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U.S. DEPO TORY


Statement No. M-400

JANUARY 1941


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1941



Number of pr Total Total Employees on duty Ohe Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of a dent train Total persons trespassers nontrspasser Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
Kind of accident ran trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen epoys
accidents Tota Trainmen employee
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions.............................................1941 166 3 166 1 3 165 3 46 3 26 20 86 33
190s 19. 10 229 10 229 9 62 7 36 2 26 1 16l 6
Derailments ........................................... 1941 36l 4 86 3 4 83 44 9 9 70 4
19DO 402 3 49 3 3 46 22 15 7 14 3 10
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1941 1 -
1940 4 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1941 49 -
1940 67 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1911. 93 16 11 1 15 11 2 2 1 15 8
194 93 14 13 1 1 12 2 2 l 4 9
Total ............................................. l91a 670 23 263 1 4 22 259 7 57 7 37 20 157 15 45
1940 764 30 293 4 30 289 12 88 10 55 2 33 1 176 17 25
fAt highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1941 31 15 13 15 13 2 2 15 11
1940 24 17 18 1 17 17 2 2 1 17 14
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1941 2 34 2 34 2 34 2 31 3 -
1940 1 33 1 33 1 33 32 1 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1941 1 10 1 10 1 10 1 8 2 -
1940 12 12 12 10 2 -
Operating looomotives ............................................. l94 7 7 73 8 5 -
1940 1 114 1 114 1 114 1 108 6 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1941 76 76 76 76 -
1940 2 65 2 65 2 65 2 64 I -
Operating switches ............................................... 1941 29 29 29 28 1 -
194o 47 47 47 46 1 -
Coming in contact with fi..ed structuresa. ......................... 1941 3 15 3 15 3 15 3 14 1 -
1940 3 11 3 11 3 11 3 11 -
Getting on or off cars or looomotlves ........................... 19141. 14 304 10 30 4 274 4 186 4 178 s 79 9
1940 9 283 5 27 4 256 4 181 4 174 7 66 9
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1941 178 474 5 4 173 470 8 5 3 173 462
194o 180 565 7 4 173 561 6 5 l 173 555
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1941 83 67 61 26 22 41 11 20 4 8 7 12 11 21
1940 92 69 62 27 30 42 21 23 11 13 10 10 2 9 17
Miscellaneous. .................................................... 1941 57 448 35 37 22 411 16 301 10 257 6 44 4 71 4 6 35
1940 44 519 22 24 22 495 20 371 14 329 6 42 1 82 6 1 36
Total ....................................................... 1941 338 1,530 111 97 227 1,433 37 752 24 673 13 79 150 4 190 527
1940 332 1,718 961 82 236 1,636 52 863 35 792 17 71 1 1 8 8 183 617
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1941 361 1,793 112 101 249 1,692 441 809 1 710 13 99 307 4- 4 205 572
1940 362 2,011 96 86 266 1,925 64 951 45 847 19 104 2 324 8 200 642
1941 1940
Locomotive-miles ......... 112,946,513 108,678,479
Motor traln-miles ........ 4,633,630 4,611,18
Total units ............... 117,580,143 113,289,663
Casualties per million units .............................. 9141 3.07 15.25 0.953 0.859 2.12 14.39 0.374 6.88 0.264 6.04 0.111 0.842 2.61 0.03o40 1.74 4.86
1940 3.20 17.75 .847 .759 2.35 16.99 .565 8.39 .397 7.48 .167 .918 1 2.86 .0706 1.77 5.67
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 9141 11 1,017 1 15 10 1,002 10 821 7 10 814 70 111
1940 10 1,111 3 12 7 1,099 6 930 1 13 5 917 82 1 87
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 372 2,810 113 116 259 2,694 54 1,630 31 717 23 913 307 741 205 683
1940 372 3,122 99 98 273 3,024 70 1,881 46 860 24 1,021 2 324 90 201 729
Decrease Percent .............................................. .... .- 9-99 14.14 *18.37 5.13 10.91 22.86 13.34 32.61 5.00 4.17 10.58 9 5.25 17.78 *1.99 6.31
1941 1914n
Man-hours (Class I roads). 217,533,947 209,878,057
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0.248 7.49- -024 7.49
194o0 -_ .334 8.96 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
S 1941 1940 -
Number of accidents ...... 451 484
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ l94l 193 487 5 4 188 483 10 7 188 4113
l94o 197 583 7 5 190 578 8 -7 190 519


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