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Subject to revision 3 1262 08850 7388 BUREAU OF STATISTICS

U.S. DEPOITORY I


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


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontreepassers
accidents employees _____ __
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1940 116 21 1 20 17 16 1 -
1939 96 1 18 1 1 17 1 12 1 12 1 -
Derailments ...........................................1940o 257 32 87 1 32 86 4 114 3 10 1 4 25 67 5
1939 232 10 23 4 10 19 9 13 9 13 4 2
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1940 -
1939 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 43 -
1939 52 .. ..- -
Miscellaneous .........................................194o0 74 10 9 10 9 1 1 1 9
1939 56 12 8 2 10 8 14 2 2 10
Total ............................................1940 490 42 117 2 42 115 5 31 3 26 2 5 25 70 12 14
1939 1436 23 49 2 5 21 44 10 29 10 27 2 5 11 10
fAt highway grade crossings,
classified above .........................194o 22 10 12 10 12 1 1 9 12
1939 14 12 10 2 10 10 2 1 2 1 -
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS /
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1940 27 27 27 27 -
1939 20 20 20 19 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1940 1 12 1 12 1 12 11 1 1 -
1939 1 9 1 9 1 9 1 7 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1940 51 51 51 47 4 -
1939 1 37 1 37 1 37 1 37 .
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1940 1 48 1 '48 1 4a 1 4 -
1939 2 49 2 49 2 49 2 49 -
Operating switches .............................................. 194O 20 20 20 18 2 -
1939 14 14 14 14 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1940 2 15 1 2 14 2 14 2 13 1 -
1939 1 10 1 10 1 10 1 10 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives.. ...........................1940 16 2Z2 14 14 2 207 2 133 2 123 10 71 -
1939 23 27 20 66 3 181 3 10 3 98 3 69 -
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1940 107 272 1 5 106 267 2 2 106 265
1939 107 289 1 106 2l3 3 3 o6 280
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1940 96 55 71 27 25 28 9 11 6 6 5 1 2 15 15
1939 121 42 91 29 30 13 10 4 2 4 2 1 20 8
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1940 50 327 41 48 9 279 9 200 7 17 2 30 45 4 30
1939 76 323 66 56 10 267 8 176 7 1 144 11 32 156 1 3 1 3
Total ......................................................1940 273 1,079 127 126 146 953 24 18 15 465 9 ?3 116 1 6 121 31
_1939 332 1,040 178 157 154 883 26 23 21 383 5 -5125 1 14 127 331
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 315 1,196 127 128 188I 1,068 29 549 18 491 11 58 25 186 1 6 133 327
1939 355 1,089 180 162 175 927 36 452 31 410 5 42 130 1 4 138 341
194o 1939
Looomotlve-miles ......... 97,455,278 91,077,0o14
Motor train-miles ........ 14,692,594 4,613,94o
Total units ............... 102,147,872 95,690,954
Casualties per million units. .............................. 1940 3.08 11.71 1.24 1.25 1.4 10.46 0.284 5:37 0.176 4.81 0.108 0.568 0.245 1.82 () 0.0o87 1.30 3.20
1939 3.7111.38 1.88 1.691.83 9.69 .376 4.72 .324 4.28 .052 .139 1.36 (0) .0o418 1.44 .6
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 114 869 3 27 11 842 9 715 10 9 705 63 2 64
1939 16 847 7-26 9 821 7 678 10 7 66 60 2 83
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1940 329 2,065 130 155 199 1,910 38 1,264 18 501 20 763 25 186 1 69 135 91
1939 371 1,936 187 188 184 1,748 43 1,130 31 '20 12 710 130 1 64 l4o 24
Increase Percent .............................................. *11.32 6.66 30.4S *17.55 8.15 9.27 *11.63 11.86 41.94 19.29 66.67 7.46 43.08 7.81 *3.57 *7.78
1940 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 201,677,812 186,676,898
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1940 0.188IS 6.27 -
1939 .230 6.05 -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
S i4o 1939
Number of accidents ...... 268 249
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1940 117 284 1 5 116 279 1 2 1 2 277
1939 119 299 l36 116 293 2 4 2 3 1 4 114 285
Rate not computed because of small number involved.
SDecrease.


Statement No. M-400

APRIL 1940







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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


APRIL 1940


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1940



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aooident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontreepassers
accidents a Tae employees _________
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions. ............................................. 19 5 14 329 2 1 32 13 1145 8 1 41 1 1 3 16
1939 38 10 99 1 5 9 914 9 45 8 1 1 4 33 -6
Derailments. ...........................................1940 1,32 147 19 5 334 18 8 61 7 1 1 416 25 13 29
1939...0. .3. 121 1 5 33 11 21 52 2 1 48 14 12 20
Locomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1940 6 7 4 7 4 7 4 7 4 -.
1939 1 4 4 4 4 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 231 2 2 1 1 1
1939 194 2 2 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ..........................................1940 3o61 46 43 3 146 12 401 1 14 -- 4 -1 1 -_ 455
1939 2141 27 32 3 1 214 311 16 71 9 3 N 222
Total ............................................1940 2, 439 114 572 1 10 13 562 29 is4 25 134 4 50 26 293 58 85
1939 1,918 71 258 5 11 6 247 30 li 29 101 1 17 81 36 48
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1940 98 55 65 2 55 63 1 7 1 6 1 3 5 5
1939 52 37 31 2 1 35 30 2 2 2 1 14 -- 33 24
TRAIN-SERVIOCE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1940 1 100 1 100 1 100 99 1 1 --
1939 3 93 3 93 3 93 3 88 5 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1940 3 45 3 45 3 45 1 40 2 5 -
1939 2 42 2 42 2 42 2 37 5 -
Operating looomotlves ...........................................1940 1 316 1 316 1 316 1 293 23 -
1939 3 242 3 242 3 242 3 239 3 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 19O40 7 214 7 214 7 214 7 212 2 -
1939 2 211 2 211 2 211 2 210 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1940 128 128 128 119 9 -
1939 69 69 69 66 3 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1940 7 49 3 7 46 7 46 7 44 2 -
1939 5 48 2 2 3 46 3 45 3 45 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ...........................194o 50 1,026 40 139 10 887 9 598 9 574 24 262 1 27
1939 79 947 68 190 11 757 9 451 8 32 1 19 1 278 1 28
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1940 1,99 1,62 14 18 855 1,634 15 13 2 55 1,619
1939 371,37 11 31 26 1,316 5 15 1 12 4 3 2 421 1,298
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1940 379 225 272 98 107 127 49 61 20 27 29 34 3 4 55 62
1939 382 211 291 115 91 96 41 44 17 22 24 22 1 1 49 51
Miscellaneous ...................................................194o 193 1,614 143 130 50 1,484 146 1,067 35 919 11 148 1 259 3 141
1939 227 1,417 188 414 39 1,253 33 870 1 2k 732 1 9 138 1 2L40 1 1 14 5 129
Total ......................................................1940 1,240 5,369 469 388 771 4,981 123 2,590 80 2,340 43 250 1 521 3 21 644 1,849
1939 1,1l40 4,627 560 502 580 4,125 101 2,082 63 1,883 38 199 1 519 2 17 476 1
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 1,354 5,941 470 398 884 5,543 152 2,774 105 2,474 47 300 27 814 3 21 702 1,934
14199 1939 1,211 4,885 5 5 513 646 4,372 131 2,200 92 1,9814 39 216 1 600 2 17 512 1,555
1944 1939
Looomotive-miles ......... 406,p39,368 374,22966
Motor train-miles ........ 18,463,336 18,08,035
Total units ............ 424,502,704 393,537,704
Casualties per million unites .............................. 1940 3.19 14.00 1.11 0.938 2.08 13.06 0.358 6.53 0.247 5.83 0.1107 0.707 0.0636 1.92 ( ) 0.0495 1.65 4.56
1939 3.08 12.41 1.44 1.304 1.6 11.31 .333 5.59 .234 5.04 .0991 .549 (0) 1.52 .432 1.30 3.95
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 3 3,868 17 91 36 3,777 27 3,158 1 38 26 3,120 293 9 326
1939 6 3,651 21 120 39 3,531 34 2,952 1 57 33 2,895 -1 257 4 322
283 39 3:3 4 357 322
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 194O 1,407 9,809 487 489 920 9,320 179 5,932 106 2,512 73 3.,420 27 814 3 314 711 2,260
1939 1,271 8,53 6 586 633 85 903 165 5152 93 20o41 72 3,111 1 6oo00 3 274 516 1877
Increase Percent ............................................ ..... 10.70 14.91 *16.89 *22.75 34.31 17.93 8.48 15..14 13.98 23.08 1.39 9.93 (0) 35.67 14.60 37.79 20.40
1940 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 807,470,218 752,343,111
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1940 0.222 735 -
1939 .219 6.85 ..- -. ..-.- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS 13,21 68
1940O 1939
Number of accidents ......1,468 1,171
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ .1940 654 1,717 14 0o 640 1,697 1 22 1 19 3 3 1,672
1939 474 1,378 13 3214 l 1,346 7 17 3 13 14 14 5 4


U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1940--O245441


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