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Subject to revision U.1. DEPOTOTY BUREAU OF STATISTICS



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH" OF OCTOBER 1941


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3 1262 08850 6877


Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty ther Passengers Travelers not Other
Employeeshr on dutye on trains nontrespassers
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Oeon tran on tran nontrepaeer
acidents-T employees
acdn Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1941 310 4 106 4 106 2 28 2 23 5 74 2 4
1940 183 3 114 3 114 3 22 3 17 5 92 -
Derailments ........................................... 1941 492 14 45 3 2 11 43 3 21 3 21 4 6 8 12
1940 302 13 30 1 13 29 5 7 5 7 4 8 18
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1941 1 -
194o 1 2 13 2 13 2 2 9 4
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1941 145 -
194o 35 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1941 99 8 16 8 16 1 8 1 8 -
1940 82 15 18 15 18 1 2 1 1 1 9 -
Total_/........................................... 1941 947 26 167 3 2 23 165 6 57 5 44 1 13 78 6 17 24
1940 603 33 17 1 : 33 175 11 32 10 26 1 6 ll4 22 29
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1941 30 13 14 13 14 13 14
194o 30 23 27 23 27 3 1 3 1 10 20 16
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or looomotives ........................ 1941 3 52 3 3 2 -
194o 1 40 1 1 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1941 1 22 1 22 1 22 1 22 -
1940 14 14 14 14 -
Operating looomotlvesa ........................................... 1941 1 108 1 108 1 o108 1 lo4 4 -
1940 2 53 2 53 2 53 2 51 2 -
Operatinghand brakes ........................................... 1941 3 94 3 914 3 94 3 94 -
1940 59 59 59 59 -
Operating swltches .............................................. 1941 47 47 47 46 1 -
1940 18 18 18 17 1 -
Coming in oontact with fixed structures ......................... 1941 3 19 3 19 3 19 3 19 -
194o 1 16 1 3 13 12 11 1 1
Getting on or off oars or looomotives ............................. 1941 26 406 15 30 11 376 10 275 10 262 13 1 90 11
1940 9 261 6 45 3 216 3 145 2 i4o 1 5 65 6
Acciodents at highway grade rossing ............................. 1941 172 14 4 3 172 431 3 3 12 428
194 0 145 41 14 2 1 1459 1 6 6 1 1 453
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1941 143 103 106 0 37 53 25 21 10 12 15 9 1 12 31
194o 122 91 99 48 23 43 8 12 4 5 7 15 31
Miscellaneous ...................................................1941 69 579 48 4 21 534 17 408 14 342 3 66 1 84 4 3 1
1940 70 405 57 36 13 369 13 269 8 225 5 441 59 1 -
Total ...................................................... 1941 421 1,864. 6 169 128 252 1,736 63 1,0149 414 956 19 93 2 174 5 187 508
1940 350 1,418 167 134 183 1,284 28 628 17 5968 11 60 124 .01 155 531
TOTAL-M TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1941 447 2,031 12 130 275 1,9041 69 1,106 49 1,000 20 1o06 2 252 11 204 532
1940 383 1,594 17 135 216 1,459 39 660 27 5914 12 66 238 1 177 560
1941.1 1940
Locomotive-miles ......... 131,287,119 111,891,389
Motor trailn-miles a ........ 4,556,790 14,795,0145
Total units ................ 135:843,909 116,686,43Z4
Casualties per million units.............................. 1941 3.29 14.95 1.27 0.957 2.02 13.99 0.50 .10.8 .361 7.36 0.147 0.780 () 1.86 0.0810 1.50 3.92
1940 3.28 13.66 1.43 1.157 1.85 12.50 .3341 5.66 .231 5.09 .103 .566 2.o4 .0086 1.52 4.80
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1941 13 1,595 22 13 1,573 9 1,4198 19 9 1,399 1 68 3 87
1940 10 1,102 2 17 8 1,085-8 957 6 8 951 52 -I76
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1941 460 3,626 172 152 288 3,744 7 2,5214 49 1,019 29 1,505 2 252 1 79 207 619
1940 393 2,696 169 152 224 25144 47 1,617 27 6oo 20 1,017 238 53 177 636
Increase Percent .............................................. 17.05 34.50 1.78 28.57 36.56 65.96 56.09 81.48 69.83145.00 47.98 5.88 149.06 16.95 *2.67
1941 1940
Man-hours (Class I roads). 272,559,437 231,580,179
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0.286 9.26 -
1940 -_ _- .203 6.98s -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


l Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees .........................1........... 19
Defeots in or failures of equipment .................... 2 1
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ... 122 70


(%) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS OCTOBER 1941


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1941



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassere 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 ............................................1941 2,327 41 762 1 1 40 761 37 241 36 20k 1 37 1 1461 2 59
194o 1,473 71 750 1 2 70 748 26 202 24 157 2 1 45 41 519 3 27
Derailments ........................................... 1941 3,925 77 671 14 30 63 641 38 185 36 145 2 40 4 399 6 21 51
1940 2,998 99 399 9 15 90 384 28 121 27 102 1 19 25 97 37 66
Locomotive-boiler aooldents ...........................1941 14 10 19 10 19 10 15 10 4 11 4
1940 15 10 20 10 20 10 7 10 6 1 9 4
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1941 434 1 1 1 1 -
1940 475 4 4 3 3 1
Miscellaneous .........................................1941 870 97 123 1 4 96 119 40 1 11 4 29 3 91 76
194o 722 105 1 3 105 112 14 9 6 5 34 99 64
Total /.......................................... 194l 7,570 225 1,576 16 35 209 1,541 90 482 86 365 7 117 763 6 5114 O
94 5,683 285 1,288 10 20 275 1,268 70 347 277 9 70 759 139 2
"t highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1941 207 101 114 2 101 112 1 10 1 10 2 100 100
194o 206 131 130 5 131 125 4 12 4 11 1 13 127 100
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ......................1941 2020 20 398 20 398 18 391 2 7 -
1940 9 258 9 258 9 258 8 253 1 5 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1941 12 158 12 158 12 158 8 141 4 17 -
194o 10 112 10 12 10 112 4 100 6 12 -
Operating locomotives ...........................................1941 5 870 5 870 5 8670 4 843 1 27 ..
194o 5 688 5 688 5 688 5 654 3
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1941 9 823 9 823 9 823 9 821 2 -
1940 10 527 10 527 10 527 10 524 3 -
Operating switches. .............................................. 194.1 270 270 270 258 12 -
194O 215 215 215 200 15 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1941 24 212 8 19 16 193 16 190 16 184 6 1 2
1940 24 181 12 39 12 142 12 137 12 133 4 2 3
Getting on or off oars or looomotives ........................... 1941 167 3,267 116 369 51 2,898 38 2,071 37 1,998 1 73 4 714 9 1i3
1940 151 2,693 125 522 26 2171l 24 1:402 22 1,357 2 45 691 2 78
Accidents at highway grad e crossings# ........................... 1941 1,415 3,589 32 41 1,383 3,548 7 42 5 36 2 6 4 1,376 3,502
1940 1,281 3,356 30 331,251 3,323 3 35 1 32 2 3 1 1,:248 3,287
-Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1941 1374 82 1,0 440 295 392 154 180 71 102 8 78 3 9 18 20
14 132 7 402 238 310 94 118 40 59 4 59 3 7 1 185
Miscellaneous. ................................................... 1941 721 5o49 558 462 163 4.58 111 3,1 3 1 96 2,838 35 513 8 754 1 23 42
1940 673 40 542 535 1 3:554 1 1 2,449 81 2,025 424 6 701 Z- _
Total ...................................................... 194l 3,747 15,468 1,793 1.3311,954 14,137 392 8,353 : 264 7.612 128 41 12 1,473 4 1546 4,49
1940 3,395 12,831 1:703 131 1:92 11,3 278 5 183 5,337 95 04 61,395 3 45 3,920
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 19041 3,972 17,044 1,809 1,366 2,163 15,678 42 8,835 347 7,977 135 858 17 2336 4 68 1660 4439
l_________________________________________ 36 4119 1,713 1,551 1,967 12,568 3 6,288 4 561414 674 72 2,154 344 1,544 4,082
1941 1940
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,186,223,648 1,033,482,045
Motor train-miles ........ 45,258,844 4 .7,101,928
Total units. .............. 1,231,482,492 1,080,583,973
Casualties per million units .............................. 194 .23 13.84 1.47 1.11 1.76 12.73 0.391 7.17 0.282 6.48 0.1096 0.697 0.0138 1.90 (x) 0.0552 1.35 3.60
1940 3.41 13.07 1.59 1.44 1.82 11.63 .322 5.82 .226 5.20 .0962 .624 .0656 1.99 6) 1.43 .1 .78
TOTAL NONTRAIB (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 194l1 167 13,57 36 240 131 13,277 110 11,745 117 110 11,628 2 638 19 894
1940 139 10,008 40 241 99 9,767 83 8370 1 89 82 8281 1 60
oGA1D TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 44.1 4,179 30,561 1,845 1,606 2,24 29:55 592 20,8O 347 8,094 2 12,486 17 2,6 6 706 1,679 5, 333
GA4O 3,8T9 AC.127 1:753 1:792 2:0Z6 22,335 431 14:658 245 5:703 15 8:955 72 2:,4 4 674 1:559 4,849
Increase Percent ............................................. .. 8.38 26.67 5.25 *10.38 11.04 29.64 37.35 4o.4o 41.63 41.93 31.72 39.43 *76.39 8.45 50.00 4.75 7.70 9.98
1941 1940
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,401,633,888 2,113,602,368
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1941 0o.246 8 2 6 7
1940, .204 6:94 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1941 1940
Number of accidents ...... 3,343 3,122
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 19411,516 3 32 3 1,3g2 3,660 7 57 6 46 2 4 6 13476 32 60
31940 12 10 1,48 4 3,468 8 752 5 43 2 66 1,476


194l 19o
1 Includes train accidents reported as due to:194119
Negligence of employees ................................ 3,38 2,074
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... ,6 1881 $
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 902 586


() Rate not computed because of small number involved. u.s. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1942-0-200930
* Decrease.




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