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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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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1945



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1945
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)



Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Tranmn eesrains on trane nontrespassers accidents employee Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1945 34 4 104 - 4 104 4 41 4 40 1 48 - 15
194 410 6 96 - 6 96 2 40 2 31 9 4 53 - 3 Derailments ........................................... 195 677 14 14 14 154 3 5 3 34 24- 79 11 17
1944 659 16 263 - 16 263 6 7 6 19 28 9 203 1 1 12 Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 194 3 3 - 3 3 - - -.
19 3 3 1 - 3 1 3 1 3 1 - - -Other locomotive accidents ............................ 194 8 - - - - - - -
19 83 1 - 1 - - - -Miscellaneous ......................................... 195 128 4 11 1 3 11 4 2 2 - - 3 7
194 142 6 31 1 5 31 7 6 1 6 - 5 18 Total / .......................................... 195 1,227 22 272 1 21 272 7 106 7 79 27 127 - 14 39
194 1,297 31 392 1 30 392 11 95 11 57 38 13 263 1 6 33 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1945 22 16 78 1 15 78 1 13 1 11 2 60 - 14 5
194 26 6 17 1 5 17 1 2 1 2 - - 4 15 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling care or locomotives ...................... 1945 4 73 - 4 73 4 73 4 72 1 -
194U 1 71 - 1 71 1 71 1 69 2 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 195 3 37 3 37 37 3 37 1 33 2 4 - -
194 1 35 - 1 35 1 35 1 33 2 - - Operating locomotives ......................................... ..194 1 213 - 1 213 1 213 1 212 1 -
19 1 221 - 1 221 1 221 1 215 6 - - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1945 2 1 2 13O 2 130 2 129 1 -
194Z 3 147 - 3 17 3 !7 3 147 - Operating switches .............................................. 1945 1 69 - 1 69 1 69 1 67 2 -
1944 63 - 63 63 60 3 - -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 19245 2 35 2 35 1 35 1 34 1 - - 1
19 34 1 33 31 29 2 - - 2
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1945 10 585 5 15 5 570 3 431 3 417 14 2 131 - 8
194 10 593 5 13 5 580 2 462 2 451 11 3 105 - 13 Accidents at highway gradi crossing# ............................194 162 42 2 4 160 421 18 16 2 - - 160 403
1944 211 466 5 6 206 460 1 12 7 1 5 - - 205 448 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 194. 92 93 51 3 41 56 25 33 21 20 12 - 1 1 15 22
19 44 10 107 72 3 38 73 18 36 8 21 10 15 - 1 5 19 32 Miscellaneous ........................................ 1945 56 904 29 18 27 886 20 720 17 558 3 162 3 99 4 4 63
44 39 958 20 13 19 945 14 766 11 607 3 159 3 115 10 2 5 Total ...................................................... 194 333 2, 4 187 7 246 2,490 60 1,759 35 1,559 a9 200 5 230 1 5 180 496
194 376 2,695 102 67 274 2,628 41 1,844 27 1,639 14 205 6 220 1 15 226 549 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 1945 355 2,36 88 74 26 2,762 67 1,865 42 1,638 25 227 5 57 1 5 194 535
1944 407 3,07 103 7 30 3,020 52 1,939 38 1,696 1 243 19 3 1 232 582 1945 1944
Looomotive-miles ........ 136,153,436 144,943,763
Motor train-miles ....... 3,998,54 ,105,249
Total units ............ 140,152,290 148,049,012
Casualties per million units .............................. 194 253 20.24 o .628 1.91 191 0.47 1331 0.300 11.69 o.17 1.62 7.0357 2.55 () 0.0357 1.39 3.82
19 2.75 20.5 .696 3 2.05 20.Z .351 13.10 .257 11.:4 .o96 1.64 .1283 3.26 .10 1.57 3.93
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... ... 19. 5 14 2,066 2 13 12 2,053 11 1,844 31 11 1,813 - 76 1 133
1944 19 1,974 1 17 18 1,957 12 1,792 37 12 1,755 - 69 6 96 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 15 369 14,902 90 87 279 4,815 7 3,709 42 1,669 36 2,040 5 357 1 81 195 668
1 26 5,061 104 84 322 4,977 4 3,731 38 1,733 26 1,998 19 483 1 85 238 678 Increase Percent ............................................ *13.38 3.14 13.46 3.57 13.35 *3.25 21.-8 *0.590 10.53 *3.69 38.46 2.10 *73.68 #26.09 4.71 *18.07 -1.47
1945 1944
Man-hours (Class I roads). 303,438,412 312,401,776 19 0.241 11.65 - - - -
Casualties per million man-hours / ......................1 - - - .192 11.
Increase Percent .................................... 25.52 2.73 - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1945 194
Number of accidents ...... 410 423
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 195 178 3 3 4 175 499 1 31 1 27 4 60 174 408 194. 217 6 7 14 1 9 1 5 - 209 463 1_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 1 / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees .................................. 53 T 8 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ... ............... 33 324 ) Rate not computed because of small number involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 189 199 Decrease.
Miscellaneous ............................................ 171 166








Pe2 3 1262 08850 7685 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1945 V. OF-F L LNI.


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1945
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES

U.S. DEPOSITO I
Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident train Total persons trespasers nontrpasers Other on trains on trains nontrespassers accidents Total Trainmen employees Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................1945 437 93 1,65 - 93 1,685 54 636 53 474 1 162 36 925 - 3 124
1914 4,437 110 1,514 - 110 1,514 57 552 55 2 112 8 850 - 5 112 Derailments ........................................... 19 8,506 o10 1,251 1 107 1,251 41 413 40 278 1 135 22 690 - 44 1
194 7,820 158 1,226 3 2 155 1,224 46 331 44 233 2 98 90 776 2 19 115 Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 19 18 6 6 - 6 6 6 6 5 6 1 -
194 24 8 17 - 8 17 8 1716 1 Other locomotive accidents ............................ 194 852 1 13 - 1 13 1 12 1 11 1 1 -
1944 920 1 9 - 1 9 1 7 1 7 - 2 - Miscellaneous ..........................................1 1,55 120 203 1 119 203 20 91 7 1 - 98 71
19 1,536 119 247 4 115 27 26 84 2 22 56 - 9 107 Total ............................. .........19 1,3o7 328 3,158 2 326 3,158 122 1,158 106 805 16 353 59 1,65 - 145 34
19 1737 396 3,013 7 2 39 3, 138 991 112 738 26 253 138 1,6- 2 113 33 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 194 247 140 321 1 139 321 10 66 10 46 20 3 140 - 126 115
1944 246 l10 157 2 106 157 6 34 6 32 2 4 - 100 119 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ....................... 1945 27 781 - 27 781 27 781 26 772 1 9 - -
194 27 715 - 27 715 27 715 25 70o 2 7 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 19 4441 7 441 41941 2 396 45 --
19 419 - 419 419 10 377 42 Operating locomotives ........................................... 195 14 2,26 14 2,526 14 2,526 13 2,457 1 69
1944 15 2,27 15 2,427 15 2,-27 15 2,35 69 Operating hand brakes .......................................... 1945 15 1,z22 1 15 1 22 15 1 - -
19 1,675 1 1,675 1 1,675 14 ,66 9 Operating switches .............................................. 1945 2 879 - 2 879 2 879 2 842 37
194 1 757 - 1 757 1 757 1 732 25 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1945 20 332 1 6 19 326 17 318 16 310 1 8 6 - 2 2
19 28 374 1 4 27 370 27 364 24 355 3 9 - 6 Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1945 126 6,896 64 221 62 6,675 32 5,202 31 5,001 1 201 24 1,317 - 6 156
1944 117 6,952 48 234 69 6,718 5,234 41 5,065 3 169 17 1,287 - s 197 Accidents at highway grad, crossings# ........................... 1945 1,503 3,487 56 63 1,447 3,424 8 85 1 67 7 18 3 1 1,39 3,335
1944 1,497 3,469 67 6 1,430 3,405 7 60 4 44 3 16 2 - 1,423 3,343 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1945 1,426 1,099 990 427 436 672 229 352 so0 189 149 163 - 8 16 199 30
1944 1,497 1,070 1,021 407 476 663 265 377 114 195 151 192 - 5 31 206 255 Miscellaneous ................................................... 194 540 10,692 290 240 250 10,452 180 8,434 126 6,707 54 1,727 37 1,198 2 67 31 753
19 437 10,522 205 181 232 10,341 165 8,206 127 6,471 38 1,735 37 1,301 3 95 27 739 Total ............................................... 194 3,680 28,855 1,401 957 2,279 27,898 531 20,740 312 18,5 219 2,285 61 2,524 10 84 1,677 4,550
194 3,647 28,380 1,342 890 2,305 27,490 579 20,234 375 17,961 204 2,273 54 2,590 8 126 1,664 4,54o TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1945 4,008 32,013 1,403 957 2,605 31,056 653 21,898 418 19,260 235 2,638 120 4,181 10 84 1,822 4,893
1944 ,043 31,393 1,349 892 2,694 30,501 717 21,225 487 18,699 230 2,526 192 4,274 8 128 1,777 4,874 1945 1944
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,564,419,703 1,620,218,882
Motor train-miles ........ 44,760,380 46,077,381
Total units ............ 1,609,180,083 1,666,296,263
Casualties per million units .............................. 19 2.49 19.89 0.872 0.595 1.62 19.30 0.406 13.61 0.260 11.97 0.146 1.64 0.0746 2.60 (4) 0.0522 1.13 3.o0
19 2.43 18.84 .810 .535 1.62 18.30 .430 12.74 .292 11.22 .138 .152 .1152 2.56 () .0768 1.07 2.93
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1945 201 23,476 36 152 165 23,324 141 21,o67 327 141 20,740 - 1 895 23 1,362
1944 230 23,804 43 179 187 23,625 157 21,555 2 331 155 21,224 - 1 814 29 1,256 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 195 4,209 55,489 1,439 1,109 2,770 54,380 794 42,965 418 19,587 376 23,378 120 4,181 11 979 1,8 6,255
1944 4273 55,197 1,392 1,071 2,1 54,126 874 42,780 489 19,o030 385 23,750 192 4,274 9 942 1,06 6,130 Increase Percent ............................................ *1.50 0.529 3.38 3.55 *3.85 0.469 *9.15 0.432 *14.52 2.93 *2.34 *1.57 37.50 *2.18 22.22 3-93 2.16 2.04
1945 1944
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,493,570,940 3,527,060,511 1945 0.220 11.70 Casualties per million man-hours / ...................... .238 11.1
Increase Percent ...............................- - - 7.56 1.65
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1945 1944

#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 19 1,643 3,808 57 63 1,586 3,745 18 151 11 113 7 38 3 143 1 1,565 3,450 1 1,605 3,626 69 6 1,536 3,562 13 94 10 76 3 18 6 - 1,523 3,462
1 Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ...................... 6,676 6,805 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 4,423 4,146 () Rate not computed because of small number involved.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 2,117 1,807 Decrease. Miscellaneous ............................................ 2,091 1,979 U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1945--i57219




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