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IIIIIIhIIIIIIll/IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIII INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
3 1262 08850 7057 BUREAU OF STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1941
Subject to revision U I. O PO TORY, i


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



Number or Tota eron Total Total Employees on dutyY Passengers Travelers not Other.
tra ota Other on trains on trains nontrespassere
Kind of aooident train Total psons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Oth n tran tan nontrepasser
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
157 2 36 2 11 2 11 3 -2 23
Collisions .............................11 1612........ 91 1i 12 36 2 36 2 1 2 17 29 12

Derailments ................... ....................... 194 340 3 29 8 3 21 1 12 1 12 4 2 5
1940 337 4 7 1 4 6 2 4 2 3 1 1 2 1
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 19 4 1 124 1 4 11 11 3
1940 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1941 41 17.... ...-
1940 59 1 1 1 1 -
Misoellaneous ......................................... 194 83 15 17 15 17 1 15 17
19240 68 13 9 13 90- 2 2a- __- _3 13 7
Total ............................................ 914 622 20 96 8 20 788 3 34 3 23 11 -3 27 17 27
1940 607 20 79 1 20 78 5 28 5 24 4 30 15 20
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .......................... 1941 33 11 20 I 20 17 20
1940 21 14 11 1 14 10 2 2 114 8
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1914 1725 1725 1725 1725 -
19140 17 17 17 17 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1941 1 12 1 12 1 12 1 10 2 -
-140 12 12 12 10 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... ..1941 64 64 64 59 9 -
1 940 -7 979- 79709....
Operating handbrakes ............................................ 1 1 42 42 42 42 .- -
190 1 52 1 52 1. 52 1 52 -
Operating switches ............................................... 191 1 1 -
1 5 4 04 2 -- 2...2...375 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 141 1 13 1 1 12 1 12 1 12 -
1940 2 11 2 11 2 11 2 11 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... Ig 1 9 280 6 24 3 256 2 180 2 175 5 69 1 7
1940 11 241 8 23 3 218 2 154 2 151 3 58 1 6
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ............................ 14 156 140 3 4 153 426 3 3 153 423
1940140 443 4 2 136 441 2 1 1 136 439
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1941 80 44 53 21 27 23 l4 12 8 7 1 4 13 11
1940 74 50 51 24 23 26 11 15 4 2 7 13 1 11 11
Miscellaneous .................................................... 194 50 423 31 28 19 395 15 285 12 247 3 38 57 1 8 3 45
1940 54 378 41 26 13 352 11 2514 8 220 3 34 56 14 2 38
Total ...................................................... 194 297 1,364 93 78 204 1,286 33 666 23 611 10 25 126 1 8 170 486
1940 282 1,325 104 75 178 1.250 27 638 17 571 10 7 114 1 14 150 494
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1941 317 1,460 93 86 224 1,374 36 700 26 634 10o 66 8 187 58 1
1940 302 1,404 104 76 198 1,328 32 666 22 595 10 71 144 1 14 165 51
1941 1940
Locomotive-miles ......... 103,861,219 98,161,399
Motor train-miles ........ 4,156,00 4,427,781
Total units ................ 108.017,22 102,589,180
Casualties per million units .............................. 11 2.93 13.52 0.861 0.796 2.07 12.72 0.333 6.48 0.241 5.87 0.0926 0.611 1.42 0.0741 1.73 4.75
aualis 0i 2.94 13.69 u.1.014 .741 1.93 12.94 .311 6.49 .214 5.80 .0974 .692 1.40 6 .03899 1.6 5.01
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1941 20 957 2 21 18 936 17 776 11 17 765 81 1 79
1940 13 906 6 25 7 881 6 7248 6 716 -72 1 85
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 337 2,417 95 107 242 2,310 53 ,1476 26 645 2 7 831 153 1 89 188 592
1940 315 2,310 110 101 205 2,209 38 1,390 22 603 16 787 144 1 76 166 599
Increase Percent .................................................. 6.98 4.63 *13.64 5.94 18.05 4.57 39.-47 6.19 18.18 6.97 68.75 5.59 6.25 17.11 13.25 -1.17
1941 1940
Man-hours (Class I roads). 198,334,935 192,688,8214
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0.267 7.44 -
_1940 _- _- .197 7.21 -- -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
194l 1940
Number of accidents ...... 1401 366
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1941 17 450 3 14 170 446 3 3 170 443
1940o 15 454 14 3 150 445431 _4 3 _4- 1 7- 150 447
SRate not computed because of small number involved.
SDecrease.







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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


FEBRUARY 1941


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1941



Number of Tota p- o Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Ta persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................... 1o 323 5 202 1 5 201 5 57 5 37 20 1o9 -
1940 340 11 290 11 290 10 82 8 53 2 29 1 190 9
Derailments ........................................... 1941 701 7 115 11 7 104 5 21 5 21 74 2 9
1940 739 7 56 4 7 52 2 26 2 18 8 15 5 11
Looomotive-boiler accidents ............................ 19 2 14 14 11 11 3
1940 5 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 -
Other looomotive accidents ............................ 1941 90 -
1940 126 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ........................................ 194 17 i6 28 1 30 28 2 2 1 30 25
14 161 7 22 27 21 4 4 27 16
Total ...........................................194 1,1292 143 359 1 12 42 347 10 91 10 60 31 184 32 7
1940 1,371 50 372 5 50 367 17 116 15 79 2 37 1 206 321
*At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 190l..4 t2 31 32 3 2 32 1
194 4 3 2 2 31 27 4 4 1 31 2
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives....................... 1941 2 59 2 59 2 59 2 56 3 -
1940 1 50 1 50 1 50 49 1 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1941 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 18 4 -
1940 24 24 24 20 4 -
Operating looomotives .......................................... 1941 137 137 137 127 10 -
1940 1 193 1 193 1 193 1 178 15 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................194l 118 118 118 118 -
1940 3 117 3 117 3 117 3 116 1 -
Operating switches .............................................1941 60 60 60 58 2 -
1940 898 89 89 83 6 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1941 4 28 1 4 27 4 27 4 26 1 -
1940 5 22 5 22 5 22 5 22 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................ 1941 23 584 16 54 7 530 6 366 6 353 13 148 1 16
194o 20 524 13 50 7 1474 6 335 6 325 10 124 1 15
Accidents at highway grade crossinges# ........................... 1941 334 904 8 8 326 896 11 8 3 326 885
1940 320 1,008 11 6 309 1,002 8 6 2 309 994
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. ..................... 1941 16 ll3 111 ,l4 47 149 64 25 32 11 16 114 16 24 32
1940 166 119 113 51 53 68 32 38 15 15 17 23 1 2 20 28
Miscellaneous .................................................... .1941l 107 871 66 65 41 806 31 586 22 504 9 82 128 1 12 9 80o
19140 98 897 63 50 35 847 31 625 22 549 9 76 1 138 10 3 714
Total ....................................................... 194.1 635 2,894 204 175 1431 2,719 70 1,418 147 1,284 23 134 276 1 12 360 1,013l
1940 614 3,043 200 157 4114 2,886 79 1,501 52 1,363 27 138 1 262 1 12 333 1,111
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1941 678 3,21 205 187 4 3066 s801,509 57 1,344 23 165 1460 1 12 32 ,1085
1940 614 3 415 200 162 4 3253 961,617,67 1,442r2 29 175 2 468 1 _12 365 1 15
194l 1940
Looomotive-miles ......... 216,807,732 206,839,878
Motor train-miles ........ 8,789,636 9,038,965
Total units .............. 225,597,368 215,878,843
Casualties per million units .............................. 1941 3.01 14.42 0.909 0.829 2.10 13.59 0.355 6.69 0.253 5.96 0.102 0.731 2.04 () 0.0532 1.7:4 4.81
1940 3.08 15.82 .926 .750 2.15 15.o07 .44 7.49 .310 6.68 .134 .811 (0) 2.17 (0) .0555 1.69 5.35
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................ 1941 31 1,974 3 36 28 1,938 27 1,597 18 27 1,579 151 1 190
_19140 23 2,017 9 37 114 1,980 12 1,6514 1 20P111,634 __ 154 2 172
ORAND TOTAb h- ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 0 5,227 208 223 501 5,004 107 3,106 57 1,362 50 1,744 46o0 1 16 393 1,275
194o 687 51432 209 199 478 5233 108 3,271 68 1,462 40 1,809 2 468 1 166 367 1,328
Decrease Percent ............................................ *3.20 3.77 0.478 *12.06 -4.81 4.38 0.926 5.04 16.18 6.8 25.00 3.59 1.71 1.81 *7.08 3.99
1941 1914
Man-hours (Class I roads). 415,868,882 1402,566,881
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 194 0.:27 7.47 -
19408 .913 -
HIQGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
194 1940
Number of accidents ...... 852 850
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings. ........ 1941 366 937 8 8 38 929 13 10 3 358 916
1940 351 1,037 11 8 340 1,029 12 10 2 -1 340 1.016


U S GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1941-0-245441


* Increase.
Rfate not computed because of small number involved.




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