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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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United States -- Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
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-Apr. 1956.
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Began in 1924.
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Vols. for <1924>-Mar. 1942 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Statistics; Apr. 1942-Apr. 1956 issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics.
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Description based on: Apr. 1931; title from caption.
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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3 1262 08850 7974 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1946



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR .THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1946
(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 person trespassers nontreepassers T Other on trains on trains nontrespassers accidents Total Trainmn employees Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1946 390 1 104 - 1 104 1 34 1 26 8 63 - 7
1945 334 4 104 - 4 104 4 41 4 40 1 48 - 15 Derailments ........................................... 1946 738 13 73 4 1 72 6 25 5 1 1 8 27 - 3 20
1945 77 14 154 154 3 58 3 34 24 79 - 11 17 Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1946 3 4 3 - 4 3 4 3 4 -
1945 3 3 - - 3 3 - Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1946 82 1 - 1 1 1
1945 85 - - - -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 1946 151 6 17 - 6 17 1 6 1 3 3 - - 5 11
1945 128 4 11 1 3 11 4 2 2 - 3 7 Total I .......................................... 1946 1,364 24 198 4 1 20 197 12 69 11 50 1 19 90 - 8 38
1945 1,227 22 272 1 21 272 7 106 7 79 27 127 - 14 39 #At highway grade crossings,
UNIV. OF FL LS. olassified above ......................... 1946 21 l 12 7 12 1 1 - - - 11
1945 22 78 1 15 78 1 13 1 11 2 60 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1946 2 68 - 2 68 2 68 1 68 1-
1945 4 73 4 73 4 73 4 72 1 - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1946 29 - 29 29 27 2 -
1945 3 37 - 3 37 31 37 1 33 2 4 -- - Operating looomotives ........................................... 1946 164 - 164 164 161 3 -
1945 1 213 - 1 213 1 213 1 212 1 - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1946 2 111 - 2 111 2 111 2 111 - -
194 2 130 - 2 130 2 130 2 129 1 - - Operating switches .............................................. 1946 1 1 - 1 -1945 1 6 1 9 1 1 7 2
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1946 5 21 - 5 21 5 21 4 21 1 -
19 4r 2 35 - 2 35 1 35 1 34 1 1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1946 13 53 6 12 7 524 3 367 2 357 1 to 2 147 - 2 10
1945 10 585 5 15 5 570 3 431 3 417 14 2 131 - 8 Accidents at highway grad orossingas# ........................... 194 156 366 7 5 149 361 3 4 2 1 1 - - 146
194 162 425 2 160 1 18 16 2 - - 160 3 Struck or run over, not at public crossing ..................... 194 101 78 86 24 15 54 8 36 4 18 4 18 - 1 1 6 17
19 45 92 93 51 37 41 56 25 33 5 21 20 12 - 1 1 15 22 Miscellaneous ................................................... 19 38 757 2918 26 20 731 15 583 13 499 2 84 1 102 4 4 42
194 6 904 29 18 27 886 20 720 17 558 3 162 3 99 4 4 63 Total ...................................................... 194 318 2,181 117 67 o 2,114 39 1,434 29 1,316 10 118 3 2 1 5 158 426
194 333 2,564 87 74 246 2,490 0 1,759 35 1,559 25 200 5 230 1 5 496 TOTAL--TRAIK AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1946 342 2,7 121 68 221 2,31 1,503 40 1,366 11 137 339 1 5 1 464
19 355 2,836 8 74 7 276 67 1,6 42 1,638 25 22 5 357 1 5 19 535 1946 19 45
Locomotive-milee ......... 130,407,OO9 136,153,436
Motor train-miles ........ 4,371,096 3,998,854
Total unite ............ 134,778,105 146,152,290
Casualties per million units .............................. 1946 2.54 17.65 - .378 11.15 0.297 10.14 0.0816 1.02
1945 2.53 20.24 - .478 13.31 .300 11.69 .1784 1.62
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ............................................ 1946 12 1,755 4 13 8 1,742 6 1,546 20 6 1,526 - 78 2 118
1945 14 2,066 2 13 12 2,053 11 1,844 31 11 1,813 - 76 1 133 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 194 354 4,134 125 81 229 4,053 57 3,049 40 1,386 17 1,663 3 339 1 83 168 582
194 369 4,902 90 87 279 4,815 78 3,709 42 1,669 36 2,040 5 357 1 81 195 668 Increase Percent ............................................ *4.07 *15.67 38.89 "6.90 *17.92 *15.83 26.92 *17.791 *4.76 *16.96 *52.78 *18.48 *40.00 *5.04 2.47 *13.85 *12.87
1946 19 45
Man-hours (Class I roads). 287,980,523 303,438,412 196 - - - 1 1
Casualties per million man-hours ......................1945 - - - 11. - -
Increase Percent ................................... 20.75 13.56 - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1946 19 45
Number of accidents ...... 363 410
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1946 163 378 7 156 f3 3 5 2 4 1 1 - 15 68
1945 178 503 3 4 175 499 1 31 1 27 4 60 - 174 o I/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1946 194 / Based on aocidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................. 605 533 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment .................. ... 360 34 Decrease.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 21 1 Miscellaneous ........................................... 18 171







Pag 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1946



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1946
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Other on trains on trains nontrespassers
Kind.of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Tra nmen Oer on ains on trains nontrespaers aoocidents employees Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1946 3,961 92 1,562 1 1 91 1,561 4 432 4 9 84 1,039 - 3 90
1945 437 93 1,5 - 93 165 5 636 53 1 162 36 925 3 12 Derailments ........................................... 1946 7,734 79 694 6 5 73 689 279 31 176 3 103 12 289 1 27 120
1945 8,506 108 1,251 1 107 1,251 43 279 1 135 22 690 - 4 148 Looomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1946 25 14 - 7 14 7 14 7 13 1 -
1945 18 6 6 - 6 6 6 6 5 6 1 Other locomotive accidents ............................196 917 10 - 10 9 9 - - 1
1945 852 1 13 - 1 13 1 12 1 11 1 1 - Miscellaneous ..........................................1946 1,536 14o0 205 2 3 138 202 21 62 6 31 15 31 25 - 117 115
1945 1,553 120 203 1 119 203 20 91 7 36 13 55 1 41 - 98 71 Total .....................................1.. 6 1 94 14,173 318 2,485 9 9 3 ,152476 12211 796 84 77 27 219 51 1,353 1 1 326
1945 15,307 328 3,15 2 326 3,158 122 1,158 106 5 353 59 1,657 1 343 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ........................ 1946 280 131 196 1 2 130 19 9 1 9 28 3 - 121 1411
1945 247 140 321 1 139 321 10 10 46 20 3 1 126 115 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1946 26 706 - 26 706 26 706 25 696 1 10
1945 27 781 - 27 781 27 781 26 772 1 9 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................1946 10 - 10 5 10 345 5 306 5 39
1945 7 1 - 7 41 7 441 2 396 5 5 - - Operating locomotives ........................................... 1946 1,9 - 1 1,99 - -
195 1 2,2 - 1 52 1 2,52b 13 2,457 1 69 . . . Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1946 15 1,428 - 15 1,428 15 1,42 15 1,418 10 - -
1945 15 1,722 - 15 1,722 15 1,722 15 1,714 8 - - Operating switches .............................................. 1946 2 681 - 2 681 2 681 2 65 27
1945 2 879 - 2 879 2 879 2 82 37 - . Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1946 19 267 1 2 18 265 17 260 114 255 3 5 1 3 - 2
1945 20 332 1 6 19 32 17 318 16 310 1 8 6 - 2 2 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 194116 101 ,850 4 197 47 5,653 26 4,129 20 4,002 6 127 16 1,107
1945 126 ,896 4 221 62 675 32 5,202 31 5,001 1 201 24 1,317 156 Accidents at highway grad crossings# ........................... 1946 1,492 3,588 9 54 1,443 3, 4 9 48 4 41 5 7 5 - 1,434 3,481
1945 51,50 3 13,87 3, 4 8 85 1 67 7 18 3 1 1439 3,335 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ...................... 1946 1,261 897 961 391 300 506 153 272 63 155 117 - 12 22 135 212
1945 1,426 1,099 990 7 36 72 229 352 80 189 149 163 - 16 199 304 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1946 476 8,995 313 251 163 8,744 106 6,720 72 5405 3 1,315 20 1,344 1 59 36 621
1945 540 10,692 290 240 250 to,052 180 8,434 126 ,707 54 1,727 37 1,198 2 7 31 753 Total ...................................................... 1946 3,411 24,746 1,378 895 2,033 23,851 373 16,578 229 14,879 144 1,699 7 2 759 13 81 1,61o 4,433
1945 3,680 28,855 1,401 957 2,279 27,898 531 20,740 312 18,455 219 2,285 61 2,524 o10 84 1,677 4.550 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1946 3,729 27,231 1,387 904 2,342 6,327 44 17,374 313 5,56 171 1,918 88 4,112 13 82 1,757 4,759
1945 4,008 32,013 1,43 957 2,605 31,056 653 1,898 418 9,2 235 2,638 120 4,11 10 8 1,822 1946 1945
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,428 620,630 1,564 9,703 Motor traln-miles ........ 46, 26,132 44, ,39o
Total units ............ 1,475,446,762 1,609,180,083
Casualties per million units .............................. 1946 2.3 18.46 - - .28 11.8 0.212 10.48 .16 1.30 - -
1945 2.49 19.89 - - 6 13.b1 .260 11.97 .1.6 .64 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 1946 180 19,888 35 164 145 L9,724 122 7,644 292 122 7352 - 12 89560 21 1,220
1945 200 23,476 35 152 165 3,324 141 1,067 1 327 10 0,740 - 1 895 1362 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1946 3,909 47,119 1,422 1,068 2,487 116,051 606 5,018 313 5,748 2 9,270 88 4,112 15 942 ,77 5,979
1945 4,208 55,489 1,438 1,109 2,770 4,380 794 2,965 419 9,587 375 3,378 120 4,181 11 979 1,845 ,25 Increase Percent ......................1..................... *7.11 *15.08 *1.11 *3.70 10.22 15.32 23.b68 18.50 2.30 *19.60 )2L87 17.57 )26.67 *1.65 36.36 3.78 3.63 14.41
1946 1945
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,174,367,372 3,493,570,940 1946 - .184 10.47 - - - -
Casualties per million man-hours 3/..................... 195 - .220 11.70
Increase Percent .................................... - 10.51 -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1946 1945
Number of accidents ...... 3,521 3,512
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 68 1 13 1 18 1 13 6 7 10 l

I/ 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 terminall companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... .3415P
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 1,909 2,117 Decrease. U.S.GOVERNMENTPRINTINGOFFICE:197-0-70209
Miscellaneous ............................................ 1,995 2,091




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