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3 1262 08850 7248 BUREAU OF STATISTICS
U.6. DIPOTORY


Statement No. M-400

NOVEMBER 1940


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



Number of Total person Total Total Employees on duty Ohr Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers T Othr on trains on trains nontrespassers
Kind of aooldent trespsser no___psT_ To~nl Trainmen employees
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENT
Collisions ........................................... 1940 183 3 72 3 72 3 17 3 17 -- 4s 7
1939 160 1 25 1 '24 1 17 1 13 4 6 i
Derailments ........................................... 1940 358 12 36 1 12 35 4 15 4 14 1 9 g 11
1939 297 4 9 1 4 8 2 25 2 14 11 25 2 18
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1940 1 -
1939 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 56 1 1 1 1 -
1939 36 ... .. .. ....- -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 1940 89 9 14 9 14 2 2 9 12
1939 76 5 9 5 9 2 2 5 7
Total ............................................19940 687 24 123 1 24 122 7 35 7 34 1 57 17 30
1939 571 11 104 2 11 102 4 45 4 30 15 31 7 26
#At highway grade orosslngs,
classified above .......................... 1940 25 17 8 17 8 17 8
1939 22 7 13 7 13 1 1 7 12
TRAIN-SERVICOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1940 3 28 3 28 3 28 3 26 2 -
1939 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 21 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1940 18 1s8 18 1 1 -
1939 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 --- --
Operating looomotlves .......................................... 1940 2 79 2 79 2 79 2 9 -
1 9 3 9 6 2......2 6 2 2202
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1940 66 66 66 66 -
1939 2 58 2 58 2 58 2 '57 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1940 18 18 18 17 1 -
1939 13 13 13 13 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1940 9 9 8 1 -
1939 2 11 1 2 1 9 1 9 1 9 -
Getting on or off oars or looomotilves ........................... 194o 11 293 7 35 4 258 3 174 3 165 9 1 81 -
1939 25 270 25 38 232 139 135 86 -
Accidents at highway grade crossings* ...........................1940 160 0 6 2 154 28 -
1939 132 a1 2 1 130 30 1 10 8 2 3 -
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1940 114 66 89 30 25 36 13 15 3 11 10 4 12 21
1939 109 60 72 31 37 29 17 9 7 6 10 3 1 20 19
Miscellaneous ................................................. 1940 40 406 29 30 11 376 11 291 9 251 2 40 42 4 -
1939 52 422 40 38 12 38s4 10 278 8 21 2 37 1 70 1 5 31
Total ....................................................1940 330 1,513 131 97 199 1,1416 32 702 20 645 12 575 1 124 4 166 56
1939 325 1,355 l40 110 185 1,2145 34 b06 21 556 13 50 1 159 1 6 149 474
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 354 1,636 11 8 22 1,538 39 737 27 67 12 58 1 181 4 183 616
1939 336 1,459 140 12 19 1,347 8 65 25 589 13 65 1 190 6 15b 500
194o0 1939
Locomotive-miles ......... 106,545,258 104,929,889
Motor train-miles ........ 4,471,197 4,703,421
Total units ................ i11,016,455 109,633,310
Casualties per million units ............................. 1940 3.19 14.74 1.18 0.883 2.01 13.85 0.51, 6.64 0.243 6.12 0.108 0.522 1.63 0.0360 1.65 5.55
1939 3.06 13.31 1.28 1.022 1.79 12.29 .47 5.94 .228 5.35 .119 .593 1.73 ( .0547 1.42 4.56
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 194O 15 1,010 3 25 12 985 11 8s48 18 11 830 63 1 74
1939 171,107 4 25 13 1,082 12 930 15 12 915 68 1 84
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ........................... 194O 369 2,646 134 123 235 2,523 50 1,585 27 697 23 888 1 181 67 184 690
1939 353 2,566 144 137 209 2,429 50 1,581 25 601 25 980 1 190 1 74 157 584
Increase Percent ............................................ -4.53 3.12 *6.94 *10.22 12.44 3.87 0.253 8.00 15.97 *8.00 *9.39 14.74 ()) *9.46 17.20 18.15
1940 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 211,633,131 210,412,090
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1940 0.236 7.49 -
1939 .238 7.51 -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROBSSING ACCIDENTS
19o4 1939
Number of accidents ...... 469 378
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 194o 177 538 6 2 171 26 5 1 5 171 531
($)Rat no coputdbcaue _osmll_ umbrivoled.1939 139 4424 2 1137 43 11 1 9 2 3 -136 29
(0) Rate not computed because of small number Involved.
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Subject to revision BUREAU OF STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1940



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1940



Number of prn Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trinmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents ToI Ta e employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................. 1940 1,656 74 822 1 2 73 820 29 219 27 174 2 45 41 567 3 4
1939 1,384 20 515 2 9 18 506 15 143 14 113 1 30 3 318 -5
Derailments ........................................... 1940 3,356 111 435 9 16 102 419 2 136 31 116 1 20 25 206 45 77
1939 2,914 100 622 3 17 97 605 60 1S5 Z7 140 13 45 9 337 28 83
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1940 16 10 20 10 20 10 7 10 6 1 9 4
1939 7 4 15 4 15 4 15 4 12 3 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1940 531 5 5 4 4 1
1939 463 2 2 1 1 I
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1940 811 114 129 3 114 126 6 16 11 6 5 34 o6
1939 725 72 101 4 68 100 7 42 4 16 3 26 1 15 60 3
Total ............................................ 1940 6,370 3 09 1,411 10 21 299 1,390 77 382 689 311 9 71 66 816 156 12
193996 1,255 9 27 187 1,2289 86 386 69 282 17 104 13 671 -8
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1940 231 14g8 138 5 148 133 4 12 4 11 1 13 144 108
1939 162 91 121 2 2 89 19 7 8 7 7 1 3 8 2 75
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ....................... 1940 12 286 12 286 12 286 11 2' 1 7 -
1939 10 253 10 253 10 253 10 2449
Coupling or uncoupling air hose. ................................ 1940 10 130 10 130 10 10 4 117 6 13 -
1939 6. 112 6 112 6 l2 2 94 4 18 -
Operating locomotives............................................ 1940 7 767 7 767 7 767 75 7 34 -
1939 5 711 5 711 5 711 5 9U
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1940 10 593 10 593 10 593 10 5 -
1939 4 552 4 552 4 552 4 5V9
Operating switches............................................... 1940 1 -2 -3 -3 -- --
1939 -..6. ...J 142-
Coning In contact with fixed structures ......................... 1940 24 190 12 12 151 12 145 12 141 4
1939 35 158 23 40 12 ll 12 114 12 ill 3 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1940 162 2,986 132 557 30 2,429 27 1,576 25 1,522 2 4 1 772 2 l
1939 250 2,890 224 672 26 2,218 20 1,278 19 1,230 1 4 5 855 i 85
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1940 1,441 3,886 36 35 1,405 3,851 3 40 1 37 2 3 1 14o 3,810
1939 1,145 3,343 31 59 1,114 3,284 10 45 4 37 6 8 6 2 1,14 3,231
'14 334 3 59, 11i0 ,
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1940 1,346 778 1,083 432 263 346 107 133 43 70 64 63 3 7 153 206
1939 1,438 752 1,206 466 232 286 96 133 40 63 56 70 3 4 133 149
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1940 713 4,495 571 565 142 3,930 122 2,740 90 2,276 32 464 6 743 41 14 4o6
1939 738 4,182 617 571 121 3,611 99 2,461 66 2,059 33 402 6 701 5 56 11 393
Total ...................................................... 1940 3,725 14,344 1,834 1,62g 1,891 12,716 310 6,543 203 5,982 107 661 7 1,519 3 48 1,571 4,506
1939 3,631 13,099 2,101 1,808 1,530 11,291 262 1 ,805 162 5,231 10O 574 11 1,563 8 621,249 3,861
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1940 4,034 15,755 1,844 1,649 2,190 14,106 387 7,025 271 6,293 116 732 73 2,335 3 48 1,72 4,698
1939 3,827 1i,354 2,110 1,835 1,717 12,519 348 6,191 231 5,513 117 678 24 2,2334 62 1,7 4,032
1940 1939
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,140,027,303 1,079,192,347
Motor train-miles ........ 51,573,125 52,723,833
Total units .............. 1,191,600,428 1,131,916,180
Casualties per million units .............................. 1940 3.39 13.22 1.55 1.38 1.84 11.84 0.325 5.90 0.227 5.28 0.0973 0.614 0.0613 1.96 (A) 0.0403 1.45 3.94
1939 3.38 12.68 1.86 1.62 1.52 11.06 .307 5.W7 .204 4.87 .1034 .599 .0201 1.97 (A) .0548 1.18 3.56
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1940 154 11,018,O 4 266 111 10,752 94 9,218 1 16 34 9111 9 il 1 69 16 84
1939 190 11,096 5 332 135 10,764 114 9,227 1 1 113 9,101 2 683 19 5
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1940 4,188 26,773 1,887 1,915 2,301 24,858 481 16,243 272 6,400 209 9,843 73 2 33 4 741 1,743 Z 59
1939 4,017 25,450 2,165 2,167 1,852 23,283 462 15,418 232 5,659 230 9,759 24 2,234 745 1,356 6
Increase Percent .............................................. .26.. 5.20 *12.84 *11.63 24.24 6.76 4.11 5.35 17.24 13.09 *9.13 o.861 204.17 4.52 *60.oo *0.537 28.54 13.36
1940 1 1939
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,325,235,499 2,207,225,079
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1940 0.207 6.99 -
1939 .209 6.99 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS199.2 69
1940 1939
Number of accidents ...... 3,591 3,009
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1940 1,589 4,024 36 40 1,553 3,:84 7 52 5 48 2 4 14 1,5 46 3,918
1939 1,236 3,464 33 61 1,203 3,03 17 53 1 44 6 9 42 2 1,186 3,306


U.S. GOVERNMENT PRI NTING OFFICE: 1941-O-245441


(R) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
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