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M 'SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1944
S1 4 INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND T4MINAL COMPANIES)


U.S. DEPOUTOWY


Number of p Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontreepassers
accidents employees _____
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisieons ............................................ 194 4 10 6 96 6 96 2 4O 2 31 9 4 53 3
193 392 11 133 11 133 11 60 11 50 10 55 18
Derailments ........................................... 194 659 16 263 16 263 6 47 6 19 28 9 203 1 1 12
1943 636 9 96 9 96 5 34 5 32 2 55 4 7
Looomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 1944 3 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 -
1943 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 19 1 0 83 1 1 1 -
1913 100 1 1 1 1 -
Miscellaneous. ......................................... 191 142 6 31 1 5 31 7 6 1 6 5 1
193 148 9 16 9 16 4 2 2 1 9 11
Total L/..........................................1944 1,297 31 392 1 30 392 11 95 11 57 3 13 263 1 6
1913 1278 31 28 31 248 18 101 18 87 111 13
#At highway grade crossings,
1 11 1 2 1 2 15
classified above ......................... 19144 26 6 17 1 5 17 1 2 1 2 15
1943 34 15 22 15 22 2 3 2 2 1 13 15
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1944 1 71 1 71 1 71 1 69 2 -
1943 1 63 1 63 1 63 1 62 1 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1944 1 35 1 35 1 35 1 33 2 -
1943 33 3 3 33 31 2 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 194 1 221 1 221 1 221 1 215 6 -
191143 222 222 222 218 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1944 3 147 3 147 3 147 3 17 -
1943 5 143 5 143 5 143 4 143 1 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1944 63 63 63 60 3 -
1913 57 -57 57 57 56 1 -
Coming In contact with fixed structures ......................... 194411 4 1 33 1 29 2 2
1913 1 41 1 41 1 41 1 11 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives .......................... 1944 1 10 3 5 580 2 462 2 41 11 3 10 13
193 4 91 2 25 2 567 11 445 1 4S7 18 I 10 17
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .......................... 1944 211 466 6 206 460 1 12 20 1 441
1943 169 456 5 9 164 447 1 8 1 7 a 16 439
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1911 110 107 72 34 38 73 18 36 8 21 10 15 1 5 19 32
1913 127 85 83 28 44 57 23 23 8 10 15 13 1 2 20 32
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1944 9 20 13 19 4 14 166 11 60 3 9 115 10 2 4
1943 A0 964 12 15 2 828 22 651 14 511 1 35 3 95 7 3 ?5
Total ...................................................... 191 376 2,695 102 67 274 2,628 41 1,84 27 1,639 14 205 6 220 1 15 226 549
1943 350 2,535 102 77 248 2:4,58 57 1,686 33 1,l511 24 175 4 200 1 9 186 563
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 19 44 407 3,087 103 67 304 3,020 52 1,939 38 1,696 14 243 1 483 1 16 232 582
1943 381 2,783 102 77 279 2,706 r75 1787 51 1,598 24 189 4 311 1 9 199 599
1944 1943
Locomotive-miles ......... 13:,943:,763 114411,789,56:3
Motor traln-miles .... ,105,249 3,993,371
Total units ............. 148,049,012 148,782.934
Casualties per million units .............................. 194 2.75 20.85 0.696 0.53 2.05 20.4001 05 13.10 0.257 11.46 0.0946 1.641 0.1283 3.26 (1 0.1081 1.57 3.93
19:3 2.56 18.71 .686 .518 1.88 18.19 .50 12.01 .343 10.74 .1613 1.27 .026 2.09 .0605 1.341 4.03
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1944 19 1,974 1 17 18 1,957 12 1,792 37 12 1,755 69 6 96
1943 27 2,211 3 1 2,195 21 1,996 36 21 1,9W 8'1. 3 115
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1944 426 ,o61 10o4 84 322 4,977 64 3,731 38 1,733 2 1,9 19 483 1 85 238 678
1943 408 4,994 105 93 303 4,901 96 3:,783 51 1,63 4 2,149 4 311 1 93 202 714
Increase- Peroent .............................................. 4.41l 1.341 0.952 *9.68 6.27 1.55 *33.33 *1.37 *25.49 6.06 *42.22 *7.03 375.00 55.31 *8.60 17.82 *5.04
1 1944 1943
Man-hours (Class I roads). 312,401,776 308,443,627 194 4 92 11.3
19441 0.192 11.311 -- -
Casualties per million man-hours ./....................... 1943 -1_- 3021 1169 -
Increase Percent ...................9......................... *2.99 ---.- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1944 1943 ~
Number of accidents ...... 423 1408
fTotal casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 11 21 83 6 6 21 41 4 1 9 5 209 6
193 4 78 5 9 179 469 3 11 3 92-1


L/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 14 4
Negligence of employees ................................... 608 613
Defets In o r failures of equipment ...................... 324 339
Defects In or improper maintenance of way and structures ..199 53


L/ Based on aooldents and an-hours of Class I railways, Inaluding switching
and terminal companies.
( ) Rate not oomputed because of small number Involved.
Decrease.


LjuMBEin 1944


Statement No. M-400
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


NOVEMBER 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duOty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train T ersn trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains on train nontrespasser
aocidents Total Trainmen employees
n Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 19144 4.437 110 1,514 110 1,614 57 552 55 440 2 112 48 850 5 112
1943 4,596 123 1,716 123 1,716 73 627 67 511 6 116 41 949 9 140
Derailments ........................................... 1944 7,820 144 1,226 3 2 141 1,224 46 331 44 233 2 98 76 776 2 19 115
1943 7,611 174 1,514 1 1 173 1,513 149 305 44 210 5 95 90 1,061 1 147
Lodomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 1944 24 8 17 8 17 8 17 8 16 1 -
1943 35 15 52 15 52 15 23 14 23 1 29
Other looomotitve accidents ............................ 1944 920 1 9 1 9 1 7 1 7 2 -
1943 962 11 11 11 10 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 19414 1,536 119 247 4 115 247 26 84 14 42 22 42 56 89 107
1943 1,517 107 219 3 107 216 18 74 3 34 15 40 13 89 129
Total I/.......................................... 19441 14,737 82 3,013 7 2 J75 3,011 138 9 112 738 26 253 124 1,684 2 113 33 4
#o43 14,721 419 3,512 1 4 i18 3,508 155 1,040 128 788 27 252 131 2,023 132 N5
,At highway grade oroetings,
classified above ......................... 1944 240 108 157 2 106 157 6 34 6 32 2 14 100 119
1943 241 113 234 3 113 231 5 25 5 22 3 16 108 190
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 9144 27 715 27 715 27 715 2 108 2 71 -
1943 23 20 23 20 23 620 2 6 1 14 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 19 4 14 41 14 419 14 419 10 377 4 42 -
1943 12 360 12 360 12 360 7 322 5 38 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1944 15 2,427 15 2,427 15 2,427 15 2,358 69 -
1,43- :42N 152, 5 2,404 1 2 ,3, ...
1943 2240 12 2,404 12 2,4o4 12 2,337 67 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1944 14 1,675 14 1,675 14 1,675 14 1,666 9 -
1943 22 1,578 22 1,578 22 1,578 19 1,566 3 12 -
Operating switchOes ...............................................1944 1 _7 1 157 1 5 1 32 .- -
1943 69 79 69 I5 28 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1944 28 374 1 4 27 370 27 364 24 3525 3 9 6
1943 29 299 1 3 28 296 27 290 25 286 2 4 1 2 4
Getting on or off cars or looomotives ........................... 1944 117 6,952 48 234 6,718 44 5234 41 5065 3 169 17 1,287 8 197
1943 132 6,318 68 281 6,037 39 4:643 38 4:460 1 183 19 1:241 6 15
Accidents at highway grade crossingef ...........................1944 1,497 3,469 67 64 1,430 3.'405 7 60 4 144 3 16 2 1,423 3:343
1943 1,403 3,457 5 147 1,349 3.410 6 65 5 55 1 10 1 1,343 3.344
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. ..................... 1944 1,497 1,070 1,021 407 476 663 265 377 114 185 151 192 5 6 31 206 255
1943 1,506 1,090 1,037 429 469 661 257 380 84 209 173 171 6 30 206 251
Miscellaneous ...................................................1944 437 10,522 205 181 232 10,341 165 8,206 127 6,471 38 1,.735 37 1,301 3 95 27 739
1943 669 9,796 408 303 261 9,493 191 7,461 128 5,789 63 1,672 27 1,231 2 72 41 729
Total ......................................................19441 3,647 28,380 1,342 890 2,305 27,490 579 20,234 375 17.1961 204 2,273 4 2,590 8' 126' 1,664 4,540
1943 3,808 26,.501 1,568 1,063 2,240 25,538 589 18:480 340 16,281 249 2,199 47 2,475 8 102 1,596 14481
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1944 4 029 31,393 1,349 892 2,680 30,501 717 21,225 48718,699 230 2,526 178 4,274 8 128 1,777 41,874
1943 4:227 30,113 1,569 1,067 2,658 29146 7 19520 468 17,069 276 2,51 178 4,8 8 102 1728 4926
1944 1943 -- -
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Looomotive-miles ......... 1620,218,882 1,610,000,547
Motor train-ailes ........ 46,077,381 46,369,3661
Total units ............. 1,666,296,263 1,656,369,908
Casualties per million units ................................ 1944 2.42 18.84 0.810 0. 1.61 18.30 0.430 12.74 0.292 11.22 0.138ld 1.2 0.107 2.56 0068 1.07 2.9
1913 2:55 18.18 .947 .M 1.60 17.514 .449 11.79 .283 10.31 .167 1.48 .107 2.72 0' 16 .o 2..9
TOTAL -NONTAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1944 .230 23 804 143 17 187 23625 157 21,555 2 331 155 21,224 1 814 29 1,256
TOA-NNTA ICUDN NDSRIL CCDNT.........1943 233 2Z:463 _41 _204 192 2:259 159 22,080 297 159 21,783 3 907 30 1,22
2 59 27 3 03 :7507
RAND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES...........................191414 4,29 55,197 1,392 1,0712,867 514,126 8714 142,780 9 19,030 385 23,750 178 4,274 9 9 1,7806 6,130
1943 4,460 54,576 1,610 1,271 2,850 53,305 903 41,600 468 17366 435 24234 178 14498 11 1,009 1:758 6,198
Increase Percent ............................................ .. 4.51 l1.14 *13.54 *15.74 0.596 1.54 *3.21 2.80 4.49 9.58 11.49 '2.00 e4.98 118.18 -6.64 2.73 *1.10
191414 1943 -----
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,527.060,511 3,377.145,364 1944 0.238 11.5 -
Casualties per million man-hours /....................... 1943 62 11:7 -
Increase Percent ................................... 9. 1 88 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS e___ ___ -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1944 1943
Number of accidents ...... 3,291 3,303
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1 1,60 3,626 1,536 3562 13 94 10 76 3 18 6 1523 6
7 1,510 3,691 o 2, 3:2 3 1 1lgo 10 77 1 13 17 151 :


/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
terminal companies.
(I) Bate not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease.
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1944-0-597261


1,2736
1,736


1/ Includes train aooidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees ................................... 6,805
Defeots in or failures of equipment ....................... 4,14
Defeots in or improper maintenanooe of rwy and structures ..1,807




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