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Subject to revision 1262 08 19 BUREAU OF STATISTICS
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| U.S. DEPOOTORY .


Statement No. M-400

FEBRUARY 1942


SUMMARY OF ACCIDEiN'TS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1942



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persona trespassers nontrespassers T Trin 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 ACCIDENT
Collisions ............................................ 1942 272 12 175 12 175 12 58 12 31 27 101 16
1941 157 2 36 2 36 2 11 2 11 23 2
Derailments ...........................................199142 517 9 54 9 514 1 1 24 41 15 9 18 5 12
1941 340 3 29 8 3 21 1 12 1 12 4 2 5
Looomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1942 6 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1
1941 1 14 114 11 11 3
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1942 67 -
1941 41 -
Miscoellaneous ......................................... 1942 131 13 20 13 20 2 2 2 2 12 11 6
1941 83 15 17 15 17 15 17
Total i/.......................................... 1942 993 36 251 36 251 18 85 18 49 36 131 18 35
1941 622 20 96 8 20 88 3 34 3 23 11 27 17 27
*At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1942 20 18 17 18 17 2 2 10 16 7
1941 33 17 20 17 20 17 20
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1942 2 41 2 41 2 41 2 41 -
1941 25 25 25 25 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hole ................................. 1942 1 13 1 13 1 13 12 1 1 -
1941 1 12 1 12 1 12 1 10 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 19k2 2 97 2 97 2 97 2 96 1 -
1941 614 64 59 5 -
Operating hand brakes ...........................................1942 1 77 1 ,77 1 7 1 75 2
141 42 42 2 2 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1942 53 53 53 53 -
1941 31 31 31 30 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1942 1 23 1 23 1 23 1 23 -
1941 1 13 1 1 12 1 12 1 12 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1942 10 423 6 15 4 1405 3 295 3 286 12 1 94 13
1941 9 250 6 24 3 256 2 180 2 175 5 69 1 7
Accidents at highway grade crossings ........................... 1942 174 542 5 10 169 532 4 3 1 169 28
1941 156 430 3 4 153 26 3 3 153
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1942 1114 66 75 31 39 35 23 20 4I 11 19 1 16 14
1941 o0 44 53 21 27 23 14 12 7 7 13 11
Miscellaneous ....................................................194112 40 5O 7 15 23 22 524 19 401 15 342 4 59 1 66 2 2
1941 50 423 31 25 19 395 15 285 12 247 3 38 57 1 a 45
Total ...................................................... 1942 345 1,882 104 82 241 1,8o00 52 1,027 28 942 24 85 2 160 3 187 610
1941 297 1,364 93 78 204 1,286 33 666 23 611 10 55 126 1 a 170 486
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1942 381 2,133 104 82 277 2,051 70 1,112 46 991 24 121 2 291 3 205 645
1941 317 1,:460 93 86 224 1,3714 36 700 26 634 10 66 153 1a8 187 513
1942 191
Locomotive-miles ......... 119,810,101 103,861,219
Motor train-miles ........ 1,o4,640 4,156,oo006
Total units ............ ... 123,844,741 108,017,225
Casualties per million units .............................. 1942 3.08 17.22 0.840 0.662 2.24 16.56 0.565 8.9 0.371 8.00 0.1938 0.977 (0) 2.35 (0 0.0242 1.66 5.21
194-1 2.93 13.52 .861 .796 2.07 12.72 .333 6.4 .241 5.87 .0926 .611 1.42 () .0741 1.73 4.75
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................ 1g42 20 1,353 5 13 15 1,340 13 1,207 20 13 1,157 51 2 82
141 20 957' 2 21 15 936 17 776 11 17 765 51 1 79
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 19542 401 3,486 109 95 292 3,391 83 2,319 46 1,011 37 1,308 2 291 54 207 727
1941 337 2,417 95 107 242 2:310 53 1,476 26 645 27 831 153 1 89 158 592
Increase Percent ........................................... .. 18.99 44.23 114.74- 11.21 20.66 46.80 56.60 57.11 76.92 56.7-4 37.o 57.40 90.20 39.33 10.11 22.80
12 ~ 1941
Man-hours (Class I roads). 231,461,739 198,334,719 1942 0.359 10.02 -
Casualties per million man-hours ......................... 191 2 7. -
Increase Percent ....................................... 34.46 34.68
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1942 19411 .
Number of accidents ...... 421 401
Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1942 192 559 5 10 17 549 2 4 2 3 10 5
1941173 17 450 3 14 1170 446 3 -10170


1942 1941
1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees .................................. 414 232
Defects In or failures of equipment ...................... 316 201
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 109 83


(0) Rate not computed because of small number Involved.
Decrease.






INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF STATISTICS


FEBRUARY 1942


Subject to revision

SUMMARY OF' ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1942



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total p trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on train nontrespasser
accidents t employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................... ..1942 591 25 248 25 248 21 92 20 59 1 33 4 134 22
19.41 323 5 202 1 5 201 5 57 5 37 20 109 35
Derailments ........................................... 194? 1,040 20 128 20 128 9 45 9 28 17 1 59 10 24
1941 701 7 115 11 7 10O4 5 21 5 21 74 2 9
Looomotive-boiler accidents ............................ 1942 11 3 1 4 3 1 2 1 2 2 1
1941 2 14 1 1 3
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1942 133 -
1941 90 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1942 275 33 43 1 2 32 41 3 12 3 6 6 141 29 15
1941 176 31 28 1 30 28 2 2 I1 30 25
Total ./.........................................1942 2,0 8 1 422 1 2 80o 1120 34 151 33 95 1 56 5 207 41 62
1941 1,292 43 359 1 12 142 347 10 91 10o 60 31 1-32 72
#At highway gradeocrossings, 112 6 1 1 4 1 13 18 3 3 3 3- -1 2 9 2
classified above..........................19421 6 .- 3 4 3 3 3 3 -1 25 -- 392
1941l 342 393 32 33 2 2 32 31
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1942 4 92 54 92 4 92 4 926 -
19141 2 59 2 59 2 59 2 56 3 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose..................................19142 2 43 2 43 2 43 39 2 4 -
19141 2 22 2 22 2 22 2 18 14 -
Operating locomotives........................................... 1942 3 231 3 231 3 231 3 228 3 -
1941 137 137 137 127 10 -
Operating handbrakes ........................................... 1942 2 169 2 169 2 169 2 167 2 -
1941 118 118 118 118 -
Operating switches. .............................................. 1942 106 106 106 104 2 -
19141 60 60 60 58 2 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1942 6 45 1 1 1 44 4 44 4 43 1 1
1941 4 28 1 27 4 27 4 2 I -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1942 16 86 10 3 6 803 5 64 6 55-3 21 115 -_ 24
19141 23 5814 16 7 530 6 366 6 353 13 19 1 1
Accidents at highway grade croseinge........................... 1942 357 1,103 10 25 347 1,078 1 14 8 1 6 -- 346 1,O64
19141334 904 8 8 326 896 11 8 3 326 885
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................19142 229 154 152 644 77 0 38 51 11 31 27 20 1 2 38 37
1941163 114 47 9 4 25 32 11 16 24 32
Miscellaneous................................................... 1942 79 1,153 38 45 41 1.108 35 851 29 728 6 123 3 151 1 4 2 102
1941 1071 871 66 6 141 80 6 31 586 22 504 9 82 128 1 12 9 80
Total. ......................................................1942 698 3,932 211 168 4873,764 914 2205 2,023 36 182 5 326 2 6 386 1,227
1911 635 2,894 204 175 431 2,719 70 1,1418 1,284 23 134 276 1 12 360 1,013
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1942 779 4,354 212 170 ,67 1 4,184 128 2,356 91 2,1 37 3 10 533 2 6 427 1,289
1941 678 3,253 205 187 1733,66 80 1,509 57 1:3144 23 165 160 1 12 392 1,085
1942 1941
Locomotive-miles ......... 251,041,986 216,807,732
Motor train-miles ........8,418,s550 8,79,636
Total units............ .. 259,460,536 225,597,368
Casualties per million units.............................. 1942 3.00 16.78 0.817 0.655 2.19 16.13 0.493 9.08 0.351 8.16 0.]43 0.917 0.0385 2.05 (O 00231 1.65 4.97
1941 3.00 14.:12 .909 .829 2.1013.59 .355 6.69 .253 5.96 .102 .71 2.01 ($ .O532 1.71
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING IHDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1942 46 2,767 15 39 31 2,728 29 2,445 42 29 2,403 1- 114 2 169
1941 31 1,974 3 36 28 1,938 27 1,597 18 27 1,579 151 1 190
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1942 825 7,121 227 209 98 6,912 157 4,801 91 2,160 662,641 10 332 120 429 1,458
1941 709 5,227 208 223 501 5,oo4 107 3,1o6 57 1,362 50 1,7414 460 1 163 393 1,275
Increase Percent ............................................. 16.36 36.23 9.13 6.28 19.36 38.13 46.73 54.57 59.65 58.59 32.00 51.43 15.87 100.00 *26.38 9.1.6 14.35
1942 1941
Man-hours (Class I roads). 487,811,374 415,868,666 1942 0.322 9.84 -
Casualties per million man-hours ............ ............. 1941 .257 7.47 -
Increase Percent ....................................... 25.29 31.73 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1942 1941
Number of accidents ...... 939 852
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1942 14 1,152 11 26 390 1,126 4 17 3 11 1 6 1 25-- 385 1,O84
1941 366 937 8 8 358 929 13 10 3 358 916


1942 1941
1_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees .................................... 868 474
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 620 414
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ... 241 177


U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1942-0O-200930 () Rate not computed because of small number involved.
Decrease.


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