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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Subject to revision


AUGUST 1943
Statement No. M-400


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


Number of l pro Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers T Tan 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 ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1943 443 40 241 40 241 5 62 4 47 1 15 35 156 23
1942 378 9 108 9 108 9 56 9 35 21 49 3
Derailments ............................................ 1943 686 6 71 6 71 5 28 4 26 1 2 28 1 15
1942 576 13 50 3 13 47 8 22 8 17 5 21 5 4
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1943 3 1 4 1 14 1 4 -4 1
1942 3 1 1 1 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................. 1943 109 .
19142 57 6 6 6 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1943 170 11 16 2 11 14 4 2 4 2 4 7 8
1942 113 16 16 2 14 16 3 7 1 6 2 1 11 9
Total I/..........................................1943 1,141 58 332 2 58 330 15 96 9 77 6 19 35 188 18 46
1942 1,127 38 181 2 3 36 178 20 92 18 65 2 27 70 16 16
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 19 43 24 6 I8 2 6 '16 1 1 4 6 11
1942 25 20 22 2 18 22 3 2 3 2 7 15 13
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1943 4 2 4 52 4 1; 4 1 1-
1942 3 3 3 48 3 47 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1943 1 33 1 33 1 33 1 30 3 -
1942 1 27 1 27 1 27 1 24 3 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 19 43 2 267 2 267 2 267 2 260 7 -
1942 151 151 151 143 8 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1943 2 172 2 172 2 172 2 169 3 -
1942 3 122 3 122 3 122 3 121 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1943 4 4g 48 45 3 3-
1942 45 45 45 42 3 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1943 6 37 1 1 5 36 5 36 5 360 -
1942 4 25 4 4 21 4 21 4 20 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1943 15 650 5 41 10 609 2 443 2 425 18 5 150 3 16
1942 27 520 19 40 8 480 4 347 4 334 13 2 111 2 22
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1943 1 201 19 6 4 2 13 192
1942 192 300 6 13 296 4 4 I 13 291
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1943 229 128 19 l 51 70 77 36 39 7 21 29 18 1 3 32 35
19142 221 1?8 165 70 56 58 30 32 12 17 18 15 1 26 25
Miscellaneous ...................................................1943 62 986 141 26 21 96o0 13 760 8 577 5 183 3 129 8 5 63
1942 68 7141 1 4 45 23 696 16 539 12 432 4 107 4 94 1 10 2 53
Total ...................................................... 1943 412 2,574 210 122 202 2,1452 65 1,856 31 1,618 34 238 8 279 1 11 128 306
1942 469 2,107 235 163 234 1,9 4 61 1,336 39 1,184 22 152 6 206 1 11 166 391
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1943 470 2,906 210 124 260 2,782 0o 1,952 40 1,695 40 257 43 467 1 1 136 52
1942 507 2,288 237 166 270 2,122 81 1,428 57 1,249 24 179 6 276 1 11 182 7
1943 1942
Looomotive-miles ........ 150,647,194 142,203,966
Motor train-miles ........ 4,327,469 4,524,835
Total units ............ 154,974,663 146,728,801
Casualties per million unite .............................. 1943 3.03 18.75 1.36 0.800 1.68 17.9 0.516 12.60 0.258 10.94 0.258 1.66 02775 3.01 (.) 0.0710 0.878 2.27
1942 3.46 15.59 1.6 1.131 1.84 1. .552 9.73 .388 8.51 .164 1.22 .0409 1.88 (0) .0750 1.240 2.77
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1943 17 2,464 4 17 13 2,447 11 2,266 30 11 2,236 74 2 107
1942 20 2,101 3 33 17 2,068 15 1,889 25 15 1,864 76 2 103
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1943 487 5,370 214 1 41 273 5,229 91 4,218 40 1,725 51 2,493 4J 467 1 85 138 459
1942 527 4,389 24o 199 287 4,190 96 3,317 57 1,274 39 2,03 6 276 1 87 184 510
Increase Percent ............................................ *7.59 22.35 *10.83 *29.15 *4.gg 24.80 *5.21 27.16 *29.82 35.40 30.77 22.03 6167 69.20 *2.30 *25.00 *10.00
1943 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 321,225,594 292,727,950 1943 0.271 12.46 -
Casualties per million man-hours /V........ ........ ..... -_ _25 107 71 ____ _
T -.--e-e Percent- -16.621
HIGHWAY__________________________--- 6.62 6.34- -R-- ADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS--
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1 1943 1942
Number of accident ...... 221 265
Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........143 97 219 9? 214 : : 93 20
1992 162 322 1 5 31 230


j/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1943 1942
Negligence of employees ................................. 670
Defects in or failures of equipment .................... 421 310
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 131 119


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


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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

SI2 31262 08850 7891 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS1262 08850 7891
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONObICS AND STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1943
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers T n Other on trains on trains nontrespaesers
accidents Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1943 3,367 103 1,419 103 1,419 53 487 48 384 5 103 41 822 9 110
1942 2,677 99 961 2 97 961 72 353 69 265 3 88 19 550 6 58
Derailments ........................................... 1943 5,735 61 885 1 1 66 884 35 204 31 142 4 62 13 626 18 54
1942 4,254 7 420 4 13 72 407 34 178 34 14o 38 1 149 37 s80
Locomotlve-boiler accidents ........................... 1943 26 1 1 0 13 0- 10 13 10 1 10 13 -
1942 24 17 35 17 35 14 16 11 12 3 1 18
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1943 681 6 6 6 1 -
1942 507 6 6 6 -- -
Miscellaneous .......................................... 1943 1,07 81 146 3 81 143 15 56 1 24 14 32 12 6
1942 9 95 153 3 3 92 150 10 4 4 26 6 16 44 8 64
Total 1/......................................... 1943 10,906 261 2,469 1 4 260 2,465 113 766 90 568 23 198 5 1,46o0 9 239
19142 8,40o6 287 1,575 9 16 278 1,559 130 595 118 49 12 146 2C 744 12 220
fAt highway grade crossings, _
classified above ......................... 1943 167 73 102 3 73 99 1 16 1 15 1 9 72 74
1942 201 126 171 3 3 123 168 6 20 6 15 5 1 43 11 105
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oare or locomotives ...................... 1943 18s 443 18 443 18 443 17 433 1 10 -
1942 22 342 22 342 22 342 22 338 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1943 10 262 10 262 10 262 6 234 4 2S -
1912 7 171 7 171 7 171 5 153 2 18 -
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1943 11 1,750 11 1,750 11 1,750 11 1,699 51 -
1942 10 997 10 997 10 997 9 972 1 25 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1943 14 1,121 14 1,121 1k 1,121 12 1,109 2 12 -
1942 13 793 13 793 13 793 13 789 4 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1943 499 499 499 477 22 -
1942 317 317 317 302 15 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1943 19 204 1 2 18 202 17 199 16 197 1 2 1 1 2
1942 22 185 1 10 21 175 19 173 19 164 9 2 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ...........................1943 107 4,534 56 208 51 4,326 31 3,272 31 3,1340 132 15 943- 111
1942 112 3,427 73 258 39 3,169 25 2,358 22 2,263 3 95 10 702 109
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1943 976 2,318 46 34 931 2,284 4 37 3 29 1 8 1 92 2,246
1942 1,142 2,767 4 42 1,096 2,725 5 34 1 27 t 7 4- 1,o09 2,687
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ......................1943 1,131 818 776 337 355 481 193 285 63 164 130 121 21 157 115
1942 1,309 770 992 393 317 377 159 199 52 117 107 82 10 152 168
Miscellaneous.................................................... 1943 518 7,096 338 235 180o 6,861 12 5,375 84 4 154 43 1,221 1i 903 1 5 34 528
1942 375 ,91 226 208 149 4,773 11 3,651 88 2,984 28 667 l1 657 4 2 1 423
Total ...................................................... 1943 2,804 19,045 1,216 816 1,588 18,229 425 13,243 243 11,636 182 1,607 34 1,S48 6 76 1,123 3,062
1942 3,012 14,750 1,338 911 1,674 13,839 376 9,035 231 8,109 145 926 26 1,365 1 52 1,261 3,387
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1943 3.065 21,514 1,217 820 1,84820,694 538 14,009 333 12,204 205 1,805 8 3,308 6 76 1,216 3,301
1942 3,299 16,325 1,347 927 1,952 15,398 506 9,630 349 8,558 157 1,072 46 2,109 1 52 1,389 3,607
1943 1942
Locomotive-miles ........... 1,167,465,263 1,073,024,486
Motor train-miles ........ 33,851,951 35,296,132
Total units .............. 1,201,317,214 1,108,320,618
Casualties per million units .............................. 1943 2.55 17.91 1.01 0.683 1.54 17.23 0.448 11.66 0.277 10.16 0.171 1.503 0.073 2.75 O) 0.0633 1.01 2.75
1942 2.98 14.73 1.22 .836 1.76 13.89 .457 8.69 .315 7.72 .142 .967 .0415 1.90 .) 049 1.2 3.25
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1943 172 17,738 33 146 139 17,592 112 15,989 208 112 15,781 -- 3 670 24 933
1942 1 61 13,093 1.5 182 116 12,911 98 11,745 1 144 97 11,6o01 471 17 695
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1943 3,237 39,252 1,250 966 1 1,987 38,286 650 29,998 33312,412 317 17,586 8 3,308 746 1,24c 4,234
1942 3,460 29,418 1,392 1,109 2,068 28,309 604 21.375 350 8,702 254 12,673 4 2,109 1 523 1,4o6 4,302
Increase Percent ............................................ *6.45 33.43 *10.20 *12.89 *3.92 35.24 7.62 40.34 '4.86 42.63 24.80 38.77 91.3C 56.85 *25.00 42.64 *11.8 1 *1.58
1943 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,439,658,886 2,146,408,604 19 0.261 11.70 ..- -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/................. 19 .- 273 9.46 ____
Increase Percent .....................................- 4.40 23.68 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1943 1942 -
Mumber of accidents ...... 2,279 2,630
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1943 1,049 2,420 45 37 1,00 2,383 5 53 4 4 1 9 10 999 2,320
1942 1,268 2,938 49 45 1,219 2,893 11 54_ 7 42 4 12 47 1,207 2,792
1 Includes train accidents reported as due to: 4 1942 US. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching
Negligence of employees ................................... 4,836 3,830 and terminal companies.
Defects In or failure of equipment ...................... 3,219 2,308 (0) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 1,293 927 Decrease.


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