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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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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


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Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1947



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1947
(IUNCwD RAILAY OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AD ITCHING AND TEMIAL COMPA5IE)

UNIV. OF FL L i


Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other indof ident trn treeparers nontreepassers Oal Tra en ther on trains on trains nontreepassers acdent Total Trainmen employees
_Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
U.S. DEPOgTOWY TRAIN ACCIDENTS Collisions ............................................ 1947 360 1 4 1 48 1 30 1 26 4 13 - 5
1946 344 3 103 - 3 103 3 33 1 32 2 1 59 - 11 Derailments ...........................................197 817 31 26 10 56 10 29 28 14 2oo - 7 11
194 749 7 44 - 7 5 33 4 16 1 17 7 - 2 4 Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 197 1 1 - 1 1 - 1
1946 3 2 2 - 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - - Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1947 108 - - - - - - -
19% 86 1 - 1 I 1 Miscellaneous .......................... ...............194 164 32 76 - 32 76 7 19 2 7 5 12 2 4 - 23 10
19% 145 16 23 1 16 22 6 5 1 - - 16 16 Total .............................................1947 1,450 64 392 64 392 18 106 13 61 5 45 16 260 - 30 26
1946 1,327 28 173 1 28 172 10 75 7 56 3 19 66 - 18 31 #At ighway grade Crossings,
classified above ......................... 1947 30 26 76 - 26 76 2 19 2 8 11 2 44 - 22 13
1946 31 19 31 .-19 31 1 5 1 3 2 6 - 18 20 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or looomotives ...................... 1 4 5 4 4 o 4 0 - - - -4
1964 - 1 4 1 4 1 1 3 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1947 25 25 25 21 4 - -
194 3 33 - 3 33 3 33 2 29 1 4 - -
Operating looomotives ........................................... 1947 2 215 - 2 215 2 215 2 210 5 - -
1946 1 222 1 222 1 222 1 218 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 19 1 113 - 1 113 1 113 1 113 - - -
1946 1 137 1 137 1 137 1 136 1 - - Operating switche .............................................. 1947 -1 109 - 109 109 107 2 - -
19 92 92 92 87 5 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 194 17 17 17 17 -
1946 2 18 - 22 18 1 17 1 1 - - Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 194 6 535 2 12 4 523 1 94 1 4 2 122 - 1 7
194 10 52 5 10 5 51o 1 5 5 4 95 - 10 Accidents at highway grad, crossings# ........................... 9 1 170 61 5 3 2 3 2 - - 139 7
1 147 16 6 11 1 5 2 3 3 2 - - 139 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 194 78 74 25 57 14 36 3 16 11 20 - 2
196 96 75 66 24 30 51 21 33 6 18 15 15 - 1 4 8 Miscellaneous ................................................... 19 25 829 12 16 13 13 11 65 8 565 3 85 1 99 5 1 59
1 31 846 15 13 16 833 10 673 7 532 3 141 4 82 2 2 76 Total ...................................................... 194 290 2,337 68 50 222 2,287 33 1,609 19 1,489 14 120 3 221 7 186 450
1 292 2,423 92 58 200 2,365 2 1,680 20 1,501 22 179 8 177 1 6 149 502 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1947 354 2,729 68 50 286 2,679 51 1,715 32 1,550 19 165 19 481 7 216 476
1946 320 2,596 92 59 226 2,537 52 1,755 27 1,557 25 198 8 243 1 6 167 533 1947 1946
Locomotive-miles ......... 121,545,871 124 648,836
Motor train-miles ........ 3,961,002 3,612,661
Total units ........... 125,506,873 128,261, 497
Casualties per million units .............................. 197 2.82 21.74 0.4o06 13.66 0.255 12.35 0.151 1.31
194 2.49 20.2 4 - - .405 13.68 .211 12.14 .195 1.54 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ......................................1,560 6 8 .1 1,60 3- a ,1' - 81 lo
GRAND TOTA ACCIDENTS E191,828 5 15 1 1,813 13 1,o 1, - 79 1 134 GRAND TOTAL.- ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..................... 1..... 19 62 4:~2 68 2 4 4,233 9 3,:094 32 1,585 27 1,499 19 481 88 216 58o
S 339 4424 97 4 350 5 3355 27 1,588 38 1,767 8 243 1 85 168 67 Increase Percent ............................................ 6.78 *3.05 *29.90 *24.32 21.49 *2.69 *9.23 *8.08 18.52 o0.189 2.8&95 *15.17 137.50 97.94 3.53 28.57 *13.04
1 17 1946
Man-hours (Class I roads). 262,966,288 272,0 ,19 - - 0.202 117 - - - -
Casualties per million man-hours 2........................ - .232 11.72 - - - -
Increase Percent .................................... - 12.93 5.55 - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1947 1946
Number of accidents ....... 382 381
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 194 200 6 6 1 1 5 1~9 441 2 1 2 11 2 44 - 15 378 1 166 447 6 11 160 436 3 8 1 2 6 - 1 422
1 Includes train accidents reported as due to: t Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................. terminal companies.
Defeots in or failures of equipment ...................... Decrease.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 216 152 Miscellaneous ............................................ 200 209








.. INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT BMONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1947



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS. REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1947
(INLU RAILVA OF O MS~EU I, I, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPAMIS)




Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelere not Other Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassere Other on trains on trains nontrespassers accidents Total Traman I .ployees Killed Injured Killed Injured Klled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured lled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 194 742 8 148 8 148 8 87 2 63 6 24 51 - 10
1946 699 2 a- 284 8 99 5 75 3 24 169 - 16 Derailments ........................................... 1947 1,688 402 402 13 110 13 62 48 24 262
1946 1,570 1 169 - 169 56 7 33 1 23 3 70 - 5 43 Locomotive-boiler aooidents ........................... 194 6 3 8 - 3 8 3 7 2 5 1 2 1 -
19 6 3 3 - 3 3 3 3 3 3 - - - Other locomotive accidents ............................ 19.7 225 - - -
1946 *192 2 -2 2 2 --_- -
Miscellaneous ......................................... 194 334 1 9 1 51 g 8 26 3 13 5 13 2 49 - 41 23
1946 301 1 7 31 2 16 10 2 6 3 - 29 27 Total 1/ ....................................... 194.7 2,995 107 657 1 107 656 32 230 20 143 12 87 26 363 - 4. 6
1946 2,758 58 505 1 58 5o4 21 176 15 123 6 53 3 242 - 63 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 194 7 43 98 1 43 97 2 26 2 1 1 2 44 - 39 27
194 70 34 48 - 34 4 1 7 1 5 2 9 - 33 32 TRAIN-SERVIOE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives .......................19 116 116 116 11 2 - -
19 139 139 139 135 4 Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................19.7 58 - 58 S 48 10 - -
1946 5 77 - 5 77 5 77 3 70 2 7 - - Operating locomotives ......................................... 1947 3 412 3 412 3 412 3 41 11
1946 3 52 - 3 452 3 452 3 5 7 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1947 2 233 2 2 2 233 2 232 1 - -
1946 2 281 2 281 2 281 2 27 3 Operating switches .............................................. 194 201 201 201 198 -
19 15 - 185 185 179 6 Coming In contact with fixed structures ......................... 194 46 - 46 46 45 1 - -
19 5 46 - 5 46 4 45 3 43 1 2 1 1 - Getting on or off care or locomotives ........................... 194 9 1,111 3 29 6 1,082 3 33 3 816 1 2 231 - 1 18
196 2 1,184 12 22 10 1162 916 3 890go 1 26 6 226 - 20 Accidents at highway grad3 crossing# ........................... 1947 336 820 9 6 327 814 1 1 5 2 - - 326 807
1946 346 925 20 17 326 908 3 14 1 2 2 2 - 323 892 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1947 159 150 101 40 58 110 30 71 9 36 21 35 - 1 2 27 37
1946 187 137 122 41 65 96 38 62 17 32 21 30 - 5 7 22 27 Miscellaneous ................................................... 197 48 1,599 27 28 21 1, 18 1,249 13 1,057 192 1 195 8 2 119
1946 64 1,818 39 28 25 1.790 16 1,433 12 1.159 274 6 19 9 3 154 Total ...................................................... 19 4 4.,74 1o 103 424 4,643 64 3,226 r2,9Z 26 27 3 26 1 lo 356 981
19 5,244 193 10 44 5,136 79 3,6o 4 3,23 31 361 13 423 5 16 348 1,O93 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1947 671 5, 403 140 104 531 5,299 96 3456 58 309 3 361 2 79 1 5 1,o44
1946 696 5,749 193 109 503 5,640 100 3,780 63 3,366 37 414665 5 16 382 1,179 1947 1946
Looomotive-mlles ......... 256,678,746 264,015,482 Motor train-miles ........ 8,49,883 7,617,453
Total units ........... 265,168,629 271,632,935
Casualties per million units .............................. 1947 2.5 20.38 - - 0.362 13.03 0.219 11.67 0.143 1.36 - -
19 2.56 21.16 - - 68 13.92 .232 12.39 .136 1.52
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ..................................... 1947 20 3,321 1 18 19 3,310 1 2,81 59 18 2,822 - 166 1 263
1946 36 3,986 7 25 29 3.961 25 3,494 69 25 3,425 - 189 4 278 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF AL CLASSES .......................... 194 691 8,731 141 122 550 8,609 114 6,337 58 3,1 56 3,183 29 7 1 176 406 1,07
194 732 9,735 200 134 532 9,601 125 7,274 3 34 339 16 665 5 205 386 1,457 Increase Peroent ............................................ 5.60 O10.31 *29.50 *8.96 3.38 *10.33 *8.80 '1298 .94 $.15 '9.68 17.09 81.25 18.65 o.0 *1.15 5.18 *10.30
1947 1946
Man-hours (Class I roads). 554,623,716 581,840,388 194. .193 10.80 Casualties per million man-hours ................. 19 7 --
Inorease Percent ....................................7.21 9.01 - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1947 1 19
Number of accidents ...... 805 860
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1947 379 918 9 7 30 911 33 3 19 14 2 44 35 834 1946 380 973 20 17 3 956 21 2 17 2 4 11 - 35 924 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 194 1 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, Including switching and
Negligence of employees .................................. 2 terminal companies.
Defeots in or failures of equipment ........................ 71 933 Decrease.
Defeots in or improper maintenance of way and structurese 6 37 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1947-O-7020e
Miscellaneous ........................................... 4 39




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