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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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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA t, I/


3 1262 08850 8501 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Statement No. M-400 Subject to reviSul BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1950




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE- MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1950

UNIV. OF. FL LN. (INCLUDES RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)


KindTotal accidents Total persons Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Traveler not Other Kind of accident Total Resulting in trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number CoBuolties employees number to eron6 |lled Injured Inured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

U.S. DEPO TORY TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Collisions ................................. 1950 223 17 77 399 77 399 1 28 1 28 - 76 369 - 2
19 49 153 13 1 16 1 16 1 14 1 14 - - - 2
Derailments ................................ 1950 566 18 5 20 1 1 4 19 1 13 13 1 - -- 3 6
19 49 380 10 5 12 5 12 2 5 2 5 - - 3 4 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1950 - - - - - -
1949 1 1 2 - 2 2 2 - -
Other locomotive accidents ................. 1950 65 1 1 1 1 1 -
19 49 32 1 1 1 1 1 Miscellaneous .............................. 1950 104 21 7 39 1 7 38 23 3 20 2 - 13
1949 84 13 10 9 10 9 - - - - - 10 9
Total 1 ............................... 1950 958 57 89 459 1 2 88 457 2 65 1 45 1 20 76 37 - 10 21
19 49 650 38 16 40 16 40 3 22 3 22 - 3 - 13 15 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1950 32 22 10 16 1 10 15 2 2 1 - 10 12
19 49 24 16 13 12 13 12 1 1 - - - 13 11
TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 1950 1 37 1 37 1 37 1 36 1
1949 2 38 2 38 2 38 2 38 Coupling or uncoupling air hose ................................. 1950 29 29 29 23 6
1949 16 16 16 14 2Operating locomotives ............... ........................... 1950 oo oo00 100 99 1
1949 84 84 84 80 4 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1950 61 -61 61 60 1 - -
1949 1 58 - 1 58 1 58 1 58 - - Operating switches .............................................. 1950 51 -51 51 51-
1949 40 40 40 38 2 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1950 1 22 -22 1 22 1 22 1 - -
1949 8 - 8 8 8 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ........................... 1950 7 403 5 9 2 394 1 303 1 298 5 1 83 - 8
1949 5 306 3 10 2 296 1 212 1 203 9 1 81 - 3 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ........................... 1950 145 536 6 4 139 532 8 6 2 - 139 524
1949 167 431 4 4 163 427 4 3 1 - 163 423 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1950 62 72 42 23 20 49 9 19 3 9 6 10 - 11 30
1949 79 51 55 25 24 26 10 12 2 7 8 5 2 1 12 13 Miscellaneous ................................................... 1950 22 629 10 17 12 612 10 502 8 439 2 63 64 4 2 42
1949 24 478 19 13 5 465 3 365 3 312 53 55 4 2 41 Total .......................... ......................... 1950 238 1,940 63 53 175 1,887 22 1,132 13 1,043 9 89 1 147 4 152 604
1949 278 1,510 81 52 197 1,458 17 837 9 761 8 76 1 136 2 5 177 480 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1950 327 2,399 64 55 263 2,344 24 1,197 14 1,088 1 109 77 51 4 162 625
1949 294 1,550 81 52 213 1,498 20 859 12 783 8 76 1 139 2 5 190 495 1950 1949
Locomotive-miles ......... 115,777,973 104,335,523
Motor train-miles ........ 3,150,831 3,389,960
Total units ............ 118,928,804 107,725,483
Casualties per'million units .............................. 1950 2.75 20.17 - - 0.202 10.06 0.118 9.15 0.0841 0.917
1949 2.73 14.39 - - .186 7.97 .111 7.27 .0743 .705
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1950 12 1,068 3 12 9 1,056 7 907 15 7 892 59 2 90
1949 11 911 1 10 10 901 6 731 9 6 722 - 1 63 3 107 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1950 339 3,467 67 67 272 3,400 31 2,104 14 1,103 17 1,001 77 51 63 164 715
1949 305 2,461 82 62 223 2,399 26 1,590 12 792 14 798 1 139 3 68 193 602 Increase Percent ................ ................. ... 11.15 40.88 118.29 8.06 21.97 41.73 19.23 32.33 16.67 39.27 21.43 25.44 272.66 *7.35 *15.03 18.77
1950 1949
Man-hours (Class I roads). 240,853,294 206,033,602 1950 - 0.125 8.24 Casualties per million man-hours 2....................... 1949 - 1161 7.25
Increase Percent ..............................- - 7.76 13.66
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1950 1949
Number of accidents ...... 479 389
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1950 155 552 6 5 149 547 10 8 2 149 536 1949 180 443 4 4 176 439 5 4 1 176 434
_/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 4d Pbroent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and Negligence of employees ....................................2 38.21 terminal companies.
Defects in or failures of equipment ....................... 308 190 62.11
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 132 108 22.22 Miscellaneous ............................ ........... ..... .6 67.
Total ............................... ** ***..... 958 38








Page 2 INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
Subject to revision BUREAU OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS NOVEMBER 1950




SUMMARY OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED BY STEAM RAILWAYS FOR THE ELEVEN MONTHS ENDING WITH NOVEMBER 1950

INCLUDESS RAILWAYS OF CLASSES I, II, AND III, AND SWITCHING AND TERMINAL COMPANIES)



Total accidents Total person Total Total Employees on duty Passengers Travelers not Other Kind of accident Total esunl s Ta pe trespassers nontrespassers Total Trainmen Other on trains on trains nontrespassers number cosuelties employees to ersos Killed Injured Killed InjuredKilled Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured

TRAIN ACCIDENTS

Collisions .... ........................... 1950 2,190 159 158 1,259 158 1,259 19 273 16 234 3 39 139 943 - 43
1949 1,899 153 31 492 - 31 492 27 207 26 157 1 50 231 - 4 54 Derailments ................................ 1950 5,340 165 56 766 6 6 50 760 21 199 19 129 2 70 10 435 - 19 126
1949 4,449 140 51 479 1 2 50 477 25 199 21 114 4 85 6 211 1 19 66 Locomotive-boiler accidents ................ 1950 7 4 5 5 - 5 5 5 5 5 5 - -- -
1949 8 6 2 15 - 2 15 2 9 9 2 - 2 - 4 Other locomotive accidents ................ 1950 542 7 9 - 9 6 6 - 1 - 2
1949 462 4 7 - 7 7 7 - Miscellaneous ........................... 1950 1,069 141 103 143 3 103 140 9 48 1 14 8 34 14 - 94 78
1949 1,021 134 103 161 4 99 161 7 43 3 27 4 16 48 - 92 70
Total I .............................. 1950 9,148 476 322 2,182 6 9 316 2,173 54 531 41 388 13 143 149 1,393 - 113 249
1949 7,839 437 187 1,154 5 2 182 1,152 61 465 50 314 11 151 6 492 1 115 194 #At highway grade crossings,
classified above .............. 1950 270 143 110 175 1 110 174 4 27 4 18 9 28 106 119
1949 216 120 103 140 3 100 140 4 25 4 23 2 33 - 96 82

TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS

Coupling or uncoupling cars or locomotives ...................... 150 12 475 - 12 475 12 475 12 470 5 -
199 13 479 - 13 479 13 479 12 468 1 11 Coupling or unooupling air home ................................. 1950 4 254 - 4 254 4 254 2 217 2 37
1949 4 214 - 4 214 4 214 2 187 2 27 Operating locomotives ........................................... 1950 2 880 - 2 880 2 880 2 859 21
1949 7 1,015 - 7 1,015 7 1,015 6 988 1 27 Operating hand brakes ........................................... 1950 8 720 - 8 720 8 70 8 714 6
1949 8 732 - 8 732 8 732 8 728 4 Operating switches .............................................. 1950 479 - 479 479 467 12
1949 487 - 487 487 466 21 Coming in contact with fixed structures ......................... 1950 8 184 4 4 4 180 4 175 3 170 1 5 3 - 2
1949 5 181 9 5 172 5 167 4 165 1 2 - - 5 Getting on or off cars or locomotives ............................1950 61 3,817 42 168 19 3,649 10 2,620 10 2,559 61 9 916 - 113
1949 73 3,744 50 191 23 3,553 18 2,535 16 2,452 2 83 4 929 - 1 89 Accidents at highway grade crossings# ............................ 1950 1,261 3,632 40 62 1,221 3,570 3 45 3 37 8 2 1 1,218 3,522
1949 1,228 3,144 33 36 1,195 3,108 4 31 1 27 3 4 17 - 1,191 3,060 Struck or run over, not at public crossings ..................... 1950 956 693 753 338 203 355 84 168 30 96 54 72 - 4 5 115 182
1949 1,013 670 796 338 217 332 91 168 37 98 54 70 2 5 4 121 158 Miscellaneous ............................................... ....1950 301 6,139 219 299 82 5,840 56 4,470 39 3,750 17 720 14 827 45 12 498
1949 333 5,965 227 296 106 5,669 81 4,277 56 3,493 25 784 12 895 32 13 465 Total ...................................................... 1950 2,613 17,273 1,058 871 1,555 16,402 183 10,286 109 9,339 74 947 23 1,748 4 51 1,345 4,317
1949 2,684 16,631 1,106 870 1,578 15,761 231 10,105 142 9,072 89 1,033 16 1,843 5 36 1,326 3,777 TOTAL--TRAIN AND TRAIN-SERVICE ACCIDENTS ........................ 1950 2,935 19,455 1,064 880 1,871 18,575 237 10,817 150 9,727 87 1,090 172 3,141 4 51 1,458 4,566
1949 2,871 17,785 1,111 872 1,760 16,913 292 10,570 192 9,386 100 1,184 22 2,335 5 37 1,441 3,971 1950 1949
Locomotive-miles ......... 1,229,583,478 1,220,940,249 Motor train-miles ........ 36,095,623 38,977,715
Total units ............ 1,265,679,101 1,259,917,964
Casualties per million units .............................. 1950 2.32 15.37 - - 0.187 8.55 0.119 7.69 0.0687 0.861 - -
1949 2.28 14.12 - - .232 8.39 .152 7.45 .0794 .940 -
TOTAL NONTRAIN ACCIDENTS ....................................... 1950 134 10,324 30 180 104 10,14 82 8,601 146 82 8,455 1 619 21 924
1949 124 11,577 35 142 89 11,435 69 9,740 120 69 9,620 - 2 664 18 1,031 GRAND TOTAL ACCIDENTS OF ALL CLASSES .......................... 1950 3,069 29,779 1,094 1,060 1,975 28,719 319 19,418 150 9,873 169 9,545 172 3,141 5 670 1,479 5,490
1949 2,995 29,362 1,146 1,014 1,849 28,348 361 20,310 192 9,506 169 10,804 22 2,335 7 701 1,459 5,002 Increase Percent ............................................ 2.47 1.42 '4.54 4.54 6.81 1.31 l11.63 *4.39 '21.88 3.86 *11.65 34.52 *28.571 *4.42 1.37 9.76
1950 1949
Man-hours (Class I roads). 2,484,866,510 2,636,856,675 1950 - - - 0.124 7.35 -
Casualties per million man-hours 2/ .................... 1949 - .129 .21 -
Increase Percent .................................... 3.88 1.9
HIGHWAY GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENTS
1950 1949
Number of aoocidents ...... 3,487 3,080
#Total casualties at highway grade crossings ........ 1950 1,371 3,807 40 63 1,331 3,744 7 72 7 55 17 30 1 1,324 3,641 1949 1,331 3,284 36 36. 1,295 3,248 56 5 50 3 6 50 1,287 3,142 1/ Includes train accidents reported as due to: 150 14 Perent Decrease. 2/ Based on accidents and man-hours of Class I railways, including switching and
Negligence of employees .................................. 3 terminal companies.
Defecots in or failures of equipment ....................... 3,127 2,625 19.12
Defects in or improper maintenance of way and structures .. 1,133 969 16.92
Miscellaneous .............................................. 2 185 U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTINGOFFICE:l5 995
Total ............................................. 9,1 7, 3 16.70




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