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Statement of each accident in California resulting in injuries to persons.

 

Date

1877

Name

Whether Passenger, Employee, or Otherwise

Place of Accident

Cause of Accident

Extent of Injury

January 7

Donzeliman, William

Other

Oakland

Crashed at ferry wharf

Leg injured

January 8

Fry, Raybern

Employee

Oakland

Slipped off engine

Fatally injured

January 9

Langley, Jeff

Other

Oakland

Run over-suicide

Instantly killed

January 10

Fox, C. J.

Employee

Truckee

Coupling cars

Instantly killed

January 17

Wilson, James

Other

Truckee

Run over (supposed)

Body found February 8th

January 21

Davis, Lewis

Employee

Acton

Fell from train

Severely injured

February 10

Indian

Other

Rocklin

Fell from train

Instantly killed

February 11

Clayton, Geo C.

Other

Cascade

Fell between cars

Leg injured

February 15

Cockerill, R. E.

Employee

Turlock

Fell from train

Instantly killed

February 21

Snyder, E. P.

Employee

Vallejo

Coupling cars

Handed slightly crushed

February 21

Burnett, Aug.

Employee

Summit

Striking against shed

Head slightly bruised

February 26

Morris, James

Other

Los Angeles

Run over

Fatally injured

February 27

Donahue, Pat

Employee

Oakland

Fell from car-intoxicated

Fatally injured

February 28

Russel, J.

Legree, J.

Newton, George

Employee

Employee

Other

Bantas

Cars obstructing main track

Slight sprain

February 28

Quinn, William

Other

Stockton

Getting off engine

Severely injured

March 1

Wilcox, J. B.

Other

Truckee

Getting on train

Instantly killed

March 5

Lockhart, Alice

Passenger

Ravena

Switching collision

Slightly injured

March 5

Chinaman

Other

Brighton

Walking on track

Instantly killed

March 9

Lawson, D.

Employee

Sacramento

Coupling cars

Fingers injured

March 12

Picketts, M. C.

Employee

Yountville

Oil blown from lubricator

Phase slightly scalded

March 17

Williams, Geo

Employee

Colfax

Broken will

Thigh fractured

March 19

Condon, J. F.

Employee

Blue Canyon

Striking against snow shed

Head severely cut

March 21

Coulter, Carroll

Other

Woodland

Fell off a flat car

Fatally injured

March 28

Chinawoman

Other

Midway

Walking on track

Fatally injured

April 2

Thomas, William

Passenger

Dutch Flat

Getting off train

Fingers cut off left-hand

April 4

Burt, George

Maxwell, Frank

Warren, D. F.

Wright, John

Employee

Cascade

Meeting collision between two trains

Killed

Killed

Killed

Severely injured

April 5

Warren, James

Other

Junction

Getting on train

Foot slightly injured

April 7

Brown, G. G.

Employee

Walters

Train breaking apart

Instantly killed

April 7

Butler, D.G.

Employee

Tulare

Coupling cars

Thumb amputated

April 8

Carter, Willie

Other

Oakland

Fell off train

Foot amputated

April 11

Muir, E. C.

Employee

Sacramento

Coupling cars

Finger amputated

April 11

Beckwith, J. R.

Other

Lodi

Getting on train

Large toe amputated

April 14

Davis, W. H.

Other

Stockton

Walking on track

Instantly killed

April 17

Booth, George

Passenger

Blue Canyon

Fell off train-intoxicated

 

April 18

Helm, Ralph

Employee

Tulare

Coupling cars

Hand slightly injured

April 21

Chinaman

Passenger

Oakland

Getting off train

Leg severely crushed

April 29

Kane, Mrs. Chris.

Passenger

Oakland

Jumped from train

Fatally injured

May 1

Van Tassel, Geo

Passenger

Oakland

Jump off train

Head slightly injured

May 2

Dodd, Thomas

Passenger

Newcastle

Struck by train-intoxicated

Severely bruised

May 8

Jordan, L. C.

Employee

Nelson

Coupling cars

Hand slightly bruised

May 11

"Shorty Magenta"

Other

Arbuckle

Struck by train-intoxicated

 

May 18

Hudson, Alex.

Passenger

Borden

Fell off train-intoxicated

Ankle sprained

May 23

Burgess, Chas

Other

Antelope

Getting on train

Fatally injured

May 23

Harrison, H.

Employee

N. E. Mills

Coupling cars

Finger bruised

May 28

Weiland, Phil

Other

Sacramento

Struck by train

Leg fractured

May 30

Shehan, E. J.

Other

Niles

Fell from cars

Instantly killed

May 30

Shell, Frank

Other

Santa Monica

Capital run over-intoxicated

Instantly killed

June 4

Boyle, George

Other

Strongs

Struck by engine

Shoulder slightly injured

June 11

McGlynn, James

Other

Oakland

Getting on train

Leg amputated

June 13

Tracy, John

Other

Vina

Sitting on track-intoxicated

Instantly killed

June 15

Balderson, R. Y.

Passenger

Emigrant Gap

Getting on train

Toes slightly injured

 

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