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Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Statement No. M-400 OCTOBER 1944


UNIV. OF. FL LI. U. DEPOGTOWY


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, An III, ID SWITCHING AND TEIINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Ttalprn Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aoo nt train oto trespassers ontrspaseer Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespaseers
accidents TotaT nn employees
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Kiled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions .1944 409 8 206 - - 206 5 69 5 4 - 25 -124 - - 3 13
1943 425 1 8 100 - - 8 100 a 53 8 51 - 2 - 42 - - - 5
Derailments.1944 66611
6266-6 2 11 2 1 - 1 6 - - 2 1
1943 62 2?0 7 2?0 3 33 3 2 - 9 163 - - 3 20
Locomotive-boiler accidents.144

Other locomotive accident@ . 1944 - 1 - 1 1 1 1 . . . .
1943 82 - 3 - - - 3 - 3 - 3 - - -
Miscellaneous.1944 147 20 18 - - 20 18 3 12 - 6 3 6 1 - - 17
1943 14 10 45 - - 10 45 1 9 - 5 1 4 9 -32
Total I/.1944 , g4-0 32 0255 10 93 7 62 31 - 133 - - 22 29
193 .- 25 370 12 10 11 89 1 5 i 1 205 - - 12 61
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .1944 31 18 1o - 18 4 - - 51 - - - - 18 9
194 23 1110 5 -- 3 1 - -- 11 4
TRAIN-SERVIOCIACCIDENTS
Coupling or unooupling oars or locomotives. 1944 4 63 - 4 63 4 63 4 63 -- -1941 1 45 1 45 1 45 1 42 - 3 -- -
Coupling or unooupling air hose. 1944 - 44 - - 44 - 44 - 42 2
.1943 1 35 - - 1 35 1 35 1 29 6
Operating locomotives . 1944 - 238 - - 238 - 2389 - 229
1943 1 222 - 222 1 222 1 216
Operating hand brakes.1944 3 167." 3 167 3 167 3 1661 1
1943 2 162 - - 2 162 2 162 2 162 - -- -- -
Operating switches . 1944 1 18-- - 1 58 1 58 1 58
1943 - - 592
Coming in contact with fixed structures. 1944 1 40 - 1 40 1 39 1 38 1 1
1943 5 29 - 5 29 5 29 4 28 1 1
Getting on or off oars or locomotives. 1944 8 649 20 628 4 496 4 475 - 21 1l14 - - - 18
1943 8 654 4 23 631 2 513 1 489 1 24 109o - - 1 9
Accidents at highway grade crossings#. 1944 138 36 6 1 132 385 2 9 2 8 - 1 - 1 - - 130 375
1943 154 364 3 2 151 362 - 11 - 10 - 1 - - 151 351
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.1944 146 112 101 47 45 65 20 35 1 17 13 18 -"-- 1 25 29
1943 125 94 92 32 33 62 16 3 017 013 19 - - - 31 725 02
miscellaneous .1944 36 943 14 17 22 926 18 7 5 1 519 5 156 l88
193 5 5 3 31 30 920 25 7'40 16 561 9 179 108 15 2
Total .1944 337 2,699 124 85 213 2,614 53 ,904 35 1,69 2 209 203 . 6 158 ,
1943 350 2,617 122 88.228 2,529 53 1,857 32 1,61 21 241 3 217 1 8 171 47
TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS.1944 370 2,954 125 8 5 245 2,69 63 1,997 1,757 21 2 W 2 _36 6 180 530
1943 375 2,987 122 88 253 2,899 65 1,961 43 1,705 22 256 4 22 1 8 183 508
1944 1943 _
Locomotive-miles . 1l4,682,419 15,286,910
Motor train-miles . ,245,666 4,30,444
Total units. 153,928,085 155,59Z,354
Casualties per million units. 1944 2.40 19.19 0.812 0.5 1.59 18.64 0.409 .12970.273 11.41 O.136 1.5 0.0130 2.18 0.0390 1.17 3.44
S143 19.20 .784 .566 1.3 1.63 .18 12.60 .27(10.96 .141 1.65 .025 2.71 () .054 1.18 3.26
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS.1944 3 2,241 I 1 19 2,226 18 2,013 1 37 17 1,976 - - 8 1 128
1943 18 2,256 1 1 7 2,237 15 2,01 - 7 15 204 - - - 8 2 112
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CASSES. 1944, 393 5,5 123 107 26 5,09 2 81 ,010 1,79 37 2,212 91 81 65
1943 393 5,2 53 129 100 270 5,13 8 4,002 43 1,72 38 2,270 36 i 992 185 620
Increase - Percent . 0.916 1;F.8 e6.54 *2.22 *0.798 1.25 0.200 - 3.58 2.70 *2.38 50.0 *20.38 - *1.09 *2.16 6.13
1 1944 I QnIs


Man-hours (Class I roads). 326,516,045 31,923,943 1944
Casualties per million man-hours /.193
In ease - Percent . HIHWYGRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


- I - I 47.17 I 41.67
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19 g4 1943
Number of accidents . 363 352
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings.1944 16 1,4001
1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 194 1
Negligence of employees . . & R Defeots in or failures of equipment .4. .4 3
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures . 43 158


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1o2 99 2 14 2 13 - 1 148 384
- 15 - 13 - 2 - - - 162 397


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


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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


Subject to revision


OCTOBER 1944


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1944
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, U1, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total persons Total Total Employee. on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of aoident train trespassers nontrespassers Total TraienOher on train@ on trains nontrespasmer.
accidents Teployeee
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collision*.19 4 04,027 04 1,418 - - 104 1,418 5 512 53 409 2 103 44 79 - - 5 109
193 4,204 112 1,583 1112 1,583 2 567 56 461 6 106 41. - - 9 122
Derailments .1944 7,161 128 9, 63 3 2 125 961 , 4o 2814 398 214 2 70 67 573 -1 18 103
19143 6,975 165 1,41 1 1 1614 1,17 44 271 39 179 5 93 90 1,006 - - 30 140
Locomotive-boiler accidents. 1941 21 5 016 - - 15 16 5 16 5 15 1 - - - - -
1913 33 13 50 - - 13 50 13 21 1? 21 1 - - - - - - 29
Other locomotive accidents. 194 837 1 9 - - 1 8 1 7 1 7 - - - 1 - - -
1913 862 - 10 - - - 10 - 10 - 9 - I - - - - -
Miscellaneous.191 1,394 113 216 3 - 110 216 26 77 14 36 22 41 - 50 - - 84 89
1913 1:369 98 203 - 3 98 200 18 70 3 32 15 38 - 12 - - s0 118
Total i/ . 1944 3 O 351 2,621 6 2 345 2,619 127 896 101 681 26 215 111 1,1421 1 107 01
94 13,14 3 388 3,264 1 4 387 3,260 137 939 110 701 27 238 131 1,912 -i19 9
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above. 1944 214 102 140 1 - 101 140 5 32 5 30 - 2 - 4 - - 96 1O4
1943 207 98 212 - 3 98 209 3 22 3 20 - 2 - 12 - 95 175
TRAIN-SERVICO ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives. 194 26 644 - - 26 644 26 641L 24 639 2 5 -
143 22 557 - - 22 557 22 557 21 5 1 13 - - -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose . 191 13 384 - - 13 384 13 384 9 344 4 40 - -
143 12 327 - - 12 327 12 327 7 291 5 36 --
Operating locomotives . 194 114 2,206 - - 14 2,206 14 2,206 lL 2,143 - 63 - --
1 3 12 2,192 - - 12 2,182 12 2,182 12 2,119 - 63 -
Operating hand brakes . 1944 11 l,58 - - 11 1,528 11 1,528 11 1,519 - 9 -- -
1943 17 1,t35 - - 17 1,435 17 1,435 15 1,423 2 12 - -
Operating switches .19414 1 694 - - 1 691L 1 694 1 672 - 22 - --
1943 - 622 - - - 622 - 622 - 595 - 27 - -
Coming in contact with flxd structures.19414 28 340 1 3 27 5337 27 33 214 326 3 7 - - - - 4
1943 25 258 1 3 24 255 23 249 21 245 2 4 1 2 - 4
Getting an or off cars or locomotives .1141 107 6,359 43 221 641 6,139 112 4,772 39 4,61'L 3 158 14 1,192-- 8 1814
193 128 5,726 66 256 62 5,470 38 4,198 37 4,033 1 165 18 1,136 - - 6 136
Accidents at highway grade crossings# .19414 1,286 3,003 62 581,224 2,9145 6 185 4 7 7 2 11 - 2 - 1,0218 2,895
1943 1,2314 3,001 49 39 1,185 2,963 5 57 14 4 1 9 - 1 - -1,180 2,905
Struck or run over, not at public crossings.19 141,397 963 9149 73 2438 90 2147 341 106 164 141 177 - - 4 26 187 223
1943 1,379 1,005 95 1 425 60o4 234 357 76 199 158 158 - - 5 28 186 219
Miscellaneous.1944 399 9,564 19 2 168 213 9,,J96 121 , 174 116 5,7864 35 1,576 34 1,186 3 65 5 6
19113 69 9,5 3 29 23 ,65 19 ,10 14 5,273 55 1,537 2 ,3 2 6 9 65Z
Total .1 3,271 2p,69 1,240 82 2,031 24,862 538 18,390 349 16,322 190 2,o68 48 2,370 7 nl 1 39 3,991
,459 1,01 93148 770,143843,9917
3,:5 R2 ,06_1 66 98 1,992 23,080 532 16,794 307 11,770 225 2,021 4 43 2,275 7 93 1,410 3,918
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS. 1944 3,622 28,306 1,2146 825 2,37627,4i 665 19,286 41917,003 216 2,283 15 791 7 112 1,5 4,292
1943 3,846 27,330 1,467 990 2,379 26,3140 669 17,733 417 15,471 252 2,262 17? 1Z,197 7 93 1,529k,327
1944 191L3
Looomotive-miles. 1,476,275,119 1,465,210,984
Motor train-miles . 41,972,132 42,375,990
Total units . 1,518,247,251 1,507,586,974
Casualties per million units. 1944 2.39 18.64 O.821 0.543 1.56 18.100.0438 12.70 0.296 11.20 0.112 1.50 0.105 2.50 0) 0.0738 1.02 2.83
1943 2.55 18.13 .973 .657 1.58 17.47 .L:4- 11-761 .277 10.26 .167 1.50 .115 2.78,1 ) .o617 1.01 2.87
TOTAL - NONTRAIN (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL) ACCIDENTS. 1944 211 21,830 112 162 16921,668 145 19,763 2 294 1143 19,469 - - 1 745 23 1,160
1943 206 22,252 38 188 168 22,o64 138 20,084 - 261 138 19,823 - - 3 823 27 1,157
GRAND TOTAL - ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES. 1944 3,833 50,136 1,288 987 2,545 49,149 810 39,049 451 17,297 359 21,752 159 3,791 8 857 1,568 5,452
1943 a,052 49,582 1,505 1,178 2,5147 ,404 807 37,817 417 15,732 390122,s85 7 -, 10 9165,4
Increase - Percent . . 1.12 *3.2 '16.2L'0.0785 l.5 i 0372 3.26 8.15 9.95 7.95 .1.51 . 9.46 20.00 . 0,771 *O.584
194 1943
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,214,658,735 3,68,701,737 0.243 11.5
Casualties per million man-hours 9/.14 - - - .258 ,.11*7r
Increase - Percent .-- -15.81 *1.79 . . . .
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS


Number of aoidents . 2,968 2,995
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings. 19424 1,388 3,143 63 5 1,325 3,085 11 80 9 67 2 13 - 61,314 2,999
1943 1,332 3,213 49 1,283 3,172 8 79 7 68 1 i - 13 7- .,00


3,933 1,583


?/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
terminal companies.
( ) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
* Decrease. U.S. GOVERNMENTPRINTING OFFICE: 1944--0-597261


_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1944
Negligence of emnloyees .
Defects In or failures of equipment.3,822 Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures . 1,608




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