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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS



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


Statement No. M-400

MAY 1940


dNumber of al persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Tot persons treepassers nontrespassers Total Traien Other on trains on trains nontrespassere
aooidents Total Tranen employees ______
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1940 135 4 233 1 3 233 2 10 2 10 223 1 -
1939 95 1 10 1 o 1 6 1 6 -
Derailments ........................................... 1940 239 4 5 40 5 3 3 1 4 1
1939 227 11 50 1 11 49 7 13 7 13 33 4 3
Looomotlve-boiler aooidents ........................... 1940 -
1939 -. ... .. .
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 40 .
1939 34 -
Miscellaneous .........................................1940 53 12 6 12 6 1 2 1 2 11 4
1939 54 14 18 14 18 3 6 3 441 2 1 11 10 1
Total ............................................ 1940 467 20 244 1 19 244 3 15 2 13 1 2 224 16
1939 410 26 78 1 26 77 11 25 11 23 2 1 48 14
*At highway grade crossings,
classifiedA above ......................... 1940 14 4 4 14 4 l 14 4
1939 19 17 38 1 17 37 3 3 3 3 31 14 3
TRAIN-SERVIOCE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or loooaotlves ......................1940 3 13 3 13 3 13 3 13 --
1939 2 27 2 27 2 27 2 26 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air home .................................1940 1 9 1 9 1 9 1 9 .- -
1939 16 16 16 15 1 -
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1940 48 48 48 46 2 -
1939 58 58 58 5- -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1940 34 34 34 34 -
1939 37 37 37 37 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1940 5 5 5 4 1 -
1939 9 9 9 9 -
Coming in oontaot with fixed structures ......................... 1940 1 21 4 1 17 1 17 1 1 -
1939 1 14 1 6 8 6 6 1 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 194o 23 273 19 53 4 220 4 143 4 138 5 73 4
1939 20 266 16 83 4 183 3 109 3 108 1 1 65 9
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1940 101 237 3 2 98 235 3 3 98 232
1939 87 206 2 7 85 199 3 2 1 2 85 194
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1940 121 57 105 35 16 22 4 6 1 4 3 2 12 16
1939 141 63 127 49 14 14 7 4 3 2 2 7 10
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1940 66 342 53 65 13 277 11 191 8 157 3 34 50 2 2 34
1939 62 305 57 49 5 256 2 177 1 151 1 26 2 50 2 1 27
Total ...................................................... 194o 316 1,039 180 159 136 880 24 469 18 425 6 44 123 2 112 286
1939 313 1,001 203 194 110 807 14 446 9 44 5 32 3 118 2 93 241
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICo ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 336 1,283 181 159 155 1,124 27 484 20 438 97 4 ; 3 2 128 291
1939 339 1,079 203 195 136 884 25 471 20 37 5 34 4 -66 2 107 245
i 194o 1939
Looomotive-miles ......... 101.055,769 93,714,068
Motor train-miles ........ 4,833,319 4,946,405
Total units ............ 105,889,088 98,660,473
Casualties per million units .............................. 1940 3.17 : 12.12 1.71 1.50 1.46 10o.61 0.255 457 0.189 4.14 0.0661 0.3,4 3428 1.21 2.5
1939 3'4 10.94 2.06 1.98 1.38 8.96 .253 4.77 .203 4.43 .0507 .345 () 1.68 -08 2.
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 11 929 5 17 6 912 6 772 6 6 766 59 81
1939 18 1,031 2 30 16 1,oo001 12 871 8 12 863 66 4 64
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDIENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1940 347 2,212 186 176 161 2,036 33 1,256 20 44 13 812 3- 61 128 372
1939 357 2,110 205 225 152 1,885 37 1,342 20 445 17 897 4 66 68 111 309
Increase Peroent ............................................ *2.80 S 4.83 -9.27 *21.78 5.92 8.01 *10.81 *6.41 (0 *23.53 *9.48 109.04 *10.29 15.32 20.39
1940 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 210,1n3,892 198,066,531
Oamsualties per million man-hours ......................... 1940 0.157 5.98 -
1939-- .187 6.78 -
HIGHWAY aRADE-CHOSSIXG ACCIDENTS
1940 1939
Number of accidents ...... 237 212
Total casualties at highway grade crosings ........ 1940 1 241 3 2 112 239 3 112 236
193 244 2 8 102 23 6 3 5 1 33 99 197
I not o:m. pute becau. of s all number involved.





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SUMMARY OF' ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1940



Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train a peron trespassers nontreepassera Total Trainman Other on trains on trains nontrespassere
accidents Total Traeployeees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ..........................................1940 708 18 562 1 2 17 560 15 124 13 0 2 1 4167 1 1620
1939 533 11 109 1 5 10 104 10 51 9 97 1 4 37 16
Derailments ...........................................1940 o 1,562 51 199 1 5 50 194 8 64 7 48 1 16 25 100 -- 1 3
1939 1,271 171 1 165 28 65 28 61 4 77 23
Looomotive-boller accidents ........................... 1940 6 7 4 7 4 7 4 7 4 -
1939 1 4 4 4 4 -
Other looomotive aooidents ............................ 1940 271 2 2 1 1 1
1939 228 2 2 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous .........................................1940 359 Z58 49 3 58 46 2 6 4 2 2 1 56 39
1939 295 41 50 3 1 38 49 3 22 3 11 11 1 14 34 13
Total ............................................1940 2,906 134 816 2 10 132 806 32 199 27 147 5 52 26 517 74 90
1939 2,328 97 336 5 12 92 324 41 143 40 124 1 19 1 129 50 52
fAt highway grade orosings, ---- ---- ---- -----
olassifled above ......................... 1940 112 69 69 2 69 67 1 7 1 6 1 3 68 57
1939 71 54 69 2 2 52 67 5 5 5 4 1 35 -47 27
TRAIN-SERVIOCE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotives ....................... 1940 4 113 4 113 4 113 3 112 1 1 --
1939 5 120 5 120 5 120 5 114 6 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1940 4 54 4 54 4 54 2 49 2 ..
1939 2 58 2 58 2 58 2 52 b
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1940 1 364 1 364 1 364 1 339 25 -
1939 3 300 3 300 3 300 3 297 3 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1940 7 248 7 248 7 248 7 246 2 -
1939 2 248 2 248 2 248 2 247 1 -
Operating switohes .............................................. 1940 133 133 133 123 10 -
1939 78 78 78 75 3 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ...........................1940 8 70 7 8 63 8 63 8 61 2 -
1939 6 62 3 8 3 54 3 51 3 51 1 2
Getting on or off oars or looootives.. ........................... 194 73 1,2" 5 192 14 1,1079 13 741 1560 712 29 5 1 31
1939 99 1,213 8a 273 15 946) 12 56o 1i 540 1 20 2 R33 1 37
Aooidents at highway grade orossinges# ...........................1940 700 1,889 17 20 683 1,869 18 16 2 683 19,851
1939 524 1,553 13 38 511 1,515 5 18 1 14 4 4 3 2 506 1,492
Struck or run over, not at public crossing s......................1940 500 282 377 133 123 149 53 67 2 1 31 32 36 3 4 67 78
1939 523 274 418 164 105 110 48 48 20 24 28 24 1 1 56 61
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1940o 259 1,956 16 195 1,761 57 ,258 43 1,076 14 182 1 309 19 17
1939 289 1,722 213 1,509 35 107 25 883 10 164 2 290 1 165
Total .................................................... 19401,56 6,08 9 0 ,861 147 3,059 198 2,4765 49 29 1 644 3 23 76 2135
1939 1,453 5,628 763 932 115 2,528 72 2,297 43 231 4 637 2 19 5 9 1,748
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERV3ICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 1,690 7,224 651 557 1,039 6,667 179 3,258 125 2,912 54 346 27 1,161 3 23 830 2,225
1939 1.550 5.964 768 708 782 5.256 156 2,671 112 2,421 44 250 5 766 2 19 619 1,800
1940 1939
Looomotive-miles ......... 507,095,137 468.643,737
Motor train-ailes ........ 23,296,655 23,554,440
Total units ............ ... 530,391,792 492,198,177
Casualties per million units .............................. 1940 3.19 13.62 1.23 1.05 1.96 12.57 0.337 6.14 0.236 5.49 0.1018 0.652 () 2.19 ( 0.0434 1.56 4.20
_1939 3.15 12.12 1.56 1.44 1.59 10.68 .317 5.43 .228 4.92 .0894 .508 () 1.56 ) .0386 1.26 3.66
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 64 497 22 10 4,689 33 3,930 1 44 2 3,86 352 9 40
______________________________________ 1939 78 4,682 23 150 55 4,532 4 823 1 65 '45 3,758-___ 1 323 8 386
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1 94 1 ,754 12,021 673 665 1,081 11,356 212 7,188 126 2,956 86 4,232 27 1,161 3 375 839 2,632
1939 1:628 10,646 791 858 837 9,788 202 6,494 113 2,486 89 4:008 5 766 3 342 627 2,186
Increase Percent ............................................ 7.74 12.92 *14.92 422.49 29.15 16.02 4.95 10.69 11i.5 18.91 *,3.7 559 44o.o0 51.57 9.65 33.81 20.40
1940 o 1939-
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,017,584,110 950,409,642
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 194o 0.208 7.06 -
1939 .213 6.83 -
ZHIGHWAY RADZ-CROSSING AC CID TS
1940o 1939
Number of aooidents ...... 1,705 1,383
Total casualties at highway grade orossings ........ 1940 769 1,958 17 22 752 1,936 1 25 1 22 3 3 751 1,908
1939 578 1.622 15 40 563 1:582 10 23 6 18 4 5 38 2 553 1,519
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1940--O245441
(i) Not ooaputed because of small number Involved.
* Decrease.


MAY 1940




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