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3262088507461 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION


....- -- Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Nube o TaTotal Total Employeee on duty- Passengers Travelers not Other
TotalO Totaltrins on train@ nontrespaesers
Kind of accident rain Total persons trespassers nontrespassers iOther on tTrain on ti nontres er
accident sacet ______riToa Tre employees
acdn Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Col.ion. ............................................ 1944 4 4 4o2 16 4 126 51 2 I' 5 3 13 12
19413 43 14 211 140 241.1 5 6 47 1 15 35 156 23
Derailme.ts............................................ 944 715 43 163 1 43 162 46 6 33 13 33 111 4 5
1943 686 6 71 71 5 298 4 26 1 2 29 1 15
Looomotive-boller accidents .......................... 1944 1 -9- 1 .. -

Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1944 79 1 1 1 1 .
194;3 log .
Miscellaneous. .............?........................... 1944 1 14 11 16 -- 11 16 9 2' 5 4 11. 2 -2 -- 6 5
1943 170 11 16 o 2 11 14 2 4 2 4 7 o
Total1/.......................................... ;.....4 1,;95 5 36 56 305 1 3 10 7730 33 176 10 22
1#At,1h1ay5grd3eross2ngse,11 5 322 51 330 15 9 9 77 19 35 31 46
classified above ..........................194 126 11 2 1 161 2 41 2 1 6 711


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1944
1943
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1944
1943
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1944
1943
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1944
1943
Operating switches .............................................. 19414
1943
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... .1944
1943
Getting on or off oars or locomotiwes ........................... 1944
1943
Aooidents at highway grade orossings# ...........................194
1943
Struck or run over, not at public corossings ..................... 1944
1943
Miscellaneous....................................................1944
1943


Total ..................................................... 1944
1943


59
52
32
33
211
185
172
60
48
33
37
683
65o
255
201
115
128
1,104
986


59
52
32
33
2~l
185
172
60



6o9
253
198
69
77
1,082
960


311 2,777 1 1591 951 172 2,682
12 2.574 210 122 202 2,452


59
52
32
33
21
185
172
60
48
33
36
443


35
39

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2,02456
I 1,8956


1 57 -
4 51 1 -
2S 2 4 -
1 30 3 -
3 246 5 -
2 260 7 -
1 15 -
2 169 3 -
1
3 33 -
36 3 -
4 47 15 1 139 3 26
2 425 1 5 150 3 16
5 1 97 248
4 2 87 192
11 15 15 20 1 6 11 28
7 21 29 18 3 33 35
9 697 3 174 4 133 9 1 69
577 5 183 3 129 989 5 63


TOTAL.--TAIN AND ITRAIN-SERVIO ACCIDENTS ........................ 1944 3 97 3,083 159 9 228 2,97 6 2, 2131 1 S 25 25 38 7 15 122 393
1943 47 2,906 210 124 260 2,7828 1,952 40 1:695 4 257 43 467 1 1U 136 35
1944 1943
Looomotive-iles ......... 149,656,508 150,647,194
Motor train-miles ....385,707 4,327,69
Total units............ 154,:042,215 154,974:,663
Casualties per millionunits. .......................... 1944 251 20.01 1.0 0 62 1 .48 1.39 043 13.83 0.27 12.200.162 1.63 .247 2.91 ( ) 0.0974 0.792 2.55
1943 3.031 1 .5 1.3 .0 1.698 7.95 .51t 12.60 .25q 10.94 .259 1.66 .277 3.01 () .0710 .87T 2.27
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ................ 19 44 19 2,494 5 25 2,469 1 2,315 33 13 2,282 6 1 86
1943 17 2,464 7 13 2,:447 1 2,266R 30 n1 2,236 74 2 107
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1944 4o6 5,577 164 121 242 5,56 8C 4,446 42 1,913 38 2,53 38 446 83 123 479
1943 487 5,370 214 141 273 5,229 91 4,218 40 1,725 51 2,93 3 467 1 85 138 459
Increase Percent .............................................. -... 3 3.5 3^5 5k 3. 1.19 WII-36 4.34 *12.o9 5-41 5.00 10.90- 25.9 1.- W0 f.6 *4.07 -2.35 -10.8C7 T .3
194 1943
Man-hours (Olass I roads). 336,328,464 321,225,59 1944 0.217 12.52 -
Oasualties per millllon man-hour /... ................... .. 193 -- = .--T72 12.6 "----- -
Increase Percent ......................................... -. *19.9 0.482 -
HIGHWAY G0ADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1 1944 1943 -- --
Number of aocidents ...... 262 221
#Total casualties at highway grae orossings ........19 116 266 6 2 1 1 264 9 2 961 2] 10-2 1079 255
1943 97 219 1J 3 214 951-12941-1- 93 203


IIncludes train accidents reported as due to: 1944 1943
Negligence of employees ................................... 679 670
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 377 421
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 154 131


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-400
AUGUST 1944


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JMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERINAL COMPANIES)


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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


AUGUST 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1944
(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 nontreepassers rneOther on trains on trains nontreepassers
accidents ______ Total Trainmen employees
__________________________________________ ______Killed Injured Killed Injulred Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1944 3,217 53 Z915 53 915 43 385 41 315 2 70 9 447 1 83
1943 3,367 103 1,19 103 1,419 53 487 48 384 5 103 I41 822 9 110
Derailments ........................................... 1944 5.849 115 894 2 2 11 892 32 2 30 189 2 70 67 552 1 14 80
1943 5,735 67 885 1 1 4 35. 24 31 142 4 62 13 626 18 54
Loooaotive-boller aooidents ........................... 1944 20 5 21 5 21 5 20 5 18 2 1 --
1943 26 10 13 10 13 10 13 10 13 -
Other looomotive accidents ............................1944 676 1 1 1 6 1 6 1 -
1943 681 I 6 5 1 -
Misoellaneous..........................................19944 1,09 81 1 5 3 78 175 20 58 4 2 16 29 47 58 70
1943 1,09 81 14 3 81 143 15 56 1 2 14 32 12 6 75
Total ./............................................ 1944 10,857 255 2,012 15 2 250 2,010 101 728 81 557 20 171 76 1,014 1 73 233
1941 10,906 261 2,469 1 4 260 2,465 113 766 90 568 23 198 4 1,1160 93 239
fAt highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1944 160 73 111 1 72 111 5 26 5 24 2 4 67 81
1913 167 73 102 3 73 99 1 16 15 1 9 72 74
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1944 20 521 20 521 20 521 19 516 1 5 -
1943 18 443 18 443 18 443 17 433 1 10 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hoe ................................. 1944 12 296 12 296 12 296 8 263 4 33 -
1943 10 262 10 262 10 262 6 234 4 28 -
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1944 11 1,731 11 1,731 11 1,731 11 1.680 51 -
1943 11 1,750 11 1,750 11 1,750 11 1,699 51 -
Operating band brakes ........................................... 1944 7 1,196 1,196 1 1,196 7 1,191 5 -
1943 14 1,121 14 1,121 14 1,121 12 1,109 2 12 -
Operating swltohes ................................................ 1944 577 177 577 557 20 -
19. .. 22 .. ..2
1943 99 999 -22
Coming in oontaot with fixed structures ......................... .1944 26 272 1 2 25 270 25 267 22 261 3 6 3
1943 19 204 1 2 18 202 17 199 16 197 1 2 1 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives............................ 1944 91 5,041 37 171 54 4,870 37 3,775 34 3,661 3 114 11 946 6 149
1943 107 4,534 "56 208 51 4,326 31 3,272 31 3,140 132 15 943 5 111
Acidents at highway grade crosesings. ...........................1944 1,026 2.380 4 52 8 974 2,332 4 37 2 27 2 10 1 970 2294
1943 976 2,318 34 931 2,284 4 37 3 29 1 8 I 927 2.2W6
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1944 1,102 753 751 281 351 472 206 270 86 129 120 141 4 24 141 178
1943 1,131 818 776 337 355 481 193 285 63 164 130 121 5 21 157 175
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1944 328 7,643 153 133 175 7,510 125 5,911 97 4,670 28 1,241 27 984 3 68 20 5147
1943 518 7096 338 235 180 6,861 127 5,375 814 4,154 43 1,221 18 903 1 55 34 528
Total ...................................................... 1944 2,623 20,410 994 635 1,629 19.775 447 14,581 286 12,955 161 1626 38 1,931 92 1,137 3.171
_1943 2,804 19,045 1,216 816 1.588 18,229 425 13,243 243 11:636 182 1:607 3 1848 76 1,123 3,o062
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1944 2,878 22,422 999 637 1,879 21,785 548 15,309 36 13,512 181 1,797 114 2.979 210 3,44
1943 3,065 21,514 1,217 820 1,848 20,694 538 14,:009 33 12,204 205 1:805 88 3:308 6 7b 1,216 3,301
1944 1943
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,182,167,957 1,167,465,263
Motor train-miles ........ 33,568,788 33,851,951
Total units ............ 1,215,736,745 1,201,317,214
Casualties per million units ..............................1944 2.37 18.144 0.822 0.524 1.55 17.92 0.451 12.59 0.302 11.11 0.149 1.48 0.0938 2.45 (0) 0.0765 0.995 2.80
1943 2.55 17.91 1.013 .683 1.5E 4 17.23 .448 11.66 .277 10.16 .171 1.50 .0733 2.75 ) .0633 1.012 2.75
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1944 165 17,418 32 12 133 17,291 113 15,800 1 234 112 15,566 1 582 19 909
1943 172 17.738 33 16 139 17,592 112 15,989 208 112 15,781 3 670 2. 933
GRAND TOTAL- ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1944 3,043 39,840o 1,031 764 2,012 39,076 661 31,109 368 13,746 293 17,36 114 2,979 8 65 1,229 4,313
1943 3,237 39,252 1,250 966 1,987 38,286 650 29,998 333 12,12 317 17.58 88 3,308 9 7a4 1,240 4:234
Inoreaee Percent ............................................ *5.99 1.50 *17.52 *20.91 1.26 2.06 1.69 3.70 10.51 10.75 07.57 *1.27 29.55 *9.95 .11 *9.52 887 1.87
1944 1 1943
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,572,830,066 2,439,658,886 1944 -.C2 11.47 .
Casualties per million man-hours /....................... 1943 ~ ___- __ ___ __ _
Increase Percent- -* l6--ie1-7...
HIGMMAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS _______--- -- -- -
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Number of accidents ...... 2,243 2,279
fTotal casualtles at highway grade orousings ........ 1944 1,0 2,491 hg l,o46 2.443 9 63 7 2 12 1.037 2.375
2,1420 5 37 1.004 2.383 5 53 4 44 1 9 10 999 2.320


i/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1944
Negligence of employees .................................
Defect In or failures of equipment ......................3,140
Defects In orIm proper maintenance of way and structures 1,313


3643 U.S.GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFICE 0-1944-997?lCI
3.219
1,293


L/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways. Including switching and
terminal oompanles.
( ) Rate not computed because of small number Involved.
* Decrease.


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