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


Number of Tt pro Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trai.n Other on trains on trains nontrespaseers
accidents Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1941 268 19 19 18 16 2 1 -
194o 162 48 35 48 35 6 22 6 19 3 40 8 2 5
Derailments ........................................... 1941 415 5 83 1 5 82 3 28 2 16 1 12 49 2 5
1940 280 5 27 3 5 24 2 20 2 19 1 3
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1941 2 3 3 3 3 -
1940 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1941 43 -
1940 39 I 1 1 1 -. -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1941 97 6 18 6 18 1 10 1 1 9 1 5 7
1940 72 8 31 8 31 3 3 22 6
Total I/.......................................... 1941 2 82 14 120 1 14 119 7 6 5 3 2 2 30 51 7 12
1940 55 62 95 3 62 92 9 7 9 3 40 30 13 15
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1941 26 8 9 8 9 1 1 1 1 1 7 7
1940 16 11 13 3 11 10 2 2 11 8
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1941 2 46 2 46 2 46 2 45 1 -
1940 1 32 1 32 1 32 1 30 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1941 2 20 2 20 2 20 2 18 2 --
1940 1 12 1 12 1 12 11 1 1 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1941 1 104 1 104 1 104 1 102 2 -
1940 1 74 1 74 1 74 1 72 2 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1941 1 87 1 87 1 87 1 87 --
1940 60 60 60 60 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1941 28 28 28 28 --
1940 18 18 18 16 2 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1941 3 25 1 7 2 18 2 18 2 18 --
1940 4 17 3 7 1 10 1 10 1 10 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1941 19 365 13 56 6 309 4 226 4 215 11 67 2 16
1940 19 284 16 76 3 208 3 116 3 113 3 79 13
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1941 136 266 5 136 261 4 4 136 257
1940 113 185 1 2 112 183 2 1 1 112 181
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. ..................... 1941 192 112 156 65 36 47 17 25 1 I 10 10 1 1 18 21
1940 171 91 142 57 29 34 10 9 6 5 19 25
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1941 814 573 69 53 15 520 13 396 10 333 3 63 1 71 8 1 45
1940o 90 440 71 55 19 385 16 234 11 185 5 49 2 104 6 1 41
Total ...................................................... 1941 440 1,626 239 186 201 1,440 42 954 29 865 13 89 1 138 1 9 157 339
1940 400 1,213 233 197 167 1,016 33 567 21 502 12 65 2 183 6 132 260
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................1941 2454 1,746 239 187 215 1,559 49 1,010 34 898 15 112 1 189 1 9 164
191___ 1940 1 4b2 1,308 233 200 229 1,108 142 614 30 545 12 69 42 213 6 145 P15
1914.1 19140
Locomotive-miles ......... 124,489.831 103,753.998
Motor train-miles ........ 4,69,863 4,872,701
Total units ............... 129,184,694 108.626,699
Casualties per million units. .............................. 1941 3.51 13.52 1.8 1.45 1.66 12.07 0.379 7.82 0.263 6.95 0o.116 0.867 () 1.46 () 0.0697 1.27 2.72
_1940 4.25 12.0o4 2.14 1.84 2.11 10.20 .387 5.65 .276 5.02 .110 .635 0.387 1.96 .0552 1.33 2.53
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1941 19 1,602 4 18 15 1,584 13 1,4 14 13 1,439 1 1 72
1940 18 1,106 5 34 13 1,072 10 9 13 10 933 -3 80
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1941 473 3,348 2843 205 230 3,143 62 2,463 34 912 28 1,551 1 189 2 68 165 423
1940 480 2,414 238 234 242 2,180 52 1,560 30 558 22 1,002 42 213 52 148 355
Increase Percent .............................................. *1.46 38.69 2.10 *12.39 04.96 44.17 19.23 57.88 13.33 63.44 27.27 54.79 *97.62 *11.27 30.77 11.49 19.15
194 l 1940
Man-hours (Class I roads). 257,879,045 219,088,674
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0.24o 9.55 -
1940, -o .237 7.12 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
19141 1940 ---
Number of accidents ...... 275 215
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1941 144 275 5 144 270 1 5 1 5 1 143 264
1940 124 198 1 5 123 193 -i4- 3 1- 123 189


19141 19140
/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees ................................... 368 231
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 231 162
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 96 52


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Statement No. M-400


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS JULY 1941


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1941



Number of T Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1941 1,437 24 505 1 1 23 o04 23 152 23 126 26 310 42
1940 986 67 607 1 2 66 605 22 154 20 117 2 37 41 426 3 25
Derailmeats ........................................... 1941 2,586 40 509 5 21 35 488 22 122 21 92 1 30 4 338 9 28
1940 2,117 68 278 11 62 267 15 92 14 75 1 17 25 137 22 38
Locomotive-boller accidents ........................... 1941 11 10 19 10 19 10 15 10 4 11 4
1940 9 8 5 8 5 8 5 8 5 -
Other looomotive aooldents ............................ 1941 317 -
1940 356 3 3 2 2 1
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1941 602 7 91 1 2 76 89 3 29 1 11 2 18 3 7
1940 501 9 83 3 9 0 2 9 7 2 2 24 7 7
Total /.......................................... 1941 4,953 151 1,124 7 24 144 1,100 58 318 55 233 3 85 4 651 82 131
1940 3,969 212 976 7 16 205 960 47 262 42 206 5 56 66 587 92 ill
#At highway grade orossilngs, -
classified above ......................... 1941 149 74 80 2 74 78 1 8 1 8 2 73 68
1940 137 84 85 5 84 80 1 9 1 8 1 3 83 68
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 194l1 10 255 10 255 10 255 9 249 1 6 -
1940 6 176 6 176 6 176 5 173 1 3 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1941 9 103 9 103 9 1o3 6 90 3 13 _
1940 7 78 7 78 7 78 3 70 4 8 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1941 3 545 3 545 3 545 2 529 1 16 -
1940 2 493 2 493 2 493 2 465 28 -
Operating hand brakes ...........................................1941 3 528 3 528 3 528 3 527 1 -
1940 8 356 8 356 8 356 8 354 2 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1941 179 179 179 171 8 -
1940 64 164 164 152 12 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1941 12 141 3 14 9 127 9 125 9 122 3 2
1940 13 111 4 22 9 89 9 88 9 86 2 1 -
Getting on or off oars or looomotlves ........................... 1941 98 2,121 69 255 29 1,866 23 1,315 22 1,264 1 51 1 474 5 77
1940 107 1,847 89 33 18 1,504 17 97Z 16 940 1 34 484 1 46
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1941 945 2,417 23 29 922 2,388 3 28 2 23 1 5 919 2,360
1940 916 2,290 20 23 896 2,267 1 24 21 1 3 895 2,243
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1941 887 538 693 286 194 9252 196 122 43 69 53 53 2 6 96 124
1940 833 439 659 245 174 194 71 82 29 38 42 44 3 4 100 108
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1941 470 3,312 366 304 104 3,008 82 2,175 60 1,842 22 333 4 501 1 37 17 295
1940 419 2,784 333 342 86 2,442 75 1,696 56 1,415 19 281 3 467 26 8 253
Total ...................................................... 194.12,437 10,139 1,154 888 1,283 9,251 238 5,375 156 4,886 82 489 5 975 3 43 1,037 2,858
1940 2,311 8,738 1,105 975 1,206 7,763 196 4,131 128 3,714 68 417 3 952 3 30 1:004 2,650
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1941 2,588 11,263 1,161 912 1,427 10,351 296 5,693 211 5,119 85 5749 1,626 3 1,119 2,989
1940 2,523 9,714 1,112 991 1,.11 8,723 243 4,393 170 3,920 73 473 691,539 3 30 1,096 2,761
194.1 1940--- ----------
Locomotive-miles ......... 804,756,771 710,143,476
Motor train-miles ........ 31,688,064 32,795,603
Total units ............... 836,444,835 742,939,079
Casualties per million united .............................. 1941 3.09 13.47 1.39 1.09 1.71 1238 0.354 6.81 0.252 6.12 0.1016 0o.686 0.0108 9 1.94 0o.0514 13 3.7
1940 3.40 13.08 1.50 1.33 1.90 11.74 .327 5.91 .229 5.28 .0983 .637 .0929 2.07 (91 o_4 18 02
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1941 117 8,644, 30 151 87 8,493 75 7,427 68 75 7,359 1- 462 11 6o4.
1940o 98 6,893 34 171 864. 6:722 52 5,721 1 65s 51 5:656-___ 452 12 549
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 2,705 19,907 1,191 1,063 1,514 18,844 371 13,120 211 5,187 160 7,933 9 1,626 4 505 1,130 3,593
1940o 2,621 16,607 1,146 1,162 1,475 15,445 295 o10,114 171 3,985 124 6,129 69 1,539 3 482 1:,108 3,310
Increase Percent ............................................ 3.20 19.87 3.93 e8.52 2.64 22.01 25.76 29.72 23.39 30.16 29.03 29.43 '86.96 5.65 33.33 4.77 1.99 8.55
194l 1 194o _-
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,611,849,940 1,443,946,990
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0.230 8.14 -
1940,-o .- -.-..204 7.00 --- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS ____ --
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Number of aooidents ...... 2,293 2,146
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1941 1,019 2,497 23 31 996 2,466 4 36 3 31 1 5 992 2,428
______1940 1,000 2,375 I 20 28 980 2,347 2 33 1 29 1 3 978 2311


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/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:19411940
Negligence of employees ................................... 2,046 1,395
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 1,414 1,388
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and struoturee .. 634 408


( ) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
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