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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 7677 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION statement No. M-4oo

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS OCTOBER 1945

UNIV. OF. FL LNi.

SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 1945

S I -(INCLUDES RAILAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


U.. DEPOSTORY Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of aooident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen o train on train nntrspassr aooidents Total Tranmen e mpoyees Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed InJujureded Killedlled Inurured KillKilled InJudjured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 197 2 4 2 4 2 0 2 27 15 -
194 4 206 8 2o6 5 69 5 25 2 - 3 13 Derailments ........................................... 194 671 23 117 23 117 6 32 6 21 11 3 62 - 14 23
194 66 5 30 1 30 2 11 2 11 - 8 - 2 11 Locomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 194 1
1944 1 - - - - - - - -
Other locomotive aooidents ............................ 19 88 2 2 2 1 1
4 19 81 1 -1 1 1 Miscellaneous ......................................... 194 1243 0 4320 43 3 26 8 3 18 3 - 17 14
19w 147 20 18 - 20 1 12 6 3 6 1 - 17 5 Total 1/ .......................................... 1 1,241 45 207 - 45 207 11 90 a 53 3 37 3 so - 31 37
1944 1,304 33 255 1 32 255 10 93 7 2 3 31 133 - 22 29 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 19. 38 24 65 24 65 3 9 3 9 - 3 38 - 18 I
1944 31 18 14 - 18 14 5 5 - - - 18 9 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1 - 1 - -

Coupling or unooupling air hose ................................. 1 29 29 26 3 - -
1 - - 44 44 42 2 - -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1 180 - 1 10 .1 180 1 173 7 -
1 238 - 238 238 229 9 - -
Operating hand brakes...........................................195 2 154 2 22 15 2 14 2 2
1944 3 167 3 17 3 17 3 16 1 Operating switches .............................................. 7 7 7 71 2
1914 1 58 - 1 58 1 58 1 58 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1 4 30 1 4 29 4 29 3 29 1 -
144 1 0 4039 1 - - Getting on or off cars or locomotives ...........................194 20 12 15 8 256 4 437 4 421 16 120 - 1 111944 8 648 3 2o 5 628 4 49 4 475 21 1 114 - s18 Aocidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 195 173 391 6 9 167 382 8 6 2 1 - 167 373
1944 138 386 6 1132 385 2 9 2 8 1 1 - 130 375 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... I 112 1089 65 9 7 10 32 4 18 6 14 - 1 2 28 23
19 146 112 101 7 5 20 35 7 17 13 18 - 1 25 29 Miscellaneous ................................................... 15 61 943 30 26 31 917 23 716 17 574 6 142 3 127 2 7 3 67
194 36 943 14 17 22 92 1 755 13 599 5 156 1 8s 5 3 78 Total ...................................................... 1945 368 2,53 11 3 83 255 2,448 47 1,717 34 1,530 13 187 6 248 3 9 199 474
194 7 2,699 124 85 213 2,614 53 1,904 35 1,695 18 209 2 203 6 158 501 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 194 413 2,738 113 83 300 2,655 5 1, o7 42 1,583 16 224 9 328 3 9 230 511
194 370 2,954 125 85 245 2,869 63 1,997 42 1,757 21 240 2 336 10o 530 1945 1944
Locomotive-miles ........ 137,210,490 149,682,419
Motor train-miles ........ ,181,812 ,245,666
Total units ............ 141,39,302 153,928,085
Casualties per million units ..............................19 2.92 19.36 0.799 0.587 2.12 18.78 0.410 12.78 0.297 11.20 0.113 1. 0.0637 2.32 0.0212 0.0637 1.63 3.61
1 2.40 19.19 .812 .552 1.59 18.64 .409 12.97 .273 11.41 .1 1.56 .0130 2.18 .0390 1.17 .44
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 194 17 2,182 3 23 14 2,159 12 1983 27 12 1,956 - 82 2 94
1944 23 2,241 4 15 19 2,226 18 2,013 1 37 17 1,976 - 85 1 128 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1914 430 4,920 116 106 314 4,814 70 3,790 42 1,610 28 2,180 9 328 3 91 232 605
1944 393 5,195 129 100 264 5,095 81 4,olo010 43 1,794 38 2,216 2 336 91 181 658 Inorease- Percent ............................................ 9.41 *5.29 10.78 6.00 18.94 5.52 43.58 "5.49 *2.33 *10.26 26.32 *1.62 550.00 *2.38 -28.18 *8.05

Man-hours (Class I roads). 318,633,557 326,516,045 194 - 0.210 11.31 Casualties per million an-hours / ........... ........... - - -
Inorease Percent .....................................- - - 9.87 *3.74
HIGHWAY GRADE-CBOSSING ACCIDENTS
1945 1944
Number of aooidents ...... 395 363
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 194 197 456 6 9 191 447 3 17 15 2 39 185 391 19 1 0 6 1 150 399 2 1 2 13 1 1 18 1_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 1 44 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................. terminal companies.
Defetes in or failures of equipment ...................... 4 36 Decrease.
Defeote in or improper maintenance of way and structures 179 14
Miseoellaneous .......................................... 160 181








.., INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS OCTOBER 1945



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TEN MONTHS ENDING WITH OCTOBER 1945
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITOING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other aind of nooident train Total persons trsassers nontrepaer en on train on trains nontrespassers trainof n trespases nontrespassers loye
Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 194 4,0 i44 1,81 1,51 50 595 49 434 1 161 36 877 3 109
194 4,027 1 1 5 512 53 409 2 103 797 5 o109 Derailments ........................................... 1945 716129 4 1,7 1 93 1,097 3 355 37 21144 1 111 22 611 - 33 131
19 7161 2 139 961 4 28 38 214 2 70 81 573 1 i 103 Loomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1945 15 6 - 6 31 6 3 5 3 1 - - -
1944 21 5 16 - 5 lb 5 lb 5 15 1 - - Other locomotive aooidents ............................ 194 767 1 13 1 13 1 12 1 11 - -
194 37 1 8 1 1 7 1 7 - 1 iscellaneous ......................................... 1945 1,425 116 192 - 116 192 20 87 3 13 1 41 - 9 64
1944 1.39 113 216 3 110 216 26 77 36 22 1 50 9 6 Total / .......................................... 1945 14,080 3o6 2,886 1 305 2,886 115 1,052 99 726 1 26 3 59 1,530 - 131 304
1944 13,440 365 2,621 6 2 359 2,619 127 996 101 61 26 215 125 1,421 1 107 301 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ....................... 1945 225 124 243 - 124 243 9 53 9 35 Is 3 so - 112 110
1944 214 102 1 1 101 1 5 32 5 30 2 4 96 104 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or unoupling car or looomotives ...................... 194 08 2 70 2 22 00 1
1944 644 - 2 64 2 644 24 39 2 5 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 19 1345 4 404 - 4 40 4 404 1 36 3 41
1944 13 384 - 13 384 13 384 9 3 4 - Operating locomotives ...........................................1945 13 2,313 - 13 2,31 13 2,313 12 2,245 1 6 - -
1944 14 2206 - 14 2,206 14 2,206 14 2,143 63 - - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 194.5 13 1,592 - 13 1,592 13 1,592 13 1,585 7 -
194 11 1,528 - 11 1,528 11 1,528 11 1,519 9 - - Operating switches .............................................. 1945 1 810 - 1 s10 1 8O 1 775 35 -
194 1 694 - 1 694 1 694 1 672 22 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1945 18 297 1 6 17 291 16 283 15 276 1 7 6 - 1 2
1944 28 340 1 3 27 337 27 333 24 326 3 7 - - 4 Getting on or off oars or locomotives ...........................1945 116 6,311 59 206 7 6,105 29 4,771 28 4,584 1 187 22 1,186 - 6 148
1944 107 6,359 3 221 6,138 2 4,772 39 4,614 3 158 14 1,182 - 8 184 Aooidents at highway grade crossings# ...........................19 1,341 3,062 54 59 1287 3003 8 67 1 51 7 16 3 1 1,279 2,932
1944 1,286 3,003 2 5 122 2945 6 4 4 37 2 11 2 1,218 2,895 I. 20 37 - 1,218 29 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 194r 1,334 1,006 939 390 395 616 204 319 75 168 129 151 - 7 15 184 282
1944 1387 963 949 373 438 590 247 341 106 164 141 177 - 4 26 187 223 Miscellaneous ................................................... 195 44 9,78 261 222 223 9,566 160 7,714 109 6,149 51 1,565 34 1,099 2 63 27 690
1944 398 9564 185 16 213 9396 151 7,44 116 5,864 35 1,576 34 1,186 3 85 25 685 Total ...................................................... 195 3,347 26,291 1,314 883 2,033 25,408 471 18,981 277 16,896 194 2,085 56 2,294 9 79 1,497 4,o54
1944 3,271 25,685 1,240o 823 2,031 24,862 538 18.390 3 16,322 190o 2,068 48 2,370 7 111 1,438 ,991 TOTAL-iRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 194 3,653 29,1771,315 883 2,338 28,294 6 20,033 37 17,622 210 2,411 115 3,824 9 791,628 4,358
1 3,63 2, 1,246 825 2,390 27,41 665 19,286 9 17,003 216 2,283 173 3,791 7 112 1,545 4,292 195 1944
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,428,266,267 1,476,275,119
Motor train-miles ........ 40,761,526 41,972,132
Total units ............ 1,469,027,793 1,518,247,251
Casualties per million units .............................. 1945 2.49 19.86 0.895 0.601 1.59 19.26 0.399 1).64 .256 12.oo 0.143 1.64 0.073 2.60 0.0538 1.11 2.97
2.39 1s.64 .821 .53 1.57 18.10 43 1270 .296 11.20 .142 1. .1139 2.50 .073 1.02 ..3
TOTAL ONTRAI ACCIDENTS .......................... ........... 1 187 21,410 34 153 21,271 130 19,223 296 10 18,927 - 1 819 22 1,229
1944 211 21.830 42 162I 169 21,668 145 19,763 2 294 143 19,469 - 1 745 2 1,160 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 194 3,840 50,587 1,349 1,022 2,491 49,565 716 39,256 376 17,918 340 21,338 115 3,824 10 898 1,650 5,587
19 3,847 50,136 1,288 987 2,559 9,149 1o 39,09 451 17,297 359 21,752 173 3,791 S 857 1,568 5,52 Increase Percent ............................................ "0.182 0.900 4.74 3.55 *2.66 0.846 1L160 0.530 *1663 3.59 *5.29 *1.90 '33-53 0.870 25.00 4.78 5.21 2.48
1945 1944
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,190,132,528 3,214,658,735 0.1 11.71 194C - 0.218 11.71 - - Casualties per million man-hours 1_ __ "- -.243 11,93 - - -
Inorease Percent ................................- - 10.29 1.56
HIGHWAY GRADE-COBBSING ACCIDENTS
1945 1944
Number of aooidents ...... 3,102 2,868
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings .... 19 1,465 3,305 54 59 1,411 3,246 17 120 to 86 7 34 3 83 11,391 3,042 19 388 3.1 6 1.325 3.05 1 so 9 67 2 13 6 - 1,314 2,999 / Include train aooidents reported as due to: 1 144 Based on aooidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switobing and
Negligence of employees .................................. 6 6 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...... ..... ........... 4 3,822 () Rate not computed because of small number involved.
Deifets in or improper maintenance of way and structures 1,928 1,608 Decrease.
Miscellaneous ............................................ 1,920 1,813 U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1946-0-657219




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