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


atement No. M-400

OCTOBER 1940


Number of Total prs Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train persons trespassers nontrespassers 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 183 3 114 3 114 3 22 3 17 5 92 -
1939 214 3 82 1 3 81 1 31 1 19 12 2 43 7
Derailments ...........................................19940 302 1 3 30 1 13 29 5 7 5 7 4 8 18
1939 34o 1 34 1 3 10 31 2 2 13 1 11 8 6
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1940 1 2 13 2 13 2 2 9 4
1939 1 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 35 1 1 1 1 -
1939. .. -
Miscellaneous .........................................1940 82 15 18 15 18 1 2 1 1 1 9 14
1939 95 a8 4 8 14 1 1 7
Total ............................................ 194o140 60 33 176 1 33 175 11 32 10 26 1 6 114 22 29
1939 694 23 123 1 4 22 119 5 48 4 35 1 13 2 54 15 17
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1940 30 23 27 23 27 3 1 3 1 10 20 16
1939 22 13 9 13 9 ..- .- 13 9
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1940 1 40 1 40 1 40 1 40 -
1939 35 35 35 35 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1940 14 14 14 14 -
1939 6 6 6 4 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1940 2 53 2 53 2 53 2 1- 2 -
1939 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0... .
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1940 59 59 59 59 -
1939 54 54 54 54 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1940 18 18 18 17 1 -
1939 12 12 12 12 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1940 1 16 1 3 13 12 11 1 1
1939 3 15 2 5 1 10 1 10 1 9 1 -
Getting on or off oars or looomotlves ........................... 1940 9 261 6 45 3 216 3 145 2 140 1 5 65 6
1939 27 294 22 62 5 232 3 153 3 145 8 2 70 9
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1940 14 461 4 2 141 459 1 6 6 1 140 453
1939 124 378 3 3 121 375 2 5 1 5 1 119 370
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ......................1940 122 91 99 148 23 3 8 12 4 5 Z4 7 15
1939 132 72 107 41 25 3? lo 14 4 4 6 10 15 ?7
Miscellaneous. ................................................... 1940 70 405 57 36 1 369 13 26 8 225 5 44 49 1 40
1939 94 439 77 94' 17 389 16 12 232 4 32 5 9 1 51
Total ......................................................1940 350 1,1418 167 1 04 183 1,284 28 628 17 568 11 60 124 1 155 531
1939 381 1,364 211 19 170 1,204 33 613 22 560 11 53 2 135 9 135 447
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS .........................1940 383 1,594 167 135 216 1,459 9 66o 2 594 12 66 1 177 560
1939 404 1,P487 212 164 192 1,323 38 661 21 595 12 66 4 19 -W99 150 464
1940 1939
Locomotive-miles ......... 111,891,389 111,003,917
Motor traln-miles ......... 14,795,045 4,904,321
Total units ............ ... 116,686,434 115,908,238
Casualties per million units .............................. 1940 3.28 13.66 1.43 1.16 1.85 12:.50 0.334 5.66 0.231 5.09 0.103 0.566 2.04 0.0086 1.52 4.80
1939 3.19 12.83 1.83 1.41 1.6 11.41 .328 5.70 .224 5.13 .104 .569 ( ) 1.63 .0776 1.29 4.00


TOTAL- NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 10I 1,102 2 17 8 1,085
1939 15 1,127 2 23 13 1,104


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GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1940 9 2,696 69 152 224 2,544 47 1,617 27 60o 20 1,017 238 53 177 66
1939 491 2,6114 214 187 205 2,427 U48 1,60 26 609 22 999 4 189 1 78 152 552
Increase Percent ............................................... *6.21 3.14 *21.03 *18.72 9.27 4.82 *2.08 0.560 3.85 -1.48 9.09 1.80 (1. 25.93 () *32.05 16.4 15.22
1 1940o 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 231,580,179 224,065,756
Casualties per million man-hours .........................1940 0.203 6.98 -
19399 21 7-1-
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1940 1939
Number of accidents ...... 408 357
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1940 168 488 4 2 164 9486 4 7 3 7 1 10 160 469
1939 137 387 3 3 134 384 2 5 1 5 1 132 379
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


OCTOBER 1940


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1940



Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Ote Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trai .Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents I employees _____
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1940 1,473 71 750 1 2 70 748 26 202 24 157 2 4 41 519 3 27
1939 1,224 19 490 2 8 17 482 14 126 13 100 1 26 3 312 44
Derailments ........................................... 1940 2,998 99 399 9 15 90 384 28 121 27 102 1 19 25 197 37 66
1939 2,617 96 553 3 16 93 537 58 160 45 126 13 34 9 312 26 65
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1940 15 10 20 10 20 10 7 10 6 1 9 4
1939 5 3 14 3 14 3 14 3 11 3 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 475 4 4 3 3 1
1939 427 2 2 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous......................................... 1940 722 105 115 3 105 112 6 14 6 34 99 64
1939 649 67 92 4 1 63 91 7 40 4 1 3 26 1 15 55 36
Total ............................................ 1940 5,683 285 1,288 10 20 275 1,268 70 347 61 277 9 70 66 759 139 162
1939 4,922 185 1,151 9 25 176 1,126 82 341 65 252 17 89 13 640 81 145
fAt highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1940 206 131 130 5 131 125 4 12 4 1 1 1- 13 127 100
1939 140 84 108 2 2 82 106 7 7 7 6 1 36 75 63
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1940 9 258 9 258 9 258 8 253 1 5 -
1939 8 231 8 231 8 231 8 223 8 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1940 10 112 10 112 10 11ii? 4 100 6 12 -
1939 5 106 5 106 5 106 2 88 3 18 ..
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1940 5 688 5 688 5 688 5 654 34 -
1939 5 649 5 649 5 649 5 643 6 .
Operating hand brakes .............................................19940 2 2 90 92 10 22 I0 4 3 -
1939 2 494 2 Z947 2 P 2 91 3 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1940 215 215 215 200 1 -
1939 133 133 133 129 4 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1940 24 181 12 39 12 142 12 137 12 133 4 2 3
1939 33 147 22 38 11 109 11 105 11 102 3 1 3
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ...........................1940 151 2,693 125 522 26 2,171 24 1,402 22 1,357 2 45 691 2 78
1939 225 2,620 199 634 26 1,986 20 1,139 19 1,095 1 44 5 769 1 78
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 194o 01,281 3,356 30 33 1,251 3,323 3 35 1 32 2 3 1 1,248 3,287
1939 1,013 2,912 29 58 984 2,854 9 35 3 29 6 6 3 2 975 2,814
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. ..................... 1940 1,232 712 994 402 238 310 94 118 40 59 4 59 3 7 141 185
1939 1,329 692 1,134 435 195 257 79 124 33 57 46 67 3 3 113 130
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1940 673 4,089 542 535 131 3,554 111 2,449 81 2,025 30 424 6 701 37 14 367
1939 686 3,760 577 533 109 3,227 89 2,183 58 1,818 31 365 5 631 4 51 11 362
Total ...................................................... 1940 3,395 12,831 1,703 1,531 1,692 11,300 278 5,941 183 5,337 95 604 6 1,395 3 44 1,405 3,920
1939 3,306 11,7441,961 1,698 1,345 10,046 228 5,199 141 4,675 87 524 10 l,40N 7 56 1,100 3,387
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 3,680 14,119 1,713 1,551 1,967 12,568 348 6,288 244 5,614 lo4 674 72 2,l154 3 44 1,544 4,082
1939 3,491 12,895 1,970 1,723 1,521 11,172 310 5,540 206 4,927 104 613 23 2,044 7 56 1,181 3,532
194o 1939
Looomotlve-miles ........... 1,033,482,0o45 974,262,458
Motor train-miles ........ 147,101,928 48,020,412
Total units ............ .. 1,080,583,973 1,022,282,870
Casualties per million unites .............................. 1940 3.41 13.07 1.59 1.44 1.82 11.63 0.322 5.82 0.226 5.20 0.0962 0.624 0.0666 1.99 (W) 0.0407 1.43 3.78
1939 3.41 12.61 1.93 1.69 1.49 10.93 .303 5.42 .202 4.82 .1017 .6oo00 .0225 2.00 (0) .0548 1. 3.46
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 139 10,008 40o 241 99 9,767 83 8,370 1 89 82 8,281 1 630 15 767
1939 173 9,989 51 307 122 9,682 102 8,297 1 131 101 8,166 2 615 18 770
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................194o 3,819 24,127 1,753 1792 2,o66 22,335 41 14,658 245 5,703 186 8,955 72 2,154 4 674 1,559 4,2849
1939 3,664 22,884 2,021 2,030 1,643 20,514 142 13,837 207 5,058 205 8,779 23 2,044 9 671 1,199 4,302
Increase Percent ............................................ 4.23 5.43 3.26 *1.72 25.75 7.10o 4.61 5.93 18.36 12.75 *9.27 2.00 213.o4 5.38 *55.56 0.447 30.03 12.72
19140 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,113,602,368 1,996,812,989
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 4O 0.204 6.94 -
1939- .206 6.93 .-.-.---- --
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1940 1939
Number of accidents ...... 3,122 2,631
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........194o 1,412 3,486 30 38 1,382 3448 47 3 8143 2 4 14 1,375 3,387
1939 1,097 3,020 31 60 1,066 2,960 16 42 10 35 6 7 39 2 1.050 2.877


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