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LIIIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

SIIIIIIINTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revi 3 1262 08850 7412 BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1942
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Statement No. M-400
JULY 1942


Number Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
o ot apro ii nOther on trains on trains nontrespassers
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen loyees __ o __asr
aclIdents enuTel K e [ e I r oyile In e Kl ed [ injured
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InjuFed
mDTM ACIDNTS i I I


UNIV. OF FL LUi. Collisions ............................................ 1942
DOCUMENTS DEPET 1941
S Derailments ........................................... 1942
1941
S .... Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1942
1941
U OEPO TO their locomotive accidents. ............................1942
U.SiCrO~TORY I 19141
i- Miscellaneous ......................................... 1942
19;14
Totall/........................................... 1942
1941
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above..........................1942
1941


TRAIN-SERVICE JIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1942
1941
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1942
1941
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1942
1941
Operating band brakes .......................................... 1942
l941
Operating switches .............................................. 1942
1941
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1942
1941
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1942
1941
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1942
194l
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1942
194l
miscellaneous .................................................... 1942
l94l
Total ...................................................... 1942
1941


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TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1942 478 2,236 251 157 227 2,079 72 1,260 52 1,105 20 155 5 445 3 13 147 361
g1941 454 1,746 239 187 215 1,559 149 1,010 34 898 15 112 1 18s9 1 9 164 351
1942 1941
SLocomotiv-miles ......... 140,374,982 124,489,831
Motor train-miles ........ 4,586,773 4,694,863
Total units ............... 144,961,755 129,184,694
Casualties per million units .............................. 1942 3.30 15.42 1,73 1.08 1.57 14.34 0.497 8.69 0.359 7.62 0.138 1.069 0.0345 3.070.0207 0.0897 1.01 2.49
1941 3.51 13.52 1.85 1.45 1.66 12o.07 .379 7.82 .263 6.95 .116 .867 Mo) 1.046 () .0697 1.27 2.72
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1942 24 1,880 24 19" 1,856 14 1,705 1 21 13 1,6894 53 5 98
1941 19 ,6 ___ 18 15 1,58 131453 14 13 1439 1 59 72
1 a0 is 1 2 e 5 1o ,1584 13 1, 3 13 125
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1942 502 4,116 256 1 246 3935 86 2965 53 1,126 33 1,839 5 441 3 66 152 15
1941 473 3,348 243 205 230 3,113 62 2,463 34 912 28 1,551 1 189is 2 68 165 423
Increase Percent ............................................ 6.13 22.94 5.35 _11.71 6.96 25.20 38 20.3 8 55.88 23.q 17.86 18.57 400.00 135.45 50.00 *2.94' *7. 8.51
1 1942 19l41
Man-hours (Class I roads). 286,567,139 257,879,045 1942 0.286 9.82 -
Casualties per million man-hours ./.................... 191.. -94l __ -_ __ ___ __ 1 9.1
Increase Percent ...................................... 22.75 8.99 1- --- -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1942 ~ 1941
Number of accidents ...... 235 275
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1942 13 221 5 3 129 218 2 2 129 216
1941 144 275 5 144 270 _1_ 1 5 -5 143 264


1942 1941
/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees .................................. 520 368
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 274 231
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 105 96


2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, Including switching and terminal
companies.
( R) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1942
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)



Number of Total pe rsons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident ttrespassers nontrespassers 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 ............................................ 1942 2,299 90 853 2 89 853 63 297 60 230 3 6 19 501 6 55
1914 1,437 24 505 1 1 23 504 23 152 23 126 2 310 42
Derailments ........................................... 1942 3,678 63 370 4 10 59 360 26 156 26 123 33 1 128 32 76
1941 2,586 40 509 5 21 35 88 22 122 21 92 1 30 4 338 9 28
Locomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 1942 21 17 314 17 34 14 15 11 11 3 4 1 3 18
1941 11 10 19 10 19 10 15 10 4 11 4
Other looomotive accidents ............................ 1942 450 -
1941 317 -
Misoellaneouas ......................................... 1942 831 79 137 1 3 78 134 7 35 3 20 4 15 44 71 55
1941 602 77 91 1 2 76 89 3 29 1 11 2 18 3 73 57
Total 1/ ......................................... 1942 7,279 249 1,394 7 1 242 1,381 110 503 100 384 10 119 20 674 112 204
1941 4,953 151 1,124 7 24 1 l ,10O 58 318 55 233 3 85 4 651 82 131
*At highway grade crossings,
classified above.......................... 1942 1. 6 l6 149 1 3 O5 l46 3 18 3 13 5 1 36 01 92
1941 149 74 go 2 7 78 1 a 1 8 2 73 68
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ......................1942 19 294 19 294 19 294 19 21 -
1941 10 255 10 255 10 255 9 2 1 6 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1942 6 .1144 6 1144 6 144 14 129 2 15 -
1914 9 103 9 103 9 103 6 90 3 13 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1942 10 846 10 846 10 846 9 829 1 17 -
1941 3 55 3 545 3 545 2 529 1 16 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1942 10 671 10 671 10 671 10 668 3 -
1941 3 528 3 528 3 528 3 527 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1942 272 272 272 260 12 -
1941 179 179 179 171 8 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... .1942 18 16o 1 6 17 154 15 152 15 114 8 2 2 -
1941 12 141 3 14 9 127 9 125 9 122 3 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1942 85 2,907 54 218 31 2,689 21 2,011 18 1,92 3 82 8 591 2 87
1941 98 2,121 9 255 29 1,866 23 1,315 22 1,26 1 51 1 474 5 77
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1942 1,000 2,467 4o 38 960 2,429 5 30 1 23 4 7 3 955 2,396
1941 945 2,417 23 29 922 2,388 3 28 2 23 1 5 919 2,360
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1942 1,088 642 827 32 261 319 129 167 40 100 89 67 7 9 125 13
1914 887 538 693 28 194 252 96 122 143 69 53 53 2 6 96 124
Miscellaneous .................................................... 1942 307 4,240 181 16 126 4,077 100 3,112 76 2,552 24 560 10 563 3 32 13 370
1941 70 3,312 366 304 10o4 3,008 82 2,175 60 1,842 22 333 4 501 1 37 17 295
Total ...................................................... 1942 2,543 12,643 1,103 748 1,440 11,895 315 7,699 192 6,925 123 771 20 1,159 10 41 1,095 2,996
1941 2,437 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
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1942 2,792 14,037 1,110 761 1,682 13,276 425 8,202 292 7,309 133 893 40 1,833 10 41 1,207 3,200
1941 2,588 11,263 1,161 912 1,427 10,351 296 5,693 211 5,119 85 5741 9 1,626 3 43 1,119 2,989
1942 1941
Locomotive-miles ......... 930,820,520 804:1,756,771
Motor train-miles ........ 30,771,297 31,688,0614
Total units ............ 961,591,817 836,444,835
Casualties per million units. .............................. 1942 2.90 14.6o 1.15 0.791 1.75. 13.81 0.442 8.53 0.304 7z.60 0.138 0.929 o .o416 1.91 0.010olo4 0.0o426 1.26 3.33
1941 3.09 13.47 1.39 1.091 1.71 12.38 .354 6.81 .252 6.12 .102 .686 .0108 1.94 (0) .0514 1.34 3.57
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1942 141 10,992 42 149 99 10,843 83 9,856 1 119 82 9,737 15 92
1941 117 8,644 30 151 87 8,493 75 7,427 68 75 7.359 11 465 11 5 4
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1942 2,933 25,029 1,152 910 1,781 24,119i 508 18,058 293 7, 428 215 10,630 40 1,833 11 436 1,222 3,792
1941 2,705 19,907 1,191 1,063 1,51 18,8144 371 13,120 211 5,187 160 7,933 9 1,626 4 505 1,130 3,593
Increase Percent ............................................... 8.43 25.73 *3.27 *14.39 17.64 27.99 36.93 37.64 38.86 43.20 31 .38 34.00 33W.44 12.73 175.00 *13.66 8.14 5.54
1942 1941
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,853,680,654 1,611,849,9140 1 265
Casualties per million man-hours 2/....................... 14 .2 41 _- _- -
Increase Percent .....................................- 18.30 20.89 1 1 1
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1942 1941
Number of accidents ...... 2,365 2,293
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1942 1,106 2,616 4l 41 1,065 2,575 8 48 4 36 4 12 1 39 1,056 2,488
1941 1,019 2,497 23 31 996 2,4662 14t 36 3 315 1 5cp 2 992 .428


1942 194i
/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:1942 1941
Negligence of employees ................................ 3,278 2,0o46
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 1,998 1,414
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 808 634


U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1942-0O-475223
2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
terminal companies.
(%) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
SDecrease.


JULY 1942




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