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Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400
JULY 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 1944
INCLUDESS RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
rind of aocident train pe"0 trespassers nontreepassers Other on trains on trains nontrespasser.
acoidents on Total Trainmen e lye
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kied Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions . 1944 370 2 91. - - 2 91 2 45 2 38 - 7 - 3 -
1.943 42 9 151 - - 9 151 6 57 6 39 - 1s 3 83 -- - 1,
Derailments .19144 647 39 2614 1 1 38 263 4 34 4 221 - 13 34 212 - - - 17
19]43 6t 5 50 - - 5 50 5 20 4 10 1 10 - 25 -
Looootive-boiler accidents. 194l4. 2 - 5 - - - - - 1 - 1
19143 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- -
Other locomotive accidents .1914g4 79 -. . . . . . . . .
1943 91 - 1 - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - . - - - - -
iscellaneous .1944 161 7 50 9 0 7 5 - 5 1 - 34 - 6 n
19143 2 8 9 - - 8 9 7 - 3 4 1 - 4 2
TotalJ.944l1,252 48 410. 1 1 47 409 7 88 6 67 1 21 " 34 280 . 6 41
1943 1,286 22 211 - - 22 211 15 95 10 53 5 32 3 3 0 -18
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above. 19144 25 5 16 - 5 16 - 5 - 5 - - - 1 - - 5 10
19143 10 2 5 - 2 5 - 2 - 2 . . . 2 3
TRAIN-ERVICZ ACCIDENT ___


Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 1944 1943
Coupling or uncoupling air hose .19144 1943
Operating locomotives .191414 1943
Operating hand brakes . 19114 1914
Operating switches. 19144 1943
Coming in contact with fixed structures. 19144 1943
Getting on or off cars or locomotives. 19414 1943
Accidents at highway grade croseinge. 19144 19143
Struck or run over, not at public crossings. 194-4 1943
Miscellaneous.19144.
19143Total.194 19143
TOTAL--TRAIN AiD TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.194t 1943


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1944 19143
Locomotive-ile .1 ,718,10 114 8,182
motor train-miles .9rg682 4I6,84
Total units . 152,A7,786 15,765,025
Casualties per million units.1942 198 1.16
19143 2: .17144 13
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.194 21 2,268
191'3 26 2,3143 8
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 19.1W8 5,282 18i4
194 3 1o 5,025 208
Increase- Percent . 1-75 5.11 -1l,54
1 19144 1 1943 T
Man-hours (Class I roads). I 321,244,116 j1317,707,19 19. - -
Casualties per million. Ian-houre /1. 1943 - -
Increase - Percent ,.,. .-. . ,,,.
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS

Number of accidents . 20 226
osa i-es at high.y grade crossings.19 o1 98 2141! 7
1943 1.03 2381 5
~/Includes train accidents reported an due to: 19 1-3
Negligence of employees. .
Defects In or failures of equipment.90
Defects In or Improper maintenance of way and structures 102 3


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Subject to revision


JULY 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH JULY 1944
INCLUDESS RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, I, AND II, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total persons trepassers nontespassers TOther on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents a ro Total Trainmen lyees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collision&s.19 4" 2,$04 21 ,789 - - 51 799 41 334 277 2 57 9 394 - - 1 71
1943 2,924 63 1,179 - - 63 1,178 48 425 4 337 4 as 6 666 - - 9 87
Derailments.1 4 ,05 72 731 2 1 70 1730 26 213 24 156 2 57 34 P1 - 1 10 75
193 5,09 61 914 1 1 60 13 30 176 27 116 3 60 13 598 - - 17 39
Looomotive-boiler accidents .1944 19 5 21 - - 5 21 5 20 5 18 - 2 - 1 - -
1943 23 9 9 - - 9 9 9 9 9 9 - - -
Other locomotive accidents . 1944 597 6 - - 1 6 -11 5 - --I
1943 572 - 6 - - - 6 1 1 1 - 1Miscellaneous . 1944 947 70 159 3 - 67 159 15 49 2 24 13 25 - 45 - 52 65
1943 927 70. 1300 - 1. 70 129 11 5Z1 1 24 101 30 - 9 59 67
Total.!. 1944 9,462 199 1,706 5 1 194 1,705 88 621 71 480 17 141 43 972 1 63 211
#a1943 9,495 203 2,137 1 2 202 2,135 98 670 81 491 17 179 19 1,272 - 95 193
*At higwy gradso crossings.
classified above.1944 141 61 100 1 - 60 100 3 22 3 20 - 2 - 4 174
1943 143 67 84 - 1 67 83 1 15 1 14 - 1 - 5 - 3
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives.1944 19 462 - - 19 462 19 462 18 9 59 1 3 - -
1943 14 391 - - 19 391 14 391 13 382 1 9 - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose . 1944 10 264 - - 10 264 10 264 8 235 J 29 --
1943 9 229 - - 9 229 9 229 5 204 4 25 .-
Operating locomotives. 1944 8 1,48o - - 8 1,480 8 1,480 8 1,434 - 46 -
1943 9 1,483 - - 9 1,483 9 1,83 9 1,439 - 44 - - -
Operating hand brakes .1944 6 1,011 - - 6 1,011 6 1,01 6 i,O6 - 5 - - -
1943 12 949 - - 12 949. 12 949 10 940 2 9 - - - -
Operating switches . 1944 - 7 - - '17 -499 - 19 - -1943 - . .- - 5 - 51 432 - 19 - . _ .
Coming in contact with fixed structures.1944 23 239 1 2 22 237 22 234 19 228 3 6 - - - - 3
1943 13 167 - 1 13 166 12 163 Il1 161 1 2 U 1- - 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives . 1944 77 4,359 32 146 45 4,212 32 3,282 30 3,183 2 9l 10IS 107- 3 123
1943 92 3,884 51 167 3,717 29 2,829 29 2,715 -810 79 - 2 95
Accidents at highway grade crossings .1944 922 2,125 46 46 86 2,079 32 2 22 1 10 - 1 - 873 2,046
1943 885 2,117 41 32n8631 3 25 1 6 - 1 -80 2,054
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1944 937 638 624 23J 313 40 180 2U 72 114 105 121 - - 18 130 10
1943 902 690 617 28 285 404 157 246 56 143 101 103 - - 18 124 1
miscellaneous.1944 290 6,539 132 111 1598 6,428 91 11 ,o40 88 3,973 25 1,O67 23 851 3 9 19 478
1943 456 6,110 297 209 159 5,901 114 4,615 76 3,577 38 1,038 15 774 4Z7 29 465
Total.1944 2,292 17,633 831 540 1,457 17,093 393 12.,557 254 11,152 1,5 33 1,69 6 77 1,025 2,80
1943 2,392 16,4716 1,00 694 1,386 15,777 360 11,387 212 10,018 1498 1,369 26 1,569, 5 65 995 2,756
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 1944 2,491 19,339 8 4 4i1,651 18,7?98 481 13,178 325 11,632 156 4~6 251 81,088 30)
1943 2,595 18,608 1,007 1 9 1,588 187,12 4 12,057 293 10,509 165 1:95U 845 2,841 O1,08 0 94
1944 1943
Scomotive-miles . 1,032,511,449 1,016,gigo69
tor train-miles.9,is 0 9U 2,:
Total units . .1,O61,69:530 1 0 42,551
Casualties per million units.1944 2. 18.22 0.791 0.510 1.56 17-.71 0.453 12.41 0.306 10.960O.147 1.46 o.07 2.38 ( ) 0.0735 1.02 2.84
1.943 2.48117.78 .962 .665 1.52 17.12 :438 11.52 .290 10.04 :158 1.48 0:030 2.72.0621 1.03 2.S2
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACIDENTS. 1944 146 14,924 27 102 119 14,822 100 13,4"5 1 201 99 13,284 - 1 514 18 82
1943 155 15,27 29 129 126 15,145 101 13,723 - 178 101 13,545 - - 3 596 22 821
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS Of ALL LASSES .1944 2,637 34,263 8g 643 1,770 33,620 581 26,663 326 11,933 2J5 14,830 6 2,531 592 1,106 3,834
1943 2,750 33,82 1,036 825 1,714 33,057 559 25,78o 293 1O,687 266 15:,o93 45 2,41 661 1,102 3,775
Increase - Percent . -74.11 1.12 '16.31 '22.O6 3.27 1.70 3.94 3.43 11.26 10.72 '4.14 '1.74 68.89 '10.91 012.50 10.44 0.363 1.56
1944 1943
Nan-hours (Class I roads). 2,236,501,602 2,118,433,292
Casualties per million ma-hours .61943 '2.33 . . .
Increase - Percent __O__23_. .
HIGHWAY GRDE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS______ _______ ___ _____1944 1 1943
NUmber of accidents . 1,981 2,058
#Total casualties a highway grade crossings. 1944 983 2,225 47 46 936 219 1 12 93 2,120
1943 952 2,201 41 32 911 Z1 5 639 906 2,117


Inluestai~n accidentsBreported s deue to: 1 '4
Negligence of employees . . 0
Defects in or failures of equipment.2,763 Defects in or Improper maintenance of way and structures . 1,159


P 1 6 2,798 1,162


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