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,UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



Subject to rev 3 1262 08850 7727"~ BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400 FEBRUARY 1943


UNIV. QF FL L8. SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. 1943


rCJET QET (INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES 1, 11, ANlD III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


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~/Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1943 1It
Negligence of employees. .5 1 I
Defects in or failures of equipment. 1437 316
Defects in or Improper maintenance of way and structures 210 1 09


VBased onoiacidnts and man-hours of Clase I railways. Including awItehing wAa
ter Inalcompanies, Decrease.


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accidenttri Total persons trespassers nontrespaseers TtalTane Other on trains on trains nontrespaseers
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions. 1943 420 8 190 - - 9 190 5 47 4 40 1 7 1 122 - - 2 11
19142 272 12 175 - - 12 175 12 59 12 31 - 27 - 101 - - - 16
Derailments. 1943 s11 10 129 - - 10 129 6 389 4 24 2 14 1 s0 - - 3 11
19142 517 9 54 - - 9 514 4 214 4 15 - 9 - 19 - - 5 12
Locomotive-boiler accidents. 19413 3 - 3 - - - 3 - 3 - 3 - - - - - -
19142 6 2 2 - - 2 2 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - 2 1
Other locoomotive accidents . 19143 69 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19142 67 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Miscellaneous. 1943 1314 6 21 - 1 6 20 2 7 1 7 1 - - - - - 4 13
19142 131 13 20 - - 13 20 2 2 2 2 - - - 12 - - 11 6
Total V . 19413 1,437 241 333 - 1 214 332 13 95 9 74 4 21 2 202 - - 9 35
19142 993 36 251 - - 36 251 19 85 1is 49 - 36 - 131 - - 1s 35
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above. 19143 24 8 19 - 1 8 19 1 5 1 5 - - - - - -7 13
19142 20 1s 17 - - 18 17 2 - 2 - - - - 10 - - 16 7
TR&IN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 19143 1 65 - - 1 65 1 65 1 62 - 3- - - -
19142 2 41 - - 2 41 2 41 2 41 - - - - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose. 19143 3 32 - - 3 32 3 32 2 29 1 3- - - -
19142 1 13 - - 1 13 1 13 - 12 1 1 - - - -
Operating locomotives. 19143 1 215 - - 1 215 1 215 1 208 - 7- - - -
19142 2 97 - - 2 97 2 97 2 96 - 1 - - - -
Operating hand brakes. 19143 3 121 - - 3 121 3 121 3 119 - 2- - - -
19142 1 77 - - 1 77 1 77 1 75 - 2 - - - -
Operating switches. 19413 - 66 - - - 66 - 66 - 65 - 1- - -- -19142 - 53 - - - 53 - 53 - 53 - - - - -- -Coming in contact with fixed structures. 19143 1 22 - - 1 22 1 21 1 21 - - - -- -1
19142 1 23 - - 1 23 1 23 1 23 - - - - --
Getting on or off cars or locomotives. 19143 15 541 7 19 8 523 7 397 7 3714 - 23 1 il1 - - - 15
19142 10 123 6 1819 4 1.5 3 298 3 286 - 12 1 914 - - - 13
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. 19143 127 326 5 7 122 319 - 2 - 2 - - - - - - 122 317
19142 1714 542 5 10 169 532 - 4 - 3 - 1 - - - - 169 528
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 19143 101 93 60 39 41 54 27 36 10 18 17 18 - - - 1 14N
19142 114 66 75 31 39 35 23 20 4 11 19 9 - - - 1 16 1
Miscellaneous . 19143 39 832 17 18 22 814 18 652 12 523 6 129 3 95 - 1 1 66
19142 10 5147 18 23 22 5214 19 401 15 342 4 59 1 6 - 2 2 55
Total . 19143 291 2,313 9 82 202 2,231 61 1,607 37 1,421 214 186 4 206 - 2 137 416
19142 345 1,882 1014 92 -241 1,800 52 1,027 28 942 214 85 2 160 - 3 187 610
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 19143 315 2,6146 9 3 226 2,563 714 1,702 46 1,495 28 207 6 408 - 2 146 W
19142 381 2,133 14 82 277 2,051 70 1,112 46 991 214 121 2 291 - 3 205 65
19143 19142
Locomotive-miles .119,535,13 lz810,101
Motor train-miles . 3W 90:4,0
Total units. 139,223,583 123,844,7i41
Casualties per million units. 19143 2.26 19.01 0.69 0.296 1.62 18.141 0.5J2 12.22 0.330 10.714 0.201 1.1487 0.01431 2.93 - 0.014414 0O 3.24
19142 3.08 17.22 .810 .62 2.214 16.56 .5 5 898 .371 8.00 .1914 .977 ol16l 2.35 - :02142 1.62 5.21
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS. 19143 9 2,001 1 20 7 1,981 6 1,750 - 23 6 1,727 - - - 914 1 137
19142 20 1,353 5 13 15 1:3140 13 1,207 - 20 13 1,197 - - - 51 2 82
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF' ALL CMASSES. 19143 323 4,61 90 103 233 4,5144 80 3,452 46 1,518 314 1,9314 6 408 - 96 147 588
19142 141 3,486 109 95 292 3,391 83 2,319 46 1,011 37 1,308 2 291 - 514 207 727
Increase - Percent.*19.145 33.30 *17.143 8.149 *20.21 34.00 -3.61 48.86 - 50.15 -9.11 47.86 200.00 4.21 - 77.78 *28.99 *19.12
19143 19142
Man-hours (Class I roads). 274,146,468 1 231,461,739 1 19143 - - - - - - 0,;92 12,07; - - --
Casualties per million man-hours ?J.19142 - - - - - 35% q57 - --2 - --
Increase - Percent. - - - 7 -*8 b2b2 - --HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
19143 19142I
Number of accidents . 317 421
#Ttl auatesa hg2a raecrsins.2. 94 3535 s110 1017
Toacaulisahiwa grd crsig.19143 1325315 5 08 17,59-2l?39 1







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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1943
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, I, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
train Total personsT trespassers nontrepassers Otheron trains on trains nontrespassers
Kido cietaccidents rsasr oepses Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions.19 847 22 310 - - 22 0 1 121 13 0 2 16 1 162 - - 6 2
191 591 25 248 - - 25 21 92 20 5 1 33 4 1314 - - - 2
Derailments . 1943 1,626 11 198 - - 11 198 6 97 1 41 2 46 1 95 - - 4 16
19 12 , 4o 20 18" - - 20 128 9 45 9 28 - 17 1 59 - - 10 24
Looomotive-boiler acoidents. 1943 9 7 5 - - 7 5 7 5 7 5 - - - - - - -
191 11 3 3 - - 3 3 1 2 1 2 - - - - - - 2 1
Other locomotive accidents. 1943 167 - 1 - - - I - I - 1 - - - - - - -
1942 133 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Miscellaneous.19143 269 21 1 9 1 21 8 2 17 1 1 a - 19 21
194 275 33 3 1 2 32 1 3 12 3 2-6 86 - 1- - 29 1
TotalI/.1943 2,917 61 53 - 1 61 552 30 231 25 161 5 70 2 257 - - 2 64
19 22,050 81 022 1 2 s0 20 34 151 33 95 1 56 5 207 - -1 62
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above. 9143 46 19 4 - 1 9 1 1 6 1 6 - - - - - - i 018
19142 65 44 1 1 13 4 3 3 3 3 - - 1 25 - - 39 20
TRAIN-SERVICI ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling careor locomotives.1943 11711 7ll 117 113 -. - - -. .

Coupling or uncoupling air hose. 19 3 4 68 - - 4 68 4 68 3 60 1 8 - - - -
1914 2 43 - - 2 43 2 43 - 39 2 4 - - - - -
Operating locomotives . 1943 3 438 - - 3 438 3 438 3 425 - 13 - - - - -
19 2 3 231 - - 3 231 3 231 3 228 - 3 - - - - -
Operating hand brakes . 193 14 256 _ - 4 226 4 226 4 223 -3 - - - - -
1942 2 169 - - 2 169 2 169 2 167 - 2 - - - - -
Operating switches.-1943166- " 1 - 1 - 15 - - - - - -
19142 - 1061 106 - 106 - 101 - 2 - - - - -
Coming in contact with fixed structures. 1943 4 9 44 44 47 - - - - - - - 2
19142 6 4 1 1 5 14 4 1 4 43 - 1 1 - - - -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives.19143 24 1,132 9 37 15 1,095 11 833 11 791 - 42 2 236 - - 2 26
142 16 836 10 33 803 5 604 5 583 - 21 1 175 - - - 21
Accidents at highway grade orossings.1943 296 ,749 10 15 286 ,7314 1 J 1 5 - 2 - 1 - - 28 1,726
19142 357 1,103 10 25 347 1,078 - 8 1 6 - - - - 3Z2 10614
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1943 9232 200 136 67 96 133 62 82 21 43 141 39 - - 6 34 45
19142 229 1514 152 6N 77 90 38 51 11 31 27 20 - - 1 2 38 37
Miscellaneous .19413 889 1,703 42 8 6146 1,665 35 1,348 28 1,073 7 275 6 180 9 -5 128
1942 9 1,5 3 45 41 1,108 35g81 29 72 6 123 3 151 1 1 4 2 102
79 1153 38 35 859727
Total .1943 662 4,879 197 157 4 ,7 1 13 3.363 82 2,96 4 3914 8 41 5 326 927
1942 698 3,932 211 168 40873,7X4 9142,205 58 2,023 3Z 182 5 326 2 6 386 1227
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.19143 7723 .,432 197 158 526 5274 161 3594 107 3,130 54 464 10 6714 - 15 355 1.991
l9 42 779 143514 212 170 567 1&81 128 2,356 91 2,118 37 238 10 533 2 6 27 129
1943 1942
Locomotive-miles 281,794,622 251,041,986
Motor train-miles .,95
Total units . 289,890,083 259,120,536
Casualties per million units.1943 249 18.714 0.600.245 1.811.19 0 .55 12.4o 0.369 10.80 0.186 1.601 0.0345 2.33 -00517 122 4.42
1942 3.00 16.78 .817 .55 2.19 16.13 .93 9.08 .351 8.16 .143 .917 .0385 2.05 (W) .0231 1.65 .97
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS .4225 14 39 132 .4,191 26 3, a - 57 26 3,651 - - 1 1941 5 289
2�4 46 2,767 15 39 31 2,728 29 2,445 - 12 29 2,403 - - - 114 2 169
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES.1943 759 9,657 201 192 5589,,465 187 7,302 107 3,187 80 ,115 10 674 1 209 z60 1,280
1942 825 7,121 227 209 598 b,912 157 14801 91 2,160 66 2,641 10 533 2 120 29 1,458
Increase - Percent .*9.0 35.61 *ll-45 *8.13 *6.69 36.94 19.11 52.09 17.58 47.55 21.21 55.81 - 26.145 *50.00 74.17 *16Go8 *12.21
1943 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 569,693,211 1487,811,374 19 3 0.J26 12.27 -. .
Casualties per million man-hours Z/.143 .-:16 9.37 . .-.--Increase - Percent. 3.16 30.95 - - - - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents . 700 19939
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings. 19143 35 774 10. 16 305 752 13 2 11 - 2 - 303 71414
194 41 1,152 11 26 390 1,126 4 17 3 11 1 6 1 25 - - 385 1,o084


l/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 144 1942
Negligence of employees .1, M
Defects in or failures of equipment .898 62o
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 3998 241


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


FEBRUARY 1943




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