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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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-Apr. 1956.
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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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Description based on: Apr. 1931; title from caption.
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Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Statistics.

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Subject to rev 62 88 8345 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-40

BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 1950
(INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, A D III, AND BIITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPARIIS)




Total accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other UNIV. OF FL LI. Knd of accident Total trespassers nontrespaseera Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number coualt Ites employees tn ersos Killed Injured Kllled InJured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed d Killed InJured Klled Injured illed Injured TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1950 169 9 1 24 -< J 1 24 1 16 1 14 2 7 1
1949 227 18 4 71 4 71 4 36 4 25 11 30 - 5
Derailments ............................... 1950 461 18 5 57 5 57 1 17 1 15 2 31 9
U.S. DEPO TORY 19 9 548 17 5 109 5 u1 9 5 42 3 15 2 27 -5 i Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 19~ 1
1949 IOther locomotive accidents ............... 19 46 1 1- 1
1949 4
Miscellaneous .............................. 19 5 8 7 3- 8 3 1 - 7 3
19 9 11 5 20 20 1 11 5 1 Total 1 ............................... 1950 762 14 5 85 3 33 2 1 39 - 11 13
199 918 14 200 14 200 9 79 7 41 38 99 - 5 22 #At highway grade crossings, 14 classified above .............. 19 0 23 8 7 6 7 6 7 6
199 22 10 5- 59 TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS
Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ............... ....... 1; 2 1 -
1 9 22 2 2 -2 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 10 21 - 21 21 15 6
1 9 26 - 26 26 21 5Operating locomotives........................................... 1o 87 -7 87 5 2
1 9 143 - 143 143 141 2 Operating hand brakes ................. . .......~9 6 -~ 6 - -46 46
1 9 89 89 89 88 1 Operating switche ..................... 190 55 55 55 3 2
19 9 79 - 79 79 72 7. Coming in contact with fixed struck, .. ....................... 1;0 i 1 21 2 1 19 1 18 1 17 1 - 1
Gti5 Mon o of 1 9 2 21 21 20 1 Getting on or off ars or locomot ....................... 10 3 72 2 9 1 63 1 251 1 249 2 104 -
1 9 7 38 6 7 1 431 316 312 6 1 105 - 9 Accidents at highway grade rossing ..................... 1 0 127 62 4 4 123 2 1 1 123
1 9 130 45 1 4 129 1 2 2 2 2 - 127 39 Struck or run over, not at public cro ... .... 1 61 34 42 13 19 21 11 11 2 6 9 5 - - S 10
1 9 71 53 50 21 21 32 12 23 5 13 7 10 - - 9 9 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1950 26 4 19 20 7 52 35 4 294 1 1 112 L, 1 32
19 2 6 1 20 b4 9 4 7t 2 77 2 1 52 Total ...................................................... 1950 220 1,572 267 46 13 1,52 20 897 1o 797 10 100 1 216 5 132 406
_____ 1949 236 2,003 73 52 163 1,951 23 1,259 14 1,151 9 106 3 152 2 137 508 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ......................... 190 234 1,657 67 48 167 1,609 23 930 12 G26 11 104 1 255 5 143 419
1 9 250 2,203 73 52 177 2,151 32 1,338 21 1,192 11 146 3 261 2 142 530 19 50 19 49
Locomotive-miles ......... 10p,815,425 121,363,818
Motor train-miles ........ ,095,84 3,515,626
Total units ............ 109,911,265 124, 99,444
Casualties per million units .............................. 1 2.13 15.0 - - 0.209 .46 0.09 7.52 0.1001 0.946 - -
1 9 2.00 17.64 .256 10.71 .168 9.54 .061 1.69 TOTAL- NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1 0 7 62 1 13 6 675 4 725 1 715 - 1 72 1 78
1 9 6 1,212 1 15 5 1,197 5 999 14 5 95 - 56 142 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1i0 241 2,545 68 61 173 2,944 27 1,655 12 836 15 619 1 265 1 77 144 497
1 9 256 3,415 74 67 182 3,348 37 2,337 21 1,206 16 1,131 3 21 5 142 672 Increase Percent ............................................ *5.86 *25.46 *6.11 *8.96 *4.95 *25-1 *27.03 *29.18 *42.6 *30.6 *6.25 *27.59 *66.67 *9.25 32.76 1.41 *26.04
1950 1949
Man-hours (Class I roads). 214,321,21g 266,022,020 I
Casualties per million man-hours ~/........ ........... 1 9 .15 .2
Increase Percent .................................... *10.37 *ll.
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1950 19 Number of accidents ...... 4362 403
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1? 1-' 1 2 2 1 1 - 1 1)0 61

Includes train accidents reported as due to: 1950 4 Percent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees.................................. teinal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 260 315 *17.46
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 110 127 *13.39 Miscellaneous ............................................. 147 160 .13
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1949 O 850195







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