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Statement of each Casualty within the State of California resulting in Injuries to Persons, and the extent thereof, from January 1st to December 31st, 1878.

 

Date

1878

Name

Whether Passenger, Employee, or Otherwise

Place of Accident

Cause of Accident

Extent of Injury

January 7

William L. Dozier

Employee

Truckee

Timber fell off car

Foot slightly bruised

January 7

Patrick Bolger

Employee

Boca

Switching collision

Chest slightly injured

January 14

P. D. Wagner

Trespasser

French Camp

Collision with team

Back slightly injured

January 15

George Rich

Employee

Norwalk

Coupling cars

Hand slightly injured

January 23

James Manchester

Passenger

Tulare

Struck by train

Slight bodily injuries

January 27

John Milco

Passenger

Lathrop

Switching collision

Ankle slightly bruised

January 27

C. F. Dunn

Passenger

Lathrop

Switching collision

Arm slightly bruised

January 27

John Smith

Passenger

Lathrop

Switching collision

Side slightly bruised

January 27

Charles Starkey

Passenger

Sumner

Getting on train

Slight bodily injuries

February 6

E. D. Young

Employee

San Jose

Coupling cars

Finger slightly injured

February 8

Chinaman

Employee

Millers

Struck by train

Instantly killed

February 19

Wm Lamphrey

Employee

Colfax

Fell off train

Slight bodily bruises

February 20

Wm J. Marshall

Employee

Niles

Culvert washed out

Slight bodily bruises

February 22

J. W. Watson

Employee

Boca

Loading wood on engine

Slightly bruised

February 27

Edward St. C. Schram

Trespasser

Oakland

Getting on train

Leg and foot severely injured

February 28

Timothy Daly

Employee

South Vallejo

Struck by train

Severe bodily injuries

March 4

Theo.  H. Allen

Employee

Sumner

Coupling cars

Hand slightly bruised

March 4

Charles Rost

Trespasser

Modesto

Run over by car in yard

Instantly killed

March 4

William Burton

Passenger

Langs

Train breaking apart

Head slightly bruised

March 6

E. P. Snyder

Employee

Blue Canyon

Fell from train

Two ribs fractured

March 8

A C. Smith

Employee

Oakland

Coupling cars

Hand slightly crushed

March 11

W. S. Knight

Employee

Dunnigan

Coupling cars

Finger slightly injured

March 12

John Finley

Trespasser

Oakland

Getting on train

Foot severely injured

March 12

Chinaman

Trespasser

Acampo

Run over by train

Fatally injured

March 15

Delevan Jakeway

Employee

Stockton

Jumping off train

Foot slightly sprained

March 18

M. Trump

Employee

A. R. Bridge

Jumping off train

Collar bone fractured

March 18

Joseph Currier

Trespasser

Elk Grove

Fell off break beam

Instantly killed

March 18

Unknown

Trespasser

Fruit Vale

Run over-found dead

Instantly killed

March 19

James H. Furlong

Employee

Goshen

Struck by tank spout

Head slightly bruised

March 20

Chinaman

Employee

Caliente

Jumping off train

Instantly killed

March 21

Mrs. C. J. Holman

Passenger

Sumner

Bunk of caboose fell

Shoulder slightly injured

March 23

J. De la Montayne

Trespasser

Oakland

Struck by train

Right foot amputated

March 26

Frank Hoggnez

Trespasser

A. R. Bridge

Jumping on train

Severe bodily injuries

March 27

John Powers

Trespasser

Cross Creek

Fell off break beam

Instantly killed

March 30

J. Brown

Trespasser

Gold Run

Getting on train

Foot severely crashed

March 30

John Toohey

Employee

Oakland

Coupling cars

Finger broken

March 31

W. J. Underhill

Employee

Altamont

Fell from engine

Left leg broken

April 1

Stephen Allen

Trespasser

Lathrop

Fell off moving train

Left foot amputated

April 2

Mrs. C. L. Boyers

Passenger

Decoto

Jumped off train

Left wrist broken

April 2

James Thorton

Trespasser

Nord

Getting off train

Left foot cut off

 

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