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Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...

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Title:
Summary of accidents reported by steam railways for the month of ...
Creator:
United States -- Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Bureau of Transport Economics and Statistics
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O.
Frequency:
Monthly
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 28 x 44 cm.

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Railroad accidents -- Periodicals -- United States ( lcsh )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
-Apr. 1956.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1924.
Issuing Body:
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.
General Note:
Description based on: Apr. 1931; title from caption.
Statement of Responsibility:
Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Statistics.

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University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
13959984 ( OCLC )
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ocm13959984
Classification:
HE1780 .Un3 ( lcc )

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


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Subject to revision BUREAU OP TRANSPORT ECONOMCS AND STATISTICS JANUARY 1949



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1949
(ILU RUAILWA8 OF LA O SF W I, II, AID II AND SWITCHING0 AD TEUMIZL CMPAIEBS)

UNIV. OF FL LIa.

Q-- . I -Total accident Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Resulting in trespaserse nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespasseers number casualties employees d to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
U.S. D5PO T~ T4 4 6
U. Collisions .................................. 227 1 2 - 2 l 1 - 2
194 290 33 20 3.20 1 4 5 4 5 1 2 22 Derailments ................................19749 54 1 5 10 5 10 42 3 1 2 27 58 9
194 762 3b 12 27 12 276 51 6 3 17 192 33 Locomotive-boiler aoocidents ................1949 - - -
1948 2 1 1 4 1 1 3 - 1 Other locomotive accidents ................. 19149 49
194. 56 1 1 1 Miscellaneous .............................. 1949 9 11 20 - 20 1 1 - 11 5
19 11 20 1 13 1 12 2 2 1 1 - 12 7 Total Vf...............................1949 918 46 14 14 200 9 7 41 2 38 99 - 5 22
19 4 1,230 92 47 1 47 441 1) 1 11 80 2 24 14 275 - 20 62 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 19 22 10 15 9 1 15 9 5 2 - - 2 9

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1949 42 - 2 42
1948 3 73 - 3 73 3 73 3 72 1 - - Coupling or uncoupling air hose .............................. 1949 26 - 26 26 21 5
194 37 37 37 32 5 Operating locomotives ........................................... 19 - 14 14 141 2 -
1949 1 - 20 204 2 - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1949 89 89 89 88 1
194.8 1 98 - 1 98 1 98 1 94 4 - .. Operating switches .............................................. 49 - 79 72 7 .
1948 126 - 126 126 12 - . .
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1949 21 21 21 20 1
1948 3 26 - 3 26 3 26 3 26 -- Getting on or off care or locomotives ........................... 1919 7 438 6 7 1 431 318 312 6 1 105 - 8
1948 0 515 5 13 5 502 3 391 3 379 12 2 101 - 10 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 194 130 1445 1 4 129 41 2 2 2 2 127 439
194 15 437 2 1 143 436 1 1 - - - 143 435 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1949 1 53 21 21 32 12 23 5 1 7 10 - 109 9
1 70 16 26 94 16 32 7 14 9 18 - 3 10 19 Miscellaneous ................................................... 194 28 667 16 20 12 647 9 16 9 440 76 2 77 2 1 52
14 37 77 22 15 15 759 12 1 9 536 3 85 2 83 4 1 51 Total ......................................................1 2 2:001 1, 14
1 27 2 19 2,17 338 1,61 26 141 12 130 4 1i TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1 250 2,20 73 2 17 2,151 32 1,338 21 1,192 11 146 3 281 2 142 53
1 314 2,80 71 2 3 2,758 51 1,715 37 1,561 14 154 18 459 7 174 577 1949 1948
Locomotive-miles ......... 120,875,15 132 022,96
Motor train-miles ........ 32t4.9 475,771
Total unit ............ 12,710,1 136,768,707
Casualties per million units .............................. 199 2.00 17.66 -- 0.257 1o.73 0.168 9.56 o.oss0 1.17 - -
1948 2.30 20.50 - - 12.5 .271 11.41 .1024 1.1
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1949 6 1,212 1 15 5 1,197 5 999 14 -5 142
1948 141,686 3 9 11 1,677 11 1,395 39 1 1,35 - 14 178 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES ..........................194 2 ,45 74 67 182 ,48 37 2,7 21 1,206 16 1,131 281 58 42 672
1 3 49 74 55 254 ,435 3,110 37 1,600 25 1,510 18 459 111 174 755 Increase Percent ............................................ 21.95 *23.94 21.82 d.35 *24.51 4o.32 *24.86 *43.24 *24.63 36.00 *25.10 *83.33 *38.78 *47.75 *18.39 *10.99
1949 1948
Man-houra (Class I roads). 266,022,O24 290,235,347
1949 -- 0.135 8.25 Casualties per million man-hours /..................... 19 - 07 10.11
Increase Percent ................................. .... 34.78 1856
HIOHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
194-9 1948
Number of accidents ...... 403 406
#Total casualties at highway grade crossing ........ 19 1 1 132 448 1948 15o 467 2 15 _465 3158 456 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 Deorease. 2 Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................. terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 15 The minimum of more than $150 damage to railvUa property, as the basis for reporting
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. train sooAent was raised to moe than $250 for the yar 1948 and to $275 ror the Miscellaneous ............................................. 160 221 yra a19I49
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE :1949 O 800185







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