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UNIV. OF FL LIA.L SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1942
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, 11, AND i11, AND SWITCHING AND TBMINHAL COMPANIES)

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Number of Total Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Numbesof otaltersossn onota Tranmennontrespassers,
Kind of accident train trespassers nontreepaesers Total Trainmen e n trains on trains op
accidentsemployes
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................192 370 6 122 6 122 4 55 4 41 14 1 57 1 10
1941 289 3 32 3 32 3 25 3 24 I 5 2
Derailment........................................... 1942 657 9 225 1 225 4 53 4 26 27 2 145 2 27
..1941 480 21 295 3 2 is 293 4 53 3 19 1 31 12 221 2 19
Looomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 19142 5 4 3 .- 4 3 4 3 4 3 -
1941 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1942 75 1 1. 1
19141 53 -- --
Miscellaneous.........................................194 l2 9226 2 9 262 15 2139 1 9 10
1941 .94 15 18 2 13 1 8is 4 1 3, 5 1 9 13
Total I/....................................... 1942 1,230 28 37 1 2 7 12 127 12 5 3 203 12 4
1941 916 39 3 5 5 2 3 3 11 3 9 8 2 35 12 2 34
fAt highwal grads crossings,
olassifiedabove ......................... 1942 18 1s6 212 6 12 1 3 1i 2 1 -- 15 9
1941 22 12 23 12 23 1 3 1 3 9 -- 11 11
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or unooupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1942 2 51 2 51 2 51 2 1- ~- ~-
1941l 4 50 4 50 14 50 4 49 1 -
Coupling or unooupling air hose .................................1942 1 29 1 2Z 1 2 1 29 1 -
1941 1 2 1 2b.1. 21 1 5 -
Operating locomotives ...........................................1942 1 162 1 162 1 162 1 157 5 .- -
19141 81 81 81 78 3 ..- -
Operating handbrakes............................................ 1942 4 141 4 141 4 141 4 14 1 -.
1941 4 99 4 99 14 99 4 99 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1942 48 48 8 47 1 -.
1941 30 30 30 30 .. .
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1942 1 26 1 26 1 25 1 -
19141 2 16 1 2 15 2 15 2 14 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives............................ 1942 19 566 5 31 14 535 6 413 5 37 1 16 4 105 4 17
1941 9 362 5 32 4 330 4 253 4 25 6 17
Accident, at highway grade crossingse ...........................1942 175 428 4 5 1 423 1 1 1 170 422
1941 198 555 4 5 19 550 1 2 1 2 193 514
Struck or run over,. not at public cro.ssi.ng. .....................194 2 119 85 78 3 140 47 2 7 9 19 14 8 2 15 20
19141 139 82 1014 1 35 41 14 20 9 10 5 10 21 21
Miseollaneou ..................................................1942 49 82 5 3 21 790 15 611 11 514 4 97 3 94 9 6 76
1941 61 5 39 36 22 504 21 382 19 331. 2 51 57 7 1 58
Total ...................................................... 1942 70 ,2,359 112 107 28 2 252 514 1,507 1,378 19 129 7 201 2 9 195
19141 is1:,81 152 115 266 1,726 51 9589 3 879 8 79 117 7 215 2
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................1942 398 2,736 113 107 285 2,629 66 1614 47 1,451 19 181 10 4o4 2 9 207 J82
19141 457, 2,186 157 117 300 2,0691 62 1,0141 52 927 10 114. 12 343 7 226 7
1942 19141
Looomotive-miles ......... 141,228,995 122,669.698
Motor train-miles ........ 14,223,500,6312,293
Total units.............. 145,:452,:495 126:,98,94i;
Casualties per million unit...............................1942 2.74 18.81 0.777 0.736 196 07 054 11.23 o0.323 9.98 0.1306 1.258 0.0688 2 .78 (0 o 0.o619 1.42 4.00
1941 3.60 17.21 1.23b 1.000 2.36 16.21 .488. 8.20 .409 7.30 .0787 .898 .0945 2.70 .0551 1.78 5.26
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............19412 16 1,949 3 14 131,:935 11 15741, 25z 11 1,2 716 78 2 116_
1941 20 1,433 3 25 17 1,40 151:2149 1 14 14 1,235 7 8 2 814
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES.......................... 1942 147 ,6859 160 12 98 3,64 7 77 3,375 7 1,.6 3 1 9 o 44 87 209 6 8
1941 477 3,619 16o 142 317 3:Z771 77 2,290 53 9 1 204 1,99 12 343 821 229 792

Increase Percent ............................................. "13.21 29.46 '27.50 *14.79 *5.99 31.26 47.38 *11.32 56.85 25.00 4o.77 *16.67 17.78 6.10 *6.33 .8 O
1942 1941
Man-houre (Claess I roads). 283,73,369 246,508,560 1942 0.265 11.39 -
Casualties per million man-hourse /.............. .. 19I .79 -
Increase Percent ........ ..... ....................... .. 10. -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1942 1941 I
Number of accidents ...... 378 14714
#Total oasualtles at highway grade crossings ........181 1414O 4 5 1 120 T35 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 431
1941 210 578 '11 4 575 -


1942 1941
1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees .................................... 53 424
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 335 224
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ... 158 124


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


Statement No. M-406
NOVEMBER 1942


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


NOVEMBER 1942


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


Number of Total Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
tanOther on trains on trains nontrespassers
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees on tran tran ntreaer
accidents ~~ye
acdn Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1942 3,799 14 1,322 2 141 1,322 9 514 96 389 3 125 32 716 10 92
1941 2,616 44 794 1 1 43 793 4 266 39 229 1 39 1 466 2 61
Derailments ...........................................194 2 6,053 102 735 7 14 95 721 43 274 43 206 68 9 326 49 121
1941 4,405 98 966 a17 32 81 934 42 238 39 164 3 74 16 620 -6 23 70
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1942 34 25 49 25 49 22 26 19 20 3 6 4 3 14
1941 14 10 19 10 19 10 15 10 4 i. 11 -
Other looomotlve accidents ............................ 1942 720 8 8 7 7 1 -
1941 -4.-7 1 1 1 .-..
Miscellaneous.......................................... 1942 1,31 144 226 141 223 17 67 33 12 34 45- 124 i1l
194119o9112 141 5 1 l10 137 9 45 16 5 29 3 100 89
Total I/ ..........................................1942 11,91 9 414 2,340 12 17 402 2,323 181 888 163 655 18 233 351,092 186 34
1941 8,486 264 1,921 21 37 243 1,841 101 565 92 413 9 152 17 1,089 6 125 22N
#At highway grads-crossings, 15 162 160
classified above.........................192 267 174 233 3 3 171 230 9 25 1964562 6
1941 229 113 137 2 113 135 2 13 2 13 11 ll l 111
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ......................1942 28 468 28 468 28 468 28 9 461 7 .- -
1941 24 1448 24 14148 24 448 22 4140 2 8 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1942 9 2g 9 251 9 251 7 228 2 23 -
1941 13 184 13 184 13 184 8 162 5 22 -
Operating looo.otlv.es. ........................................... 1942 12 i 02 12 1,502 12 1,02 11 1,468 1 4
1941 5 5 951 5 '.51 4 921 1 30
Operating hand brakes ...........................................1942 20 1,195 20 1,195 20 1,195 20 1,189 6 -
1941 13 922 13 922 13 922 13 920 2 .
Operating switches ..............................................1942 431 431 431 431 18
1941 300 300 300 288 12 .
...... 9 2 721 274 2 1 2564 22 2 50 2 10
Coming in contact with fixed structure .........................19412 228 2 10 2064 22 260 18 19 107 1 2
Getting on or off oars or locoomotlve.. .........................1. 942 171 5o09 101 347 70 4,662 6 3,507 356 4 151 24 987 10 168
1941 176 3,629 121 401 55 3,228 2 2,324 4 2:243 1 81 4 774 9 130
Acident. at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1942 1,293 Z,861 59 21,534 ,809 7 40 2 33 5 7 6 1 527 ,763
1941 1,613 4,4 36 6 1,577 4,o98 8 44 6 38 2 6 4 1,569 4050
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1942 1,772 1,0 l 1,323 42 449 41 228 280 77 165 151 115 11 14 210 247
1941 .1,513 914 1,183 481 330 4313 168 200 80 112 88 88 3 9 159 224
Miscellaneous................................................... 1942 540 7,347 327 5 213 7,042 16o 5,399 17 4,374 43 l, 23 949 66 2 628
1941 782 5,589 597 8 185 5,091 152 3,733 115 3,169 37 8 811 1 (n 21 487
Total ......................................................1942 4 ,172 21,421 1,812 1,256 2,360 20,165 13,333 316 11,937 206 1,396 50 1,946 16 80 1,772 4,806
19414,165 17,3091,945 1,4146 2,220o 15,863 3 9,311 307 8,491 136 820 12.1,590 4 69 1,761 4,893
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICEACCIDENTS ........................ 1942 4 ,586 23,7611,824 1,273 2 ,762 22,498 3 14,221 479 12,592 2241 1,629 85 3,038 16 801,958 5,149
1941 4, 429 19,230 1,966 1,483 2,463 17,747 544 9,876 399 8,904 145 972 29 2,679 4 75 1,886 5,117
194-2 1941
Looomotlive-miles ........... 1,506,086,195 1,308,893,346
Motor train-miles ........ 4,417,295 49,574,087
Total units .............. 1,554,503,490 1,358,467,433
Casualt9s1per7million9un0ts ..............................19022 1Z2 1 1 0819 17 1.429150 9 8.30 0.144 1.04 0.0547 1-95 () 0.0515 1.26 331
Caulispe ilo uis14 3:2k 1 45 ~ 0.1 9 1.78 13.06 .460, 7.27 .294 6-55 .107 .1 0213 1.197 (0) .0552 1-39.3.7
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1942 214 19,016 52 237 162 18,779 136 17,070 1 232 135 16,838 1 702 25 1,007
1941 187 14,950 _39 265 148 14,685 125 12,994 11 131 124 12,863 2 713 21 978
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1942 4,800 42,777 1,876 1,510 2,924 1,267 89 31,291 480 12,824 39 18, 467 85 3,038 1 782 1,983 6,156
1941 4,616 34,180 2,005 1,749 2,611 32,432 669 22,870 40O 9,035 269 13,835 29 2,679 6 788 1,907 6,o95
Increase Percent ............................................. 3.99 25.15 "6.3 *13.62 11.99 27.24 25.-4 3&.82 20.00 41-94 33.146 33.48 193.10 13.40 183.33 *0.761 3.99 1i.00
1942 1941
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,022,224,600 2,648,142,448 192 0.270 9.84 -
Casualties per million man-hours ...................... 194 .24 8.13 ____ __. -
Increase Percent ....-................................ 10.20 21.03 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1942 1941
Number of accidents ...... 3,679 3,817
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1942 1,767 ,094 62 55 1,705 4,039
1941 1,726 4.281 6 481.690 4.233
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1942 1941
/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees ................................... 5,522 3,742
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 3,190 2,285
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 1,333 t1,026


15 65 10 52 5 51 ,6- 3,923
10 57 8 51 1 12680 1.161

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. u. S GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-0-475223




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