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Statistics of Employment on Steam Railroads

of New Jersey.
For the Year Ending June 30, 1910.

Number of Miles of Road in New Jersey, Number of Employes, Total
Amount Paid in Wages, Average Daily and Yearly Earnings
per Employe, Number of Employes Injured While on
Duty During the Year, Number Whose Injuries

Resulted in Death.

The series of tables which follow, one each for the seven trunk lines of steam railroads in New Jersey, and one summary embracing the totals for 1910, compared with those of 1909, presents in very complete form the statistics of labor employed on the steam railroads of New Jersey for the twelve months ending June 30, 1910. The figures presented relate only to the employes whose duties are performed wholely or for the most part within geographical limits of the State. In addition to the data relating to employment, wages, working time and accidents to workmen while on duty, the number of miles of road operated by each company in New Jersey is given, and the differences appearing in the comparison are shown in absolute numbers and also by percentages.

The totals are as follows:

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The above table shows increases in all totals except the average number of days worked per employee during the year, which is nine less than it was in 1909. The greatest numerical increase $3,721,404.05, is shown by the total amount paid in wages. The mileage has increased 39.03, or 2.4 per cent. Only five of the seven trunk roads report accidents suffered by their employees for both years, but the totals for these show a very large increase in 1910 over last year. In 1909, there were 1,474 employees injured, of which number sixty-five were either killed outright or died within a short time after the accident. In 1910 the number injured is 1,816, of which 89 resulted in death. The increase in the number of workmen who suffered accidental injury is therefore, as shown by the table, 342, or 23.2 per cent., and the increase in the number of deaths is 24, or 36.9 per cent.

Average daily wages show an increase in 1910 of twelve cents, or 5.6 per cent., and average yearly earnings have advanced $17.85, or 2.8 per cent.

On the whole the table shows that the railroads have enjoyed a prosperous year, and that, as shown by the liberal advance in wages, amounting to only a little less than $4,000,000, the claims of faithful employees to a share in their prosperity were not overlooked.

Practically all of the accidents resulting in death or injury occurred in the class of employees known collectively as trainmen, together with those whose duties are in some way related to the movement of trains, such as switchmen, flagmen, yardmen, track walkers and road laborers. Carpenters, bridge builders and construction gangs also furnish a considerable proportion of the casualty list.

CLASSIFICATION of Persons Employed on the Steam Railroads in New

Jersey, for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1910.

Number of Persons Employed, Number of Hours on Duty per Day, Total

Amount Paid in Wages, Average Daily Wage Rates and Annual Earn-
ings.

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Number of Miles of Road in New

Jersey-436.

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*2,968 employes are required to pass into the States of New York and Pennsylvania in connection
with their duties.

CLASSIFICATION of Persons Employed on the Steam Railroads in New

Jersey, for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1910.-(Continued).

Number of Persons Employed, Number of Hours on Duty per Day, Total

Amount Paid in Wages, Average Daily Wage Rates and Annual Earnings.

Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company (Atlantic City Railroad, Dela

ware and Bound Brook Railroad and Port Reading Railroad). Number of Miles of Road in New Jersey—221.57.

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