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Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
JULY 1943


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1943
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS Or CLASSES I, I, AND Ill, AND SWITCHING AND TE(INAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespasserse e on trains on trains nontrspaer
accidents Total Trainmen eployees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions.19943 421 9 151 - 9 1-1 6 57 6 39 - 18 3 1- - - 11
1942 347 19 N19 1 - 18 249 19 57 19 51 - 6 - is - - - a
Derailments . 1943 645 - 5-50 5 20 4 10 1 10 - 25 - - - 5
1942 536 12 4 - 3 1 115 3 5 - - - 27 - - 11 9
Locomotive-boiler accidents . 19 43 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19142 3 2 21 - - 2 21 1 4 1 4 - - - - - - 1 1
Other locomotive accidents . 1943 91 1 . . 1 1 - 1 . -
1942 53 . . .- - -
Miscellaneous . 1943 128 8 9 - - 8 9 4 7 - 3 4 4 - - 4 2
1942 108 6 33 - - 6 33 1 7 - 2 1 5 16 - - 5 10
Total. . /. 1943 1,286 22 211 - - 22 211 15 85 10 53 5 32 3 108 - - 4 18
Athigs19421,o47 41 347 1 3 40 3144 23 73 22 2 1 11 - 227 - - 17 4
fAt highwayra de cossings,
classified above . 1943 10 22 1- - 2 -2--- - - - 2 3
1942 12 16 16 - - 16 1 . - - - 16 16
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 1943 - 57 - - 57 57 56 - 1 - - - - -
1942 6 37 - - 37 37 37 - - - - - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose . 1943 2 37 - - 2 37 2 37 - 29 2 8 - - - - -
1942 - 28 - - 28 - 28 - 26 - 2 - - - - -
Operating locomotives . 1943 - 244 - 244 - 244 27 7 - - - - -
1942 2 145 - - 2 145 2 145 2 l5 - - - - - - -
Operating hand brakes . 19 3 1 137 - - 1 137 1 137 1 137 - - - - - - -
1942 - 103 - - - 103 - 103 - 103 - - - - - - -
Operating switches . 1943 - 60 - - 60 - 60 - 59 - 1 - - - - -
1942 - 32 - - - 32 - 32 - 30 - 2 - - - - -
Coming In contact with fixed structures . 1943 1 42 - 1 1 41 1 40 1 40 - - 1 - -
1942 2 23 - - 2 23 2 22 2 20 - 2 - 1 - - -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives . 1943 16 572 10 22 6 550 4 382 4 363 - 19 1 150 - - 1 18
1942 15 85 12 43 3 1 313 1 293 - 20 2112 - - - 17
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. 1943 101 233 5 1 96 232 - 3 - 2 - 1 - - - - 96 229
, 1942 118 205 5 3 113 202 - 2 - 2 - - - - - - 113 200
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 1943 156 90 127 46 29 4 18 22 9 10 9 12 - - 3 11 19
1942 2218 122 l 89 74 39 48 24 24 9 12 15 12 - - 2 3 13 21
Miscellaneous . I . 1942 3 18 965 14 738 8 554 6 184 3 153 7 1 67
709 ' 34 21375 5 1 179
Total . 1943 31 2,471 200 104 153 2,367 40 1,720 23 1,487 17 231 304 10 112 333
1942 437 1,889 250 14 1871,735 49 1,187 30 1,043 .19 1M 5 218 13 130 317
TOTAL--THAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS . 1943 Z75 2,682 200 10 175 2,578 55 1,805 33 1,540 22 265 -F 1 21 10 116 31
19142 78 2,236 251 157 227 2,079 2 11,260 52 1,105 20 155 5 415 3 13 147 3 1
1943 1942
Locomotive-miles . 149,348,182 140,374,982
Motor train-miles . 4,416,843 4,586,773
Total units . 153,765,025 144,961,755
Casualties per million units. ; . 1914 2.44 1 44 1.30 0.676 1.14 1 0. 38 11.4 0.215 10.02 0.143 1.72 0.0260 2.68 - 0.0650 0.7 2.28
191 3.30 1;42 1.73 1.083 1.57 143 0:97 8.69 .359 7.62 .138 1.07 .0345 3.07 .0207 .0897 1.014 2.49
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.219143 26 2,343 5 17 18 2,326 13 2,140 - 23 13 2,117 - - - 84 5 102
19142 24 1,880 51 214 1912,856 141 1,7051 1 21 13 1:6s1 - - -1 531 5 98
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES . 1943 4i1 5,025 208 11 1 4,904 68 3,945 33 1,563 35 2,382 4 412
1942 502 1,116 256 181 24 3,935 86 2,965 53 1,126 33 1,839 5 1445 3 66 152 1459
Decrease - Percent. 20.12 -22.08 18.75 33.15 21.5W *214.63 20.93 *33.05 37.7-4 -38.81 *6.06 *29.53 20.00 7.42 - 942.4R 20.39 1.31
1943 1942
Man-hours (Class I roads). 317,707,199 286,567,139 1943 - - 0.211 11.74
Casualties per million man-hours .J.1942 - -. 19- - .286 9.82 . . . .
Decrease - Percent - - 26.22 *19.55 . . . .
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1943 1942
Number of accidents . 228 235
#Total casualties at highway grad crossings.19 3 i10 238 5 1 98 237 - 5 - 98 232
19142 134 221 5 3 129 218 2 - 129 216


1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to:W 1 4Negligence of employees. -520
Defects in or failures of equipment . 399 274
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 131 105


/ Eased on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching
and terminal companies.
* Inerease.


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS JULY 1943


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 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
Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespaseers Other on 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 2,924 63 1,178 - - 63 1,178 18 425 44 337 4 88 6 666 ,-9 87
1942 2,299 90 853 2 - 98 853 63 297 60 230 3 67 19 501 55
Derailments .193 5,049 61 814 1 1 60 813 30 176 21 116 3 60 13 598 17 3
192 3,678 63 370 o 10 59 '360 26 156 2 123 - 33 1 128 - 32 71
Locomotive-boiler accidents . 19413 23 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 - - - - - -1911-2 21 1 1 17314A It . 15., 1 1 4 - 1 - - 3 1
Other lcoomotive accidents . 1943 5- 626- 6 - 6 - 5 - 1 . .
102 450. . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous.1943 927 70 10 51 70 129 11 951 1 2o o 10 30 - - " 9 67
19142 831 79 137 11 3 78 13t4 7 35 3 20 4 150 44 - - 71 5
Total V1. 1913 9,1495 203 2,137 1 2 202 2,135 98 670 81 491 17 179 19 1,272 - - 85 19
1912 7,279 249 1,394 7 13 242 1,381 110 503 100 384 10 119 20 674 - - 12 20
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above.1943 1143 67 81 1 67 8 1 15 1 14 - 66 63
19421 176 106 149 1 3 105 146 3 1 3 13 - 5 1 3b- 01 9
TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 1943 14 391 - - 14 391 14 391 13 382 1 9 - - - -
19 2 19 294 - - 19 294 19 294 19 291 - 3 - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose.1943 9 229 -9 2 5 204 4 25 - -
194 6 1 14 - - 61 N4 6 IN Z 129 2 15 -. . .
Operating locomotives .9143 9 1,4 8 - -- 9 1,4 9 1,48 9 1,139 - 1 47 -.
1942 10 846 - - 10 8SU 10 81 9 829 1 17 - - - - -
Operating hand brakes .19143 12 29 - - 12 9149 12 49 10 Z14O 2 9 - -
1942 10 71 - - 10 671 10 71 10 68 - 3 - -
Operating switches . 19.43 1 - - - 451 - 451 - 12 - 19 - -
1942 - 2;2 - - - 272 - 272 - 2Z0 - 12 - -
Coming In contact with fixed structures . 1943 13 167 - 1 13 166 12 163 11 161 1 2 1 1 - - - 2
194' 1is 160 1 6 17 154 15 152 15 144 - 8 2 2 -
Getting on or off oars or locomotives .9143 92 3,,814 51 167 41 3 117 29 2,829 29 2,715 - 114 10 793 - - 2 95
19142 85 2,907 54 218 31 2, 89 21 2,011 18 1,929 3 $2 8 591 - - 2 87
Accidents at highway grade crossings#.1943 885 2,117 41 31 844 2,06 4 31 3 25 1 6 - 1 - - 840 2,054
19421,O00 2,467 40 38 960 2,429 5 30 1 23 4 7 - 3 - - 955 2,396
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.19143 902 690 617 286 295 40 157 246 6 143 101 103 - - 4 18 1214 14
19142 1,088 827 323 261 319 129 167 Z0 100 89 67 - - 7 9 125 143
Miscellaneous.193 456 6,110 297 209 15 0 5,901 11 ,14,615 76 3,577 38 1,038 15 71 1 47 29 7465
1942 307 4,240 181 163 1261 9077 100 3,112 76 2,552 214 560 10 563 3 32 13 370
Total .1 94 3 2 2 16 ,1 061 6 1 6 7
91 ;3 1,, 1,006 7 ,8 ; 15,777 360 11,387 212 10,018 114 1, 369 26 1,569 5 65 995 2,756
1,103 7 1 o 11,895 315 7,699 192 6,925 12'3 77 20 1,159 10 0 4 1,095 2,996
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 191432,595 18,608 1,OO7 696 1,588 17,912 458 12,057 293 10,509 165 1,549 45 2,81 5 65 1,080 2,949
917 2 2,792 14037 1,110 761 1,682 13,276 425 8,202 292 7,309 133 893 40 1,833 10 41 1,207 3,200
1913 194
Locomotive-miles. .1,016,818,069 930,820,520
Motor train-miles 29,524,1982 0,771,297
Total units . 1,046,342,551 961,591,817
Casualties per million units.1943 21s 178 0.962 0.665 1.2 1712 0Ok 11.52 0.280 10.4 0.158 1.479 013 2.72 0.O621 1.03 2.82
191422.90 1.0 1.154 .791 1.75 13.81 8.53 .304 7.60 .138 .929 .O1416 1.91 ) .0426 1.26
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1941423 1 15,27 29 129 126 15,1 101 13,723 178 10113,55 - - 3 596 22 826
194 1110,992 1 149 99. 10,8043 93 9,856 1 119 82 9,737 1 1 3951 15 592
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .1943 2,750 33,82 1,036 825 1,714 33,057 559 25,780 293 1O,687 266 15,093 45 2,841 661 1,102 3,775
1912 2,933 25,029 1,152 910 1,781 214119 508 18,058 293 7,128 215 lo,630 40 1,833 11 136 1,222 3,792
Increase - Percent . F6.24 35.37 �10.07 '9.3 *376 37.06 O.O -2-76 - 43.7 23.72 11.98 12.50 5V.99 F27.27 51.61 '9.82 01.414
1 iolq43 1 lQ1& I ______ ________


Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,118,433,292 1,853,680,654 19143 Casualties per million man-hours �/ .19142Increase - Percent. HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


_ 111: 2g .0[


Number of accidents . 2,058 j 2,365
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings.19143 194211
1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to 1943
Negligence of employees. .6 Defects in or failure of equipment. 2,798 Defects In or Improper maintenance of way end structures . 1,162


5 ',1 4 96 11 7l67 -1906 2,117
8 48 41 36 4 2 1 1 A 1 1 11,056 12:149
g_ 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.
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE .1943--5-40165


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