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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA-^.


31262 08850 7651 INTERSTATE COMMERCE.COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


UNIV. OF FL LI1.
DOCUMENTSS DEPT




DU.S. EPCOTORY


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 1945
(INCLUrT RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total persons ToTotalot al Employee on dutye Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train T pe trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen 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 ............................................ 1945 44o 64 64 3 39 3 38 1 10 15
1944 37 6 120 120 6 63 6 41 22 54 3
Derailments ........................................... 1945 744 3 56 3 56 2 34 2 31 3 20 2
19 701 10 115 1 9 115 5 30 5 19 11 .76 9
Locomotive-boiler accidents........................... 19 -
2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 4 6 -
192 1 -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1945 145 6 16 6 16 1 5 5 1 9 5 2
1944 129 10 0 10 8 2 2 .1 10 5
Total /.......................................... 1945 1,389 12 136 612 136 6 78 5 1 14 39 6 19
1944 1,287 28 248 1 27 248 13 99 13 35 132 14 17
#At highway grade crossings, --
classifled above ......................... 1945 15 6 16 6 16 4 4 9 6 3
1944 17 4 10 14 10 1 1 l4 9
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1945 2 75 2 75 2 75 2 74 1 -
1944 1 53 1 53 1 53 1 53 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 195 36 36 36 32 4 -
1944 31 31 31 30 1 -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1945 5 226 5 226 5 226 5 219 7 -
1944 185 185 185 173 12 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 194 1 161 .- -_ l I l6... 1 1-
194% 131 131 131 131
Operating switches .............................................. 19 4 6 -
19 8 5 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures .......................... 194 1 38 1 1 37 1 36 1 36 1 -
19 2 26 1 2 25 2 24 2 24 1
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 194 12 568 6 16 6 552 4 439 4 416 23 1 99 1 l4
194 6 581 1 21 5 560 3 437 3 421 16 2 103 20
Accidents at highway grade croeAings# ...........................194 131 280 4 3 127 277 1 2 1 1 1 126 275
1944 139 247 6 3 133 244 1 11 6 1 5 132 233
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 195 115 86 891 37 34 49 18 29 10 17 8 12 1 1l 20
1944 128 85 89 33 39 52 23 30 9 17 14 13 1 1 21
Miscellaneous ................................................... 19 36 930 16 19 20 911 15 738 10 6o0 5 131 4 98 6 1 6
194 34 *'*i9 17 18 1 17 871 14 646 12 504 2 142 2 154 1 15 59
Total ...................................................... 194 303 2,457 107 7 1196 2,381 7 1,799 34 1,614 13 I8 5 198 1 6 143 378
1944 310 2,?5l 113 76 p.97 2,205 44 ,6lO1 27 1,407 17 194 257 1 16 148 331
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................194 315 2,593 10 76 0)8 2,517 5 1,877 3 7,91688 17 9 5 237 1 5 149 397
19 338 2,529 114 76 r224 2,453 1,700 1,471 17 229 4 389 1 16 162 348
1945 1944 -- -------
Locomotive-lmiles 142,922,422 145,139,731
Motor train-miles ........ .3,894,559 4,073,822
Total units ............ 146,816,981 149,213,553
Casualties per million units. ..............................194 2.15 17.66 0.729 0.518 1.42 17.114 0.361 12.78 90.266 11.50 .0954 1.29 3.0341 1.61 () 0.04109 1.01 2.70
_19 2.27 1.95 .764 .509 1.50 16.44 .382 11.39 .268 9.86 .1139 1.53 .0268 2.61 (J) .1072 1.09 2.33
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL.; OCCIDENTS ............... 194 22 2,11 12 17 2,099 1 1,g900 7- 27 14 1,873 839 3 116
_____________25_1,97______ l4 '19 1,962 _n 1,779 29 11 1,7501- 1 90. 7 93
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 194; 3 704 112 88 225 4,616 67 3,777 1,715 28 2,062 5 152 3
o ,AL OIDNT O, = .. i 3z37 4.5o4 112 99 t ,26 ,n 1, 29 .6
1944 33 ,505 120 90 243 4,415 68 3,479 1,5oo00 28 1,979 4 389 2 10 19 1
Increase Percent ............................................ 7.16 2 *6.6b7 *2.22 *-.41 4.55 91.4 -s.7 "*.5O 14.33 .1-9 25.00 *39.07 *50.00 *16.04 *10.06 16.33
1945 ~ 1944- -- -- ----------
Man-hours (Class I roads). 315,936,972 312,690,358 194 0.206 11.38 -
Casualties per million man-hours / ....................... 19 .211 10.8 -
______ Increase Percent .................................... .... "*2.37 7.56 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


1 '9' I4 ij
Number of accidents ...... 280 273 2
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 137 296 4 3 1 296 1 9 14 2
141. 153 257 6 3 1 24 1 12 -. 136 278


1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1945 194
Negligence of employees ...................................32 5
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 351 36
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 232 174


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


Statement No. M-400
APRIL 1945







INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS APRIL 1945


P* e 2
Subject to revision


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1945
INCLUDED RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)



Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train s p on trespassers nontrespassere Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents te a r nnea r Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collision$............................................. 19 1,682 26 544 26 544 24 222 24 168 54 1 284 1 38
S1626 40 511 40 511 32 218 30 178 2 4 7 248 1 4
Derailment. ............................................ 194 3,521 14 47 1 13 47 12 150 12 107 43 259 1 28
19 2,994 23 37 1 22 367 12 123 11 88 1 35 205 10 39
Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1945 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 --
1944 15 5 15 5 15 5 15 5 14 1 -
Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1945 298 1 8 1 8 1 7 1 7 -
1944 32 1 6 1 6 1 5 1 5 1 -
Misoellaneou..........................................1945 586 49 79 49 79 6 30 3 19 3 11 23 43 26
1944 526 41 65 _3 38 65 8a 20_ 1 9 7 11 6- 30 39
Total/............................................ 1945 6,093 92 1,070 l 91 1,070 45 411 42 303 3 108 1 567 45 92
1944 5,503 110 964 4 106 964 58 381 448 294 10 87 7 460 4i 123
#At highway y grade crossings,
olasified above .......................... 194 90 62 46.46 62 2 l4 2 1 4 -
____________________9_3__56_______14__ 74 3d s6 1 37 56 7 -l1 1137 4
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives ...................... 1945 10 282 10 282 10 282 9 280 1 2 -
1944 9 263 9 263 9 263 9 261 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose. ................................. 1945 1 180 180 1 180 159 1 21 ....- -
1944 4 136 4 136 4 136 3 121 1 15 -
Operating loco.otives............................................ 1 1 993 10 9l3 10 99 96 1 28 -.
35454"412 35. .
Operating band brakes ...........................................19-5 3 691 3 619 3 619 3 618 1 -
1944 3 571 3 571 3 571 3 566 5 -
Operating switches............................................... 1945 1 412 1 412 1 412 1 390 22 -
1944 306 306 306 295 11 -
Coming in oontaot with fixed structures ......................... 1945 9 126 3 9 123 8 120 8 117 3 1 -- 1 2
1944 17 133 1 17 132 17 129 14 126 3 3 3
Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 19 41 2,489 9 19 61 22 2,428 16 1,944 15 1,9874 1 70 5 428 1 6
14 44 2,518 12 75 32 2,443 22 1:960 22 1,907 53 7 420 3 63
Accidents at highway grade crossing#. ........................... 1945 6o0 1,427 30 24 27o 1,403 5 28 1 20 4 8 1 565 1 ,74
S64 147 20 19 2 1455 2 25 1 17 1 8 21 1,;430
Struck or run over, not at public corossings..................... 1 485 453 306 133 179 300 10 14 7 75 66 01 9 75 146
44 329 263 109 182 220 11 12 59 73 5 2 10 6 861
Mi.s.ellane.ous. ..................................................1. 1 149 3,'89 63 69 86 3,824 64 3,143 46 2,581 18 562 14 508 23 8 28
IV 162 3,624 75 65. 87 3,559 63 2,805 54 2,227 9 578 11 472 2 1 37 11 2
Total ......................................................1945 1,309 10,854 418 290 891 10,564 221 7,866 129 7,079 92 787 19 810 1 2 650 1,856
1944 1,331 10,205 370 269 961 9,936 238 7,170 151 6,395 87 775 18 892 -4 47 701 1,827
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 194 1,401 11,924 41i 290 982 11,634 266 8,277 171 7,382 "95 1895 20 1,377 1 32 6L5 1,948
1944 1,441 11,169 374 269 1,067 10,900 296 7,551 199 6,:89 97 62g 25 1:352 4 _i47 74 1 i950
1945 1944
Locomotive-miles ......... 574,623,942 590,581,516
Motor train-miles ........ 15,719,946 16,438,363
Total units.............. 590,343,888 607,019,879
Ca.sualties per million unit. .............................. 1945 2.37 20.20 0.710 o.491 1.66 19.71 0.4:1 14.02 0.290 12.50 0.161 1.52 0.39 23.33 ( 0.0542o 1.18 3.30
19432. 2.37 18.40 .616 .443 1.76 17.96 .488 12.44 .328 11.02 .160 1.4 12 2.23 ( .0774 1.22 3.21
TOTAL NONTRAIN (INCLUDI O INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS ............... 1, 71S9 8,3662 16 4 7 8,6 18 4 ,7 6a127 N 7 7511 "- --377 10 603
5 8,521 16 F9 1 :263 7 VI 125 64 7,286 1 332 14 520
GRAND TOTAL-ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1 1,472 20,6 433 334 1o3, 20,2R2 313 1,915 171 15 1 2 8,06 14 20 1,377 1 9 7 2,551
1,556 19,90 90 327 1,14 19,1 3603 1,962 199 81s 161 8,148 25 1,352 5 379 756 2,470
Increase Percent ............................................ *.17 5.62 11.03 2-i1 34" 5.68 13.06 6.7 4.07 10.20 41.80 3.17 0.00 1.85 0.00 7.92 6.75 .28
1945 1944 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,275,585,401 1,263,127,685
Casualtie. per million man-hours 1 5................... j1.....1 ..4 _' -
Inorease Percent ........... 4.............. ..... ... '6o -- --
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS ................K44 ---60 -
194%5 1944
Number of accidents ...... 1,423 1,361
#Total casualties at highway grade roslng ........ .194 646 1,489 30 24 616 1,465 7 42 33 4 9 12 ,411
-1944 681 1.530 21 19 660 1,511 __2_ 32 1 23 1 9L- 1 -LL _:.4l 7
./ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 4 91 44,7
Negligence of employees ................................. U.S.GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1945-0-657219 / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees.......................................... F,, 2 terminal companies.
Defec ts in or f ai lu re s of eq uipm ent .......... ... 1 .8 1,Q t11593.l oo opan .
Defects in or filmproper mainten t...........ance o3 159 "Rate not computed because of small number involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 9076* Decrease.




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