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Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
MAY 1943


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


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Other Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespaseers Total Tramen employees on trains on tran nontrespaers
accidents TtlTane mlye
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .19. 3630 9-7- 4 77 -7 31 _ 14 - 34 " - 1 5

Derailments . 1943 637 25 434 - 25 434 9 16 9 14 - 2 12 4114
1942 510 7 58 - 2 7 56 3 36 3 30 - 6 - 44 - - 1
Locomotive-boiler accidents .1943 5 2 1 - 2 1 2 1 2 1 - - -
1942 2 4 5 - 4 5 4 1 4 4 4 - - 1 -
Other locomotive accidents. 19143 85 - - - - - -
1942 69 - - - - - -
Miscellaneous. 1943 117 3 8 - " 3 1 3 - 1 1 2 - - - 12 5
1942 93 10 16 - 10 16 -1 2 - 2 - - - 7 - - 10 7
TotaI/. 143 1,23, 314 516 - - 314 16 16' 57 114 15 2 12 12 44 - - 6 16
19 2101 29 153 - 2 29 151 14 97 14 67 - 20 - 39 - 15 29
#At highway grade crossings,
olaesifiedabove .191 3 16 6 7 - 6 7 - 2 2 - - - - - 16 1
1942 24 14 214Z - 14 24 - 2 - 2 - - - 61 - - 14 2
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives.19'43 2 5 - 2 59 2 59 2 58 - 1 - - - - -
1942 2 36- - 2 36 2 36 2 36 - - - - - - -
Coupling or unooupltng air hose.1913 2 -2 34 2 34 2 32 - 2 - - - - -
1942 2 21 - 2 24 2 24 2 23 - 1 - - - - -
Operating locomotives. 1943 2 191 - 2 191 2 191 2 184 - 7 - - - - -
1942 2 135 - 2 135 2 135 1 132 1 3 - - - - -
Operating hand brakes.1913 2 14 2 1 2 4 1 141 1 2 - - - - -
19,. 1 91 - 1 91 1 91 1 91 - - -
Operating switches . 1943 - 23 - Z3 - 49- 4 -
1942 - 1 - - - 39 - 2 -
Coming in contact with fixed structures . 1943 13 - 4 14 13 3 13 2 12 1 1 1
1912 2 30 - 1 2 29 2 29 2 29 - 1 - - -- -
Getting on or off oas or locomotives .9143 16 517 10 27 6 140 5 373 5 362 - 11 - 107 - 1 10
1942 14 379 13 39 1 34 1 251 - 24s 1 3 - 77 -- - 12
Accidents at highway grade croesinge#. 1943 111 313 3 6 108 307 - 3 - 3 . - - - - 10 304
19 42 l1 279 5 2 136 277 - 2 - 2 - - - - 136 275
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 1943 119 113 914 51 25 9 17 31 4 23 13 9 - - 2 2 6 26
192 171 102 135 61 36 41 15 20 4 13 11 7 - - 2 2 19 19
Miscellaneous.1943 77 808 56 4O 21 768 14 0 7 447 7 133 5 120 - 1 2 67
1�42 27 572 16 15 11 557 10 -437 8 352 2 85 - 64 - 3 1 53
Total.1943 335 2,21424 163 127 172 2,117 547 1,O14O 25 1,311 22 169 6 227 2 3 117 407
1942 362 1,689 169 1-18 193. 1,571 35 1,066 20 9614 15 102 - 141 2 5 156, 359
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 1943 369 2,760 163 127 206 2,633 63 1,537 3 1,356 24 181 18 670 2 3 123 423
1942 391 1,842 169 120 222 1,722 49 1,153 341,031 15 122 - 177 2 5 171 397
Locomotive-miles .,31,62 137,921703
Motor train-miles . 1,2 ,361 , ,72,9S1
Total units .151,562,053 142,394,684
Casualties per million unite .1943 2.43 18.2I 1.o o:83 1.36 17.37 0.116l 0.14 0.257 8.9 .158 1.1914 0.1 14.42 0) 0.0198 0.812 2.79
1942 2.75 12.94 1.19 843 1.56 12.7209 .34 1 S.10 .2391 7.2z .1105 .957 - 1.24 () .0351 1.2001 2.72
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1943 20 2,117 3 19 17 2,098 11 1,925 - 20 11 1,905 - - 71 6 102
1942 221,611 10 19 121,592 101,450 - 13 10137 - - 52 2 90
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES.19143 4 877 166 146 22 4: ,731 714 3, 462 37,6 35 2,086 18 670 2 74 129 525
1942 1f13 3,1453 179 139 2311.3,314 59 2,603 31 644I' 25 1,559 - 177 2 57 173 Z77
Increase - Percent . .5.81 141.214 *7.26 .O 14*.70 42.76 25.42 33.00 1.71 31.8o 4o.OO 33.80 - 278.53 - 29.82 *25.43 10.06
1913 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 305,883,798 272,260,675 1913 - 0.212 10.66
Casualties per million man-hours /.1942 - - 09 .9
Increase - Percent . 15.79 17.4o
HIGHWAYGRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1913 1942
Number of accidents . 291 297
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings.143 117 320 3 6 111 3114 5 - 5 - - - - 1114 309
1912 155 303 5 2 15Z0 4 - 1 150 291


Includes traln accidents reported as due to: 4 942
Negligence of employees.
Defects in or falluresof equipment .360 267
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .:: 138 92


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








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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1943
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND I1, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengere Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Tramen 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
Collisions.1943 2,121 48 936 - - 48 936 36 308 33 252 3 56 3 561 - 67
1942 1,607 60 573 1 - 59 573 2 216 39 156 3 11 312 45
13 1 5- 28 1 z 87 - - 9 2
Derailments.1943 3.22. 45 733 - 45 35 4 19 137 15 9 2 48 13 567 -" 15 2

Looomotive-boiler accidents . 1943 21 9 7 - - 9 7 9 7 9 7 - - - - -
1942 1 15 13 - - 15 13 13 11 10 7 3 4 - 1 2 1
Other locomotive accidents . 1943 394 - 3 - - - 3 - 3 - 3 - - -
194e 330 . . . . . .
miscellaneous.19243 670 1104 1 1 o103 5 41 1 1 4 22 - 3 - - 46
19142 582 63 92 1 3 2 9 5 25 3 16 2 9 - 23 - - 57 1
Total I/ .19143 6,928 153 1,783 6 1 153 1,792 67 4 96 5 370 9 126 16 1,131 - - 70 155
1942 5:147 181 957 6 1 8 175 919 79 375 71 2714 8 101 12 423 - - 814 151
#At highway grads crossings,
classified above .19143 117 56 72 - 1 56 71 1 13 1 12 - 1 - 5 - 5Z 53
1942 142 79 124 1 3 79 121 3 17 3 12 - 5 1 33 -7 71
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 1943 13 273 - - 13 273 13 273 12 266 1 7 . . -
191 2 11 225 - - 11 225 11 225 11 223 - 2 . -
Coupling or uncoupling air hoses.19143 6 167 - - 6 167 6 167 5 151 1 16 . .-
1942 6 98 - - 6 98 6 98 88 2 10 -
Operating locomotives .19413 9 1,038 - - 9 1,038 9 1,0389 1,006 632 . . . .-
1942 7 581 - - 7 591 7 581 6 565 1 16 - - - - -
Operating hand brakes . 1943 10 661 - - 10 661 10 661 9 6I 1 7 . .-
19 2 9 463 - - 9 463 9 463 9 4O 3 -
Operating switches. 19i - 336 - - - 336 - 336 - 3$ 17 .- --.
1942 - 202 - - - 202 - 202 - 18 .-
Coming in contact with fixed structures. 1943 10 103 - - 10 103 9 101 8 100 1 1 1 -. 2
1942 13 103 1 2 12 101 11 101 11 97 - 4 1 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives .19143 65 2,771 32 3119 30 2,652 22 2.031 22 1,g1'4 - 83 7 50 - - 1 6
1942 57 2,00 3 133 21 1875 15 1431 131,326 2 M8 5 03 1 58
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. 1943 691 1,680 32 27 659 1,653 3 27 2 22 1 5 - 1 -6561,625
19142 7762,026 31 31 75 1,995 3 25 - 18 3 7 - 3 - - 742 1,967
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1943 602 6 26 092 187 210 313 110 193 36 114 7 - 1 13 96 1007
1942 665 so8 201 185 225 86 119 27 75 59 1 - - 3 6 i
miscellaneous.1943 2 3 4,16 162 133 121 4,031 87 3,202 59 2,523 29 6R 13 148 1 2 200321
19142 1814 2,9014 102 106 82 2,798 70 2,1143 56 1,799 114 34a.38 1 17 7 250
Total.1943 1,6g 11,691 621 466 1,06 11,227 269 9,035 162 7,109 107 21 1,031 41 771 2,120
1942 1,728 9,036 650 473 1,078 8,563 218 5,371 137 4,885 81 86 10 7914 23 846 2,375
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 1943 1,842 13,476 621 467 1,221 13,009 336 8,531 220 7,479 116 1,052 37 2,162 41 843 2,275
1942 1,909 9,993 656 481 1,253 9,512 297 5:7 6 208 5,159 89 587 22 1,217 4 23 930 2,526
1943 1942
Locomotive-milea . 724,875,230 655,599.532
Motor train-miles . 20,868,701 -21,824,521
Total unitts. 745,7 43,931 677,424,053
Casualties permillion units.1943 2.47 18.07 0.33 0.626 1.61 4.4, 451 11.44 0.295 10.03 0.156 1.41 0.0496 2.90 (~) 0.0550 1.13 3.05
1942 2.82 11.75 �968 .710 1.85 114-.O04.13 8.49 .307 7.62 .131 .867 .0325 1.80 .03 1 1.37 3-73
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.91943 95 i0,664 6 15 95 80 10,551 63 9,510 - 136 63 9,14 - - 2 422 15 619
1942 98 7,3146 30 104 68 7,242 66 6,5148 - 82 66 6,4.6 - - - 292 8 412
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 19431,937 24,122 636 562 , 301 23,560 399 18,O14 220 7,615 1 910,426 37 2,162 466 8582,894
1942 2,007 17,339 686 585 1,321 16,754 357 12,294 208 5,241 149 7,053 22 1,217 4 305 938 2,938
Increase - Percent .3.9 39.12 *7.29 '3.93 1.51 O. 11 6 U675 5.77 45.30 20.13 7 8.18 77.6 75.00 51.80 *8.53 1.50
1943 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,489,515,649 1,289,166,536 1943 - - 0.26 11.5
Casualties per million man-hours /.1942 -.26g 9 .07-1
Increase - Percent . 1.9 27.23
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1943 1942
Number of accidents. 1,623 1,886
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings.1943 747 1,75 32 28 715 1,724 4 40 34 1 6 6 711 1,678
1942 855 2,150 32 3k 823 2,116 6 42 3 30 3 12 1 36 816 2,038


2,273
1,430 596


_/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
terminal oomanies.
( ) Rats not computed because of small number involved.
Decrease.
U S GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFIC 1943--0-540165


MAY 1943


/ includes train accidents reported as due to: 14
Negligence of employees. . 020
Defects In or failures of equipment. 41
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures . 879




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