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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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Subject to revision 3 1262 08850 7354 BUREAU OF STATISTICS
U.S. DEPOITORY _____


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1940



Number of Total eon Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Tt Tn 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 ............................................ 1940 198 10 229 10 229 9 62 7 36 2 26 1 161 6
1939 109 17 16 9 7 2 6 1
Derailments ..........................".................. 1940o 402 3 49 3 3 46 22 15 7 14 3 10
1939 274 7 29 7 29 3 13 3 11 2 14 4 2
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1940 4 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 -
1939 1 4 4 4 4 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 194o 67 .
1939 46 1 -
Miscellaneous .........................................1940 93 14 1 1 14 12 2 2 1 14 9
1939 70 a8 b 1 7 6 3 3 7 3
Total ............................................1940 764 30 293 4 30 289 12 88 10 55 2 33 1 176 17 25
1939 500 15 57 1 1 14 56 3 30 3 26 20 1 11
fAt highway grade crossings, -----
classified above ......................... 1940 24 17 18 1 17 17 2 2 1 17 14
1939 13 11 5 11 5 1 1 11 4
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1940 1 33 1 3 1 33 32 1 1 -
1939 1 24 1 24 1 24 1 23 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 194o 12 12 12 10 2 -
1939 16 16 16 15 1 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1940 1 114 1 114 1 114 1 108 6 -
1939 1 75 1 75 1 75 1 74 1 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1940 2 65 2 65 2 65 2 64 1 -
1939 59 59 59 59 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1940 47 47 47 46 1 -
1939 24 2 24 23 I -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1940 3 11 1 11 3 11 -
1939 2 7 1 1 7 1 7 1 7 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1940 9 283 5 27 4 256 4 181 4 174 7 66 9
1939 15 230 13 40 2 g190 1 l110 1 lo4 6 1 72 8
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1940 180 565 7 4 173 561 6 5 1 173 555
1939 126 18 7 7 119 411 2 4 1 4 1 1 2 117 44
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1940 92 69 62 27 30 42 21 23 11 13 10 10 2 9 17
1939 68 53 51 27 17 26 9 10 2 5 7 5 8 16
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1940 44 519 22 24 22 495 20 371 4 329 6 42 1 82 6 1 36
1939 -40 390 36 31 4 359 4 249 3 210 l 39 73 3 34
Total ...................................................... 1940 332 1,718 96 82 236 1,636 52 863 35 792 17 71 1 148 8 183 617
1939 253 1,296 108 105 145 1,191 19 578 10 524 9 54 1 146 5 125 462
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 362 2,011 96 86 266 1,925 64 951 45 847 19 Io4 2 324 -a8 200 642
1939 268 1,353 109 106 159 1,247 22 608 13 550 9 58 1 166 5 136 468
1940o 1939
Locomotive-miles ......... 08,678,479 96,830,630
Motor train-miles ........ ,611,18 ,74,308
Total units ............ .... 113,289,663 lOl,6o4,938
Casualties per million units .............................. 1940 3.20 17.75 0.847 0.759 2.35 16.99 0.565 8.39 0.397 7.48 0.167 0.918 (0) 2.86 .0o6 1.77 .:67
1939 2.64 13.32 1.073 1.043 1.56 12.7 .217 5.98 .128 5.41 .088 .571 (0) 1.63 .0042 1.34 61
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 10 1,111 3 12 7 1,099 6 930 1 13 5 917 82 1 87
1939 151,009 5 34 10 975 9 806 13 9 793 1 84 85
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1940 372 3,122 99 98 273 3,024 70 1,881 46 860 24 1,021 2 324 90 201 729
1939 283 2,362 114 140 169 2,222 31 1,414 13 563 18 851 1 166 1 89 136 553
Increase Percent ................................................ 31.45 32.18 *13.16 *30.00 61-.54 36.09 125.81 33.03 253.85 52.75 33-33 19.98 (T) 95.18 1.12 47.79 31.83
194o0 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 209,878,057 189,526,222
Casualties per million man-hours .........................194o 0.334 8.96 -
1939 -.164 7.46 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS __________________ ___
1940 1939 I
Number of accidents ...... 484 364
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........194o0 197 583 7 5 190 578 8 7 1 1 190 569
---________________________ 1939 137 423 7 7 130 416 2 5 1 -l 5 1 128 408


U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1940-0-156965


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


Statement No. M-400


JANUARY 1940







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