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F UNIV. OF.FL LI.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
II I I 111111111111111111II I I II INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M.400

Subject to revision 3 1262 08850 7362 BUREAU OF STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1940
U.I. DEPOMTOMY F____

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



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Tt Ta e 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 ............................................194( 142 1 61 1 61 1 20 1 17 3 29 12
193! 99 9 37 1 1 8 36 S 14 7 14 1 13 9
Derailments ........................................... 194 337 4 47 6 2 4 2 3 1 1 2 1
193 264 7 45 7 45 6 13 6 12 1 25 1 7
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1940 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 .
193c ..- -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 59 1 1 1 1 -
1939 47 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1940 68 13 9 13 9 2 2 13 7
1939 72 5 11 5 10 8 I I 7 -- 5 2
Total ............................................ 1940 607 20 79 1 20 78 5 28 5 24 14 30 15 20
1939 482 21 94 1 2 20 92 14 35 13 27 1 8 39 6 18
*#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 19 4 21 14 11 1 14 10 2 2 14 8
1939 11 6 6 1 6 5 6 5
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or loomotives ...................... 19 4 17 17 17 17 -
1939 1 19 1 19 1 19 1 18 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 191 40 12 12 12 10 2 -
1939 8 8 8 8 -- -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1940 79 79 79 70 9 -
1939 70 70 70 68 2 -
Operating hand brakes ...........................................1940 1 52 1 2 1 2 1 52 -- -
1939 47 46 1- -
Operating switches .............................................. 1940 42 42 42 37 5 -
1939 15 15 15 1 15 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1940 2 11 2 11 2 11 2 11 -
1939 1 18 1 1 17 17 17 -
Getting on or off oars or looomotives. ........................... 1940 11 241 8 23 3 218 2 154 2 151 3 58 1 6
1939 22 220 19 36 3 184 3 114 3 111 3 68 2
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1940 140 443 4 2 136 ;'i1 2 1 1 136 439
1939 113 373 1 3 112 370 2 5 3 2 2 110 365
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1940 74 50 51 24 23 26 11 15 4 2 7 13 1 11 11
1939 90 58 63 26 27 32 14 16 8 7 6 9 13 16
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1940 54 38 41 26 13 352 11 254 8 220 3 34 56 4 2 38
1939 43 349 31 30 12 319 10 24l 5 203 5 38 44 5 2 29
Total ....................................................... 1940 282 1,325 104 75 178 1,250 27 638 17 571 10 67 114 1 4 150 4914
1939 270 1,177 115 96 155 1,081 30 552 17 495 13 57 112 5 125 412
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 302 1,404 104 76 198 1,328 32 666 22 595 10 71 144 1 4 165 514
1939 291 1,271 116 98 175 1,173 44 587 30 522 14 65 151 5 131 430
1940 1939
Locomotive-miles ......... 98,161,399 88,756,702
Motor train-miles ........ 4,427,781 4,293,955
Total units ............ 102,589,180 93,050o,57
Casualties per million units .............................. 1940 2.94 13.69 1.01 0.741 1.93 12.94 0.311 6.49 0.214 5.80 D.0974 0.692 1.40 0.0389 1.61 5.01
1939 3.13 13.66 1.25 1.053 1.88 12.61 .473 6.31 .322 5.61 .1505 .699 1.62 .0537 1.41 4.62
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 13 906 6 25 7 881 6 724 8 6 716 72 1 8
1939 7 855 1 29 6 826 6 697 1 19 5 78 55 N
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1940 315 2,310 110 101 205 2,209 38 1,390 22 603 16 787 144 1 76 166 59-
1939 298 2,126 117 127 181 1,999 50 1,284 31 541 19 7 43 151 60 131 50
Increase Percent ............................................ 5.70 8.65 *5-98 20.47 13.26 10.51 24.0O0 8.26 29.03 11.6 '15.79 5.92 *4.64 26.67 26.72 18.85
19140 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 192,688,824 175,239,933
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1940 0.197 7.21 -
1939 .285 7.33- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1940 1939
Number of accidents ...... 366 296
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1940 154 454 4 3 150 451 4 3 1 150 447
1939 119 379 1 4 118 375 2 5 3 2 2 -116 370
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


FEBRUARY 1940


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1940


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassere Total Trainen 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 ............................................ 19140 340 11 290 11 290 10 82 8 53 2 29 1 190 18
1939 208 9 54 1 2 8 52 8 23 7 21 1 2 19 10
Derailments ........................................... 1940 739 1 56 4 1 7 52 2 26 2 18 8 15 5 11
1939 538 74 14 74 9 26 9 23 3 39 5 9
Looomotive-boiler aooidents.. ........................... 1940 5 5 5 5 -.
1939 1 -
Other loomotive aooidents ............................ 1940 126 1 -
1939 93 2 2 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1940 161 27 22 1 27 21 4 4 1 27 16
1939 142 13 17 1 1 12 16 11 4 7 12 5
Total ............................................ 1940 1,371 50 372 5 50 367 17 116 15 79 2 37 1 206 7 32
#A iha rd rsig,1939 982 36 151 2 3 314 148 17 65 1 61 531 1 121 59 -- 17 2
*At highway grade crossings,
classified above.......................... 1940 45 31 29 2 31 27 4 4 1 31 22
1939 214 17 11 1 17 10 1 1 ..- 17 9
TRAIN..SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ......................1940o0 1 0 1 50 1 50 49 1 1 -- -
1939 2 43 2 4 2 Z3 2 141 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1940 24 24 24 20 4 -
1939 24 24 24 23 1 -
Operating locomotives............................................. 1940 1 193 1 193 1 191 3a 15 -
1939 1 145 1 145 1 14513 3
Operating band brakes, ........................................... 1940 3 117 3 117 3 117 3 116 1 -
1939 106 106 10 105 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1940 89 89 89 83 6 -
1939 39 39 39 37 2 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 19'40 5 22 5 22 5 22 5 22 ..- -
1939 3 25 2 1 1 24 1 24 1 24 -
Getting on or off oars or looomotiv.es ...........................19o0 20 5 24 13 50 7 474 6 335 6 3251 124 1 15
1939 37 450 32 76 5 3714 14 224 4 215 9 1 140o 10
Accidents at highway grade oroseings# ........................... 1940 320 1,008 11 6 309 1,002 8 6 2 309 994
1939 239 791 A 10 231 781 14 9 1 7 3 2 1 2 227 769
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1940 166 119 113 51 53 68 32 38 15 15 17 23 1 2 20 28
1939 158 111 14 53 4 5 23. 2 10 12 13 11 21 32
Miscellaneous .....................................................1940 98 897 63 50 3 847 31 625 22 9 9 76 1 138 10 3 74
1939 83 739 67 61 1 678 14 490 8 413 6 77 117 8 2 63
Total ...................................................... 1940 614 3,043 200 157 414 2,886 79 1,501 52 1,363 27 138 1 262 1 12 333 1,111
1939 523 2,473 223 201 300 2,272 __49 1,130 27 1,019 22 ill 1 258 10 250 874
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENT8 ........................ 1940 664 3,415 200 162 464 3,253 96 1,617 67 1,442 29 175 2 468 1 12 365 1,156
1939 559 2,624 225 204 334 2,420 66 1,195 43 1,072 23 123 1 317 10 267 898
19 40 1939
Looomotive-ailes ......... 206,839,878 185,587,332
Motor train-miles ........ 9,038,965 9,068,263
Total units .............. 215,878,843 194,655,595.
Casualties per million units ............................. 1940 3.08 15.82 0.926 o050 2.l 1507 0.444 7. 0.310 6.68 0.134 0 1 2.17 0055 1.69 35
1939 2.87 13.48 9 .156 o O8 1.72 l.243 .339 6.14 .221 5.51 118 .632 1.63 0 .O51 1 73 Z
1.71336.21 5.51 .11 3 __61
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................1940 23 2,017 9 37 114 1,980 12 1,654 1 20 11 1 634 154 2 172
1939 22 19861 Z 6 63 16 1,801 _15 1,503 1 32 114 11471 1 139 159
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1940 687 5,432 209 199 478 5,233 108 3,271 68 1,462 40 1,809 2 468 1 166 367 1,328
1939 581 4,488 231 267 350 4,221 81 2,698 44 1,104 37 1,594 1 317 1 149 267 1,057
Increase Percent ................................................ 18.24 21.03 .9.52 *25.47 36.-57 23.98 33.33 21.24 54.55 32.43 8.11 13.49 (0) 47.63 11.41 37-.45 25-64
1940 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 402,566,881 364,766,155
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1940 0.268 8.13 -
1939 .222 7.40o -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1940 1939 ~
Number of accidents ...... 850 660
#Total casualties at highway grads crossings ........ 194 351 1,037 11 8 340 1,029 12 10 2 1 340 1,016
1939 256 802 8 11 248 791 14 10 1 8 3 2 1 2 244 778
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1940-0-156965
0 Rate not competed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.




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