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S UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

3 1262l088o50734 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION


Subject to revision L BUREAU OF STATISTICS
SU.S. DEPOTORY _____


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



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persona trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainena Other on trains on trains nontrespaseers
aocldente Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1939 160 1 25 1 1 24 1 17 1 13 4 6 1
1938 140 3 62 3 62 2 17 2 17 42 1 3
Derailments ........................................... 1939 297 4 69 1 4 68 2 25 2 14 11 25 2 18
1938 251 3 27 1 4 2 23 1 12 1 12 1 1 10
Looomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 1939 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
193 -
Other looomotlve accidents ............................ 1939 36 -
1938 49 -
Miscellaneous .........................................1939 76 5 9 5 9 2 2 5
1938 73 10 20 10 20 3 2 1 13 10
Total ............................................ 1939 571 11 104 2 11 102 4 45 4 30 15 31 7 26
1938 513 16 o109 1 4 15 105 3 32 3 31 1 56 12 17
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1939 22 7 13 7 13 1 1 7 12
1938 14 10 11 10 11 10 11
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1939 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 21 1 -
1938 1 13 1 13 1 13 1 12 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1939 1 6 1 6 1 6 6 1 -
1938 l 16 l 16 l 16 1 14 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1939 62 62 62 60 2 -
1938 71 71 71 69 2 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1939 2 58 2 58 2 58 2 57 1 -
1938 1 38 1 38 1 38 1 38 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1939 13 13 13 -
1938 15 15 15 1
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1939 2 11 1 2 1 9 1 9 1 9 -
1938 3 s18 2 1 1 17 1 17 1 17 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1939 25 270 25 8 232 139 135 4 86 -
1938 17 254 1 42 3 212 2 13 1 128 1 6 1 72 -
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1939 132 431 2 1 130 430 1 10 1 8 2 3 129 417
1938 126 443 2 5 124 438 1 5 5 1 123 433
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1939 109 60 72 31 37 29 17 9 7 6 10 3 1 20 19
1938 101 68 80 37 21 31 6 13 2 6 4 7 1 2 14 16
Miscellaneous.. ................................................... 1939 52 422 40 38 12 384 10 278 8 241 2 37 1 70 1 5 31
1938 46 357 36 37 10 320 9 213 6 184 3 29 66 3 1 38
Total ...................................................... 1939 325 1,355 14 1210 185 1,245 34 606 21 556 13 50 1 159 1 6 149 474
1935 29b 1,293 134 122 162 1:171 22 535 13 487 9 48 1 138 1 5 138 493
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 336 1,459 140 112 196 1,347 38 651 25 586 13 65 1 190 1 6 156 500
1938 312 1,402 135 126 177 1,276 25 567 16 518 9 49 1 194 1 5 150 510
1939 1938
Locomotive-miles ......... 104,929,889 94,913,186
Motor train-miles ........ 4,703,421 4,870,448
Total units .............. 109,633,310 99,783,634
Casualties per million units .............................. 1939 3.06 13.31 1.28 1.02 1.79 12.29 0.347 5.94 0.228 5.35 0.1186 0.593 ( 1.73 ( 0.0547 1.42 4.56
1938 3.13 14.05 1.35 1.26 1.77 12.79 .251 5.68 .160 5.19 .0902 .491 1.9 .0501 1.50 5.11
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1939 17 1,107 4 25 13 1,082 12 90 15 12 915 68 1 84
1938 20 1,015 4 32 16 983 16 845 12 16 833 53 85
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 353 2,566 144 137 209 2,429 50 1,581 25 6l01 25 980 1 190 1 74 157 584
198 332 2,4.17 139 158 193 2,259 4 l1 ,42 16 530 25 882 1 194 1 58 150 595
Increase Percent ............................................ .... 6.33 6.16 3.60 *13.29 8.29 7.53 21.95 11.97 56.25 13.40 11.11 *2.o6 27.59 4.67 "1.85
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 210,412,090 191,423,298
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.238 7.51 -
1938 .214 7.38 __ -__ -_ -_ -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 1938 ---
Number of accidents ...... 378 381
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 139 444 2 1 137 443 1 11 1 9 2 3 136 29
______________________ 1938 136 454 2 5 134 449 15 51 _13 3
SRate not computed because of small number involved.
SDecrease.


Statement No. M-400

NOVEMBER 1939








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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


NOVEMBER, 1939


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1939



Number of 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 Tt T e employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Klled Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1939 1,384O 20 515 2 9 18 506 15 143 114 113 1 30 3 318 -- 45
1938 1.10... 40 401 2 2 38 399 22 131 22 107 24 9 216 7 52
Derailments ...........................................1939 2,914 100 622 3 17 9 6o 60 185 s 47 7 140 1 280 73
1938 3,013 111 4 .1443 10 37 1011 W 40b 11 138 37 1214. 3 195 20 73
Looomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 1939 7 14 15 4 15 14 15 4 12 3 -
1938 1 4 10 2 5 12 5 12 5 11 4 1 1 -
Other locomotive aooidents ............................ 1939 463 2 2 1 1 1
1938 452 3 3 3 3 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1939 725 72 101 14 1 68 100 42 1 4 16 93 26 0 1 15 : 60 o
1938 627 93 119 3 93 116 29 5 19 1 10 23 97 8
Total ............................................1939 5,1493 196 1,255 9 27 187 1,228 86 386 69 282 17 1041. 13 671 88 171
1938 5,210 261 1976 1 4 1.7 214.7 929 81 306 75 257 61 1 4.9 52 14314 1114 189
#At highway grade crossings, ,
classified above........................ 1939 162 91 121 2 2 89 119 7 8 7 7 1 6 2 75
1938 158 105 154 105 154 10 16 9 13 1 3 ___ -_ 45 95 93


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling ears 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 crossings# ........................... 1939
1938
Struck or run over, not at public crossings......................1939
1938
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1939
1938
Total ...................................................... 1939
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222
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TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1939 3,827 14,354 2,110 1,835 1,717 12,519 348 6,191 231 5,513 117 678 24 2,234 8 62 1,337 4,032
1938 3,892 14,028 2,090 1,996 1,802 12,032 327 5,714 239 5,091 88 623 66 2,093 6 57 1,403 4,168
1939 1938
Looomotlve-miles ........... 1,079,192,347 1,019,071,777
Motor traln-miles ........ 52,723,833 54,658,775
Total units ............ 1,131,916,180 1,073,730,552
Casualties perillonunits .............................. 1939 3.38 12.68 1.86 1.62 2 11.06 0.307 5.17 0.2014 4.87 0.1031 0.599 ( 1.97 () 0.0548 1.18 3.56
1938 3.62 13.o6 1.95 1.86 n1 9 11.21 .305 5.32 .223 14.7. .0820 .580 1.95 (0) .0531 1.31 3.88

TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL)ACCIDENTS ...............1939 190 11, 96 55 332 135 10,764 114 9,227 1 1146 113 9,081 2 683 19 8514
193 192 10,687 63 312 129 10,375 113 8,917 2 128 13 8,789 3 13 852
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1939 4,017 25,450 2,165 2,167 1,852 23,283 462 15,418 232 5,659 230 9,759 24 2,2314 10 745 1,356 4,886
1938 14,0814 24,715 2,153 2,308 1,931 22,407 440 114,631 241 5,219 199 9,1412 66 2,093 9 663 1,1416 5,020
Increase Percent ............................................... 1.64 2.97 0.56 .311 94.09 3.91 5.00 5.38 3-73 8.43 15.58 3.69 '63.64 6.74 11.11 12.37 04.214 *2.67
1939 1938
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,207,225,079 2,061,895,533
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1939 0.209 6.99 -
1938 .213 7.10 -... .- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1939 1938
Number of accidents ...... 13,009 3,050
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1939 1,236 3,464 33 61 1,203 3,403 17 53 11 144 6 9 142 2 1,186 3,306
1938 1,295 3.535 35 44 1,26o 3,491 18 54 11 143 7 11 46 1,242 3.391


Rate not computed because of small number involved.
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