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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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Subject to revision 31220806 BUREAU OF TRANSPORT EwdNmics AND STATISTICS


UNIV.OF F LI ~SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MO.


Statement No. M-400

APRIL, 1942


)NTH OF APRIL 1942


U.S. DEPOSITORY


Number o f Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on train@ on trains nontrespassers
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
collisions. 19142 3$ 1 13 - 111 33 6 42 6 37 - 53 9 -- 2 12
19141 15$ - 21 - - - 21 - 13 - 12 - 1 - 7 - - - 1
Derailments. 19142 523 10 37 3 - 7 37 4 23 4 19 - 4i - 3 - - 3 11
19141 311 5 77 - 1 5 76 3 15 3 12 - 3 - 66 - - 2 1
Locomotive-boiler accidents. 19142 2 5 5 - - 5 5 5 5 2 1 3 4- - - -
19141 1 3 - - - 3 - 3 - 3 - - - - - - -
Other locomotive accidents. 19142 56 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19�41 52 --- - - - - - - - -- -
Miscllaneo us. 19142 96 9 12 - - 9 12 2 6 - 3 2 3 - 2 - 4
19141 70 4 10 - - 4 10 - 2 - - - 2 - - 9
Total I/. 192 1,005 35 187 3 - 132 197 17 76 12 60 5 16 3 $14 -- 12 27
19�41 592 12 10$ - .1 12 107 6 30 6 214 - 6 - 67 - 6 10
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above . 19142 20 23 - - 9 - $ - 3 - 5 - 2 -.- 9 1
19141 13 .9 - - 4 9 - - - - - - - - - - 14 9
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives. 19142 4 39 - 4 39 4 39 4 3$ - 1 -- -- -
19141 2 35 - - 2 35 2 35 2 35 - - - - -- -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose . 19142 1 1 1 1 17 1 11 14
1 4 11 1 14 1 1-114
Operating locomotives. 191 1 10og 1 109 1 109 1 1014 - 5 - -- -
1911 - 72 - - - 72 - 72 - 71 - 1 - - --
Operating hand, brakes. 19142 5 109 - - 5 109 5 109 5 10$8 - 1- - - -
19141 1 65 1 65 1 65 1 614 - 1 - - -- -
Operating switches. 19142 - 22 - - - 22 - 22 - 21 - I
19141 - 19 - - - 19 - 19 - 1s - 1 - - -- -
Coming In contact with fixed structures. 1942 5 17 5 17 5 17 5 16 - 1- - -- -
19141 1 2Z- 1 2 - 22 - 22 - 22 - - -- -- -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives _.19142 11 393 6 32 5 361 3 272 3 261 - 9 1 73 1 16
19141 11 257 $ 36 3 221 1 142 1 136 - 6 1 6 1 11
Accidents at highway grads crossings#. 19142 136 259 $ - 128 25$ 1 5 - 5 1 -- - - 121 2g3
19141 101 276 4 5 97 27 1 1 5 1 1 - - - 9o 2 5
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 1942 15$ 91 1214 45 34 46 14 26 5 is ~ $ 1 20 1
1941 117 71 97 37 20 34 11 19 7 10 '- 9 - - 1 14N
Miscellaneous. 1942 2Z 582 15 25 14 557 12 427 12 35$9 69 1 $0 - 5 1 15
1941 5 389 52 14 2 341 2 23$ 1 191 1 47 - 66 - 1 - 36
Total. 19142 350 1,637 153 102 197 1,535Z Y6 1,043 36 9144 10 99 2 153 - 6 149 333
1941 288 1,222 162 128 126 1,094 19 632 13 566 6 6 1 134 - 2 106 326
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 1942 365 1,8214 15 102 229 1,722 63 1,119 4$ 1,0014 15 115 5 237 - 6 161 360
19141 300 1,330 162 129 13$ 1,201 25 662 19 590 6 72 1 201 - 2 112 336
19142 1941
Locomotive-tailes .133,101,6586 1,405,996
Motor train-miles . 4:42b:119 14514,5914
Total unite .137,533,777 112,920,590
Casualties per million units. 1942 2.80 13.26 1.13 0.7142 1.67 12.52 0.145 a8.14 0.3149 7.30 0.1091 0.836 0.03614 1.72 - 0.01436 1.171 2.62
19141 2.66 11.7$ 1.143 1.142 1.22 10.64 :221 5.86 .16 5.22 .0531 .6389 1.7$ - .0177 .992 2.9$
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS. 1942 16 1,5514 2 271 14 1.527 13 1,398 - 10 13 1,388 - - -14 1 75
19141 18 1,206 6 2b 12 1,180 10 1,038 - 11 10 1,027 - 2 1 2 $1
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 19142 401 3,378 158 129 243 3,214 76 2,517 48 1,0114 28 1,503 5 237 - 6o 162 43
19141 31$ 2,536 16$ 155 150 2,381 35 1,700 19 601 16 1,099 1 201 - 63 114 417
increase - Percent. 26.10 33.20 *5.95 *16.77 62.00 36.146 117.114 48.06 152.63 68.72 75.00 36.76 4o.oo 17.91 - *4.76 42.11 4.32

Man-hours (Class I roads). 1916,54,2 2 1,29 1 1 1 1 4 - - - - - - 0.285 9.1414 - ---- ---Casualties per million man-hours. 1911 - - - - - - :155 7.51 - - - -- - -- -
Increase - Percent. - - - - - - 83.87 25.70 - - - -- - -- -
HIGHWAY GRADE-COSSING ACCIDENTS
19142 1941
Number of accidents.f 282 26$
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings. 1942 145 281 8 - 137 281 1 1 3 6
19141 105 285 4 5 101 280 1 6 - 5 1 1 - - - - 100 2714


~/Includes train accidents reported as due to:192 94
Negligence of employees.1448 2314
Defects In or failures of equipment. 26t. 166
Defects In or improper maintenance of way and structures .124 91


0Rats not computed because of small number Involved.
*Decrease.






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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICSAPI,14


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING WITH APRIL 1942




Number ofToa Total Total Employees on duty Psegr rvlr o te
Kid facien rainprsn trespassers nontrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespaseers
accidents Total Trainmen employes
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed In Jured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions. 19142 1,2417 52 499 1 - 51 1499 35 171 32 125 3 46 11 299 - - 5 40
19141 700 11 140 - 1 11 049 11 92 11 70 - 22 - 291 - - 5 36
Derailments. 19142 2,100 36 221 4 3 32 218 16 97 16 65 - 22 1 83 - - 15 48
1941 1408 21 30 2 1s 19 286 10 59 10 48 - 10 4 208 - - 5 20
Loomotive-boiler aocidents. 19142 16 11 a - - 11 9 9 7 6 3 3 4 - - - - 2 1
19141 4 3 14 - - 3 14 3 11 3 - - 11 - - - - - 3
Other locomotive acoidents. 19142 261 - - - - - - - - --- --- ---19141 195 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
miscellaneous. 19142 489 7631 3 J2 3 5 23 3 1 2 92 - 16-- 47 38
19141 315 9 48 1 - 18 18 1 8 1 5 - 3- 2 -- 41 3
Total 1/.19142 4,113 152 801 6 6 146 .798 65 288 57 207 8 81 12 387- - 69 123
1941 2,622 84 776 3 19 81 757 25 169 25 123 - 46 4 1491 - - 52 97
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above . 19142 118 6 ~ 100 1 3 64 97 3 15Z 10 - 5 1 27 - - 60 Z
19141 95 4? 54 - - 47 514 - 4 - - - 1 - - 47 9
TRAIN-SERVIOI ACCI DEN TS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 19142 9 189 - - 9 189 9 189g 187 - 2 - - - - -
19141 7 131 - - 7 131 7 131 6 127 1 4 - - - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air home. 1942 4 74 - - 4 714 4 714 2 65 2 9 - - - - -
19141 4 54 - - 4 514t 4 514 3 17 1 7 - - - - -
Operating locomotives. 19142 5 446 - - 5 446 5 '446 5 433 -
19141 - 2714 - - - 2714 - 2714 - 2912
Operating hand brakes. 19142 8 372 9 372 8 372 8 369 - 3 -- ---19141 1 2514 - - 1 2514 1 2514 1 253 - 1 - - -- -
Operating switches. 19142 - 161 - - - 161 - 161 155 - 6 -- ---19141 - 100 - - - 100 - 100 - 96 - 4 - - - - -
Coming In contact with fixed structures. 1942 11 7 1 1 10 72 9 12 9 69 - 3 1- ---19141 6 6 1 4 5 62 5 62 5 61 - 1 - - - -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives. 1942 ,2 3 9 2 ,3 4 116 3 1181 4 6-- 1
191 4J 41,120 30 117 14 1,003 11 685 11 657 - 2N 1 25 - - 2 33
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. 19142 635 1,147 26 29 609 1,718 3 23 - 16 3- 3 - - 606 1,692
19141 583 1,611 15 19 568 1,592 1 18 - 14 1 4 - - - 567 1,5714
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 1942 4914 3214 345 140 149 1814 71 99 ,2 62 48 37 - - 1 4 77 81
19141 365 24o 268 116 97 1214 52 65 2 314 26 31 - - - 2 15 57
miscellaneous. 19142 157 2 332 86 91 71 2,2141 60 1,706 48 1,1447 12 259Z4 3214 1 14 6 197
1941 215 1,7614 156 150 59 1:6114 48 1,169 35 1,002 13 16 - 265 1 20 10 161
Total .1942 1,366 7,3g47 41 35 88 6,9218 4,0 17 39266 34 10 5328 60 206
19ki14 1,25 5,6114 470 10 75 5,20 12 2,8112 879 2553 42 259 1 55 1 22 6214 1,825
T0TAI--TRAIN ANlD TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 1942 1,58 8,151 487 361 1,031 7,790 248 4,53 114 4,128 1 465 22 1,0140 2 18 759 2,139
1911 1,309 6,390 473 125 836 5,965 1514290 11 2 2,6762 12 3024 5 1:0141 1 22 bb 192
19142 1941
Locomotive-miles : . 517,677,8129 413097,928
Motor train-mus 731,10 1,8201
Total units .535 ,0o29,369 460,979,962
Casualties per million units. 1942 2:,814 15.23 0.910 0.675 1.93 A1.56 o.14614 8.58 0325 7.72 0.1383 0.869 0.01411 1.914 (J) 0.0336 1.142 4.00
19141 2.84 13.86 1.026 .922 1.81 12.914 .3314 6.146 2143 5.81 .0911 :659 .0108 2.26 (0) .01477 1.147 4.17
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS. 19142 765,735 20 85 5 6 6 o 5 5098 - 69 0 5029 - - - 230 6 32
19141 6714,352 18s 83 19 269 143 3,609 - 41 13 3:568 - - - 291 6 369
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 1942 1: ;914 13,886 5o7 446 1,087 13,14140 298 9,691 174 4,197 1214 5,14914 22 1,0140 2 248 765 2,1461
1941 1,76 10,7142 491 508 885 10,2314 197 6,589 112 2,717 85 3,872 5 1,0141 1 313 682 2,291
Increase - Percent. 15.814 29.27 3.26 *12.20 22.82 31.33 51.27 17.08 55.36 54.47 4.989 41.89 340.00 *0096 100.00 *20-77 12.17 7.142
19142 19141
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,016,905,8611 867,976,393 1 19142 - - - - - 0.293
Casualties per 2ill4.pn man-hours. 1941 -:2 : - - - - - - .227
Increase - Percent. - - 29.07 25.56 - - - - - - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1942 1941
Number of accidents .1,589 1,499
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings. 1942 700 1,8647 27 32 673 1:614a 1 22 3 18 1 12 1 30 - 666114462
19141 630 1,665 15 19 61 16 1 22 - i1 4 - 1- 64 1:3


19142 19141
Includes train accidents reported as due to: Negligence of employees. 1,793 995 Defects in or failures of equipment. 1.163 797 Defects In or improper maintenance of way and structures. 501 361


CDecrease.
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE ; 942-0-475223


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