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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08850 8170 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400 22Mar'48

Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1947



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1947
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)

UNIV. OF FL LI.
Number of Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident train Total persons trespassers nontrespassers TrainmenOther on trains on trains nontrespassers accidents Total Tin employees -Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
U.S. DE o 0T, Colnliions............................................. 19 363 5 44 44 5 3 5 33 2 4 5
.. 1946 390 1 o4 1 104 1 3 1 26 - 63 7 Derailments ........................................... 1947 822 4 18 4 4 14 1 6 1 6 - 3 - 5
1946 738 13 73 4 1 9 72 6 25 5 17 1 8 27 Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1 4 5 5 5 5 -
19 3 3 3 3 3 - Other locomotive accidents ............................ 194 77
191 82 1 - 1- - Miscellaneous ......................................... 194 162 14 15 2 14 13 -- 4 - 4 14 9
1946 151 6 17 6 17 1 6 1 3 3 5 11 Total / ........................................ 1947 1,428 26 82 6 26 76 9 46 9 44 2 11 - 17 19
1946 1,364 24 198 4 1 20 197 12 69 11 50 1 19 90 - 8 38 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 194 38 18 23 6 18 17 1 1 1 1 - 4 17 12
194 21 7 12 - 7 12 1 1 1 1 - - -6 11 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 194760- 3 60 3 60 60 2 57 1 3 - -
1946 2 68 - 2 68 2 68 1 68 1 - - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 1947 1 23 - 1 23 1 23 23 1 - - -
1946 29 - 29 29 27 2 - -
Operating locomotives ........................................... 1947 2 174 2 174 2 174 2 174 --
1946 164 - 164 164 161 3 - -
Operating hand brakes ........................................... 197 98 - 98 98 98
19 2 111 - 2 11 2 111 2 111 Operating switches .............................................. 1947 1 57 - 1 57 1 57 1 53 4 - -
1946 1 51 - 1 51 1 51 1 51 - - - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 194 2 26 - 2 26 2 25 2 25 - 1
194 5 21 - 5 21 5 21 4 21 1 - Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 194 10 517 5 18 5 499 3 355 3 349 6 1 136 - 1 8
1941 13 536 6 12 7 524 3 367 2 357 1 10 2 147 - 2 10 Accidents at highway gradi crossings# ........................... 194 160 521 3 4 157 517 1 4 1 1 - 156
194 156 66 7 5 149 361 3 2 1 1 - - 16 357 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1947 78 72 59 32 19 40 6 19 4 13 2 6 - 3 13 18
1946 101 78 86 24 15 54 8 3 4 4 1 8 - 1 1 6 17 Miscellaneous ................................................... 19 43 72 2 710 1 571 7 494 77 1 6 57
19 38 75 1 2 20 731 15 583 13 499 2 1 102 4 2 Total ...................................................... 19 300 2 273 92 69 208 2,204 30 1,387 21 1,289 9 98 1 214 1 8 176 595
19 4 318 2,181 117 67 201 2,114 39 1,34 29 1,316 0 118 3 249 1 5 158 26 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 19.7 ~ 2,355 92 75 234 2,280 39 1,433 30 1,333 9 loo 1 225 1 8 19 614
19~ 34 2,379 121 8 221 2,311 51 1,503 1366 11 137 3 339 1 5 166 464 1947 1946
Locomotive-miles ......... 130,177,004 130,407,009
Motor train-miles .......4,589,356 4,371,096
Total units ............ 134,766,360 134,778,105
Casualtiees per million units .............................. 1947 2.42 17.47 - - 0.289 10.63 0.223 9.89 0.066 0.742 - -
1946 2.54 17.65 - - 378 11.15 .297 10.14 .816 1.016
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 194 10 1,478 2 8 8 170 1,283 20 7 1,263 - 75 1 112
194 12 1,755 4 13 8 1,742 6 1,546 20 6 1,526 - 78 2 118 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1947 336 3,833 94 83 242 3,750 46 2,716 30 1,353 16 1,36 1 225 1 83 194 726
1946 354 4,13. 125 81 229 4,053 57 3,049 40 1,386 17 1,663 3 339 1 83 168 582 Increase Percent ........................................... *5.08 *7.28 24.80 2.47 5.68 7.48 19.30 *10.92 '25.00 *2.38 '5.88 '18.04 '66.67 '33.63 - 15.48 24.74
1947 1946
Man-hours (Class I roads). 276,619,233 287,980,523 19 - .159 9.36 - - - -
Casualties per million man-hours g/...................... 194 - .191 10.07
Increase Percent ....................................-- *16.75 7.05 --HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1947 1946
Number of accidents ...... 468 363
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1947 178 544 3 10 175 34 1 - 173 524 1946 13 378 7 5 156 373 4 5 31 - 152 368 I_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1947 1946 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees .................................. 616 60 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ...................... 373 36 Decrease.
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures 251 215 Miscellaneous ...................................... .. 188 184








-2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1947



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1947

(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 nontrespassera Other on trains on trains nontrespassers accidentstrespassers nontspasser Total Trainmen employees

Killed Injured Killed Injured K:lled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ............................................ 1947 4,68 53 946 1 52 946 51 463 43 386 8 77 44 - 1 79
1946 3,961 92 1,562 1 1 91 1,561 49 432 40 348 9 8 39 1,039 - 3 90 Derailments ............................................ 1947 8,575 93 1,129 3 15 90 1,114 40 346 39 202 1 144 26 636 1 24 131
1946 7,734 81 698 6 5 75 693 36 280 33 177 3 103 12 290 1 27 122 Locomotive-boiler accidents ........................... 1947 25 11 21 - 11 21 11 20 9 18 2 2 1 -
1946 25 7 14 - 7 14 7 14 7 13 1 - Other locomotive accidents ............................ 1947 956 6 - 6 6 5 1 -
1946 917 10 - 10 9 9 - - 1 Miscellaneous ......................................... 194 1,732 16 256 2 158 252 18 71 6 25 12 46 7 81 - 133 100
1946 1,536 140 205 2 3138 202 21 2 6 31 15 31 25 - 117 115 Total I/ .......................................... 194 15,356 317 2,35 6 19 311 2,339 120 906 9 636 23 270 33 1,122 1 158 310
1946 91,173 320 2,9 9 311 2,480 113 797 8 578 27 219 51 1,354 1 147 328 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above ......................... 1947 343 151 238 1 8 150 230 11 40 10 27 1 13 2 60 - 137 130
1946 280 131 196 1 2 130 194 10 31 10 28 3 19 - 120 144 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling care or locomotives ...................... 1947 1 666 - 17 666 17 666 15 652 2 14 -
1946 26 706 - 2 706 2 706 25 696 1 o10 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1947 10 316 - 10 316 10 316 1 271 9 45 - -
1946 10 345 - 10 345 10 345 5 36 5 39 - - Operating locomotives ........................................... 194 8 2,012 - 8 2,012 8 2,012 8 1,975 7 -
19 9 1,989 9 1,989 9 1,989 9 1,947 42 - Operating hand brakee ........................................... 1947 7 1,34 7 1,304 7 1,304 7 1,297 7 - -
1946 15 1,428 15 1,428 15 1,428 15 1,418 10 Operating witches .............................................. 194 1 72961 1 29 729 1 20 - -
19 6 2 691 2 61 2 681 2 5 27 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1947 18 258 4 7 14 251 13 247 12 245 1 2 1 4 -
1946 19 267 1 2 18 265 17 260 14 255 3 5 1 3 - 2 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1947 103 5,774 53 23 5,540 28 4,049 27 3,947 1 102 1 1,368 -9 12
1946 101 5,850 5 197 47 5,53 26 4,129 20 4,002 6 127 1 1,407 - 5 117 Accidents at highway gradi crossings# ........................... 1947 1,457 3,512 3 1, 1,9 3475 95 47 1 40 4 7 7 1 1,414 3,420
1946 1,492 3,588 1,443 3,53 9 48 4 41 5 7 5 - 1,434 3,481 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1947 1,172 877 864 388 308 489 137 264 49 148 88 116 - 5 11 166 214
1946 1,261 897 961 391 300 506 153 272 63 155 90 117 - 12 22 135 212 Micellaneous ................................................... 1947 499 8,615 317 265 182 8,350 14 6,365 103 5,320 40 1,045 13 1,228 3 59 23 698
1946 476 8,995 313 251 163 8,744 1l 6,720 72 5,5 34 1,315 20 1,344 1 59 3 21 Total ...................................................... 1947 3,292 24,063 1,276 931 2,016 23,132 369 15,99 224 14,604 145 1,395 27 2,607 8 7 1,612 4,
1946 3,411 24,746 1, 378 895 2,033 23,851 73 16, 578 229 14,879 144 1,699 37 2,759 13 81 610 4,4 TOTAL-TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 19 3,609 26,421 1,282 95 2,3 2 71 489 16,905 321 15,240 16 1665 60 3,729 8 2 1,770 4,765
1946 3,731 27,235 1,387 90 2,344 26331 48617,375 315 15,457 171 1,918 88 4,113 13 82 1,757 4,761 19 47 1946
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,434,779,941 1,428,620,630 Motor train-miles ........ 52,497,083 46,82612
Total units ............ 1,487,277,02 1,475,46,762
Casualties per million unite .............................. 194 2.43 17.76 - 0.329 11.37 0.216 10.25 0.113 1.12 -
1946 2.53 18.46 - - .329 11.78 .213 10.48 .116 1.30 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ...................................... 194 200 17,979 29 15 171 17,822 145 15,794 243 2 15 1,551 - 1 782 25 1,246
19% 180 19,888 35 16 145 19,724 122 17,644 292 122 17, 352 - 2 860 21 1,220 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................1947 3,o809 44,400 1,311 1,107 2, 498 43,293 634 32,699 321 15,483 313 17,216 60 8729 1,795 6,oll
1946 3,911 47123 1,422 1,68 2,489 46,055 608 35,019 315 15,749 293 19,270 8 11 15 1,778 5,981 Increase Percent ............................................ *2.61 *5.78 *7.81 3.65 0.362 *6.00 4.28 *6.62 1.90 *1.69 6.83 *10.66 *31.82 *9.34 *40.00 *9.34 0.956 0.502
1947 1946
Man-hours (Class I roads). 3,149,796,147 3,174, 367,372 1947 - 97
Casualties per million man-hours .................... 1946 - 185 10.47 1 -.
Increase Percent ...................... ........ - 2.16 *6.69
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1947 1946
Number of accidents ...... 3,539 3,522
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ....... 194 1,6o 3,750 39 45 1,569 3,705 16 87 11 67 5 20 2 67 1 1,551 3,550 1946 1,623 3,784 50 56 1,573 3,728 19 79 14 69 5 24 - 1,554 3,625 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1947 1946 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ..................................6,465 6,113 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ......................4,491 4,156
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .2,168 1,909 Decrease. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1948- O-750195
Miscellaneous ............................................ 2,232 1,995




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