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


Statement No. M-400
JULY 1940


Number of Total peron Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Li d o c i e tt a nOthe r. on tra in @ on tra in s nontre spa sneer @
Klnd of aodmnt ta Totn pron tre.spassers nontrespassers Total Traien mploy.. on tain on tln nrP
accidents _I__I__a___ ____
aoo Kt lled Injured Kille d Injured Killed Injud Killed Injured Klled Inu Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN O CIDENTB
Collisions .......................................... 19o 162 48 35 4 35 6 22 6 19 3 4o 8 2
1939 98 17 17 10 7 3 3 z
Derlilments ........................................... 194095 27 3 5 21 4 2 20 2 19 1 7 3 4
1939 262 7 206 5 7 201 7 27 7 18 9 1,.. 20
Looonotlve-boller accidents ...........................1940 _1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ... ...
1939 1 3 -- 1-1 3 -1 31 -1 3 -1
Other looomotive aoladentse ............................194 39 1 1 1 1 .
1939 37 .. .- -
Miscoellaneou. ......................................... 191W 2 319 31 3 3 22 8 6
1939 17 2 9 2 9 2 2 2 7
Total .......................................... 1940 56 6 95 3 62 92 9 47 4 4 140 30 13 1
1939 '45 9 235 5 9 230 42 281 14 17 -- 2 3
#At highwaye r od cO singO e s7 Q),2 3
elassifiera.ove ........................1940 16 11 13 -" 3 11 10 1 2 -2 -_ -11 g
19391 131 3 9 3 9 1 1 1 1 -- 2 a
TRAIM-MfVIOK ACCIMXT5
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotivee ...................... 1940 1 32 1 32 1 32 1 30 2 -.
1939 1 21 2 21 1 21 1 21 ..- -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1940 1 12 1 12 1 12 11 1 1 -
1939 12 -. 12 12 11 1 -
Operating locootives ..........................................19 40 1 714 1 714 1 714 1 72 2 .. .
1939 71 71 71 70 1 -
Operatng hand brkeas .......................................... 6 60 6 6 60 -
1939 46 146 146 146 -
Operating switches ..............................................19140 18 .18 18 16 2 -
1939 7 7 7 7 .- -
Ooming in contact with fixed structuree ......................... 1940 17 3 7 1 10 1 10 1 10 .. 1 -
1939 6 23 5 7 1 16 1 15 1 114 1 1
Getting on or offf rsor lcomotives............................1940 19 28 16 976 3 208 3 116 3 113 3 79 13
1939 25 333 214 95 1 238 1 106 1 101 5 123 9
Acoldentse at highway grade crosseelngs ...........................1940 13 185 1 2 112 183 2 1 1 112 181209
1939 91 213 1 2 90 21 1 2 1 1 1 89 209
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................... 19 i l 01 1 6 17 3 1 9 1 1 6 11 4 1 1 2 i 7
1939 11 9 9 1 1 17 38 4 20 2 9 2 -1 1 12 17
Miscellaneous.................................................1940 go 440 71 1 3 16 11 15 5149 2 104 6 1 41
1939 84 415 80 132 2 it 1 179 1 46 76 1 10 1 31
Total...................................................... 140 1, 213 23 19 1 6 10 3 5 1 0 6 2 193, 6 132 26o
..193936812.40......236.4 1,0oo4 10 5 6 41 68 199 2 11 102 267
1,6-216- 275


TOTAL-i-SAIM AND AD AZIt-SEVICE ACCIDIXTS ....................... 1940
1 IWO0


241L


929
123


1. 34 17


/ ~~~~~~~*-7J j11 *1 .' -D-- __ __^ ___ ____ ____ ___ ------ ------ ----- ---- -----
1940 1939
Looomotiv.-miles......... 1. ,7503,998 ,56.2,75
Motor train-miles ........ 82,701,9152
Total units ............ 108,626,699 102,77,293
Casualties... .. per illon ts ..............................1940 4.25 12.0o4 2.14 1.84 2.11 10.20 0. 317 .65 0.276 .o2 01105 0.635 387 0552 133 23
ei1939. 14-.9 2.4$ 2.35 1.20 12.04 166 5.55 .127 175 .0390 .800 3 7.1073 1.01 2.91
TOTAL IONT IAi (INCLUDING I.mDUSTIAL) AOOIBBNT ...............910 18 1,106 5 31 13 1,072 10 946 13 10. 933 -" 463 s 806
193', 25 991 8 33 17 '9589 114 837 14 829 1 591 3 62
GAND TOTA, L CCI TS 0, ALL CLSS, ..........................19 40 4 0 2414 2 234 242 1 2 1852 1. 56o 30 558 22 1,002 -42 21 52 1" 35g
13 1402 2,1466 262 2714 1140 2,1902 31 1W16 13is918 91 356 2 70 107 36
Increase Percent ............................................ 19.40 *2.11 -9.16 1.60 72.86 *0.547 67.74 10.95 L30.77 12.73 22.22 9.99 41.7 25-71 38.32 *1.39
1940 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 219,088,674 200,990,112
Oasualtles per million mar-hours ......................... 1940 O -
1939 -:15 7.00
HICKWAY GMDr-C)R)SING ACCIDENT
L 1940 1939
Number of accidents ...... 1 215 200
Total casualties at highway grad cro.sing ........ 1940 1214 1 5 123 193 43 1 la 19 19
1939 94 222 1 2 93 220 2 3 2 1 217
0 Rate not oomputed because of small number Involved.
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS JULY 1940


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1940



Number of eo Total Total Employees on duty----- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total person treepassers nontrespassere Total Trainmen Other on trans on traln nontrespasser
aooidents _____ __ employees
_______________________________________ Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAI ACCIDENTS
Collisions. ..........................................19190 986 67 607 1 2 66 605 22 15 20 117 2 37 T 4 1426 3 2
1939 727 12 168 2 7 10 161 10 58 9 61 1 7 69 2Z
Deralen ...........................................910 2,117 68 278 6 11 62 267 15 92 1 75 1 1 2 122
1939 1,755 57 23 2 13 55 15 5 329 g 22 16
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 19140 9 8 8 5 8 5 8 5 -
1939 2 7 7 7 7 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 356 3 3 2 2 -
1939 307 2 2 1 1 1 .
Miscellaneous ......................................... 19140 69 83 3 69 80 2 9 7 2 24 6 47
193 948 M64 3 3. ..5 63 5 25 4 11 1 14 1 3 23
Total ........................................... 1940 3,969 212 76 7 16 205 960 4 262 42 206 5 56 66 587 92 ill 1
1939 3,213 117 664 7 21 110 643 54 216 52 178 2 38 1 331 55 96
#At highway grade croseings, ---
olalssified above ...........................190 137 84 85 5 80 1 1 8 83 68
_________________________1939_94_______15 61 83 2 2 59681 7 7 5 1-531O-R-52 39
TRAIN-SERVICZ ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or loooaotives ...................... 1940 6 176 6 176 6 176 5 173 1 3 ...
1939 7 158 7 158 7 158 7 152 6 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................19490 7 7 7 7 11 -
1939 2 3 8 1-
Operating locomotive ........................................... l 940 2 2 2 2 46 28 -
1939 3 2 5 5 5 4 -
Operating hand brakes..........................................1940 8 356 36 3 2 3 2 -
1939 2 $33 2 53 2 33 2 31 2
Operating switches ............................................ 1940 .164 164 164 152 ,
1939 93 93 93 89 -.
Coming in oontaot with fixed etruotures ......................... 1940 13 111 4 22 9 9 8a 9 88 86 2 1 -
1939 17 92 12 18S 5 74 5 70 5 69 1 1 3
Getting on or off oars or loooaotives ........................... 1980 107 1,8147 89 543 18 1,504 17 9714 16 9o0 1 314 M14 1 46
1939 147 1,820 131 44W 16 1,372 13 778 12 751 1 27 2 51114 1 50
Accidents at highway grade crossings ...........................190 916 2,290 920 23 896 2,267 1 24 21 1 3 895 24
24 1 189520
1939 713 1,985 19 41 694 1,944 6 23 1 18 5 5 5 2 688 1,915
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1940 833 439 69 24 174 194 71 82 29 38 m 64 3 4 i 00 10
1939 47 71 3 276 134 172 58 80 26 38 32 42 2 2 74 90o
loMiscellaneous ................................................. 1940 2,784 342 86 2,442 i,6 6 56 1,45 19 281 46- 26 8 2
199 2507 350 58 2,157 4 i,9 32 1^:7 12 24 2 31 9 2
Total .................................................. 1940 2.1 8,78 1,105 75 1,2o6 ,6 19 4,12 128 ,14 68 417 1 9N 1 30 1,004 2,6
____________________1939 2,1A8 4 1,4 112063 1,33 921 1,:2z 14 3.5;P3 90 P01 _50 344___ 979 < _35 T72jl219
TOTAL--tRAIN AND TRAiii-SRVicZ ACCIDENTS ....................... 190 2,52 91 14 1,112 991 ,4 8,723 24 4,J93 1 30 1,9 2,7
1939 2301 ,69 1,270 1,154 1,031 7,455 191 3.2 2 S3 135 P7 22, 381
19 1939
Looonotive-miles ......... 710,143,476 660,9050
Motor train-iles ........ 32,79, 62.8,379
Total units ............ 74,99,307 6,191,62
Casualties per million units.............................. 1940 ;.40 3. .o 1: 1 11:4 0327 91 0.229 280.0 1 0:70.0 29 W 0 0.04 1.48 3.J2
____________________1939 .'31 12.4o 1.83 1'S 1.4 10.7 .79 -37 .805 Z.162 .045 .550 :? .9 U 0504 1.19 3.43
TOTAL MN0TRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) AOCIDZNTS ............... 19880 98 6,893 ;4 171 64 6,72 585.721 l 65 515,656 8 52 12 588
1939 128 6,7241 _9 228 89 6,496 74 5,533 V317_187473 ___ 1 __ i_ 4 58
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENOTS OF ALL CLASSZ ......................... 1940 2,:2 16,607 1 3 1 1.162 145 : 9 5 4 6,129 61 1,59 482_ 1,8 3.:10
1980, 2:19 16,60718.381.3 116. 2 1,124 19 m8 1 8: 3,434 121 6,129 l:l 4 81, 8;:7
Increase Percent ............................................ 7,90 81 12.15 315.9 31'70 10.71 19.Q7 '132M 9 9: 31 31 3.i 5.16 17.154 *,4i.00 .2.12 3..75 3.8
1940 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). ,1443,946,990 1,354,295.564
Casualties per million man-hours. ........................ 1940 -. o.20o4 0 -
1939 .197 61 4 -
HIGHWAY G?1ADE-CaO88IMG ACCIDENTS
1%0 1939 753
Number of accidents ...... 2,.146 1,805
#Total casualties at highway grade crossing ........190 1,000 2, 20 980 2 1 29 1 4 3 978, .
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