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


Number of Total person Total Total Employees on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train a pro trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trained on trains nontreapassers
accidents Tra employees i
_____________________________________ Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1943 425 6 100 8 100 a 53 8 51 2 42 5
1942 437 15 111 15 111 14 52 14 52 42 1 17
Derailments ........................................... 1943 626 7 216 7 216 3 33 3 24 9 1 163 3 20
1942 562 1 33 1 33 1 19 1 17 2 9 5
Locomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 1943 4 6 6 6 6 -
1942 2 2 6 2 6 2 2 2 2 3 1
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1943 82 3 3 3 3 -
1942 81 1 I 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1943 148 10 45 10 45 1 9 5 1 4 9 36
1942 135 31 35 31 35 3 4 2 3 2 28 31
Total./ .......................................... 1943 1,285 25 370 25 370 12 104 11 89 1 15 1 205 12 61l
1942 1,217 49 186 49 186 20 77 17 71 3 6 55 29 54
*At highwa e grade brossings,
classified above ......................... 1943 23 11 50 11 50 4 3 I 11 46
1942 26 28 36 28 36 1 1 1 28 34
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1943 1 45 1 45 1 45 1 42 3 --
1942 1 35 1 35 1 35 1 32 3 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1943 1 35 1 35 1 35 1 29 6 -
1942 1 31 1 31 1 31 1 28 3 -
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1943 1 222 1 222 1 222 1 216 6 -
1942 1 179 1 179 1 179 1 175 4 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1943 2 162 2 162 2 162 2 162 -
1942 1 152 1 152 1 152 1 152 -
Operating switcohes .............................................. 1943 61 61 61 59 2 --
1942 36 36 36 351 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1943 5 29 5 29 5 29 4 28 1 1 -
1942 2 38 2 38 2 38 2 37 1 -
Getting on or off oars or looomotives ........................... 1943 8 654 4 23 4 631 2 513 1 49 1 24 1 109 1 9
1942 21 564 13 37 8 527 3 14 3 388 26 4 91 1 22
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1943 154 364 3 2 151 362 11 10 1 151 351
1942 134 345 5 1 129 344 2 2 1 129 31
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .................... 1943 12 94 92 32 33 62 16 39 6 20 10 19 3 17 20
1942. 1N 117 10o 63 44 54 27 28 12 13 15 15 1 17 25
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1943 53 951 23 31 30 920 25 740 16 561 9 179 2 108 1 5 2 67
1942 72 779 46 26 26 753 20 577 12 1401 8 136 4 99 7 2 70
Total ...................................................... 194 3350 2,611 122 88 228 2,529 53 1,8957 32 1,616 21 241 3 217 14 8 17 417
1942 377 2,276 164 127 213 2,149 56 1,492 33 1,303 23 189 8 191 8 149 458
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1943 375 2,97 122 88 23 2,899 65 1,961 43 1,705 22 256 4 422 1 8 183 508
1942 426 2,462 16 127 262 2,335 76 1,569 50 1,374 26 195 8 246 8 178 512
1943 1942
Looomotive-miles ......... 151,286,910 149,212,485
Motor train-miles ........ 4,307,44. 4,495,153
Total unite ............. 155,594,354 153,707,638
Casualties per million units .............................. 1943 2.41 19.20 0.78 0.566 1.63 18.63 0.418 12.60 0.276 10.96 0.141 -1.65 O0257 2.71 (0) 0.0514 1.18 3.26
1942 2.77 16.02 1.066 .826 1.70 15.19 .494 10.21 .325 8.94 .169 1.27 .0520 1.6o0 .0520 1.16 3.33
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................ 1943 18I 2,256 1 19 17 2,237 15 2,041 27 15 2,014 -- 84 2 112
1942 21 2,011O 1 20 20 1,991 15 1,821 28 15 1,793 72 5 98
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1943 393 5,243 123 107 270 5,136 80 4,002 143 1,732 37 2,270 4 422 1 92 185 620
1942 447 4,473 165 147 282 4,326 91 3,390 50 1,402 41 1,988 8 246 s0 183 610
Increase Percent ............................................. 12.0 17.21 *25.45 "*27.21 "*4.26 18.72 *12.09 18.05 14.00 23.54 -9.76 14.19 '50.00 71.54 15.00 1.09 1.64
1943 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 318,923,943 305,383,908 1943 0.051 115 ..
Casualties per million man-houres/ ....................... 1942 ___ __ ____ 291 o. __ _____ ______ ______
Increase Percent .................................... *13.50 10.88 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS __
1943 1942
lumber of accidents ...... 352 347
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1943 165 414 3 2 162 412 15 13 2 162 397
1942 162 381 5 1 157 380 3 3 --157 375


1/ Includes train aeocidents reported as due to: 42
Negligence of employees .................................. 620 620
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 343 299
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 158 12


2/ 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


OCTOBER 1943


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 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 Ttal trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Othe 0 trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents empl oyees ___
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions............................................ 1943 4,204 112 1,583 112 1,583 62 567 56 461 6 106 41 894 9 122
1942 3,4.29 137 1,200 2 135 1,200 95 59 92 34-8 3 iii 31 659 9 82
Derailm.ent. ........................................... 1943 6,97 165 1,418 1 1 164 1,41 44 271 39 178 5 93 90 1,006 0 140
1942 5,396 93 510 6 14 87 49 39 221 39 180 1 1 181 7 94
Locomotive-boiler accidents ...........................1943 33 13 50 13 50 6 321 12 21 1 29
1942 29 21 6 21 46 i 23 15 17 3 6 4 3 19
Other looomotive acoldents ............................1943 862 10 10 10 9 1 -
1942 645 7 7 6 6 1 -
Miscellaneous.........................................1943 1,369 98 203 3 98 200 I 70 3 32 15 38 12 o 118
1942 1,190 135 200 3 3 132 197 17 52 5 31 12 21 44 115 101
Total I/ ... .................................... 1943 13,443 388 3,264 1 4 3d7 3,260 137 939 110 701 27 238 131 1,912 i1 49o
#A g1942 10,689 386 1,963 11 17 375 1,946 169 761 151 582 18 179 32 9 174 296
*At 'hithwayr grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1943 207 9S 212 3 9 209 3 22 7 20 2 12 95 175
1942 249 16d 221 3 3 165 218 7 22 7 17 5 1 45 157 151
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling car or locomotive ..................... 1943 22 557 22 557 22 257 21 444 1 13 -
1942 26 17 26 17 26 17 26 10 7 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose.................................. 1943 12 327 12 327 12 327 7 291 5 36 -. -
1942 d 222 8 222 8 222 200 2 22 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1943 12 2,182 12 2,182 12 2,182 12 2,119 63 -
1942 11 1,34o 11 1,34o 11 1,340 10 1,311 1 29 -
Operating hand brakes........................................... 1943 11,435 17 1 ,1435 1,435 15 1,423 2 12 -
1,942 161,054. 16 1,054. 16 1,054. 16 1,049 5 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1943 622 622 622 595 27 .
1942 393 393 393 36 17 -.. .. .
Coming in oontaot with fixed structures ......................... 1943 25 25 1 3 24 255 23 249 21 245 2 4 1 2 4
1942 26 248 2 10 24 238 21 235 21 225 10 3 3 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1943 12d 5,726 66 256 62 5,1470 38 4,198 37 4,033 1 165 18 1,136 6 136
1942 152 4,443 96 316 56 4,127 30 3,094 27 2,959 3 135 20 dd2 6 151
Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1943 1,234 3,001 49 38 1,1d5 2,96 7 4 48 1 9 1 1,180 2,905
1942 1,418 3,433 55 47 1,363 3:38 6 40 1 33 5 7 5 -1,357 3,341
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. .....................1943 1,7Z 1,005 1,954 4010 425 604 234 357 76 1?9 158 158 5 28 1896 219
1942 1,65 99d 1,245 504 409 494 205 253 68 146 137 107 9 14 195 227
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1943 629 8,953 396 288 233 d,665 169 6,810 114 5,273 55 1,537 24 1,136 2 65 38 654
1942 491 6:524 302 272 189 6,252 145 4,7d8 106 3,860 39 928 20 855 5 57 19 552
Total ...................................................... 1943 3,458 24,066 1,466 986 1,992 23,080 32 16,794 37 14,770 225 2,024 43 2,275 93 1,410 3,918
1942 3,d02 19,062 1,700 1,149 2,102 17,913 d 11:,26 1 10,559 187 1,267 43 175 7 1577 4271
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1943 3,d46 27,330 1,467 990 2,379 26,340 669 17,73.- 417 15,471 252 2,262 174 4,187 7 93 1,529 4,327
1942 4,188 21,025 1,711 1,166 2477 19,859 637 12,5d7 /432 11,141 205 1,446 75 2,634. 4. 71 1,751 4.6
1943 1942
Looomotive-miles ........... 1,465,210,984 1,364,857,200
Motor train-miles ........ 42,375,990 44,193,795
Total units .............. 1,507,586,974 1,409,050,995
Casualties per million units................................... 1943 2.55 18.13 0.973 0.657 1.58 17.47 0.444 11.76 0.277 10.26 0.167 1.50 0-1154 2.78 0.0617 1.01 2.7
1942 2.97 14.92 1.214 .82d 1.76 14.o9 .452 8.93 .307 7.91 .145 1.03 0532 1.87 ( ) .0OO4 1.24 3.24
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1943 206 22,252 3 19 168 22,064 138 20,084 261 138 19,823 3 23 27 1,157
1942 198 17,067 49 223 149 16,844 125 15,329 1 207 124 15,122 1 624 23 891
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1943 4,052 49,582 1,505 1,178 2,547 48,404 807 37,817 417 15,732 390 22,085 174 4,187 10 916 1,556 5,484
1942 4,38638,092 1,76o 1,389 2,626 36,703 762 27,916 433 11,346 329 16,568 75 2,634 15 695 1,774 5,458
Increase Percent ............................................ *7.62 30.16 *14.49 *15.19 *3.01 31.88 5.91 35.47 *3.70 38.63 18-.54 33.30 132.00 58.96 *33-33 31.80 *12.29 0.4s
1943 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,068,701,737 2,738,751,231 143 0.258 11.74 -
Casualties per million man-hours /........................ 194 ___ __ ____ 1 96 -
Increase Percent ..................................... *4.80 21.28
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1943 1942
Number of accidents ...... 2,895 3,301
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1943 1,332 3,213 49 41 1,283 3,172 8 79 7 68 1 11 13 1,275 3,080
1942 1:586 3,654 g8 50 1,528 3,604 13 62 8 50 5 12 1 50 1.514 3.4q2


1_ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 194-
Negligence of employees ................................ 6042
Defects In or failure of equipment ..................... 3,933
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 1,583


1942
2,855
1,175


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.
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