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UNIV. OF FL Li.
UV IUFlMTR SEPT. C
JIIVERSITY OF F[ORIDA INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400


Subject to revision 3 1262 08850 6851 BUREAU OF STATISTICS AU UST 1941
S U.S. DEPOITORY --

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




Number of T pr Total Total Employees on duty Ote Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident trn al persons trespassers nontrespasers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
Kind of accidents train papers nontres assets Total Trainmen employees
accidentsI mlse
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1941 2983 76 3 76 3 I 32 2 29 1. 4. 44 -
194o 142 11 11 11 11 -
Derailments ........................................... 1941 435 10 65 2 3 8 62 7 22 6 18 1 4 39 1 1
1940o 291 7 77 2 1 5 76 2 15 2 13 2 53 3 g
Locomotlve-boiler accidents ............................1941 2 -
1940 4 2 2 2 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 194 4 1 11- -
194o 45 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 19'41 89 4 12 2 4 10 1 3 1 3 3 7
1940 69 11 4 11 4 1 1 1 1 10 3
Total I/.........................................1. 1 858 17 154 2 5 15 149 11 58 8 4 3 11 83 4 9
1940 551 18 94 2 1 16 93 3 29 2 26 1 3 53 13 11
*At highway grade crossings,
classified above .........................1941 l 4 4 9 4 9 2 2 4 7
1940 16 12 8 12 8 1 1 12 7
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ......................1941 3 3 4 3 3 -
S2 24 2 24 2 24 2 22 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1941 1 21 1 21 1 21 1 20 1 -
1940 2 10 2 10 2 10 7 2 3 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1941 1 109 1 109 1 109 1 108 1 -
1940 1 63 1 63 1 63 1 60 3 -
Operatinghandbrakes ...........................................1941 1 95 1 95 1 95 1 95 -
1940 57 57 57 57 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1941 21 21 21 20 1 -
1940 21 21 21 20 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1941 6 28 2 3 4 25 4 24 4 21 3 1 -
1940 4 30 3 9 1 21 1 19 1 19 1 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 194l 23 368 17 33 6 335 3 239 3 236 3 1 80 2 16
1940 16 319 15 74 1 245 1 14.7 1 143 4 7 11
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 194l1 131 331 7 4 124 327 2 9 2 8 1 4 122 314
1940 93 276 l 5 92 271 1 4 1 4 91 267
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1941 195 108 158 58 37 50 17 22 13 11 4 11 1 1 19 27
1940 139 96 124 59 15 37 4 13 1 10 3 3 2 11 22
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1941 99 81 78 59 21 522 17 383 13 325 4 58 2 92 6 2 41
1940 105 Z66 S6 83 19 383 15 245 10 194 5 51 2 106 2 2 30
Total ...................................................... 194l1 460 1,709 262 157 198 1,552 49 970 41 891 8 79 3 177 1 7 14 398
1940 362 1,362 229 230 133 1,132 27 603 17 536 10 67 2 194 104 331
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1941 477 1,863 264 162 213 1,701 60 1,028 49 938 11 90 3 260 1 7 149 406
194o 380 1,456 231 231 149 1,225 30 632 19 562 11 70 2 247 4 117 342
1941 1940o
Locomotive-miles ......... 126.727,169 107,150,053
Motor train-miles ........ 4,665,218 4,904,035
Total units .............. 131,392,387 112,054,088
Casualties per million units ..............................1941 3.63 14.18 2.01 1.23 1.62 12.95 0.457 7.82 0.373 7.14 0.0837 0.685 (0) 1.98 (01 0.0533 1.13 3.09
1940 3.39 12.99 2.06 2.06 1.33 10.93 .268 5.64 .170 5.02 .0981 .625 (0) 2.20 .0357 1.0 3.05
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 194l 21 1,664 3 32 18 1,632 15 1,479 19 15 1,460 58 3 95
1940o 15 1,024 2 28 13 996 11 846 7 11 839 1 72 1 78
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 498 3,527 267 194 231 3,333 75 2,507 49 957 26 1,550 3 260 1 65 152 501
1940 395 2,480 233 259 162 2,221 41 1,478 19 569 22 909 2 247 176 118 420
Increase Percent .......................................19 ......0 26.08 42.22 14.59 '25.10 42.59 50.07 82.93 69.62 157.89 68.19 18.18 70.52 50.00 5.26 *- 14.47 28.81 19.29
194l194
Man-hours (Class I roads). 261,400,757 225,578,930
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0.287 9.59 -
1940_- .182 6.55 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
194l l94o
Number of accidents ...... 316 242
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1941 135 340 7 4 128 336 2 11 2 10 1 4 126 321
1940 105 284 1 5 lo4 279 1 5 1 5 -103 274


1941 1940
1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1941 1940
Negligence of employees .................................... 411 209
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 232 183
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ... 75 52


(f) Rate not computed because of mail number involved.
* Decrease.







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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS AUGUST 1941


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1941



Nuber of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aoodent train persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Tra inmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidentsI employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ......... ...................................1941 1,735 27 581 1 1 26 580 26 184 25 154 1 30 354 42
1940 1,128 67 618 1 2 66 616 22 165 20 128 2 37 41 426 3 25
Derailments ...........................................19941 3,021 50 574 7 24 143 550 29 1441 27 110 2 34 4 77 10 29
19D40a2,408 75 355 8 12 67 33 17 107 1 8 1 19 25 g 25 46
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1941 13 10 19 10 19 10 15 10 4 11 4
194o 13 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 6 1 .-..
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1941 351 1 -1 1 1 .
19 4o0 4 1 3 2 2 ... 1
Miscoellaneous .........................................1941 1 81 103 1 14 s80 o329o 1 11 3 21 76 64
194o 570 80 87 3 80 8 3 10 8 3 2 2- 4 -- 77 50
Total!/........................................... ...1941 5,811 168 1,278 9 29 159 1,249 69 376 63 280 6 96 4 14 86 139
# 194o :520 230 1,070 9 17 221 1.053 50 291 4 232 6 59 66 40 105 122
#At hlghwaay grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1941 163 78 89 2 78 87 1 10 1 10 2 77 75
1940 153 96 93 5 96 88 1 10 1 9 1 3 95 75
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or loomotives ......................1941 l 13 302 13 302 13 302 12 296 1 6 -
19140o 200 8 200 8 200 7 195 1 5 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1941 10 124 10 124 10 124 7 110 114 -
191o 9 8a 9 88 9 88 3 77 11 -
Operating locomotives. .......................................... 1941 4 654 4 654 4 6 3 637 1 17 -
194o 3 556 3 556 3 55 3 525 31 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1941 4 623 4 623 4 623 4 622 1 -
19o 8 1413 8 a 413 8 a 413 8 4n 2 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1941 200 200 200 191 9 -- -
194o0 185 185 185 172 13 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1941 18 169 5 17 13 152 13 1 13 143 6 1 2
194o 17 141 7 31 10 110 10 10 10 105 2 2 1
Getting on or off cars or looomotives ...........................1941 121 2,489 86 288 35 2,201 26 1,55 2 1 54 2 554 7 93
191o 123 2,166 lo- 1417 19 1,749 18 1,121 17 1,083 1 38 571 1 57
Accidents at highway grade crossings#............................ 194 1,076 2,7a8 33 1,46 2 71J5 37 4 31 1 6 4 1,04 2,674
19, 1 o9 ,56 33l~36 ,71- 996 1, 12,510
19401009 2,566 2 28 988 2,538 2 28 1 25 1 3 986 2,510
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1941 1,082 646 851 344 231 302 113 144 5 6 80 57 64 3 7 115 151
1940 972 535 783 304 189 231 75 95 30 48 45 47 3 6 111 130
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1941 56 3,893 444 363 125 3,530 99 2,558 7 2,167 26 391 6 593 1 43 19 336
1940 524 3,250 419 425 105 2,825 90 1,9. 66 1,609 24 332 5 57 28 10 283
Total ...................................................... 1941 2,897 11,848 1, 416 1,01o45 1,481 10,803 287 6,345 17 5,777 90 568 8 1,1529a 50 1,182 3,256
1940 2,673 10,100 1,334 1,205 1,339 8,895 223 4,73 145 4,250 78 84 5 1143 34 1108 2,981
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1941 3,065 13,126 1,425 1,074 1,640 12,052 356 6,721 260 6,057 96 664 12 1,886 4 50 1,268 3,395
1940 2,903 11,170 1,343 1,222 1,560 9,94 273 5,025 189 4,482 84 543 71 1,7861 3 34 1,213 3,103
1941 1940
Looomotive-miles ......... 931,4.83,940 817,293,529
Motor train-miles ........ 36,353,282 37,699,638
Total units .............. .. 967,837,222 854,993,167
Casualties per million units............................ ...1941 3.17 1356 147 1.11 1.69 12.5 0368 64 0.2 626 0992 O.686 0.0124 195 0.0517 31
19140 3.14 13.06 1.57 1.43 1.82 11.6 .319 5 .221 5.24 .0982 .635 .0830 2.09 .0398 1.2 3.63
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1941 138 10,308 33 183 105 10,125 90 8,906 87 8,819 1 520 14 699
1940 3 7,917 36 199 77 7718 63 6,567 1 72 62 6,1495 1 521 13 627
19 1 lo N 9 77:7718 -103 6 2 671
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 3,203 23,434 1,458 1,257 1,145 22,177 446 15,627 260 6,144 186 9,483 12 1,886 5 570 1,282 ,9
1940 3,o16 19,o087 1,379 1,:421 1,637 17,666 336 11,592 190 4,554 146 7,038 71 1,786 4 558 1,226 3,730
Increase- Percent ............................................. .520 22.77 5.73 *11.54 560 25.53 32.74 3,.81 36.84 31.91 27.40 34.74 83.10 5.60 25.00 2.1 4.57 9.76
1 1941 1940
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,873,250,697 1,669,525,920
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0.238 8.34 -:
194o .201 6 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
:1941 1910
Number of accidents ...... 2,609 2,388
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1941 1,154 2,837 30 35 1,1214 2,802 6 47 5 41 1 6 6 1,118 2,7149
1940 1,105 2,659 21 33 1,0814 2,626 3 38 2 34 1 ,4 3 1,081 2,585


194l 1940
1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees ....................................2,1457 1,60o4
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................1,646 1,571
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ... 709 460


(%) Rate not computed because of small number involved. U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE;1941-0-200930
* Decrease.




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