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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...

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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
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31262088507669 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. 400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS AUGUST 1945
UNIV. OF FL LIL

i- SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 1945
S* (ICNLUDES RAILVAIS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TOMINAL COMPANIES)

U.8. DEPOiTOWY

Number of T l Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train Total person treepassers nontrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
aocidents Total Trainmen empoyees
Killed Injured Klld Injured Killed Inured K ed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured illed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 191 4i0 39 274 39 274 1 73 4 4o 34 1 11
19 413 2 126 2 126 2 51 2 38 1- 12
Derailment ............................................ 19 70 6 4 6 4 2 17 1 9 4 7
19 75 57 13 1 57 162 6 33 13 47- 4 5
Locomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 195 4 3 3 3 2 1 -
11 .. .
Other looomotive accident ............................ 19 58- -
19i2 79 1 1 i 1 .
Miscellaneous .................................... 195 144 10 110 14 3 7 2 1 1 6 7 6
1944 1 1 16 11 16 5 9 2 5 3 4 2 6 5
Total / .......................................... 194 1,311 58 322 58 322 12 98 10 58 2 40 34 20 12 24
19 1,395 70 306 1 70 305 13 107 10 77 3 30 47 176 10 22
*At highway grade crossings, --
classified above ......................... 19 17 12 15 12 15 3 3 1 2 9 1
19 19 12 12- 10 7
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or looomotives ...................... 195 3 71 3 71 3 71 3 70 1 -
194 1 59 1 59 1 59 1 57 2 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 194 46 46 46 41 .
19 2 32 2 32 2 32 28 2 4 -9
Operating locomotives ........................................... 195 219 219 219 21 -
19 3 251 3 225 5 -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 19 2 1 172 2 172 1 .
1944 1 185 1 185 1 185 1 185 -
Operating swithes .............................................. 1 61 6 61 5 2 -: : : : -
60 60 61
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... .19i 1 32 1 32 30 29 1 2 -
194 3 33 3 33 3 33 3 33 -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1945 7 3 3146 16
14 14 e 5 25 9 659 5 493 4 408 1 15 1 110 3 26
Accidents at highway grad crossings# ........................... 19 232 3 101 229 7 5 2 1 101 221
19 104 255 2 2 98 253 1 5 5 1 97 248
Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1945156 85 121 35 45 19 22 6 15 13 7 - 16 23
1944 165 115 127 46 38 69 26 35 11 15 15 20 1 6 n 28
Micellaneous ................................................... 195 59 983 41 28 18 955 14 786 8 620 6 166 2 102 6 2 61
19 38 1,103 21 22 17 1,081 12 871 9 697 3 174 132 9 1 69
Total ...................................................... 194 334 2,612 171 105 163 2,507 39 1,929 20 1,711 19 218 5 21 6 119 321
1944 331 2,777 159 95 172 2,682 54 2,024 32 1,803 22 221 5 272 1 15 112 371
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 194 392 2,934 171 0 221 2829 51 2,027 30 1769 21 258 39 1 16 131 345
1 9 l 01 3,083 159 242 298 7 2;131 42 180o 25 251 52 4 1 15 122 393
1945 1944
Loomootive-ailes ......... 143,08 1 19,656,
Motor train-mile ........ ,26 ,35 07
Total units ............. 147,:3,467 154,0 ,215
Casualties per million unit .............................. 95 2.66 19.90 1.16 0.712 1.50 19.19 0.346 13.75 0.204 12.00 0.112 1.75 0.265 3.06 3.0407 .889 2.34
194 2.60 0.01 1.o3 623 1.57 19.39 .435 13.83 .273 12.20 .162 1.63 .338 2.91 o ) .097 .9 2.55
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ... ............ ..................... 195 19 2,234 2 1 17 2,223 14 2,052 4 2,24 67 3 104
1944 19 2,494 5 25 14 2,469 13 2,315 33 13 2,282 68 1 86
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1945 11 5,168 173 116 238 5,p52 65 4,79 30 1,797 35 2,282 39 1 73 134 449
1944 4 5577 164 121 256 5,456 0 4, 42 1,913 38 2,533 52 41 8 123 479
Inorease Percent ............................................ *2.14- 7.33 5. 9 *4.13 *7.03 *7.40 '18.75 *8.25 28.57T *6b.b "*7.89 9.91 625.0 0.670 12.05 8.94 *6.26
1945 1944
Man-hours (Class I roads). 327,391,622 336,328,464 0.1 11.
Casualties per million man-hour .............. ...... .. 1 .21 12.2 -
Inorease Percent .................................. 5.3 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1 194
Iumber of accidents ...... 232 262
#Total oasualties at highway grade arossinge ........ 14 118 27 5 3 113 244 3 3 6 3 3 10 232
1944 116 266 2 110 264 9 2 9_1 -_ 107 255
1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 J 24/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ..................................... 9 679 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 30 377 (0) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 19 14 Decrease.
Miscellaneous ............................................ 163 185







~,. t INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS AUGUST 1945



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDING WITH AUGUST 1945
(INOWCm RAZLYALT Or CLASSE I, Ii, AND II, AND SWITCHIMI AND RNINAL COMPANIES)



Number Total perons Total Total Employees on duty Passenger Travelers not Other
Kind of accident train otal trpasser nntrespassers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
accidents Total Trainmen employees ___
Killed Inured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ........................................... 19 5 3,291 78 1,276 79 1,276 40 450 39 342 1 l0 36 74 2
19 3,217 53 915 53 915 43 385 1 315 2 70 9 447 1 83
Derailments ........................................... 1945 6497 70 1 62 70 31 270 30 191 1 79 15 509 16 91
19 5,89 129 894 2 2 127 892 32 259 30 189 2 70 81 552 1 14
Locomotive-boiler acoidents ........................ 1945 13 5 2 5 2 5 2 4 2 1 -
1944 20 5 16 5 16 5 16 5 15 1 -
Other looomotive aooidents ............................ 1945 598 1 11 1 11 1 10 1 10 1 -
1944 676 1 7 1 7 1 6 1 6 1 -
Miscellaneou ......................................... 19 1,171 891 14 89 14 15 56 6 22 9 34 1 73 47
194 1,095 81 175 5 3 78 175 20 58 4 29 16 29 47 58 70
Total /..........................................1945 11,570 236 2,293 1 235 2,293 92 788 80 567 12 221 52 1,284 91 221
1944 10,857 269 2,007 5 2 264 2,005 101 724 81 554 20 170 90 1,047 1 73 233
#At highway grade oroasings, -
olassified above ......................... 1945 168 91 123 91 123 5 23 5 18 5 22 86 78
1944 160 73 111 1 72 111 5 26 5 24 2 4 67 81
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDMNTS
Coupling or uncoupling oars or locomotive ...................... 1945 19 579 19 579 19 579 18 572 1 7 -
19 20 52 20 521 20 521 19 516 1 5 -
Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 195 2 34 2 2 343 30 2 35 -
1944 12 296 12 29 12 296 8 26 4 33 -
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1945 12 1,904 12 1,904 12 1,904 11 1,847 1 57 -
19 11 1,731 11 1,731 11 1,731 11 1,680 5 -
Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1945 10 1,27C 10 1, 270 10 1,270 10 1,264 6 -
1944 7 1,196 7 1,196 7 1,196 7 1,191 5 -
Operating switches .............................................. 1945 1 671 1 671 1 671 1 638 3 -
19 57 577 577 557 20 -- -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1945 14 241 1 5 13 236 12 228 12 222 6 6 1 2
1944 26 272 1 2 25 270 25 267 22 261 3 6 3
Getting on or off oars or locomotive ........................... 1945 86 5,12C 42 169 44 4,951 24 3,880 23 3,736 1 144 17 950 3 121
1944 91 5,04 3 171 54 4,876 37 3,779 34 3,66 3 115 11 6 149
Accidents at highway grads orossings# ........................... 1945 1,042 2,38 40 46 1,002 2,337 44 1 34 6 10 2 1 995 2,290
1944 1,026 2,3 52 48 974 2,332 4 37 2 27 2 10 1 9702,294
Struck or run over, not at public rossings ..................... 194 1,110 83 78 320 324 517 175 260 61 135 114 125 1 144 244
194 1,102 753 751 281 351 472 206 270 86 129 120 141 4 2~ 141 178
Miscellaneous ................................................... 1945 358 7.917 188 176 170 7,741 121 6,271 82 5,033 39 1,238 29 869 48 20 553
194 328 7,642 153 133 175 7,509 125 5,911 97 4,670 28 1,241 27 983 3 68 20 547
Total ....................................................... 194 2,654 21,265 1,05 716 1,597 20,549 383 15,450 219 13,789 164 1,661 46 1,827 5 62 1,163 3,210
1944 2,623 20,41 994 635 1,629 19,780 447 14,585 286 12,958 161 1,627 38 1,932 7 92 1,137 3,171
TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 194 2,890 23,55 1,05 716 1,832 22,842 475 16,238 299 14,356 176 1,882 98 3,111 5 62 1,25 3,431
1944 2,892 2,2 999 637 1,893 21,785 548 15,309 367 13512 181 1,797 128 2,979 7 93 1,210 3,404
1945 1944
Looomotive-miles ......... 1,157,713,360 1,182,167,957
Motor train-miles ........ 32,558,207 33,568,788
Total units ............ 1,190.271,567 1,215,736,745
Casualties per million units .............................. 19 4 2.43 19.7 0.889 0.602 1.54 19.19 0.399 13.64 0.251 12.06 0.148 1.58 0.0823 2.61 (0) 0.0521 1,054 2.88
194 2.3 18.4 .82 .524 1.56 17.92 .451 12.59 .302 11.11 .149 1.4 .1053 2.45 (0) .0765 .995 2.80
TOTAL- NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1945 146 17,18 2 99 119 17,083 101 15,379 23 101 15,141 -- 1 662 17 1,04
194 165 17,41 3 127 133 17,291 113 15,0 1 234 112 15,566 1 582 19 909
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1945 3,06 40,74 1,08 815 1,951 39,925 6 1617 299 14, 4 277 1,23 98 3 111 6 24 1 4,47
19 1, 764 02639,076 1346 293 1363 12 297975 1229 43
Inrease Percent .......................................... 0.,687 2.2 5.24 6.68 *3.70 2.17 *12.86 1.63 *18.75 6.17 *5.46 *1.96 *23.44 4.43 *25.00 7.26 3.42 3.71
19 45 1944
M&n-hours (Class I roads). 2,573,893,221 2,572830,066 0.217 11.6
Casualties per million man-houra ............ ....... -
Inoreae Perent 12.15 1.83 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1945 1944
lumber of accidents ...... 2,400 2,243
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 19 1,133 2, 46 1093 2,460 12 67 6 52 6 15 2 1 1, 2,368
19 1,09 2, 5 148 1,046 2,443 9 63 7 51 2 12 5 1,037 2,375
/ Includegetrin oacoident re.ported as due to: 1. 1 4/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Deglot in o f e ploesqfuient......... ::: ......... 377 3.140 (d)BAte not computed because of emall number involved.
.Defect in or improper maintenane of way and trutre...... 1 1,13 Dee.ao.
Misoellaneoue .......... .,. .. ......... ONMEN PRNG OFICE 5--7e.
us ........ .................................... 1.91 1,475 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1945---0-657219




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