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'31262 08850 7453 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
APRIL 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH -OF APRIL 1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


n f aNcdbent r of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aoodent train T pe trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kil led Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1944 378 6 120 6 120 6 63 6 41 22 4 3
1943 408 14 346 14 346 11 90 11 59 31 1 242 2 14
Derailments ...........................................1944 701 10 115 1 9 115 5 30 5 19 11 76 4
1943 662 7 38 7 38 1 14 1 14 20 6
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1944 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 .- -
1943 3 -
Other looootlve accidents ............................ 1944 17 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 2 '1
1943 3 1 l 1 1 -.
Miscoellaneous ......................................... 1944 129 10 8 10 8 2 2 1 10 5
1943 131 7 23 7 23 6 4 2 5 7 12
Total /..........................................1944 1,287 28 248 1 27 24 13 99 13 64 35 13 2 14" 17
1943 1,267 28 408 28 408 12 ill 12 78 33 1 267 15 30
#At highway grade crossings, -
olassifled above ......................... 1944 1 14 10 4 10 1 1 14
1943 2 25 13 25 4 4 5 13 16
TRAIN-SERVIOCI ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1944 1 53 1 3 1 53 1 3 -
1943 2 47 2 47 2 7 2 45 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1944 31 31 31 30 1 -
1943 27 27 27 24 3 -
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1944. 185 185 18 173 12 -- -
1943 2 198 2 198 2 198 2 193 5 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1944 136 136 136 136 -
1943 1 139 1 139 1 139 1 138 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1944 48 48 48 43 5 -
1943 50 50 50 47 3 -
Coning in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1944 2 26 1 2 2 2 24 2 24 I 1
11943 1 18 1 18 1 18 1 18 .
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1944 6 581 1 21 5 560 3 437 3 421 16 2 103 20
1943 10 556 5 31 5 525 2 393 2 380 13 3 118 14
Accidents at highway grade crossinges ........................... 1944 139 247 6 3 133 244 1 11 6 1 5 132 233
1943 121 244 10 2 111 242 2 7 1 6 1 1 109 235
Struck or run over, not at public crossings .....................1944 128 85 89 33 39 52 23 30 9 17 14 13 1 16 21
1943 118 83 85 37 33 46 10 30 5 17 5 13 2 3 21 13
Miscellaneous.................................................... 1944 34 889 17 18 17 871 14 646 12 04 2 142 2 14 1 15 -56
19433 54 756 25 27 29 729 22 571 12 446 10 125 88 1 7 59
Total ...................................................... 1944 310 2,281 113 76 197 2,205 1 44 1,601 27 1,407 .17 19 4 257 1 -16 1487 331
1943 309 2,118 125297 14 2,021 42 1,480 26 1,314 16 166 3 206 2 14 137 321
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. ........................1944 338 2,529 114 76 s224 2,453 7 1,700 40 1,471'17 2292 1389 1 -- 1621 348
1944 19431 337 *2,526 125 97 212 2,429 54 1,591 38 1,392 16 199 4 4873 2 14 152 351
1944 1943 --- -- -- -- -------------------------
Looomotive-miles ........... 146,331,462 144,6O6,190
Motor train-mile ........ 2,882,091 4,199,261
Total unlts .............. 149,213,553 148,805.451
Casualties per million unit. .............................. 1944 2.27 16.95 0.764 0.09 1.50 16.44 0.382 11.39 0.268 9.86 0.114 1.53 0.026 2.61 0.1072 1.09 2.33
1943 2.26 16.98 .840 .652 1.42 16.32 .363 1IO69 .255 9.35 .108 1.34 .0269 3.18 .0941 1.02 2.36
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1944 25 1,976 6 -14 -19 1,962 11 ,779 --29 11 1,750 ----1-9o07O93
1943 23 2,105 4 14 19 2,091 15 '1,922 35 15 1,887 1 70 3 99
OGRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1944 363 4,505 1200 90 243 4,415 68 3,479 40 1,500 28 1,979 9389 2 106 169 441
0 14 473 3 84 155 o
1943 360 4.631 129 111 231 4,520 69 3,513 38 1,427 31 2,086 4 73 3 84 155 45o
Increase- Percent ......................................3..... 0.833 2.72 *6.98 '18.92 5.19 '2.32 -1.45 '0.968 5.26 5.12 *9.68 *5.13 *17.76 *33.33 26.19 9.03 *2.00
1944 1943 --- -- -- -- --- ---------------------------
Man-hours (Class I roads). 312,690,358 302,189,486 1911 1058 -
Casualties per million asn-hours /..................... 19443 :- .222 11.08 .
Increase Percent ....................... ...... I .95 4i--- --
HIaCWAY aTAD-MOO8ING ACCIDENTS ~ __________---
1944 ~ 1943 i
Number of accidents ...... 273 270
Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1944 1 2 3 147 24 1 12 6 1 6 146 242
1943 1 269 10 2 124 267 2 11 10 1 1 122 251
2/ Includes train accidents ,as due to:ou


Negligence of eployTees ................................
Defeots In or failures of equipment ....................
Defeotes In or improper aalntenanoe of way and etruotures 7


SBased on accidents and man-hours of Classe I railways, including switching
and terminal companies.
(R) Rate not computed because of small number Involved.
Decrease.


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Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS APRIL 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1944
(INOLUDIS RAILVAX5 O 0 LASSE II, AND III, AND 8WtOCHING AD TERMINAL OOMPAMIES)


id i.uer of .. Total Toatal --- Employees on duty -_- paasengers Travelers not Other
Nu ibnr o trespaoterr nontr passrs Total T _____ Oth on trains on trains nontre passers
K iLn d o f a c c id e n t t r a in I T o t a l p e r s o n s t re sp a s se r s n o n t re sp a s se r s T o t anl T r a innm a nn n o l~ ~ e e e e~
accidents Toeal "*lnnn Mployees
illed aInjured 1Kl14 InJured [ Injured Kla nm led Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kllled Injured llled InJured IKlled Injured
TRAIN AOGIDUIT8
Oollislon ............................................ 1944 1,626 40 511 40 511 p 218 30 1 78 2 40 7 248 1 45
1943 1,732 44 863 44 863 32 271 30 223 2 48 3 529 63
Derailments ........................................... 1944 2,994 2 367 1 22 67 12 123 11 88 s 1 35 20.
1943 3,085 299 20 299 8 121 6 75 2 146
Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... .1944 1 11 4 1 -
1943 2162 7 6 6 1
Other looomotive aacidents ............................ 1944 342 1 6 1 6 1 5 1 5 I -
Misoellaneous ......................................... 1944 526 41 65 3 38 65 8 20 1 9. 7 11 6 0 39
43 4 9 3 1 18 3 20 8 4 49


foul V..........................................11.414
A1943


5,:0 110 ,964 4 I 961 8 8111 -294 10 87I 7 % 1 60 1 12
5 119 1.267T 19 1,266 511 439[ 325 7 "4 4 693 64


#Ai hipay gras crossings, -- -- -
........................ 1944 4 1 48
1943 101 50 65 1 50 64 1 11 1 10 1 5 48
TRAIN-MVICa AOCI1XT
Coupling or uncoupling oar or looomotivs ..................... 144 26 26 26 261 2 -
1 208 1 6 .
13 1 116 -4 1- l 2 14 li 21 10 218 1 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling lair home ......................... ............... 19 136 4 136 4 1.3 11 1 1 .
19 33 -19 13 1 1
29 41 4 h I
Operating loootiv s ................................................ 1944 4 ..- 4 8 4 4 8416 ..
1943 7 8 7 87 7 87 7 $822 .
Operating hand brakes........................................... 1944 571 3 571 3 566 -
1943 518 8 51 8 5 513 -
Operating Witches .............................................. 1944 306 U 3.0
1943 283 3 13 -
oming in contact with f l struotures .........................19411 1 l 1 1 1 132 11 129 14 126 3 3 -
1943 90 6 88 -
G. tting on or off oar or loomotives............................ 19 44 2, 12 7 3 2443 22 16 22 1,i:O7 53 7 420 3 63
1943 4 92 25 9 2 216 17 16 17 192 72 443 55
Accidents at highway grad orossingf ........................... 1944 643 1,474 20 1 623 1,455 2 25 1 17 1 8 621 1,430
1943 580 1:367 29 2 551 1;346 3 24 2 19 1 5 1 548 1,321
Struck or run over, not at public rossings. ....................1944 445 329 263 109 182 220 114 124 41 59 7 6 10 66 86
1943 483 387 29 133 185 254 93 162 32 9 7 2 11 o 90 81
Miscellaneous ............. ...............................1944 162 3,624 75 65 8 3,559 63 2,805 4 2,227 9 57 11 472 2 37 11 245





2 2 02, a I
1943 206 3,356 _W 93 100 3263 2622 522,076 21 546 g8 360 27 1 p 254
Total ...................................................... 1944 131 1, 205 370 1269 961 9,936 238 7,170 151 6.395 87 775 18 892 4 47 70 1,827





19 iro 222 1:555 137Li)* 5 7919 857 15 :a 651LJ82
1143 1,354 9.449 4581 339 896 9,110 222 6,555 137 5,798 85 757 15 804 3 38 656 1,713 -
TOTAL-P .AIN An .TA.K-ShCSIO ACOIDENTS ........................ 1 1 4 -41 1. 269 1,06 10 296 7,551 199 6.689 97 862 25 1,352 4 47 742 1,950
19_o_ l43 1,1 473 10,716 458 340 1,015 10,376273 6:994 181 6,123 92 871 19 1:497 3 38 720 1,847
1944 1943
Looocotive-Slel ......... R115
Motor trainp-lls ........
Total units............. 607:019.879 5:181n
asualtle per million units ................................1944 2.37 18.40 0.616 0.443 1.76 I7.96.88 12.44 0.328 11.02 0.160 1.42 0.o412 2.23 ) 0.0774 1.22 3.21
1943 2.48 18.03 .771 .572 1.71 17.46 .459 11.77 .305 10.30 .155 1.47 .0320 2.52 (A ) .0640 1.21 4.11
TOTAL MoNMNm (IOULDIINGINDUSTRIAL) AooINs.2............... 14 8,321 16 58 79 8:2631 64 7,1411 i-- 125 64 7,26 1 332 14 520
1943 j 8,529 12 76 63 8,453 52 7:585 _- 116 52 7:469 2 ;9S351 9 517
RAND TOTAL OIDin o F OF ALL ouLA21 ..........................14 1, 9 327. ) 19,1:163 60 14,962 il 6:814 s- 81148 25 1:.52 379 756 2,4
1943 1.:54 12 470 p 1,078 o8189 ,;25 14,979 88 63 144 8:340 1:7 389 729 2:436
Increase percent ............................................. *0.775 12717-02 .39 6.31 3-9 6i- 31 2.63 9.974 9.22 -f.81 02.30 3158 *9.69 2.57 3.70 4.48
191414 1943 ------ -- ~- -- ----- ---- --- ---- ---- --- ---- ---
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,263,127.685 1,183,631.851 1914042 -1 --O 1
Casualties per million man-hours I/....................... 19413 :2-: j11 J; j1 1 1 1-
Increase PFroent 2.59 -4.42
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19441 1943 -
1str of accident ...... 1 ,361 1,332
#Total casualties at highway grafs crossings ....... 194t4 681 1,530 21 1 1, 66 1 6581 4
---_1943 630 1,421929 62 601 1:10 _5 _3 g 1 L1 6 15
SIncludes train acidents reported as due to1414 Based on aocidents and man-hours of Glass I railways, including switohing and
Negligence of smj:lon ees.... A T... .'... 42.... terminal companies. s
Defeats In or fa lmof equipnt ... ...................... :1,59 1,681iRate not computed because of U b Involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 756 7410 Decrease. U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1944-0-5S7261


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