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1 4 PROVINcE OF MANITOBA INFORMATION OFFICE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING WINNIPEG MANITOBA Room Phone TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS DOWN, ACCIDENT BULLETIN SHOWS WINNIPEG - Traffic accidents in Manitoba for the first four months of 1947 were only 40% of last year's total for the same period, according to the accident bulletin for April, released by Safety Director W.T. Davies, Manitoba Department of Labor. However, while only two fatalities were due to traffic accidents in April, the accident bulletin points out that it is too early to gauge the current trend accurately. Industrial accidents are causing real concern, Mr. Davies states, as injuries and deaths both show an increase. Three persons were killed and 352 injured in April, as compared with no deaths and.293 injuries last month. Home accidents, due chiefly to falls and asphyxiation) resulted in nine deaths in April - four less than in March of this year. Fatalities due to general causes rose from five in March to 13 in April - six caused by falls and five others due to drowning and farearms. In all, 27 Manitobans lost their lives through accidents during the month of April. _ Words: 180 May 30th, 1947

2 ACCIDENT BULLETIN FOR The Month of APRIL/47 ANALYSIS The Accident Barometer is very unsteady at this time and it is difficult to accurately gauge the current trend. This, perhaps, is the time when suitable publicity would be most fruitful. The Annual Safety Week in Manitoba will provide amply opportunity for this purpose and it is to be hoped that every social, public and business organization will make it their business to promote SAFETY to the full extent of their resources. Traffic injuries are definitely less this month and the overall total to date shows a very marked improvement over the similar period for last year. In fact, we have had only 40% of last year's total for this period.. Industrial accidents continue to cause much concern. An increase is again recorded both as to deaths and injuries. Home accidents are leas but general accidents show a positive increase. These deaths under the general classification included six from falls, three from fire- _.irms and two from drowning. The aggregate deaths from accidents this year show a distinct improvement with 97 as against 111 last year to date, and it is to be hoped that this improvement will continue during the coming months and for the rest of the year. 5U.n.i1ARY OF ACCIDENTS April, 1947 March, 1947 April, 1946 Injured Killed Injured Killed Injured Killed Traffic 81 Industrial 352 Home General Comparison of Accidents Occurring from January 1st to April 30th Injured Killed Injured Killed Traffic Industrial HOMB General Prepared by: Accident 'Prevention Branch, Department of Labor, PROVINCE OF MANITOBA. DIRECTOR OF SAFETY

3 MANITOBA TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS APRIL, TOTAL NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS 276 LOCATION OF ACCIDENTS PERSONS INJURED PERSONS KI4LED Winnipeg 59 2 Other Cities and Towns 11 Rural Manitoba 11 The following details show the number of accidents, not the total of deaths, injuries and daaage. More than one injury or death may occur and more than one car may be involved in any One accident. PROPERTY DAMAGE 195 INJURY 79 FATAL 2 TTES 0_7 _ACCIDENTS PROPERTY =7-FATAL FATAL CoLision of automobile with,strion 21 1 Oillision of truck with pedestrian 10 Col:ision of bicycle With pedestrian. 2 Corisin of street car with pedestrian 3 (_/:liison of trolley bus with pedestrian 1 Collision of taxicab With pedestrian 2 Collision of automobile with automobile 74 8 Collision of automobile with truck 50 3 Collision of automobile with taxi 8 1 Collision of automobile with bus 5 Oollion of automobile with R.R. train 1 C?llision of automobile with bicycle 1 3 Coll ion of automobile with street car 4 1 Collision of automobile with H.D.vehicle 2 Collision of automobile with fixed object 7 6 Collision of automobile with snowplow 1 Non-collision of automobile 5 2 milil.:.on of truck with truck 18 Coll:Lsfon of truck with taxi 8 1 Collision of truck with bus 3 Collision of truck with bicycle 1 Collision of truck with street car 3 2,Oollision of truck with R. R. train 2 Collision of truck with fixed object 1 Collision of truck with animal 1 ollision of t;:.;i with taxi 2 Tri-collision of truck 1 Collision of taxi with motor cycle 1 Collision of taxi with fired object 1 llision of motor cycle with tixed object 1 coliisior.,of bus with bicycle 1 Collision of bus with fixed object 1 :,)n-co]1i-.0c-n of bicycle 5 0,11i sin of tl-u,21c_ with farm tractor

4 ,et MANITOBA.INEUSTRI.4 ACCIDENTS (Classified as to Industry) INDUSTRY SLIGHT SERIOUS FALL INVES. Aeroplane Works 12 1 Abattoirs and Packing 47 6 Automobile industry Bake Shops and Candy 8 Breweries and Bottling Works 5 1 Building Supplies 2 ' 1 Creameries, Ice Cream and lalk 1 Dry Cleaning 3 Foundries 22 4 Furniture and Bedding Lifts. 4 Garments and Wearing Apparel Grain Elevators and Cereals 18 2 Laundries 1 Leathergoods, Tents and Bags 8 1 Metal and Machine Works 53 6 Oil, Paints, Varnishes 15 2 Power Plant and sub-stations Printing, Paperboxes, etc Woodworking 31 5 Other Food Products 13 2 Other Manufacturing 5 Construction ' 9 1 Deliveries 4 Retail Stores 28 Unclassified

5 INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS APRIL, SLIGHT SERIOUS FATAL Drowning 1 Foreign body in eye Motor vehicle on premises 49 1 Machinery 70 Band Tools 14 Falls from above 9 Falls same level 18 1 Handling material Falling objects Lifting 38 Burns 8 Hand trucks 1.0 Struck fixed object 20 Dermatitis 2 Infection 9 Flying objects 3 1 Hoists or cranes 3 Stepped on sharp object 3 Elevators 6 1 Kicked by animal 2 Portable machine tools The f011owing were the FATAL INDUTRIAL ACCIDENTS FOR APRIL: April 2/47 - Louis Gordon-Canadian -Sportswear Limited, Daylite Building, Winnipeg, Man, April 1/47 - Lawrence Howlett - MacArthur & Son Limited, Brandon, Manitoba. April 16/47 - William Szwec = Province of Manitoba, Dept. of Good Roads, Edwards Creek, MANITOBA GENERIU, ACCIDENTS - FATAL MANITOBA HOKE ACCIDENTS - FATAL Drownings 2 Falls 2 Falls 6 Burns 1 Firearms 3 Asphyxia. 3,- Carbon Monoxide 1 Mechanical Suffocation 2 Burns 1 Bad Food

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