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31262088507875 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400 JANUARY 1943


UNIV. OF- FL LII. U.S. DEPOOTORY


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1943
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS Or CLASSES I, I, AND II, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Numberin Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passenger Travelers not Other
Kind of accident ainttrespassers nontrespassere TOe an 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 . 1943 427 14 130 - - 14 130 10 74 9 651- 40 - - 4 16
1 432 319 13 73 - - 13 73 9 34 28 1 4 33 - - - 6
Derailments . 19-4.3 815 1 6 - - 1 69 - 49 - 17 - 32 - 15 - 1 5
1942 523 11 7? - - 11 7 5 21 5 13 1 4 - - 5 12
Locomotiveboiler accidents . 19.3 6 7 2 - - 7 2 7 2 7 2 . . -. .
192 5 1 1 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 . . . . . .
Other locomotive accidents . 1943 98 - 1 - - - 1 - 1 - 1 . . . . . .
192 66. . . .
miscellaneous.1943 134 15 18 - - 15 18 - 10 - 2 - - - - - 15 8
19W2 1114 20 23 1 2. 19 21 1 10 1 4 - 6 - 2 - - 8 9
Total /.19 4314 7 220 - - 2 a169q6 1 6 16 I 1 49 - -5- 0230 2
#At highway grade crossings,W1 166 502
classifiedabove . . .1943.22 1. .6 . 1366 - 1 - 1 _ - - - - 11 5
1942 1.5 26 32 1 1 25 31 1 3 1 3 - - 1 15 - - 23 13
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cal or locomotives . 194 6 52 - - 6 52 6 2 6 51 - 1 - - -
11 2 51 - - 2 51 2 51 2 51 - - - - - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose.19k3 1 36 - 1 36 1 36 1 31 - 5 -. .
1950 2 1 30 - - 1 30 1 30 - 27 1 3 -. .
Operating locomotives . 19413 2 223 - 2 223 2 223 2 217 - 6 - . .
1942 1 1311. 1 1311 1 1311 1 132 - 2 - - - - -
Operating hand brakes. 194.3 1 135 - - 1 135 1 135 1 134 - 1 . .
1942 1 92 - - 1 92 1 92 1 92 . .-
Operating switches .1943 - 101 - 101 - 101 - 94 - 7 . .
19 - 53 - - 53 - 53 - 51 - 2 . . . .
Coming in contact with fixed structures. 1913 3 27 27 3 26 3 26 .- - 1
1942 5 22 1 1 4 21 3 21 3 20 - 1 1 . . . . .
Getting on or off cars or locomotives. 194,3 9 591 2 19 7 572 4 436 4 417 - 19 1 125 - - 2 11
1942 13 4 15 2 398. 2 306 2 297 - 9 - 81 - - - 11
Accidents at highway gradscrossing.19-43 169 423 5 1 64 4 1 5 1 3 - 2 1 - - 163 101
1 is18 561 5 15 178 546 1 1 5 1 5 - - - - 177 536
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1943 131 107 76 28 5 79 35 46 11 25 24 21 " - - 5 20 28.
1942115 8 77 33 3 55 15 31 7 20 a 11 - 1 1 22 23


913254J 1 950 8
Misuelen o.194.3 497 18.7 2571 20 24. 85 1 7.9 2.6 6 o16 3 8- 8.0862
19239 60 20 22 19 58 1 1139 4 16 2 64 2 5 1 21 - 47



15.T3 37172,566.o108 7s626.o5941.78 1,756.022 Total .1943 37152 ,5 1073 2,0502071766 11'10 8 1,525 208 4 211 - 13 189 11
9435 2,5 10 a 2U :i 12 1,17 301,081 12 97 3 166 2 3 199 21
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.1943 2796 108 75 300 2,711 87 ,1:9 61 1,6, 6 257 4 266 -1 6209 6,2
192 398 2,221 108 8 290 2,133 81,45 1171178 242 2 3 222 614
1943 19412
Locomotive-miles p. u126 .1. .13L,221,995
Motor train-miles . 4:2k13:;,10
Total units. 15o6615 9
Casualties per million unit.194 .271 18.49 0.7171 17.99 0.577 12.56 0.40510.85 0.1726 1.706 0.0265 1.77 - .0863 1
1942 2.93 1638 .796 .69 2194 15.73 .281 9.17 .332 8.31 .0959 .863 .0590 1.78 ).0221 1A 5
TOTAL - NONTaAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTSn.1943 28 2,224 3 14 22,210 20 1,958 - 20 1,924 - - 1 100 4 152
1942 26 1,414 10 26 16 138 16 1,238 - 22 16 1,216 - - 63 - 87
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES.1943 436 5,010 11l1 89325 4,921 107 3,80 61 1,669 46 2,11 4 266 1 113 213 692
1942 424 3,635 118- 11 306 3,521 74 2,482 45 1,149 29 1,333 8 242 2 66 222 731
Increase - Percent. 2.83 37-93 C5*93 *21-93 b.21 3976- 44 55.12 35.561 45.26 58.62 63.62 *5000o 9.92 *50.00 71.21 *4.0 5 L3

Man-hurs ClassI rods). 295546,73 20.3 193039 12.44 Casualties per million men-hours Z/ . 19g42 _:2_ 9.18
Increase - Percent .35.51. 9-6035-5
HIGHWAY~ GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS______Umber of accidents 383. 518
#Total casualties at highway grads crossings. 1943 180 2 8 175 421 1 6 1 4 - 2 - 14-4
1942 209 593 6 16 203 577 2 13 1 8 1 5 1 1


/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1943 1542
Negligence of employees. 625 454
Defects in or failures of equipment. 461 304
Defects in or Improper maintenance of way and structures . 188 132


U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943 0- 475223


L_ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class
terminal companies.
( ) Rate not computed because of small number
* Decrease.


I railways, including svitchinagand Involved.







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