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Subject to revision 62 073 BUREAU OF STATISTICS
U.S. DEPOFITOI BUREAU OF STATISTICS

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


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers TtlTrainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespaseers
accidents rainen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1941 158 21 21 13 12 1 7 -
1940 116 21 1 20 17 16 1 3 -
Derailments ........................................... 1941 311 5 77 1 5 76 15 3 12 3 60 2 1
1940 257 32 87 1 32 86 4 4 3 10 1 4 25 67 3 5
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1941 1 3 3 3 3 -
1940 o.... -.
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 194 1 2 -
194o Z3 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1941 70 4 10 14 10 2 -2 4
1940 74 10 9 10 9 1 9 9
Total ............................................ 1941 592 12 10a 1 12 107 6 30 6 24 6 67 6 o10
19140 490 42 117 2 142 115 5 31 3 26 2 5 25 70 12 14
#At highway grade crossings, -------
classified above ......................... 1941 13 4 9 4 9 4 9
1940 22 10 12 10 12 1 1 ... 9 12
TRAIN-SERVIOCE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotlves ...................... 1941 2 3 2 35 2 35 2 35 --
1940 27 27 27 27 2 7 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1941 1 14 1 4 1 14 1 14 -
1940 1 12 1 12 1 12 11 1 1 -
Operating looomotlves ............................................ 1941 72 72 71 -
194o 51 51 51 47 4
Operating handbrakes ........................................... 1941 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 64 1
19140 4 1 4 4 48 ..
Operating switches ..............................................1901 19 19 19 18 1 -
1940 20 20 20 18 2 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 194 1 24 1 2 122 122 22 -- -
1940 2 15 1 2 14 2 14 2 13 1 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1941 11 257 8 36 3 221 1 142 1 136 6 1 68 -- 1 11
194o 16 252 l 45 2 207 2 133 2 123 10 71 3
Accidents at highway grade crossingse ........................... 1941 101 276 4 5 91 271 6 5 1 1 96 265
1940 107 272 1 5 10 2o7 2 2 lo6 265
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1941 117 71 97 37 20 34 11 19 7 10 4 9 1 9 14
194o0 96 55 71 27 25 28 9 11 3 6 6 5 1 2 15 15
Miscellaneous ...................................................1941 504 389 52 48 2 341 2 238 1 191 1 47 66 1 36
194o0 50 327 41 1489 9 279 9 200 7 170 2 30 45 4 30
Total ......................................................194.1 288 1,222 162 128 126 1,094 19 632 13 566 6 66 1 134 2 106 326
194o0 273 1,079 127 126 146 953 24 518 15 Z5 9 53 116 1 6 121 313
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1941 300 1,330 162 129 138 1,201 25 662 19 590 6 72 1 201 2 112 336
1l940 315 1,196 127 128 188 1,068 29 549 18 491 11 58 25 186 1 6 133 327
1941 194o0
Looomotive-miles ......... 108,405,996 97,455,278
Motor train-miles ........ 4,514,594 4 ,692 594
Total units .............. .. 112,920,590 102,147,872
Casualties per million units .............................. 194.1 2.66 11.78 1.43 1.14 1.22 10.64 0.221 5.86 o.168 5.22 0.0531 0.638 i 1.78 0.0177 0.992 2.98
1940 3.08 11.71 1.24 1.25 1.84 1o0.46 .284 5.37 .176 4.81 .1077 .568 0.245 1.82 .0587 1.302 3.20
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1941 18 1,206 6 26 12 1,180 10 1,038 11 10 1,027 61 2 al
194o 14 869 3 27 11 842 9 715 10 1 9 705 63 2 64
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 318 2,536 168 155 150 2,381 35 1,700 19 601 16 1,099 1 201 -63 11l4 417
1940 329 2,065 130 155 199 1,910 38 1,264 18 501 20 763 25 186 1 69 135 391
Increase Percent ............................................ 3.34 22.81 29.23 2.62 24.66 *7.89 34.49 5.56 19.96 -20.O00 44.O 96.00 8.06 *8.70 *15.56 6.65
1941 194o ---
Man-hours (Class I roads). 226,269,811 2ol01,677,812
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 155 7 51 -
1940 _-_ _- _- .8 6.2 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1941 ~ 19140
Number of accidents ...... 268 268
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1941 105 285 4 5 101 280 1 6 5 1 1 100 274
1914o 117 284 1 5 116 279 1 2 1 2 _- 115 277
4 Not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.


Statement No. M-400

APRIL 1941







Page 2

Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS APRIL 1941


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1941



Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Oe Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Tt peo trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
aocidentsTITIe employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 19.1 700 11 410 1 11 409 11 92 11 70 22 281 36
1940 573 14 329 2 14 327 13 114 11 g0 2 34 1 193 20
Derailments ...........................................194.1 1,408 21 304 2 18 19 286 10 58 10 48 10 4 208 5 20
1940 1,323 47 194 1 5 46 189 8 61 7 45 1 16 25 99 13 29
Looomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1941 4 3 14 3 14 3 11 3 11 -
1940 6 7 4 7 4 7 4 7 4 3
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1941 195 -
1940 231 2 2 1 1 1
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1941 31 49 48 1 48 48 1 8 1 5 3 2 47 38
1940 306 _4:2, 43 1 3 1 46 140 _11 41 42- 1 1 451 35
Total ............................................ 1941 2,622 84 776 3 19 81 757 25 169 25 123 46 4 4913 52 97
19140 2,439 114 572 1 10 113 562 29 184 25 134 4 50 26 293 58 85
fAt highway grade crossings,--- -----------------------------------
olassified above ......................... 1941 95 47 54 47 4 4 4 l 4 4
1940 98 55 65 2 55 63 1 7 1 6 1l 3 -53
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ......................1941 7 131 7 131 7 131 6 127 1 4 -
1940 1 100 1 100 1 100 99 1 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................194l 4 54 4 Z4 4 Z4 3 47 1 7 -
1940 3 5 3 45 3 45 1 40 2 5 ..- -
Operating locomotives ...........................................1941 274 274 274 262 12 -
1940 1 316 1 316 1 316 1 293 23 -
Operating hand brakes ............................................ 1941 1 254 1 254 1 254 1 253 1 -
1940 7 214 7 214 7 214 7 212 2 -
Operating switches .............................................. 194 100 100 100 96 4 -
1940 128 128 128 119 9 -
Coming in oontaot with fixed structures ......................... 1971 6 66 1 4 5 62 5 62 5 61 1 -..
1940 7 49 3 7 46 7 46 7 44 2 -- -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 191 4 1,411120 30 117 14 1,003 11 685 11 657 28 1 285 2 33
19140 50 1,026 40 139 10 887 9 598 9 574 24 262 1 27
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 19 l. 583 1,611 15 19 568 1,592 1 18 14 1 4 567 1 574
1940 599 1652 1 s 18 585 1,634 15 13 2 5851,619
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1741 365 240 268 116 97 124 52 65 26 34 26 31 2 545 7
19140 379 225 272 98 107 127 9 61 20 27 29 34 3 4 55 62
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1941 215 1,764 156 150 59 1,614 48 1,168 35 1,002 13 166 265 1 20 10 161
l0 193 1,614 143 130 50 1,484 146 1,067 35 919 11 1148s 1 259 17 3 141
Total ...................................................... 1 1,4q11225 5,614 4740 1406 755 5208 129 2,811 87 2,553 42 258 1 550 1 22 624 1,825
1540 1,240 5369 469 388 771 4,981 123 2,590 80 2,31 0 43 250 11 521 3 21 644 1,849
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 141 1,309 6,390 473 425 836 5,965 154 2,980 112 2,676 42 304 5 ,O14l 1 22 676 1,922
1910 1,354 5,941 470 398 884 5,543 152 2,774 105 2,474 47 300 27 814 3 21 702 1,934
1941 1910 ----
Looomotive-miles ......... 443,097,928 406,039,368
Motor train-miles ........ 17,882,034 18,63,336
Total units .............. 460,979,962 424,502,704
Casualties per million units .............................. 1941 2.84 13.86 1.03 0.922 1.81 12.94 0.334 6.46 0.243 5.81 0.0911 0.659 0.0108 2.26 ) 0.0477 1.47 4.1
Csatepemilount1940 3.19 .1400 1.11 .93 8 2.08 13.06 .358 6.53 .247 5.83 .1107 .707 .0636 1.92 1) .o0451 1.6 4.4"
TOTAL NONTRAINI (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1941 67 4,352 18 83 49 4,269 43 3,609 41 1 43 3,568 291 6 369
1940o 53 3.a868 17 91 36 3,777 27 3,158 1 389 26 3,120 293 9 326
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ................. ......... 1941 1,376 10,742 491 508 885 10,234 197 6,589 112 2,717 85 3',872 5 1,041 1 313 682 2,291
1940 1,107 9,809 487 89 920 9,320 179 5,932 106 2,512 73 3.420 27 814 3 314 711 2,26o
Increase Percent ............................................ *2.20 9.51 0.821 3.89 *3.80 9.81 1006 11.O8 5.66 8.16 16.144 13.22 *81.48 27.89 *66.67 0.318 4.08 1.37
1941 1 1940
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1 867,976,393 807,470,218
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0.227 7.59 -
1940 .222 7.35 .
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS __ __
1941 1940
Number of aooidents ...... 1,498 1,468
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........1941 630 1,665 15 19 615 1,646 1 22 18 4 1 614 1,623
d1940 654 1,717 14 20 640 1,697 1 22 1 19 3- 53-639 13672


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