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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 7719 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT FCONONUCS AND STATSTIcs


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1942
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF LASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Totslpersons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains 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


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2 51


135 99


UNIV. OF FL LIE. Collisions.1942

S DOCLMENTS DEPT Derailments.142

j- Locomotive-boller accidents. 1942
1941
Other locomotive accidents . 1942

U.S. DEPONTORY -isellaneous.1942
1941
Total V . 1942 19141
#At highway grade crossings, classified above.1942 1941


TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 1942 1941
Coupling or uncoupling air hose . 1942 1941
Operating locomotives .1942 1 4
Operating hand brakes . 1912

Operating switches . 1942 1941
Coming in contact with fixed structures. 1942

Getting on or off oars or locomotives.1942

Accidents at highway grade orossinge#. 1942 1941
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 1942

miscellaneous . 1942 1941
Total . 1942 1941


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TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.91.2 426 2,4162 1614 127 262 2 0335 761 1 2, 6 0 1,0:7212 195 8 2461 - ' 178 512
1941 447 2,031 172 130 275 1,901 9 1,106 1,0 20 10 2 252 -11 24 532
19142 19141
Locomotive-miles . 114212,455 131,257,119
Motor train-miles .4,95,5 4 14,5,79O
Total units. 153,707,638 135,53,909
Casualties per million units. 1942 2.77 16.02 1.07 0.626 1.70 15.19 o.494 10.21 0.325 s.94 O.i69 1.?69 0.0520 1.60 .- 00520 1.6 3-33
1 41 3.29 14.95 1.27 .957 2.02 13.99 .5o a.1 : .361 7.36 .147 .790 .0147 l.56 - .0&10 1.50 3.92
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1942 21 2,011 1 20 20 1,991 5 1,0212 15 1,79 - 9 57$597
1941 13 1,595 - 22 13 1,573 9 ,1918 19 9 1,3991 2
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS 0FALLM CASSES.1942 4O474,4,473 1651,147 282 4,326 91 3,390 o I,02 41 1,980 5a 246 - 50 o 13 610
1941 460 3,626 172 152 255 3,4714 79 2,5214 q149 ,019 29 1,505 2 252 1 79 207 619
Increase - Percent . *2.53 23.36 *4.07 *3.29 2.08 24.53 16.67 34.31 2.o4 37.59 41-35 32-09 300-00 *2.39 - 1.27 011.59 *1.45
Casalie pe mllon 1942 1941 K - - - - - 0: l:- -
an-hours (Class I roads). 305,353,905 272,559,437 1942 - - - -n--.o1r10.6s-- .-.
Casualtes per million =ani-hoursV. 101- :.-9 9:- - oIncrease - Percent. - . .- 1.30 21.95 . . .

HIORWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1942 1941
Number of accidents . 347 403
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings.19 162 1 1 17 - 3 32 - 157
194i18155 4a5 3 15 545 - 3 3 - - 55 U12


1942 1941
1 Includes train accidents reported as due to
Negligenoe of employees .620 o 46
Defeats in or failures of equipment .259 212
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures . N121 122


3/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and terminal
companies.
*Decrease.


Statement No. M-400 OCTOBER 1942







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Subject to revision


INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATiSTICS OCTOBER 1942


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1942
(ICLCDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND I1, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty O Passengers Travelers not Other
Knd of accident raintrespassers nontrespassers Toyees on trains on trains fontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employeon
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions. 1942 3,.429 17 1,200 2 - 15 1,200 95 49 92 34-9 3 111 31 659 - 9 2
1941 2,327 1 762 1 1 761 37 2 1 36 2o4 1 37 1 461 - - 2 59
Derailents .1942 5,396 93 510 6 1 87 496 39 221 -39 180 041 1 11 - - 47 91
19141 3,925 77 671 14 30 63 641 38 185 36 145 2 40 4 399 - 6 21 51
Locomotive-boiler accidents. 1942 2 21 46 - - 21 46 18 23 15 17 3 6 - 4 - - 3
1941 it. 10 19 - - 10 19 10 15 10 4 - 11
Other locomotive accidents. 1942 645 - 7 - - - 7 - 6 - 6 - - 1
1941 434 - 1 - - - 1 - 1 - 1 .-
Miscellaneous. 1942 1,190 135 200 3 3 132 197 17 52 5 31 12 21 - 44 - - 115 101
1941 870 97 123 1 4 96 119 5 '4 1 11 4 29 - 3 - - 91 76
Total 1/. 1942 10,689 386 1,963 11 17 375 1,946 169 6 151 582 18 179 32 889 - - 174 296
1941 7.570 225 1,576 16 35 209 1,541 90 82 8 365 7 117 5 863 - 6 14 190
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above. 1942 249 168 221 3 3 165 218 7 22 7 17 - 5 1 1 5 - 157 151
1941 207 101 114 - 2 101 112 1 10 1 10 - - - 2 - - 100 100
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives.1942 26 417 - - 26 417 26 417 26 410 - 7 - - - - -
19141 20 398 - - 20 398 20 398 i8 391 2 7 - - - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose. 1942 8 222 - - 8 222 8 222 6 200 2 22 --
1941 12 158 - - 12 158 12 158 8 141 4 17
Operating locomotives . 1942 11 1,3140 - - 11 1,3140 11 1,3140 10 1,311 1 29
1941 5 870 - - 5 870 5 870 4 83 1 27
Operating hand brakes . 1942 16 1,o54 - - 16 1.O54 16 1,O54 16 1,019 - 5
1941 9 823 - - 9 823 9 823 9 921 - 2 - - - - -
Operating switches . 1942 - 383 - - - 383 - 383 - 366 - 17 - - - - -
1941 - 270 - - - 270 - 270 - 2589 - 12 - - - - -
Coing in contact with fixed structures. 1942 26 248 2 10 24 238 21 235 21 225 - 10 3 3 - -
1941 24 212 8 19 16 193 16 190 16 189 - 6 - 1 - 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives. 19142 152 4,4 JO 6 56 1.17 30 304 27 295 15 20 882-- 6 15
1941 167 3. l1 2,898 8 1l 37 1,998 1 73 4 714 - 9 113
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. 1942 1,418 3,433 5 47 1,363 3,386 6 40 1 33 5 - 1,351 3,341
1941 1,415 3,589 2 41 1,383 3,548 7 42 5 36 2-1:37b3,502
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1942 1,65142 9981,2145 05014 19 1494 205 0253 68 146 137 107 9 14 195 227
1111,3714 8321,094429 32 15Z 180 71 10 83 78 - - 3 9 138 203
Miscellaneous.1942 491 6,524 302 6, 6 252 145 4,78 106 3,860 39 928 20 857 19 552
1941 721 5,049 558 U4587 131 3,351 96 2,838 35 513 1 53 23 29
Total . l1k2 3,802 19,062 1,700 1,149 2,102 17,913 468 11,826 281 10,J59 187 1,267 43 1,745 14 7 1,57 4,21
1941 3,7147 15,146a 1,793 1,331 1,954 14,137 392 8,3853 2614 7, 12 128 741 12 1,:473 4 62 1: ?'i 4 19
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.1942 4,188 21,025 1,711 1,166 2,477 19,859 637 12,57 432 11,141 205 1,446 75 2,634 14 7 1, 11:,67
1941 3,972 17,0- 1,809 1,366 2,1b3 15,678 9 482 8,835 347 7,977 135 858 17 2,336 1, 39
19142 19141
Looomotive-miles . 1,361:857,200 1,186,223,648
Motor train-miles . 44,193,795 45,258,144
Total units.1,409,050,995 1,231,482,492
Casualties per million units. 1942 2.97 14.92 1.21 0.828 1.76 14.090.452 8.93 0.307 1 0.145 1.026 0.0532 1.87 (0) 0.0504 1.24 3.24
1941 3.23 13.84 1.47 1.109 1.76 12.73 .391 7.17 .282 61; .110 .697 .0138 1.90 (0) .0552 1.35 3.60
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1942 198 17,067 49 223 149 16, 44 125 15.329 1 207 124 15,122 - - 1 624 23 891
1941 167 13,517 36 240 131 13,277 110 11,745 - 117 11o 11,628 - - 2 638 19 894
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 1942 4,386 38,092 1,760 1,389 2,626 36,703 762 27,916 43 11,3 .329 16,568 75 2,6 15 695 1,174 5, 458
1941 ,139 30,561 1,845 1,606 2,294 28,955 592 20,580 317 8,094 245 12,6 17 2,336 6 70 1,679 5,333
Increase - Percent. 5.97 24.64 .61 *13.51 A1.47 26.76 28.72 35.65 2-.78 40.20 31-29 32.69 341.18 12.76 150.00 *1.56 5.66 2.34
1942 19141
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,738,751,231 12,401,633,88 1942 - - - - 0.2 9.68 - - - - - - - - -
Casualties per million man-hours!.1911 - - - - .2a0 8.06. - - - - - - - - -
Increase - Percent . . - - - - - 12.92 20.10 - - - - - - - - -
HI1 AY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


Number of aocidents 3,301 3,343
Total casualties at highway grade crossings.9k 568 01,8 36046 1 62 9 50 5 12 1. 50 - 1.51143.492 19411,516 3,7031 32 '3 1, 1 l 3,660 8 52 6 46 2 6 - 6- . 47 3.6o2


/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1942 1941
Negligence of employees.4,969 3,318
Defects In or failures of equipment.2,855 2,061
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures.: 1,175 902


Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
terminal companies.
) Rate not computed because of small number involved. � Decrease. U.,S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-475223




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