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3 1262 08850 7917 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMiCS AND STATISTICS



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, I, AND ilI, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Statement No. M-400
MAY 1944


Number of Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accidenttrain t trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen 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 . 1944 425 4 67 4 67 4 42 4 39 - - 23 - - - 2
1943 389 4 73 4 73 4 37 3 29 1 - 32 - - - 4
Derailments .1944 768 4 54 4 54 4 26 3 23 13 1 14 - - 14
19b3 b37 25 34 25 434 9 16 9 14 - 2 117 - - 7
Locomotive-boiler accidents . 1944 1 - - - - - - -- -
1943 5 2 1 - - 2 1 2 1 2 1 - - - --- -Other locomotive accidents . 1944 96 - - - - - - - - -
1943 85 - - - - - - - - -
Miscellaneous . 1944 128 7 15 - 7 15 1 6 - - 1 6 - 6 7
1943 117 31 6 3 8 1 3 - 1 2 2 5
TotaI/ . 1944 1,41a 15 136 - 1 1 6 2 74 62 2 - 9 -
193 1,3 3 1 6 34 5 16 57 1 45 2 1 1 4 3 -
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above . 1944 22 6 13 6 13 - 2 2 - - - 1 - 6 10
1943 16 6 7- 6 7 - 2 - 2 - - - - - - 6 5
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 1944 5 65 5 65 5 65 5 64 - 1 - - - -
1943 2 59 2 59 2 59 2 59 - 1 - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose.1944 2 2 4 2 42 2 39 - 6 - - --
1943 2 3 2 34 2 3 2 32 - 2 - - -Operating locomotives . 1944 1 g - - 1 I 89 1 189 1 184 - 5 - -
1943 2 191 - - 2 191 2 191 2 184 - 7 - -
Operating hand brakes.1944 1 1 5- 1 15 1 15 1 15
1943 2 143 - - 2 13 2 14 1 14 1 2 - - -- -
Operating switches . 1944 - 69 - - - 69 - 69 6 4 - -
1943 - 53 - 53 - 53-4 4 - -
ComingIn contact with fixed structures.1944 2 1 - 1 2 o0 2 0 -
1943 4 1 - - 4 3 3 2'31 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives . 1944 8 606 4 26 s0 4 37 2 419 2 18 - 1207 - 23
1943 16 517 10 27 6 490 5 373 5 362 - 11 - 107 -- 1 10
Accidents at highway grads crossings#.1944 93 222 11 1 82 205 - 2 - 2 - - - - 82 20
1943 111 313 3 08 307 - 3 - 3 - - - - 108 304
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1944 167 87 10 3 58 8 2 1 3 �6 14 1 9 19 - - - 4 2 12
1943 119 113 94 52 25 5 7 ~ 4 23 13 a - - 22
Miscellaneous.194 7 932 11 14 25 9 91 o1707 1 5 149 3115 2
1943 808 1 561 40 91 768 14 50 177133 5 10 -I
Total . 19 15 2401 1 9 5 10 2,308 61 ,1732 42 1,5?o 26 202 4 235 - 8 108
19_35,2l244l3_12J_172 217 47 1,480 25 1,31 22 169 6 227 2 3 117 407
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS . 194 3 2 77 1,806 49 128194193 193 3 :70 3 21 :3 63 1.537 39 1356 24 11 18. 670 2 3 123 2
d 1944 1943

Locomotive-miles . 153,269,5 47 .692
Motor train-miles .,010,979 ,2,361
Total units. 156,280,572 151,562,053
Casualties per million unite. 1944 2.11 16.23 0.s641 0.595 1.25 15.64 0.493 11.56 0.3141 10.19 0.179 1.357 0.0256 1.75 (W) 0.0512 0.729 2.28
1943 2.43 18.21 1i.o76 .838 1.36 17.37 O416 10.14 .257 8.95 .15 1.19 .1188 4.42 () .0198 .812 2*.79
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS . 19 15 2,22 2 13 1 2 2,211 11 2,060 - 17 11 2,043 251 100
1943 202,117 3 19 17 2,098 11 1925 - 20 11 1,905 - 71 6 102
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 1944 345 l,761 13 106 -209 655 88 3,866 49 1,609 39 2257 7274 - 5 116 456
1943 389 4,877 1 146 223 4,731 74 3,462 39 1,371 35 2,011 670 2 7R 129 525
Increase - Percent . 11,31 2.39 *17.47 027.40 -6.73 *1.61 18.92 11.67 25.64 16.93 11.43 8.20 77.781 *59.10 - *20.27 1O.08 *13.14
144 1 193, -
Man-hours (Class I roads). 328,140,915 305,883,258 d 1944 0259 11.2
Casualties per million man-hours Y/.1943 __22 10.66
Increase - Percent . 7.02154
HIGHWAY GRADE-C2OSSING ACCIDENTS
1944 1943
Number of accidents .00 91
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings.1944 99 23 1 2 17 ,8 218 -,- 1 ,,,, 21
1943 17 320 3 114 3 - 5 14 309


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


1 Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1944
Negligence of employees.631 Defects in or failures of e�uipment.407 Defects In or Improper maintenance of way and structures 163







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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BURAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS MAY 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS 'REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE FIVE MONTHS ENDING WITH MAY 1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, MD SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Knd of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespaseers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InjuredKilled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions.-19 2,051 44 57 - -44 578 36 260 314 217 2 43 7 21 - - 1 147
1932,121 148 936 - 18 936 36 308 33 252 3 56 3 561 - - 9 67
Derailments . 19414 3,762 27 1421 1 - 526 423 16 719 1, 111 2 1 219 - - 10 53
19433,722 45 733 - - 45 733 17 137 15 89 2 1,8 13 567 - - 15 29
Locomotiveboile.r accidents . 19414 16 5 15 - - 5 15 5 15 5 14 - 1 - - - -
1943 21 9 7 - - 9 7 9 7 9 7 - -- -
Other locomotive accidents . 1914 1438 1 6 - - 1 6 1 5 1 5 - - - 1 - - -
19143 394 - 3 - - - 3 - 3 - 3 - - - -
Miscellaneous .91994 61 18 0o 3 - 15 80 9 26 1 9 8 17 -- 8 -- 6146
19143 670 51 1014 - 1 51 103 5 41 1. 19 4 22 - a - - 514
Total.I/ .1944 6,921 125 1,100 4 - 121 1,100 67 455 55 356 12 99 7 49947 146
1943 6,928 15311,783 - 1 153 1,782 67 1496 58 370 9 126 16 1,136 70 150
#At hihway grae crossings,
classified above .1944 96 44 69 1 -1 4 69 - 9 - 8 - 1 - 2 43 58
19143. 117 56 72 - 1 5 71 1 13 1 12 - 1 - 5 - - 55 53
TRAIN-SERVICI ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling care or locomotives.19141 114 328 - -114 328 114 3298 14 32 3 - - -
1913 13 273 - - 13 273 13 273 12 26b 1 7 - - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .19114 6 181 - - 6 181 6 181 5 16o 1 21 -
1913 6 167 - - 6 167 6 167 5 151 1 16
Operating locomotives .19144 1,0o - - 5 1,0140 5 1040 51000 - 4 -
1943 9 1,038 - - 9 1,038 9 1,039 9 1,oo6 - 32 -
Operating hand brakes. 1 4 121 22 1- 101 261262491 21 - 5
1913 10 61 - 10 61 10 6 9 54 1 7 - - - - -
Operating switches.19144 - 375 - - - 379 - 37g - 360 - 15 -
19143 - 33 - - - 3 - 336 - 319 - 17 - -
Coming In contact with fixed structures.194 19 164 - 2 19 162 19 159 16 156 3 3 --- - 3
1943 10 103 - - 10 103 9 101 8 100 1 1 1 - - - - 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives . 1944 52 3,1214 16 101 36 3,023 26 2,397 24 2,326 2 71 7 514o - - 3 86
1943 65 2,771 35 119 30 2,652 22 2,037 22 1,9514 - 83 7 550 - - 1 65
Accidents at highway gradsecroseings# . 191 36 1,696 31 36 105 1,660 2 27 1 19 1 8 - --5-703 1,2633
19143 91 1,680 32 27 59 1653 3 27 2 22 1 5 - 1 - - 66 1,625
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1141 612 1416 372 144 2140 272 149 157 5 74 92 84 - - 2 14 89 101
193 602 500 392 187 210 313 110 193 3, 11. 714 79 - - 14 13 96 107
Miscellaneous .19 1414 198 14556 86 79 112 , 477 81 3,512 67 2,785 114 727 15 8 2 141 14 337
113 283 41 46 162 133 121 4,031. 871 3,2021 59, 2,523 28 b79 13 40 1 28 20 321
Total .19.1414 1,6146 12,606 505 62 1 141 12,2414 306 8,902 137,925 113 977 22 1,127 145 5 809 2,160
19143 1,689 11,69 3 221? 661,06811,2271 269 8,035 162 7,109 1 1071 921 21 1,031 5 141 773 2,120
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All --M AR JIJ 'rJ" -n KV1X A UI ENTS . .
19143
Loomotive-miles . 7148,027,9214 7214,875,230
motor train-miles .15,272,527 20,868,720
Total uIts . 763,300,51 7145,7143,931
Casualties per million units . 19414 1943
TOTAL - NONTPAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1914 1943
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL MLASSES. 19144 19143
Increase - Percent .
19144 19143
Man-hours (Class I roads). 1,591,268,6OO 1. .5 1944
Casualties per million men-hous /.1143
Increase - Percent . HIGHWAY GRADE-CRoSSING ACCIDENTS


1.8421 .'3.176


110 10,5150 18
1 95110,616 151


71 92 10,14741 751 9,:471 - 142 - 75 9,3291 95 80 51 63 9,551 - 136 6 9,3714


1,881 214,2511L2751 13341 23,8181 1,828 21 8, 200 10140t 29 1,626
1,937 24,1221,3 23,560 399 18,11 22 7,615 179 ,26 37 2,167


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Number of accidents . 1,1 1,623
#Total casualties at highway grads croesings.19414 79036 7481,729 2 '6 1 2714 ,6
1943 77 1752 28 715 1,72 4 O 3 3 1 6 -11 1,678
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Negligence of employees . 3,058 Oefects in or failures of equipment.1,998 Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 9


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