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: LJIJIVERS TY OF FLORIDA
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UNIV. OF. FL LtS. Subject to revise BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOICSAND STATICS


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

U.S. DEPOITORY


Statement No. M-400
MAY 1942


)NTH OF MAY 1942


19142 1941
_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:
Negligence of employees.480 337
Defects in or failures of equipment. 267 1
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and stuctures . 92 68


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


Nmber of TTotal Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
iuo ri Total persons s Other on trains on trains nontrespaesers
K n d o f a c c i d e n t tra ne p a se r s n o n t r e ep a e ee r s T o t a l T ra i n m n
accidentsII employees Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .1942 360 8 74 - - 445 31 - 14 - 24 - - 1 5
1941 236 4 39 - - 4 39 19 17 - 2 - 15 - - 5
Derailments. 1942 510 7 58, - 2 7 56 3 36 3 30 - 6 - 4 - -4 16
1941 345 5 78 2 1 3 77 2 19 2 11 - 8 - 56 - - 1 2
Locomotive-boiler accidents. .1942 2 4 5 - - 4 14 14 4 4 - - - 1 -
19141 2 4~ - - 44 3 4 3 - - - --- 1
Other locomotive accidents. 1942 69 -. . . . .
1941 47 -. . . .
Miscellaneous.9142 93 10 16 - - 10 16 - 2 - 2 - - - 7 - -10 7
19141 96 20 12 - 1 20 1 11 1 1- -- - - 191 10
TotalI/.1942 1,034 29 153 - 2 29 151 L14 87 114 67 - 20 -36 - - 15 28
*A iha rd rsig,19141 -726 33 133 2 2 31 131 11 42 10 32 1 10 - 71 -- 20 18
classified above .1 2 2 24 - 1 1 2 - 2 - 2 - - - 6 - - 14 16
19141 22 16 13 - 1 16 12 - 1 1 . . . - 16 11
TRAIN-BERVICE ACCIDENT S
Coupling or uncoupling oare or locomotives.19412 2 36 - - 2 36 2 36 2 36 - - -. - -
19141 1 31 - - 1 31 1 31 1 30 - 1 - - -- -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose.19412 2 21 - - 2 21 2 21 2 23 - 1 .-
19141 2 15 - - 2 15 2 15 1 12 1 3 .-
Operating locomotives. 1942 2 135 2 135 2 135 1 132 1 3 - - ---
1941 1 7 1 74 1 7 1 74 - - -
Operating hand brakes. 1942 1 91 - 1 91 1 91 1 91 - - -
1941 - 95 - - - 95 - 95 - 95 - - -
Operating switches. 1942 - 41 - - - 41 - 41 - 3 - 2 -
1941 - 25 - - - 25 - 25 -. - 1 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures.19412 2 30 - 1 2 29 2 29 2 28 - 1 .-
19141 2 21 1 1 1 20 1 18 1 18 - - - - - - - 2
Getting on or off oars or locomotives.1942 14 379 13 39 1 340 1 251 - 18 1 3 - 77 - - - 12
1941 19 309 111 11 5 268 5 196 5 191 - 5 - 59 - - - 13
Accidents at highway grade crossings#.19412 1141 279 5 2 136 277 - 2 - 2 - - - - - - 136 275
19141 106 272 14 - Q2 272 1 3 1 3 - - - - - - 101 269
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 1942 171 102 135 61 36 41 15 20 4 13 11 7 - 2 2 19 19
1941 158 74 123 33 35 41 17 16 9 9 8 7 - - 2 18�23
Miscellaneous.1942 72 16 15 11i 557 10 437 8 352 2 85 - 614 - 3 1 53
1941 714 151 661 5 S8 396 71 279 41 229 3 50 1 61 - 6 - 50
Total.19412 362 1,689 169 8 d 193 1,571 35 1,O66 20 9614 15 102 - 141 2 5 156 359
1941 363 1,367 208 130 155 1,237 35 752 23 6895 12 67 1 120 - 8 119 357
TOThL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.19412 39111,842 o169 120 222 1,6722 49 1,153 34 1,031 1 122 - 177 2 5 171 387

1942 19141 1941 3961 1,500 210 132 .186 1:368 46. 791 33 717 13 77 1 191 - 8 139 375
Locomotive-miles . 137,921,703 118,322,700
Motor train-miles .72,1 4,662,062
Total units. 112,3916814 122,984,762
Casualties per million units. 1942 2.75 12.94 1.19 0.8143 1.56 12.09 0.344 8.10 0.2J9 7.24 0.105 0.857 1.24 (0) 0.0351 1.202.72
1941 3.22 12.20 1.71 1.073 1.51 11.12 .374 6. .2b8 5.83 .105 .626 (1 ) 1.55 - .0650 1.13.3.05
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.19412 22 1,611 10 19 12 1,592 10 1, 450 - 13 10 1,437 - - 552 2 90
19141 19 1,2614 4 28 1 1236 13 1,8 3 10: 58 2 90
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 1942 413 3, 4 17 19 234 3,314 59 2,603 34 2,o- 221 ,559 177 2 1 3 7
1941 415 2,-7 1 0 201 2,6014 59 1,892 33 721 6lb1l
Increase - Percent . O.482 2-.93 *16.36 -13.13 16.42 27:27 - 38.31 3.03 4. 80 *3.85 34.2 - �7.33 [- 13.6 22.70 2.58

Man-hours (Class I roads). 272,260,675 242345,110 1942 . . . 0.209 9.08 - - - - -
Casualties per million man-hours V.91 - - - - -7,. . .
Increase - Percent .5.5.1.4.04- - - -.- . -.
HIC]IWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENT
1912 19141
Number of accidents .297 262
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings. 2 155 303 2 150 301 4 -46 - 150 291
9J4 122 285 118 24 1 4 1 4 - - 7 280








Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF 7ANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1942
INCLUDESR AILWAYS OF CLASSES I, U1, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aooident train Ttrespassers nontrespassers Ttl TiOthr on trains on trains nontrepassers
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions.1919 3 1,6o4 -6o Z7 I - 594 1 , 8 216 1 9 156 . 6o 1 1- 312_- 6. 45
191 91 1 515 ill 5 17 - 214 - 296 - - - 41
Derailments.1942 2 ,610 ;J 279 14 5 39 21 1 12 19 95 - 28 1 2669 6 - 22
1941 1,753 382 4 19 22 3b3 12 7 12 59 - 822
Locomotive-boiler acoidents. 1942 181s1 - 15 13 13 11 10 7 3 4 - 1 - -21
1941 6 7 1 - - 7 114 7 3 - 11 - - - - - 14
Other locomotive acoidents.1942 . - - - - - -

Miscellaneous.1942 82 63 92 1 62 89 5 25 3 16 2 9 - 41
1941 11 696 0 1 1 68 591 2 9 1 6 1 3 - 26 1 48
Total /. 1942 5,11 7 181 957 6 a 175 914 79 375 71 2714 a 101 12 142 - 81 151
1941 3,318 117 909 5 21 112 8 3 11 35 155 1 56 4 562 - 72 115
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above . .19142 142 9 1214 1a 12 3 17 3 2- 51 31!1
19141 11' 1 67 - 1 66 - 5 - 5 - - - 13
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotive. 1942 11 225 11 225 11 225 11 223 2 - --
1941 8 162 a 162 8 162 7 157 1 5 - - - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose.1942 6 a - - 6 98 6 98 1 8 2 lo -
1941 6 69 - - 6 9 6 9 14 59 2 10 - -
Operating locomotives. 1912 7 581 - - 7 581 7 581 6 565 1 16 -
1941 1 348 - 1 3148 1 314a 1 336 - 12 -
Operating hand brakes.g1942 9 463 - " 9 9 463 9 469 9 1460 - 3
1941 1 349 - - 1 349 1 3149 1 348 - 1 - - - -
Operating switches. 19142 - 202 - - - 202 - 202 - 194 - 8 . . .
1941 - 125 - - - 125 - 125 - 120 - 5 .-
Coming in contact with fixed structures.1942 13 103 1 2 12 101 11 101 11 97 - 14 1 -.
1941 8a 8 2 5 6 82 6 go 6 79 - 1 - -- - - 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives.1942 57 2,008 3 13 21 1,875 15 1,1414 11,366 2 14 5 14o3 - - 1
1941 631,429 '4' 15 19 1,271 16 81a 16 848 - 33 1 32l4
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. 1942 776 2,026 1 31 75 1,3 25 - 197142 1,967
1941 689 1,883 19 19 67 0 1:96Z 2 21 1 17 - 16a18143
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 1912 665 1426 480 201 185 225 86 119 27 75 59 Z 1 - 3 6 96 100
1941 523 3114 391 1149 132 165 69 81 35 3 31 38 - - 1 4 63 80
Miscellaneous. 1942 1814 2,9o4 102 106 82 2,798 70 2,1143 56 1,799 114 314 4 388 117 7 250
1941 289 2,215 222 205 67 2,010 55 1,4417 39 1,231 16 216 1 326 1 26 10 211
Total .1942 1,728 o 60.0 147 1,078 8,0 218 5ul n o 14,al8 6 1 141 42 13 o 846 2,75,
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 19421,909 9,993 656 4811,253 9,512 297 5,746 208 5,159 89 587 22 1,217 1423526
1941 1,705 7,90 683 557 1,022 7,333 200 3,77 1145 3,393 55 381 6 1,232 1 3 81512,297
1942 1941
Locomotive-miles . 655,599,532 561,1O42,628
Motor train-mIles . 21,824,521 22,51414,096
Total units. 677,424,053 583,9614,72 4
Casualties per million units. 1942 2.82 114.75 0.968 0.710 1.5 11.014 0.1438 8.1.48 0307 7.62 0.13114 0.867 0.0325 1.80 (0) 0.0W 1-3 .73
141 2.92 13.51 1.170 -9514 1.75 12.56 .3 21 6.46 .2148 5.81 .0942 .652 .0103 2.11 (0) .0114 10 - 9.7
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1942 98 7,306 lO4 68 7,242 60 6,514 - 82 60 6,466 - - 282 8 1412
1941 86 5,616 2 ll1 614 5,505 56 14,697 - 145 56 14,652 - - 3499 8 59
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 1942 2,007 17, 686 585 1,21 16,754 357 12,2914 208 5,241 149 7,053 22 1,217 14 305 938 2,938
1941 1,791 13,5 705 668 1,086 12,83 256 8,471 1145 3,1438 111 5,033 6 1,232 1 379 823 2,756
Increase - Percent . 12.06 28.38 *2.70 *12.143 21.614 30-50 39.45 145.13 143.145 52.44 31.23 4o.114 266.67 *1.22 300.00 *19.53 13.97 6.60
1 42 19141
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,289,166,536 1,110,321,503 1942 - - 0.268 9.07 . .- -
Casualties per million man-hours ./ . - . - .22147.,19 - -,.
Increase - Percent . . .-1. 26_151 . ._ __ __1
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
19142 19141
Number of accidents . 1,86 1,760
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings. 19.2 855 2,150 32 34 823 2,6s10 12 138
1741 752 1,950 19 20 33 1,930 2 1 22 4 - - 7311.90


/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1942 1941
Negligence of employees . 2,273 1,332 Defects In or failures of equipment.1,1eO3 Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures . 596 1432


U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1942-0-475223


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


MAY 1942




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