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9 /yUNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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3 1262 08850 7750 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to re'. .-. BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400 FEBRUARY 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, 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 nontrespassers Total TiOther on trains on trains nontreepassers
accidents employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions.194 1 o83 6 103 - 6 103 6 5 6 6 3- 31- - 13
1943 420 8 1I0O - 8 190 5 '17 4 40 1 7 1 122 -- 2 11
Derailments.1944 747 4 57 - 4 57 2 29 1 21 3 8 - 22 - - 2 6
19413 811 10 129 - - 10 129 6 38 4 241 2 141 1 90 - - 3 11
Locomotive-boiler accidents . 19441 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 - - - - - - -
1943 3 - 3 -- 3 - 3 - 3 - - - - - - -
Other locomotive accidents.1914 87 - 1 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - -
1943 69 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Miscellaneous.1944 i 11 8 - - 8 19 6 9 - 1 6 89- 3 -- 2 6
1943 13 6 21 - 1 6 20 2 7 1 7 1 - - - 4 13
Total,/V.1941.1,336 21 182 - - 21 182 17 101 10 82 19 - 56 - 4 25
#A iha rd rsig,1943 1,437 24 333 - 1 24 3321 13 95 1 74 1 21 2 202 - 9-1 3
#At highway grade ossiengs, _____classified above . 194 14 3 7 - - 3 7 - 1 - 1 - - - - - 3 6
1943 24 8 19 - 1 8 98 1 5 1 5 - - - - - 7 13
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling care or locomotives.1944 3 8 3 8 3 58 3 R6 - 2 . -
1943 1 41 -5- 1 65 1 62 3 . . . .
Coupling or uncoupling air hose . 1944 2 28 - 2 28 2 28 2 24 -4 . .
1943 3 32 - - 3 32 3 32 2 29 1 3 . . . .
Operating locomotives . 1944 1 230 - - 1 230 1 230 1 223 -7 . . .
1943 1 215 - 215 1 215 1 208 - 7 . . . .
Operating hand brakes. 1944 1 133 - - 1 133 1 133 1 130 -3 . . .
1943 3 121 - - 3 121 3 121 3 119 - 2 . . . .
Operating switches .1944 - 90 - go9 - 87 - 3 . . . . .
1943 - 66 9 - 66 - 66 - 65 - 1I
Coming in contact with fixed structures. 1944 3 29 - - 3 29 3 28 2 27 1 1 - - - 1
1943 1 22 - - 1 22 1 21 1 21 - -. 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives. 194 11 63l 4 14 620 4 505 4 488 - 173 99 - - - 16
1943 15 541 7 18 8 523 7 397 7 374 - 23 1i - - - 15
Accidents at highway grade crossings# . 194 157 364 9 1 148 363 - 2 - 2 - - - - - 148 361
1943 127 326 5 7 122 319 - 2 - 2 - - - - - 122 317
Struck or run' over, .ot at public crossings. 194 97 77 42 27 2 50 32 2 11 16 21 13 - - 1
1943 10 93 60 3954 27 32 10 18 17 18 - - 1 14 17
Miscellaneous.1944 39 891 1 16 21 87Z 14 698 13 555 1 143 3 114 - 7 4__6
1943 39 832 11 18 22 81 18 652 12 523 6 129 3 95 - 1 1 66
Total . 194 314 2,534 73 58 241 2,476 60 1,01 37 1,608 23 193 6 213 - 8 175 454
1943 291 2,313 89 82 202 2,231 61 1,607 37 1,421 24 186 4 206 - 2 137 416
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 1944 335 2,71 73 58 262 2,618 77 1,902 4 1690 30 2126 269 - 8 179 479
1943 3 2,67 89 83 226 2,563 7 1,702 46 1,495 28 207 6 408 - 2 16
19i4 1943
Locomotive-miles . 143,033,772 135,355,613
Motor train-miles . .901 86,
Total units . i ,943,013 139,223,583
Casualties per million units. 194 2.28 18.48 .497 0.395 1.78 18.09 0.524 12.94 0.320 11.50 0.204 1.44 0.01 0 1.83 0.0544 1.22 3.26
1943 2.26 19.0l .639 .596 1.62 18.41 .532 12.22 .330 10.74 .201 1.49 .0431 2.93 o.0144 1.05 3.24
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1944 32 2,017 14 24 2,003 20 1,764 - 32 20 1,732 - -150
1943 8 2,001 20 :7 1,981 6 1,750 - 23 6 1,727- - 1 137
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 19 367 4,733 81 72 286 4,661 97 3,666 47 1,722 50 1,944 269 -97 1 .83 629
1943 323 4,6g7 9 103 233 4,544 80 3,452 46 1,518 34 3 1,934 6 408 9 147 58
Increase - Percent. 13.62 1.85 -10-.00 30.10 22.75 2.57 21.25 6.20 2.17 -13.W 47.06 0.517 - *34.07 - 1.04 24.49 6.97
1 1944 1 1943
Man-hours (Class I roads). 304,905,543 274,16,46 19 - - - - - 0.318 11.37 -. . .
Casualties per million man-hours/.194 - - - .292 12.07 . . .
Increase - Percent .- - 8.90 *5.0 . . -.- -1 1
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1944 1943
Number of accidents . 342 317199 30 7 1
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings.194,4 160 371 1 151 37370 3 - 3 - - -- 9151 367
941 135 345 ,30 37 1 7 1 7 - - - 2 330
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I / Includes train accident reported as due to: 1,474 1 43
Negligence of employees . - ,9
Dfects in or failuresof equipment.M
Defects in or tUproper maintenance of way and structures 177 2


/ Eased on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching
and terminal companies. � Decrease.
540165-2 1


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number Of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty -_Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Ts trespassers nontrespasersOther on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen emloyee
KillRd Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured KilleddInjured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .l.1944 24 22 318 - 22 318 15 118 15 101 - 165194 847 22 31o 22 310 15 121 13 105 2 6 13162 5- 1 735
Derailments.1944 1,46 12 143 . - 12 143 55 6 46 1 - 70 -18
1943 1:62 11 198 - - 11 1988 4 41 2 46 1 95 -- 4 16
Locomotive-boiler aocidents. 1944 11 4 441-- 4 4 12 1. . .
1943 9 7- - 4 172 7 7 5 - - -
Other locomotive accidents .1944 12 - - - 2 - 2 - 2 - - - -
1943 3.71 - - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - -- -Miscellaneous.1944 263 8 s 4 2 - 16 4 7 1 1 7 6 8 -3 9 28
1943 268 21 39 - 1 21 38 2 17 1 9 1 a - 19 21
Toa .1944 2,797 561 ;2 -g 522 203 26 168 7 35 7 28 14 a1
T1944 2,97 bl6 53212552 231 25 161 5 0 2 2;7 -9"64
______________-___ ___9 64
#At highway grade crossings,
clssified above . 1944 14 39 1 - 1 3 6 - 6 - - - 13 32
1943 4 19 25 - 1 13 4 1 6 1 6 - - is.
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotives. 1944 6 111 - - 6 1. 6 131 6 129 - 2 -
1943 7 1l7 - - 7 117 7 117 7 113 - 4 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hoses. 1944 2 66 - - 2 66 2 66 2 9 - 7 -
1943 4 68 - - 4 68 4 68 3 0 1 8 -
Operating locomotives. 194 32 - - 1 432 1 432 1 417 - 15 -
1943 3 438 - - 3 439 3 438 3 425 - 13 -
Operating hand brakes . 194 2 284 - - 2 284 2 284 2 281 - 3 -
1943 4 256 - - 4 256 4 256 4 253 - 3 -
Operating switches .1944 - iqT - - ' - 10 - 187 - 4
1943 - 1.7 - - - 7 - 27 - 159 - -
Coming in contact with fixed structures.1944 1 70 - - 13 70 13 69 10 66 3 3 -
1943 49 - - 49 4 7 4 47 - - - - - 2
Getting on or off oars or locomotives . 1944 23 1,265 7 26 16 1,239 11 1,014 11 990 - 24 4 19 - 1 32
1943 22 1,132 9 37 13 1,095 11 833 11 791 - 42 2 239 - - 26
Accidents at highway grade orosings# . 1943 3 79 10 7 35 847 - 10 - . 1 - -
210 15 288 734 1 7 1 5 - 2 - 1 - 28 72
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1944 201 158 111 2 990 106 23 64 16 31 37 33 - - - 4 37
1943 232 200 136 67 96 133 62 82 21 43 41 39 - - - 6 34 45
Miscellaneous.1944 88 1,827 41 27 47 1 100 3 1,425 27 1,1 6 275 6 220 1 17 7 138
1943 8 1,703 42 38 46 1,6651 39 1,348 28 1,073 7 275 6 180 - 9 5 128
Total.1944 673 5278 171 112 52 5166 121 3,686 75 3,319 46 367 41 1 21 370 1,o46
1943 662 4,879 197 157 45 Z,722 131 3,363 82 2,969 49 394 8 -41 - 15 326 927
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 1944 729 5,800 17 112 556 5,688 154 3,89 101 3,487 5 402 17 651 1 21 384 1,127
1943 723 5,432 19; 158 526 5,274 161 3,59 107 3,130 54 464 10 674 15 355 991
1944 1943
Locomotive-miles . 29g,906,616 281,794,622
Motor train-miles . 010,3 4 8095,461
Total units . 299,916,950 289:890,083
Casualties per million units.1944 2. 43 19.34 0.577 0.373 1.5 18.97 0.513 12:.97 0.337 11.63 0.177 1.4 0-0567 2.17 (A) 0.0700 1.28 3.76
19432.491is.7 4 680 545 1.81 18.19 .555 12.40 .369 10.0 .186 1.60 .0345 ) .0517 1.22 3.42
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1944 4 4,136 0 2 y 4,109 ;3 3,- 615 - 168 288
1943 36-4:225 1 34 4,191 2 ,708 - 57 26 3,651 - - 1 194 5 289
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .1944 778 9, 7 1 9140 595 9,796 187 7,O51 101 3,548 86 3,99 17 65 - 189 390 1,415
1943 759 9,57 201 192 558 9 50 107 3,187 80 4115 10 674 1 209 360 1,280
Increase - Percent . 2.50 2.89 *8.96 -27.O8 6.63 3.50 - 3.27 *5.61 11.33 7.50 *2.96 70.00 '3.41 - 9.57 8.33 10.55
I 1-1944 TI lO9_Tl I _______- i


Man-hours (Class I roads). 619'820'598 569,693 211 1944 . .029 11
Casualties per million man-hoursg/ . 1943 . .I 12. . .1;* 1
Increase - PercentJ . . . . _. 1__ .7n
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS 1944 194.3
NUmber of accidents . 744 701
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings. 194 351 892 13 338 885 - 16 5 - 16
377772 0 307 759 2 11 373LS F16
1Y Includes train accidents reported as due to: 4 11
Nes trnace ntpys reported.as.due.to: . . 1, / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
egligenceoempoyees.terminal companies.
Defects In or failures of equipment . S7 898 ( ) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures . 345 398 Decrease. U. s. GOVERNMENT PRINTNO OFFICE: 1944 0- 540165




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