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3 1262 08850 7586 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
APRIL 1943


MMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1943
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of pro Total Total Employees on duty ----- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons treepassere nontreepassers Total Traimen Other on trains on trains nontrespaseers
accidents Toal rainen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injure d Ki lled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................... 1943 408 14 346 14 346 11 o 11 59 31 1 242 2 14
1942 328 11 133 11 133 6 2 6 37 5 3 79 2 12
Derailments ........................................... 1943 662 7 38 7 38 1 14 1 14 20 6 4
1942 523 10 37 3 7 -37 4 23 4 19 4 3 3 11
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1943 3 -
1942 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 1 3 4 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1943 63 1 1 1 1 -

Misoellaneous .........................................1943 131 7 23 7 23 6 4 2 7 i
1942 96 9 12 9 12 2 6 3 2 3 2 7
Total /.......................................... 1943 1,267 28 408 28 408 12 111 12 78 33 1 262 15 35
1942 1,005 35 187 3 32 187 17 76 12 60 5 1 6 3 84 12 27
#At highway grade orossings,
classified above ......................... 1943 26 13 25 13 25 4 4 5 13 16
19 42 20 9 23 9 23 8 3 5 2 9 13
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1943 2 47 2 47 2 47 2 45 2 -
1942 4 39 4 39 4 39 4 38 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1943 27 27 27 21 3 -
1942 1 17 1 17 1 17 1 13 4 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1943 2 198 2 198 2 198 2 193 5 -
1942 109 I 109 109 104 5 -
Operating band brakes ...........................................1943 1 139 1 139 1 139 1 138 1 -
1942 5 109 5 o109 5 109 5 108 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1943 50 50 50 47 3 -
1942 22 22 22 21 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1943 1 18 1 18 1 18 1 18 -
1942 5 17 5 17 5 17 5 16 1 -
Getting on or off care or locomotives ........................... 1943 10 556 313 5 525 2 393 2 380 13 3 118 14
1942 11 393 32 5 361 3 272 3 263 9 1 73 1 16
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1943 121 244 10 2 211 242 2 7 1 6 1 1 109 235
1942 136 258 8 128 258 l 5 5 1 127 253
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. ..................... 1943 ll8 83 8 37 33 46 10 30 5 17 5 13 2 3 21 13
1942 158 91 12 45 34 46 14 26 5 18 9 8 l 20 19
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1943 54 756 25 27 29 729 22 571 12 446 10 125 88 11 7 9
1942 29 582 15 25 14 557 12 427 12 358 69 1 80 5 1 5
Total ...................................................... 1943 309 2,118 125 97 184 2,021 42 1,480 26 1,314 16 166 3 206 2 14 137 321
1942 350 1,637 153 102 197 1,535 46 1,o43 36 944 10 99 2 153 6 149 333
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................1943 337 2,526 125 97 212 2,429 54 1,591 3 1,392 16 199 4 468 2 14 152 326
194 385 1,824 156 102 229 1,722 63 1,119 l48 ,oo4 15 115 5 237 6 161 30
1943 1942
Locomotlve-mlles ......... 144,606,190 133,107,658
Motor train-miles ........ 4,199,261 4,426,119
Total unite .............. 148, 805,451 137,533,777
Casualties per million units .............................. 1943 2.26 16.98 0.84o 0.652 1.42 16.32 0.63 10.69 0.255 9.35 0.108 1.337 0.0269 3.15 () 0.0941 1.02 2.39
1942 2.80 13.26 1.134 .740 2 1.67 12.52 .458 8.14 .349 7.30 .109 .836 .0364 1.72 .0436 1.17 2.62
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1943 23 2,105 14 19 2,091 15 1,922 35 15 1,887 1 70 3 99
1942 16 1,5514 2 27 14 1,527 13 1,398 10 13 1,388 54 1 75
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1943 360 4,631 129 111 231 4,520 69 3,513 38 1,427 31 2,086 4 468 3 84 155 455
1942 401 3,378 158 129 243 3,249 76 2,517 48 1,014 28 1,503 5 237 6o 162 435
Increase Percent ............................................. *l0.22 37.09 *18.35 *13.95 *4.94 39.12 *9.21 39.57 "20.83 40.73 10.71 38.79 '20.00 97.47 40.00 *4.32 4.6
1943 1 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 302,189,486 266,524,332 1943 0.222 11.08 -
Casualties per million man-houra 2/..................... 1942 __ = .263 9.00 -
Increase Percent........................................ '15.59 23.11 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1943 1942
Number of accidents ...... 270 282
#Total casualties at highway grade crossielngs ........ 1943 134 269 10 2 124 267 2 11 1 10 1 1 5 122 251
1942 145 281 8 137 281 1 13 9 8 1 5 --2- 136 266


i/ includes train accidents as due to: 1943 142
Negligence of employees .................................... 571 448
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................ 347 261
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures ... 48 124


21/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching
and terminal companies.
() Rate not computed because of small number involved.
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1943
INCLUDESS RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II., AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total ETotal Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total person trespassers 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 .............................................. 1943 1,72 44 863 44 8963 32 271 30 223 2 46 3 529 9 63
1943 1.. 7 52 499 1 51 499 35 171 32 125 3 46 11 288 5 46
Derailments ........................................... 1943 3,085 20 299 20 299 8 121 6 75 2 46 1 156 11 22
1942 2,100 36 221 4 3 32 219 16 87 16 65 22 1 83 15 4S
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1943 16 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 -
1942 161 11 9 11 8' 7 6 3 3 4 2 1
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1943 309 3 3 3 3 -
1942 261 -
Miscellaneou. ......................................... 1943 553 48 96 1 48 95 4 38 1 18 3 20 3 44 54
1942 489 53 76 1 3 52 73 5 23 3 14 2 9 6 47 34
Total I/ ........................................ 1943 5,695 119 1,267 1 119 1,266 51 439 44 325 7 114 4 688 64 139
1A94igha2d c3 12 1 804 6 6 146 798 65 288 57 207 8 81 12 387 69 123
#At highway grade cos'osings,
classified above......................... 1943 101 6550- 1 0 64 1 11 1 105 15 75 -- 49 48
~" 1942 118 65 100 1 3 64 97 3 15 3 10 5 1 27 60 55
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1943 11 214 11 214 11 214 10 208 1 6 -- -
1942 9 189 9 189 .9 189 9 187 2 -- -
Coupling or uncoupling .l air hose.................................. 1943 4 133 4 133 4 133 3 119 1 14 -
194-2 4 714 4 74 4 74 2 695 2 9 -
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1943 7 s 7 847 7 8 7 822 25 .- -.
1942 5 M 5 446 5 5 4441 5 433 13 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1943 8 518 8 518 8 518 8 513 5 -
194 8 372 8 372 8 372 8 369 3 -
Operating switches ..............................................1943 23 283 2 270 13 -
1942 161 161 161 155 6 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1943 6 90 0- 6 0 6 88 6 88 ... 2
1942 11 73 1 1 10 72 9 72 9 69 3 1 -- -
Getting on or off cars or looomotivee............................. 1943 49 2,254 25 92 24 2,162 1 1,664 17 1,592 Z2 7 443 55
1942 43 1,629 23 94 20. 1,535 1 1,163 13 1,118 5 5 32 -- 1 4
Accidents at highway grade orossiengs# ...........................1943 580 1,367 29 21 551 1,346 3 24 2 19 1 5 1 6 46 1'321
1942 635 1,747 26 29 609 1,718 3 23 16 3 7 3 6061,692
Struck or run over, not at public crossilngs..................... 1943 483 387 298 133 185 254 93 162 32 91 61 71 2 11 90 81
1942 494 324 345 4 149 184 71 99 23 62 4 37 1 4 77 81
Miscellaneous. .................................................. 1943 206 3,356 106 93 100 3,263 73 2,622 52 2,076 21 546 8 360 1 27 18 254
1942 157 2,332 86 91 71 2,24l 60 1,7o6 U48 1,447 12 259 4 324 1 14 6 197
Total ...................................................... 1943 1,354 9,449 458 339 896 9,110 222 6,555 137 5,798 85 757 15 804 3 38 656 1,713
1942 1,366 7,347 461 355 885 6,992 183 4,305 117 3,921 6 384 10 653 2 18 690 2,016
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1943 1,473 10,716 458 34o 1,015 10,376 273 6,994 181 6,123 92 871 19 1,492 3 38 720 1,852
1942 1,518 8,151 467 361 1,031 7,790 24 4,593 174 4,128 74 465 22 1,040 2 18 759 2,139
1943 1942
Locomotive-miles ......... 577,557,538 517,677,829
Motor trailn-miles ........ 16,624,340 17,351,540
Total units ............ 594,181,878 535,029,369
Casualties per million units .............................. 1943 2.46 18.03 0.771 0.572 1.71 1.6 o.4 11.77 0.305 .30 .155 1.466 0.0320 2 O.O 1.21 12
1942 2.84 15.23 .910 .675 1.93 14.56 .4 8.58 .325 7.72 .138 .66 o4ll 1.94 0336 11.42 4.00
TOTAL- NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ...............1943 75 8,529 12 76 63 8,453 52 7,585 116 52 7,469 2 351 517
1942 76 5,735 20 85 56 5,650 50 5,098 _- 69 50 5,029 -. 230 6 322
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1943 l,548 19,24 470 416 1,078 18,829 325 l4,579 181 6,239 144 8,4 19 1,492 5 389 729 2,369
19421,594 13,886 507 446 1,087 13,440 298 9,691 174 4,197 124 5,94 422 ,0 2 248 765 2,461
Increase Percent ............................................ *2.89 38.59 *7.30 *6.73 *0.83 40.10 9.06 50.4 4.02 65 16.13 51.80 3.6 43.46 150.00 56.85 *4.71 *3.74
1943 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,183,631,851 1,016,905,861] 1943 ..- -. 0.270 11.77 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/....................... 1942 q.7 -
Increase Percent .................................... *14.59 29.77 _____ ._ __.___ __-_ __
HIGHWAY aGRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1943 1942
Number of accidents ...... 1,332 1,589
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1943 630 1,432 9 22 601 1,410 4 35 3 29 1 6 6 59 1,369
1942 700 1,847 27 32 673 1,815C 6 38 3 26 13 12 30 66 1.747


l/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1943 1942
Negligence of employees ...................................2,472 1,793
Defects in or failures of equipment ........................1,681 116
Defects In or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 740


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 1943-0-540164


APRIL 1943




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