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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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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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3 1262 08850 8279 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION statement No. M.400 Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1949



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 1949
(INCLUDm RAILVAB OF CLASES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMIAL COMPAiIES)


UNIV. OF. FL -L .
Total accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total 5eutn i( r, trespassers nontrespassera Total Trainmen on trained nontrespaeaer n to Tprso si Killed Injured Killed Injujured Killed Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
U.C. DEP O ollisions .................................19 9 172 12 16 - 2 16 1 2 12 1 3
U.S DIP) I1ORY 1948 290 23 3 50 - 3 50 3 30 3 29 -1 -11 9 Derailments ............................... 1949 521 8 1 11 1 11 6 5 1 4 1 1
1948 733 26 3 96 1 2 96 2 40 2 32 8 41 - 15 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1949 2 1 8 - 8 2 2 - 2 - 4
194 - - - - - - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1949 39 - - - -
19 .8 58 - - - - - -
Miscellaneous .............................. 1949 15 6 24 - 6 24 10 6 1 6 13
1948 15 4 19 - 4 19 1 7 1 1 6 - 3 12 Total 1/ ...............................1949 829 36 9 59 - 9 59 2 31 2 25 6 7 - 7 21
S" .1948 ,1 1,197 64 10 165 1 9 165 6 77 5 62 1 15 52 - 36 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1949 17 9 6 15 6 15 4 4 - - 6 11
1948 27 15 4 19 1 3 19 2 1 1 - 3 17 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling care or locomotives ...................... 19 4 4 4 - 4 54 4 4 4 54 - - -
19 5 56 - 5 56 5 56 4 56 1 - -. Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1949 2 17 -1 2 17 2 17 1 17 1 -
1948 1 26 - 1 26 1 26 19 1 7 Operating locomotives ........................................... 194 1 99 - 1 99 1 99 1 96 3
1948 1 176 - 1 176 1 176 1 175 1 - Operating hand brakes ........................................... 199 2 73 2 73 2 73 2 73 -
194 100 - 100 100 100 - - -
Operating switches .............................................. 1949 63 - 63 63 61 2 - -
1948 1 97 -I 1 97 1 97 1 97 - -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1949 12 1 11 9 9 - - - 2
1948 27 1 26 26 25 1 - -
Getting on or off cars or locomotives ...........................199 6 333 5 12 1 321 1 234 1 231 3 7
198 16 503 10 14 6 489 6 359 6 35 1 22 Accidents at highway grade orossilng# ........................... 1949 127 377 4 5 123 372 2 2 - - 123 370
1948 115 397 3 5 112 392 1 2 1 2 111 390 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1949 49 59 35 24 14 35 7 19 5 11 2 8 - 7 16
1948 92 so80 6 28 26 52 18 32 7 15 11 17 - 1 2 7 18 Miscellaneous ...................................................1949 31 524 20 11 11 513 9 390 8 329 1 61 73 5 2 45
1948 31 742 20 18 11 724 57 7 499 i 79 102 3 3 41 Total ......................................................1949 222 1,611 64 5 158 1,558 26 960 22 88 14 77 15 5 132 440
1948 262 2,204 99 6 163 2,138 41 1,52 27 1,333 14 119 224 1 5 121 457 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 9149 231 1,670 64 53 167 1,617 28 991 24 908 4 81 160 5 139 461
1948 272 2,369 100 66 172 2,303 47 1,529 32 1,395 15 134 276 1 5 124 493 1949 1948
Locomotive-miles ......... 109,109,947 124,024,794
Motor train-miles ........ 3,574020 4 472,408
Total units ............ 112,683,967 128,:497,202
Casualties per million units ..............................199 2.05 14.82 0.248 8.79 0.213 8.06 0 0.737 -
1948 2.12 18.44 - - .366 11.90 .249 10.86 .1167 1.043 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1949 11 1,031 1 6 10 1,025 9 85 12 9 g - 79 1 93
1948 12 1,490 1 7 11 1,483 10 1,254 20 10 1,234 1 91 138 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1949 242 2,701 65 59 177 2,642 37 1,844 24 20 13 924 160 84 140 254
1948 284 3,859 101 73 183 3,786 57 2j783 32 ,15 25 1,368 276 2 96 124 631 Increase Percent ........................................... *14.79 *30.01 *3564 *19.18 *3. *30.22 *5.09 *33.7' 25.00 *3.9 2. *42.03 *12.50 12.90 *12.20
1949 198
Man-hours (Class I roads). 237,855,445 266,875,356
1949 - -- 0.151 7.22
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ ...................... 194 - .210 9.88
Increase Percent .................................... - *28.10 *26.92 -
'IIGHWAY GADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1949 I 1948
Number of accidents ...... 317 359
#Totai casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 199 133 92 4 5 129 87 6 6 - - 81
1948 119 416 4 51 115 11 4 1 3 1 11 7 Includea train aco ents reported as due to: 148 Decrease. _/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ................................... terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 287 436 The minimum of more than $150 damage to railway property, as the basis for
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 113 1 reporting train accidents was raised to more than $250 for the year 1948 Miscellaneous ............................................. 171 186 and to $275 for the year 1949.







.,..2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS FEBRUARY 1949



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE TWO MONTHS ENDING WITH FEBRUARY 1949
(UmzUM RAILVAXS O CLASS I, II, AD III, MAD SWITCYfHI AND TwERMIL COMPANIES)




KindTotal accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total Kesultn trespassers nontrespaeers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers numer csuslties employees to persons Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured
TRAIN ACCIDENTS
52 6 7 -i 6 6 49
collisions ................................. 19 3 50 6 87 - 6 8 6 49 6 7 12 30 - 9
198 5 23 198 - 23 19 7 75 7 9 6 14 92 - 2 31 Derailments ................................ 1949 1,069 25 6 120 - 6 120 5 4 3 20 2 28 62 1 10
19 1,495 62 15 372 1 4 372 91 8 66 25 233 - 6 48 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1949 2 1 8 2 2 - 2 -
2 1 1 4 1 1 3 1 Other locomotive accidents ................. 1949 88
1948 114 1 1- 1 1 - 1 Miscellaneous .............................. 1949 18 26 11 4 11 144 11 - 12 21
19 23 35 18 32 1 18 31 3 11 3 7 1 - 15 19 Total i1............................... 1949 1,47 82 23 259 - 23 259 11 110 9 2 4 106 12 4
#A igwyrdecosig19 2, 27 156 57 67 1 1 5 60 19 181 16 42 3 39 1 327 - 23 98
#At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1949 3 8 11 24 11 18 48 4 3 - 11 20
19 5 3 19 49 1 18 4 7- 3

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1949 4 96 - 4 96 4 96 4 96
194 8 129 - 8 129 8 129 7 128 1 1 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1949 2 43 - 2 43 2 43 1 38 1 5
1948 1 63 - 1 63 1 63 51 1 12 Operating locomotives ........................................... 1949 1 242 - 1 242 1 242 1 237 5
1948 1 382 - 1 382 1 382 1 379 3 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1949 2 162 - 2 162 2 162 2 161 1
1948 1 198 - 1 198 1 1g 1 194 4 Operating switches .............................................. 1949 142 - 142 142 133 9 -
1948 1 223 - 1 223 1 223 1 220 3 - Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1949 33 1 32 30 29 1 - 2
1948 3 53 1 3 52 3 52 3 51 1 - Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1949 1 771 11 19 2 752 1 552 1 54 1 185
1948 2 1,018 15 27 11 991 9 750 9 72 2 2 223 Accidents at highway grade crossing# ............................ 19 257 5 9 2 813 2 4 4 2 - - 250 809

Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1949 120 112 85 4 35 67 1 42 10 24 9 1 - - 16 25
1948 160 150 108lo 52 10 3 64 14 29 20 35 - 1 5 17 37 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1949 29 1191 6 31 23 1,160 18 906 1 1769 1 1 2 150 7 97
1 8 151 2 33 2 1,483 20 1,199 1 1,035 4 16 2 185 7 92 Total ......................................... 1949 458 ,614 137 105 321 3,9 49 2,219 36 2,034 13 185 35 7 269 948
1948 529 ,566 170 111 359 ,455 79 3,063 53 2,814 26 249 8 1 12 275 972 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1949 481 3,873 137 105 344 3,768 60 2,32 45 2,100 15 22 3 441 7 2S1 991
1948 586 5,173 171 112 1 5,o61 98 3,244 69 2,956 29 288 18 735 1 12 298 1,070 1949 1948
Locomotive-miles ......... 229,985,092 256,047,730 Motor train-miles ........ 7,09,009 9,218,179
Total units ............ 237,394,101 265,265,909
Casualties per million units .............................. 1949 2.03 16.31 - 0.23 91 0.10 8.8 0.0632 0.965 -
ii0 i 1093 1086
1948 2.21 19.50 - - .369 12.23 .260 11.14 .1093 1.08 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ......................................~ 2,24 2 21 15 2,222 14 ,82 26 14 1,826 1
13,176 4 16 22 3,160 21 2,69 59 21 2,590 - 1 195 32 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 19 4 498 6,16 139 126 59 5,990 74 4,181 45 2,126 29 2,055 3 441 142 282 1,226
1 612 8,39 175 128 37 221 119 5,893 69 3,01 50 2,878 1 735 2 207 298 1,386 Increase Percent ............................................ 18.63 26.75 20.57 1.56 17.85 27.14 37.82 29.5 34.78 29.49 42.oo 28.60 83.33 0o.oo *1. *5.37 11.54
1919 19g 48
Man-hours (Class I roads). 503,874,709 557,110,703 1 - - 0.76 Casualties per million man-hours ? .............. ....... 1920 - - - 1
Increase Percent .................................... ..- - - *31.25 22.48
XIG{WAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1949 198
Number of accidents ...... 720 765
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ......... 1 268 846 26 3 8 ~ 8 2 261
1 279 883 27 1 10 1 4 72 / Includes train accidents ported as due to: Decrease. / Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................... terminal companies.
Defects In or failures of equipment ....................... 62 8 The minimum of more than ,150 damage to railway property as the basis for reporting
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. O train accidents was raised to more than 250 for the year 1948 and to 6275 for
Miscellaneous ........................................... .331 the year 1949.
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1949 O 800195




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