Rhode Island 1897 Railroad Accident Reports

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Annual Report of the Railroad Commissioner, for the Year Ending December 31, 1897. Made to the General Assembly at its January Session, 1898.

There were 79 accidents, in which 94 persons were killed or injured on steam roads. There were 22 deaths resulting from these accidents. Of the cases where death ensued 17 were trespassers, 12 of whom were walking on or crossing the track, 3 were stealing ride on freight cars, 1 was asleep in car and killed by collision, and 1 riding bicycle on track; 5 were employees. Of the 5 employees that were killed, 3 were on track, 1 was struck by overhead bridge, 1 fell from moving car. There were twenty-four accidents reported as occurring in connection with the street railways, in which 6 persons were killed, and 25 injured.

The N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co. for several years has been considering the project of an Emergency Hospital in the city of Providence, where those of their employees and others who had received comparatively slight injuries might be treated; and where passengers or others who had been seriously wounded could be attended to much more promptly than could possibly be done when an ambulance had to be obtained and the person conveyed to the R. I. Hospital.

Names in this online transcription include Adams, Andrew, Arnold, Barry, Beckans, Bigelow, Bodwell, Bombardie, Borden, Borelli, Brady, Brennan, Brinton, Brown, Cahill, Callahan, Cameron, Campolin, Card, Carlin, Carney, Carter, Case, Cassidy, Chassey, Churchill, Clark, Clautier, Clavin, Congdon, Crowley, Crypt, Curnerali, Cyr, Denonence, Desmond, Devine, Dugan, Dunham, Dunn, Easterbrooks, Elliott, Engberg, Ennis, Fahay, Fanning, Farrington, Fay, Fish, Fitch, Fitz, Frank, Frasier, Galloupe, Gardiner, Gonsalve, Gonsalves, Gorman, Gradagnolia, Graham, Greene, Gunn, Hall, Healey, Hebert, Henderson, Hersey, Higgins, Hobart, Hogan, Holloway, Holmes, Houghton, Hurley, Johnston, Jouph, Keefe, Kelley, Kernan, King, Lamont, Le Clair, Lyman, Lyon, Mack, Maguire, Malufsky, Martin, McCartin, McCloskey, McDermott, McGough, McGregor, McIntyre, Miner, Moran, Moriarty, Morin, Morse, Mowry, Murphy, O'Brien, O'Neill, Parkhurst, Pelthier, Pettit, Pevin, Powers, Reardon, Saul, Shea, Sisson, Smith, Stahl, Stewner, Sullivan, Thayer, Thompson, Thornton, Ton, Trainor, Volley, Walling, Walsh, Walter, Ware, Welch, Winchester, Wood, Work.

Labels: Rhode Island, Railroad Records

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