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UNIJII VERSI TFILHORIDA INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M400

Subject to revision31262 08850 6885 BUREAU OF STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1941
U.S. DEPOTOY ____

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


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total person trespassers nontrepassers Oth Trainmen Oter on trains on trains nontrespassers
Kind of accidenttri trespassers nontepaere Total Trainmen mles
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
191 289 3 3 2 3 25 3 24 I -2
Collisions ............................................1941 28 3 32 3 32 3 3 1 1 75 2
4 183 3 72 3 72 3 17 3 17 -- 7
Derailments. ...........................................1941 80 21 29. 3 2 18 293 4 53 1 34 12 221 2 19
194o 358 12 36 1 12 35 4 15 4 1 1 9 8 11
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1941 .- .- -
194o0 1 -..
Other looomotive accidents ............................ 1941 53 i i -
19140 56 1 1 11 -- --
Miscelolaneous .........................................1941 94 15 18 2 10 13 8 4 5 3 5 1 9 3
194o 89 9 14 9 14 2 2 9 12
TotallV..........................................19411 916 39 315 5 12 34 333 11 83 9 48 _2 35 12 _226 1 24
#At1gw gaeosingso 123 1 2 122 7 35 7 341 1 --57 17 30
la ifed above. ................1.... 941 22 12 2 12 2 1 3 1 3 9 11 11
a d ..1 25 17 17 17

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling car. or looomotives ...................... 1941 4 50 4 50 4 50 4 4 2 -
1940 3 289 3 28 3 28 3 2 2
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1941 1 26 1 26 1 26 21 1 5 .
194o 18i 18 18 17 1 ....
Operating locomotives............................................191 981 81 8 1 798 3- 3 -
19140 2 79 2 79 2 79 2 79 -- -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1941 _4 4 9 _4 99 _1 ..
19140 6 6 6
Operating witches...............................................19 1 30 30 30 30 -- .. .
19140 1s 18 18 17 1 -- -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1941 2 16 1 2 15 2 15 2 144 1 .. 1 -
19140 9 9 8 8 1 -- -
Getting on or off cars or looomotives...........................19. 41 9 362 5 32 1 330 4 25 4 2415 8 60 17
19140 11 293 7 35 l4 258 3 1711 3 165 9 1 81 3
Aooidents at highway grade croseingfs# ........................... 1941 19 555 4 5 194 51 2 1 2 19 54|
194o 1 530 6 2 154 52 5 5 154 5 23
Struck or run over, not at public crossings......................1941 13 82 104 1 35 1 14 20 9 10 5 10 21 21
1940o ll 66 89 30 25 36 13 15 3 11 10 4 12 21
Miscellane.ous ...................................................1941 61 54 39 36 22 504 21 392 19 331 2 8
194o 4o 6 29 30 11 376 11 291 9 251 2 ---039
Total ...................................................... 194 118 1 84 1 2 1 266 126 5 98 3 1 5 644
1940 330 1,513 131 99 1,416 32 702 20 645 12 57 1 121 4 166 586
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1941 457 2,186 157 127 300 2,059 62 1,O1 52 927 10 114F 12 343 7 226 668
1940 354 1,636 131 98 223 1,538 39 737 27 679 12 58 1 181 z 183 616
1941 194o
Locomotive-miles ......... 122,669,698 i06,545,258
Motor train-miles ........ 4,315,23 4,4 71,197
Total units .............. 126,984,941 iiio,016,455
Casualties per million units .............................. 1941 3.60 17.21 1.24 1.000 2.36 16.21 .4-8 8.20 0.49 7.30 0.0787 0.898 0.0945 2.o 0.051 .8 5.26
1940 3.19 1.714 1.18 .893 2.01 13.85 .351 6.64 .243 1.12 .1081 .522 .0090 1.:3 .03 1.6
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1941 20 1,433 3 25 17 1,408og 15 1,249 1 14 14 1,235 75 2 841
194o 15 1,010 3 25 12 985 11 8148 18 11 830 63 1 714
,dtj. 36 6 2 914 i 1,349 12 31431 82 228 752
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1 4 1 ,63 1 6 152 317 3,467 77 25 53, z- 24 l.1 ,8 12 181 6 1 2 1 52-
19o 39 262 1314 123 235 2,523 50 1,595 27 97 23 88 1 16 67 is 9
Increase Percent ............................................. 29.27 36.77 19.iO 23.58 34.99 37.42 54.00 4.4q8 96.30 35.01 4.35 51.91 (0) 89.50 22.39 23.91 8.99
19141 194o
Man-hours (Class I roads). 246,508,560 211,633,131 1941 0.312 9.29 -
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... -94o ,236 7.49 ---
Inorease Percent ....................................... 32.20 24.03_.- .- -_ _- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1941 1940
Number of accidents ...... 474 469
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1941 210 578 4 5 2o6 573 2 5 2 5 204 559
1940 177 538 6 2 171 536 5 5 171 531


1941 1940
1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees ................................... .424 260
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 224 222
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ... 124 88


0 Rate not computed because of small number involved.






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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1941


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1941


nNumber ofn Total personal Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
a nKind of ardent Total Peron t passers nontrespassers Total T Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
Knofnodnaocidents trespassers noisps. Total Trainmen -employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kllled Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions............................................1941 2 ,616 4 794 1 1 473 7 266 39 228 1 1 466 2 61
194o0 1,656 714 922 1 2 73 82 29 219 27 1714 2 415 41 567 3 314
Derailments. ........................................... 1941 4, 405 98 66 17 2 3, 9 16 74 1 620 6 70
190 3,356 in 435 92 V 32 136 31 116 20 25 206 14; 7
Locomotive-boiler aooidentes ........................... 19 1 10 19 10 19 10 15 10 1 11 -4
191o 16 10 20 10 20 10 7 10 6 1 9 14
Other looomotive accidents ............................1941 4 87 1 1 1 1 1.. .
19140 531 5 5 1 1 5 4 4 14 1 0 1
Miscell.neou......................................... 941 96 4 112 141 13 4 1 l0 27 9 4 10 0416799- 108 7
19140 81 114 129 ~ 11 2 6 11 6 25' 34i 18 76
el 13 101Z0 6 2 43 9 12 1 ,09 6 l~ 21
Total y.......................................... 1941 8,486 264 1,,21 21 47 2143 1 ,874 101 56 8 3 41 9 152 1 6 1,0: -6 1 214
1940 6,370 309 11 10 21 299 1,390 T7 382 68 31 9___71___ __ 6 192
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above.......................... 19141 2293 113 137 2 1 S135 1.-1. 1
194 3 148 138 2 5 1148 1335:13 1- 141110
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or unooupling oars or looomotives ......................1941 24 48 2 448 214 448 22 14140 2 a 8 .
19140 12 296 12 286 12 286 11 279 1 7 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose..................................19.. g 184 : : 1 4 8 162 22 : -
19140 10 130 10 130 10 130 14 117 6 13 -
Operating locomotives........................................... 1 4 -- -
1 .910 37 : -77 7 33 -- -30
Operating hand brakes..............................................1941 13 922 13 922 13 9 22 1 920 2 .
1910 10 593 10 593 1 593 lg 590 3 ..
Operating .switches............................................... ..3,00 3400 30 -" 288 12- .
19110 233 233 233 217 16 -
Coming in contact ,with fixed struotures........................... 1941 26 22 8 20 18 208 18 205 18 s 1
9140 214 190 12 39 12 151 12 4 1 133 3
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 191 176 3 121 4 55 3228 42 2 214 41 2 1 8 14 774 9 1
19140 162 298 132 557 30 2,1429 27 1,576 23 1,522 2 514 1 772 2 8
Accidents at highway grade crossings#............................ 14 1,.61 4,144 3 ,6 46 ,,77 4,09, 8 14 6 3 2 6 4 1, 569 4050
3,I14 ,886 36 351 ,53,,851 3 o40 1 37 2 3 1 -14023 ,810
Struck or run over, not at public crossings....................... 1,51 914 1,183 41 3 4 168 200 80 112 88 88 9 2
i41,,34 778 3 W 10, l7 133 43 70 6 3 2 o6

Mis..cellaneous......................................................194 178 98 i 57 1498a 15 5,o091 1524,a 1o 016, 37 48 81 1 60 24
19140 713 ,5 5, 571 565 11423,9301 122 2,74,1 90 2,27 32 o 4 6 74 141 14 :
Total....................................................... 19414,.65 1 ,309 1, 1,446 2,220 15863 443 9Z,1 307 81191 13 820 12 1,590 4 69 1,761 4
1910 3725 1 :934 ,314 1628 189 1 12,716 1 643 203 5,982 17 61 71519 3 181571 4,0
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS........................19. 1 4,429 19,2 966 1,4g93 2,146 g 1737 5144 9876 399 90 14 5 972 292,679 4 175 ,886 5,107
1101,314 15751144169 2,0140 387 7,235 7 ,9 116 732 73 2,335 3 1481727 14698
1941 19140
Looomotive-miles ......... 1,08,893,g146 1,14o,0O7.?0O
Motor traln-miles .....:'IO87 51,
total units............. 1,35:8,7,;433 l,191,009428
Casualties per million units.............................. 19,41 3.6 .16 .145 1 10 1 0 0 7.27 0.294 655 0.1067 0.16 0231. 0. 2 9 3.76
1 3.39 13.22 1:.55 1.8 1.81 1181 .325 5.90 o.227 5.28.0973. .o.614.o13 1.9z ( F o 1. 3 94
TOTAL.- NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1941 187 14,950 39 65 148 14685 12 12994 1 1 1 124 12,863 21-
194 ,~1108 -, 2662 11110,752 9,28 1 107 93 9:111 9
GRAND TOTAL -ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ...........................19141 6166 314,180. 2.005 1758 2,,611 32,422 669 228 70 :400 935 2691,835 292,679 6 788 ,907 6,08559
1914014,118 2,731,88 1,915 2,31N1,85 481 16,2 Z327 6.40 209 9,813 73 2,6335 14 7141 174 5,539
Increase Percent .............................................. 10.22 27.67 6.25 *8.020 13.47 30.43 39.09 40.80 47.06 41.17 28.71 40.56 *60.27 l4.73 50.00 6.34 9.41 9.86
1941 1940
Maan-houra (Class I roads). 2,648,142,4481 2,325,235,1499 19j 141 -8.64 -
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 1940 ---- --- ----- -6.q.2 -= -
Inoreaee Percent ....................................... ....... .-- 22.22 23.61 .. .
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1941 ~ 1940
Number of aooidents ...... 3,817 1 3,591
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........191 1,72 6 14,281 36 4 8 1,690 o 4,23 10 57 8 2 6 1,680 4 ,161
19401,589 4,024 36 401,,553 3,989 7 52 5 -2,4 1:,5463918


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SIncludes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees ................................... 3,742 2,334
Defects in or failures of equipment .......................2,285 2,11p
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 1,02b 674


() Rate not oomputed because of s all number involved. u. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1942-o.0-200oo930
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