THE U.S.A. ACCIDENT SITUATION

In 1941, 5,086 persons were killed and 37,811 were injured on the lines covered by the report, the figure for fatalities shows an increase of 10-28 percent over 1940 nearly the same percentage increase 10-87 as in the number of train-miles the total for which was 969,000,000--making a fatality rate of 5.25 to one million train-miles. These injuries increased, however, by 27.78 percent to 39 in every million train-miles, a higher rate than for the previous three years. The distribution of casualties by types of accidents shows that the highest figures were caused by accidents at level crossings and to persons who were struck or run over at other points. Over 3,600 train accidents in 1941 were attributed to defects of some kind, and over 4,000 to negligence.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1943-8-27

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  • Accession Number: 00039630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM