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UNIV. OF FL LI.
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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Subject to revision 3 1262 08850 7081 BUREAU OF STATISTICS
Subject to revision DEOT! ___
L_ U.S. DEPOTOY____


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


Number of Total eo Total Total Employees on duty ePassengers Travelers not Other
Kid faodzttrain Ohro ~i8 o ris nnrsamr
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents II employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collision$ ............................................ 1941 236 4 39 4 39 4 19 4 17 2 15 5
S194 135 4 233 1 3 233 2 10 2 10 223 1 -
Derailments ........................................... 1941 345 5 78 2 1 3 77 2 19 2 11 8 56 1 2
1940 239 4 5 4 5 3 3 1 4 1
Loooaotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1941 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 1
1940 -- -- -" --
Other locomotive accidents............................ 1941 -

Miscellaneous ......................................... 1941 96 20 12 1 20 11 1 1 1 1 19 10
1940 53 12 6 12 6 1 2 1 2 11 4
Total ............................................ 1941 726 33 133 2 2 31 131 11 42 10 32 1 10 71 20 18
1940 46o 7 20 244 1 19 244 3 15 2 13 1 2 224 16 5
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1941 22 16 13 1 16 12 1 I 16 11
1940 14 14 1 4- 14 4
TRAIBN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotives ...................... 1941 1 31 1 31 1 31 1 30 1 -
1940 3 13 3 13 3 13 3 13 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................ 1941 2 15 2 15 2 15 1 12 1 3 -
194o 1 9 1 9 1 9 1 9 -
Operating looootivs.............................................l l9 1 4 1 1 4 ...
1940O -.. ..... ...6
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1941 9 9 9 9 -
^1940 3N 34 P4 34
Operating switches .............................................. 1941 25 25 25 24 1 -
194o 5 5 5 4 1 .. .. .
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1941 2 21 1 1 1 20 1 18 1 18 2
1940 1 21 4 1 17 1 17 1 17 -
Getting on or off oars or looomotives ........................... 1941 19 309 14 41 5 268 5 196 5 191 5 59 -
1940 23 273 19 53 4 220 4 143 4 138 5 73 -
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1941 106 272 4 102 272 1 3 1 3 101 269
194o 101 237 3 2 98 235 3 3 98 232
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1941 158 74 123 33 3 4l 14 6 19 ? 7 2 18 s 2
194o 121 57 105 35 1 2212 6 1 3 2 12 1
Miscellaneous ....................................................194l 74 451 66 55 8 396 7 279 4 229 3 50 1 61 6 50
194 66 342 53 65 13 277 11 191 8 157 3 34 50 1 2 2 34
Total ......................................................1941l 363 1,367 208 130 155 1,237 3o 42 23 615 12 6? 1 120 8 119 357
1940 316 1,039 180 159 132 880 N 9 18 425' 6 123 2 112 286
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 194l1 396 1,500 210 132 186 1,36 46 794 3 717 13 77 1 191 8 139 75
1940 336 1,283 181 159 155 1,124 27 484 20 438 7 46 347 2 128
1941 1940
Locoootive-miles ......... 118,322,700 101,055,769
Motor train-amiles ........ 4,662,062 4,833,319
Total units ............... 122,984,762 105,889,088
Casualties per million units .............................. 1941 3.22 12.20 1.71 1.07 1.51 11.12 0.374 6.46 0.268 5.83 0.1057 0.626 4 1.55 0.0650 1.13 3.05
194o 3.17 12.12 1.71 1.50 1.46 10.61 .255 4.57 .189 4.14 .0661 .434 3.28 .0189 1.21 2.75
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDTS. ............... 1941 19 -1,264 4 28 15 1,236 13 1,088 4 131,084 58 2 90
1940 11 929 5 17 6 912 6 772 6 6 766 59 81
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 415 2,764 214 160 201 2,604 59 1,882 33 721 26 1,161 1 191 66 141 465
1940 347 2,212 186 176 161 2,036 33 1,256 20 444 13 812 347 61 128 372
Increase Percent ............................................. 19.60 24.95 15.05 "9.09 24.84 27.90 78.79 9.8 65.00 62.39 100.00 42.98 *44.96 8.20 10.16 25.00
1941 1940
Man-hours (Class I roads). 242,345,110 210,113,892
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 194 0.243 7.77 -
194 .157 5.98 -
HIMf WAX 0RADE-COSSIN- ACCIODETS
1941 194O
umber of aeooldents ...... 262 237
fTotal casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 194l 122 285 4 1 118 284 1 4 1 4 117 280
1o 115 241 3 2 112 239 2 -112 236
SRate not computed because of small number involved.
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Statement No. M-400

MAY 1941







PFS 2

Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1941


Number of Total Total Employees on duty _________ Passengere Travelers not Other
nd of ancient train Total p trespasers nontepaer Tann Other on trains on trains nontrespa..er
tlnd.o Totadonpoerson. trespassers nontrespa..ers Total Trainmen noes
aoidents em __________________ployees -_
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN AOCCIDENTB
Colelsione...........................................194 936 1 449 1 24 -1 ll. 15 87 2 296 -1 41
19140 08 11 6 1 2 17 560 15 1211 13 90 2 314 1 416 1 20
Derailm-ent.. ........................................1941 1,73 26 382 4 19 22 36 12 12 9- 4 264 6 5 22
194o0 1,562 51 199 1 5 50 191 9 7 W 1 16 25 100 17 30
Looootive-boller accidoent...........................19.41 6 7 7 75 3 11 -- _- 7 4
39o 67 4 14 7 11
Other locomotilve accident ...........................14. 2914 1 ~ 6 6 ~- ~- ~- ~- -
19140 271 2- 2 1 1 2 1
Mi.ocellaneous .......................................1941.. 141 61 6 0 1 69 2 2 2 2 1 6 1 3 2 -- 66 14




o Ulo ,. ........................................... ,J 1 ^J- J ^ J _J1 _J _|__ JJ l ..
1940 359 1 8 1451 3 1 58 0 2- -1 2 2 1..56, 39
Total.........................................1941.3,348 14 9 1 5 21 112 8N 36 211 35 1 1 56 14 562-72.115
# t hs19 14o 2 9 06 13 14 8 2 10 1 32 80 6 3 2 1 9 9 2 7 1 17 5 52 26 517..741 4 90
MAt highway grade arousing.,- 6 6
las ifieda. bo.ve .................................1941 117 63 67 1 63 66 5 --1...- 6 .. 60
1940 132 69 69 2 691 67 1 7 11 3 68 5
TRAIN-SERVIOZ ACCOINDT
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotlive... ...................1..941 8 162 5 162 162 7 157 1 5. -
190 113 4 113 4 113 3 112 1 1
Onupling or uncoupling air hose ............................... 19141 6 6 6 6 6 2 10
19140 4 5Z 7- 2- 2 '5
Operating locomotives............................................1940 1 3 1 39 131 1 339 2 -1;- 1 2 -




25W 1,901 -.-6195 391,7 11 ;64 o~ .189- 25 1 39 1 7
Operatinghandbrke ........................................... 1941 1 3 1 3149 1 3149 1 3148 1 -
19140 7 214 7 2148 7 2141 7 2146 2 -
Operating withe.............................................. 1941 125 : 12 120 5 1 0 -1
19140 133 133132 123 10
Coming in contact with fixed structure......................... 1941 a 8 7 2 5 6 82 6 80 6 : 1 2
140 8 70 7 a 63 8 63 a82 ---
Getting on or off ars or locomot.ives.. ..........................11 6 1429 44 15 2 1 6 1 16 48 33 1 344 2 46
19W4 71,299 59 192 11 1,1017 13 711 13 712 29 335 1 31
Accident ..s at highway grade.. rosing,..........................1941... 69 1,883 19 19 670 1, 64 2 21 1 1 1 14 : 66
1940 700 1,sa9 17 20 683 1,869 18 16 2 6831.8
Struck or run over, not at public crosing....................1941 523 3 391 149 132 16 5 6 35 43 34 38 4 63 d0
19o0 500 2821377 133 123 1 53 67 21 31 32 36 3 4 6T779
Miscellaneous...................................................1941 289 2,215 222 205 6720 o5 12 5 1 1 g 11 11 3 6 092 1 9 61
19140 259 1,952 196 15 63 1:7 1 5 12310 1 121.309019 5 015,
Total ..................................................1. 1 1 67 6 1 33 11 323
1914 1,556 6,110o 61 9V57 907 506 1147 3,059 98 2,765 1 291 1 1 6144 3, 23 756 2135
TOTAL-MAIU AND TRAX.X-S.RVIC ACCIDENTS .....................141 ^ 1 T o 683 1 0226 1 2 __ __ 27 : __1___ ___ l;__
1941 194o
Looamotive-mile ......... 51,61420 ,62 507095,37
Motor train-les ....... 22544,096 23,296,655
Total unit ............... 583,964,724 530,391,792
Camualtie. per million unit.............................19141 2 921 1 .17 0954 1. 12.56 0.342 6.46 o0248 5i 10.09420 0.6 1 J 1 0: 4 J 3
194 .913.2 1.:23 1.050 196 12.57 .337 6.14 36 49 .1018 6 6 P5 2:1, 1i4 ~L
TOTAL .ONTR&IN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) AGOIDT.8 ...............1941 865616 22 ill 50 6 61 Z -_ --g __2 -Ii4
i~40 6141,797 22 108 1421, r9 3 3 3930 1 r1 2 386 352 910
05*1 TOTAL ACCIDENTS 0? ALL CLASSES .......................... 1 1 1 69 61 2 7OJ 6 61,2 1 379 823
GRN OA -ACDNS9FALMO1W0 1:;A 1:8221 BA 665 11:081 i1:3';g 212 7:1 'i26t,96Z8:0232 27 111a 75 892,632
Increase Percent ............................................. 2.11 12 M 475- 0. 51 0. 7 5X5 20.75 17.35 15.03 13.00 -20 113 777 -.91 4.77 ^ 1 ~
1941 1940
Man-hours (Cls.s I road.). 1,110,321,503 1.017,581.l10
Casualties per million man-hours .........................l941 -
_____ ______________19140 __- __- _- ___- 0:203 7. _- _- ___ __- ______-- -
HICEmAY GADS-CH0S5ING ACCIDENTS
I 1",4 1 ~ 1940
Number of accidents ...... 1,760 1,705
#Total casualties at highway gradsecrosi4ng. ........11 2 19 1 20 733 1,930 2 26 1 22 1 14 1 731 1 903
T1911,956 19 22 752 L,9% 1 25 1 22 3 3 751 1:908


Rate not ooaputed because of small number lnwilved.
D Oeorease.


MAY 1941


U,.S. GOVERN MENT PR HINTING OFFICE : 1941--0-200930




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