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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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3 1262 08850 815411 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400 Subject to revi. ,. BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1949




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1949
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Total accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total esultlng It trepassers nontrespassere Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassere number cosuelties employees to person Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injuredured Kille d Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1949 153 13 1 16 - 1 16 1 14 1 14 - - - 2
1948 230 16 62 - 62 24 20 4 32 - 6
Derailments ............*..*.*. ......... 1949 80 10 5 12 5 12 2 5 2 3 3 4
1948 96 13 31 - 31 15 14 1 11 5 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................1949 1 1 2 - 2 2 2 - - -
1948 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 - - - UNIV. OF FL Lii. Other locomotive accidents .................1949 2 1 - - 1 1 1 - - -

Miscellaneous ............................... 49 84 13 10 9 10 9 - - - - 10 9
94 106 11 6 15 1 1 5 14 2 - 2 1 - 5 11

Total 1 ............................... 19849 l 16 650 8 16 40 3 22 3 22 - - 13 15
194 881 42 9 110 1 1 8 lo9 3 43 3 36 7 - 5 22 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 194 24 16 1213 11
U.S. DEPOITORY 1948 25 9 12 1 1 5 11 -- 5 11 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1949 2 38 2 38 2 38 2 38 - - -
19 52 - 52 52 51 1 - Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................19 16 - 16 16 14 2 - -
1948 1 28 - 1 28 1 28 26 1 2 - Operating locomotives ...........................................1949 84 - 84 84 0 4
S 111 - 111 111 110 1 - -
Operating hand brakes ............................................. 1 58 - 1 5 1 5 1 5
1 96 - 96 96 96 - - -
Operating switches ............................................. 194 40 - 40 40 38 2 - -
194 39 - 39 39 38 1 - -
Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1949 8 - 8 8 8 - -
194-8 1 21 - 1 21 1 20 1 19 1 - - 1 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1949 5 306 3 10 2 496 1 212 1 203 9 1 s1 - 3
1948 6 422 3 18 3 404 303 301 2 2 91 - 1 10 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 19 167 431 4 4 163 427 4 3 1 - - 163 423
1 8 137 413 3 8 13 405 2 4 1 3 1 1 - - 132 401 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 199 79 51 55 25 24 26 10 12 2 7 8 5 - 2 1 12 13
1948 81 57 50 26 31 31 9 17 3 10 6 7 - 1 2 21 12 Miscellaneous ................................................... I949 24 478 19 13 5 465 3 365 3 312 53 4 2 41
1948 31 588 20 11 11 577 5 452 5 389 63 1 3 5 58 Total ...................................................... 1949 278 1,510 81 52 197 1,458 17 837 9 761 8 76 1 .136 2 5 177 480o
1948 257 1,827 76 63 181 1,764 18 1,122 10 1,043 8 79 3 155 1 5 159 482 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 194 294 1,550 81 52 213 1,498 20 859 12 783 8 76 1 139 2 5 190 495
1948 266 1,937 77 64 189 1,873 21 1,165 13 1,079 8 86 3 199 1 5 164 50 19 49 19 48
Locomotive-miles ......... 104,344, 523 124,o01, 18
Motor train-miles ........ 3,380,960 3,887,253
Total units ............ 107,725,483 127, 888,1
Casualties per million unite .............................. 199 2.73 14.39 -- 0.186 7.97 0.111 7.270.0743 0.705 - -
1 2.08 1515 - - .164 9.11 .102 8.44 .062 .672 - -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 194 11 911 1 10 10 901 6 731 9 6 722 - 1 63 3 107
1948 14 1,367 1 13 13 1,354 10 1,175 13 10 1,162 - 72 3 107 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 194 305 2,461 82 62 223 2,399 26 1,590 12 792 14 798 1 139 3 68 193 602
1948 280 3,304 78 77 202 3,227 31 2,340 13 1,092 18 1,248 3 199 1 77 167 611 Increase Percent ............................................... 8.93 *25.52 5.13 *19.48 10.40 *25.66 *16.13 *32.05 *7.69 *27.47 *22.22 *36.06 *66.67 *30.15 200.00 *11.69 15.57 *1.47
19 49 19 4
Man-hours (Class I roads). 206,039,115 276,642,505 .- ... .
Casualties per million man-hours V .......... ... - 112-
Increase Percent ................... ................- 357 *.81 - - - -
HIGHWAY GRADE-CRO3SING ACCIDENTS
1949 198 T [1Number of accidents ...... 389 390
1917 13 42- 176 434 #Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 199 180 443 4 4 13976 43 11 - - 1 176 434
1948 143 425 4 9 I 139 416 2L 4 1 3 1 1 137 412 I/ Includes train aooidents reported as due to: 19 48 Percent Decrease. 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 ....................... 190 *23.39 # The minimum of more than $150 damage to railway property, as the basis for reporting
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 108 152 *28.95 train accidents, was raised to more than $250 for the year 1948 and to $275 for Miscellaneous ............................................. 106 128 *7l.1 the year 1949.
Total .................................................50 *26.22







Pag INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1949



SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1949
(INCLUDES RAILATYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


Total accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident TotalTotal persons trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen employees Total cemploualteees
to persos Killed Injured Killed Injurd Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS
194 402 9 10 26 1 231
aCollisions ................................. 1,8 9 31 31 2 7 37

erailme1nt ...........1949 ,449 140 51 479 1 2 477 25 199 21 1114 4 85 6 211 1 1 66
1948 6,253 203 53 926 4 926 30 280 29 205 1 75 5 533 1 1 112 Locomotive-boiler accidents ............... 1949 6 2 15 - 2 15 2 9 13 9 2 - 2 4
1948 15 10 14 10 - 14 10 14 9 13 9 1 - 1 Other locomotive acoidents ...................1949 462 4 7 7 7 -
1948 556 7 7 7 7 Miscellaneous .............................. 194 1,021 134 1 161 4 99 161 7 143 3 27 11 16 48 2 70
1948 1,263 125 7 167 3 2 75 165 13 49 2 1 11 41 30 6 6 Total 1 ............................... 1949 7,839 437 187 1,154 5 2 182 1,152 61 465 50 14 11 1.2 4 92
1948 10,939 558 o202 1,s24 O10 6 192 1,:18 93 6148 78 494 15 154 19 901 1 80 268 #At highway grade crossings,
lasified abve...............1949 216 120 10l 140 3 100 14o 4 2 4 23 2 33 96 82
1948 252 128 78 190 2 2 76 188 3 26 3 21 5 2 39 71 123 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 13 49 - 49 9 12 468 1 11
1948 2 67 - 2 67 28 67 27 640 1 7 Coupling or uncoupling air hose .................................. 199 214 - 214 4 214 2 18 2 2 -
194- 6 293 - 6 293 6 293 1 25 5 3- Operating locomotives ...........................................1949 7 1,15 - 7 1,15 75 1,988 1 27 -
19t 5 1715 - 5 1,715 5 1,715 ,6 25 - Operating hand brakes ............ .............................................194 8 - 1 2 1,O 1 -
1948 11 1,031 - 11 1,031 11 1,031 10 1,020 1 11 Operating switches ..............................................1949 487 - -1 4 1 48 466 21 -Coming in contact with fixed structures .........................1949 181 9 5 172 5 167 4 16 1 2 - 5
194 18 271 2 5 16 266 15 263 15 258 5 1 3 Getting on or off oars or locomotives ........................... 1949 73 374 5 191 23 3,553 1 5 16 2,2 2 3 929 1 9
1949 93 5,093 56 196 37 4,897 21 3,477 21 3,396 81 13 1,310 3 110 Accidents at highway grade orossings# ...........................1949 1,228 3,144 33 6 11953,10 4 31 1 27 3 4 17 5 1,191 3,060
1948W 1,340 3,509 32 47 1,308 3,462 6 33 3 28 3 5 1 5 1,302 3,423 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ......................1949 1,013 670 796 338 217 332 91 68 98 54 70 2 1 4 11 158
1948 1,o8o 828 23 357 257 71 122 253 6 156 76 97 - 2 131 26 Miscellaneous ...................................................1949 33 3 5,:965 227 296 106 5,66 81 ,277552 61 56 ,493 25 84 12 95 32 13 4Z
1948 443 7,553 31 279 127 7,8 5,51 29 19 832 8 1,097 1 52 30 56 Total ..................................................... 149 2,684 16,631 1,106 87 1,578 15,761 231 10,10 142 9,072 89 1,033 16 1,84 5 366 1,3:6 ,7
1948 3,025 21,593 1,229 884 1,796 20,709 303 13,926 198 12,809 105 1,117 22 2,40 5 9 1, 66 30 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 199 2,87117,785 1,111 872 1,760 16,913 292 10,570 192 9,386 loo 1,184 22 2,335 5 37 1,441 ,97
19, 3,227 23,17 1,239 890 1,988 22,527 396 14,574 276 13,303 120 1,271 41 3,309 5 70 1:546 4,574 1949 1948
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,220,940,029 1,3 640 53
Motor train-miles 38,977,93 1929
Total units ............ 1,259,917,961, 438,759,751
Casualties per million units ..............................1949 2.2 1- - .275 .192 4 9

TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTB .......................................1949 124 157 3 l 1 1 205497 5 0 3 ,9. - 2 1 M
31:0 157 1 1 12 6 9
GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1949 2,9 29, 3 1,146 1, 4 1,9 28,348 361 20,310 192 169 10,84 22 2,335 7 1 9 002
1983,401 39, 481,270 1,047 2,13138,941 51028,359 27713, 233 14,865 41 3,309 99 Increase Percent ............................................ *11.94 *25.57 *9.76 *3.15 *13.23 *26.18 *29.22 *28.38 *30.69 *29.55 *27.47 *27.32 *46.3 *29.14 *12.50 *23.72 *7.19 *13.97
1949 1948
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,636,861,588 3,093,037,439 199 - - - 0.12
Casualties per million man-hours ..........1.. - - 14 -0.129
Increase Percent ...............................** * .... 18.87 *16.36
HIGHWAY GRADE-CRO3SING ACCIDENTS
1949 .194
Number of accidents ...... 3,00 3,462
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........199 1 24 3 24 56 3 1 7 3,15 19 l 1, 18 3,699 31 4_ l 3 ,65o 9 59 0 2 5 1,373 35 1 Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1 48 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees ................................... 2 4 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 2,625 3,51 2628 The minimum of more than $150 damage to railway property, as the basis for
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 969 1,462 33.72 reporting train accidents, was raised to more than 250 for. the year
Miscellaneous ............................................. 1.371 662 17.51 1948 and to $275 for the year 1949.
Total ................................................ 7,839 10,939 28.34 U. GOVERNMENT PRINTINGO OFFICE:1950 lO 850195




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