Rhode Island 1896 Railroad Accident Reports

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Annual Report of the Railroad Commissioner, for the Year Ending December 31, 1896. Made to the General Assembly at its January Session, 1897.

There were 101 accidents, in which 103 persons were killed or injured on steam roads. There were 37 deaths resulting from these accidents. Of the cases where death ensued, 23 were trespassers, 18 of whom were walking upon or lying beside the tracks, and 5 stealing ride on trains; 10 were employees; 3 were passengers who jumped or fell from train while in motion; and 1 person was killed at grade crossing. Of the 10 employees that were killed, 4 were struck by engine, 2 fell from cars, 1 was struck by overhead bridge, 1 was coupling cars, 1 was killed while endeavoring to save a child which was playing on the track, and 1 getting on moving train. There were twenty-four accidents reported as occurring in connection with the street railways, in which 7 persons were killed and 21 injured.


 

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