 51 224 6 7.,35 75 6,a66 2 93 7Z3 6,17Z3 3 455 624
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 2,1841 17,707 1,566 1,621 1,27516,086 323 10,672 163 3,908 160 6,764 18 1,555 7 525 927 3,34
1935 2,906 17,606 1,556 1,717 1,350 15,89 9 312 10,382 173 3,747 139 6,635 57 1,52 6 299 975 3,L
Increase Percent ............................................ *2.24 0.57 0.643 *5.59 *5.56 1.24 3.53 2.79 *5.78 4.30 15.11 1.94 *68.42 0.843 16.67 5.21 *4.92 *3.81
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,565,980,600 1,475,725,116
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.206 6.81 -
1938 .- ..211 7.04 -- -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


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Number of aooldents ...... 2,014 2,081
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........1939 952 2.347 25 46 827 2,301 13 33 8 26 5 7 39 2 814 2,227
1938 9002,1108 27 33 573 2,375 12 39 7 31 5 8 1946 56122


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


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


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