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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

April 2

G. E. McCoy

Employee

Los Angeles

Slipped from car

Foot slightly injured

April 3

Miss Alice Bailey

Trespasser

Alameda

Jumped off train

Right arm broken

April 6

Unknown man

Trespasser

S. J. Bridge

Run over by train

Instantly killed

April 11

Indian, buck

Trespasser

Rocklin

Getting on train

Leg amputated

April 11

Chislem Stone

Trespasser

San Jose

Getting on train

Foot severely crushed

April 12

Mrs. J. Lambrecht

Trespasser

Oakland

Run over by train

Instantly killed

April 14

Charles Laughans

Employee

Lathrop

Coupling cars

Arm and hands slightly injured

April 16

Ralph Helm

Employee

Pampa

Fell from train

Fatally injured

April 16

Charles Tofflemire

Employee

Los Angeles

Jumping from car

Burst a blood vessel

April 16

Chinaman

Employee

Tehachapi

Run over by train

Instantly killed

April 18

Mark Devine

Employee

Pino

Meeting (collision) of trains

Wrist slightly injured

April 19

George J. Fogg

Passenger

Oakland

Fell from train

Head slightly injured

April 23

Timothy Holland

Trespasser

Oakland

Getting off train

Left foot amputated

April 27

James Kavanaugh

Employee

Sacramento

Fell from train

Slight bodily bruises

April 28

Indian, buck

Trespasser

Union Mills

Fell from train

Instantly killed

May 2

Indian, buck

Trespasser

Marysville

Jumping off train

Left arm amputated

May 3

Henry Edwards

Employee

Niles

Coupling cars

Chest slightly injured

May 6

Thomas Haynes

Trespasser

Bantas

Getting on train

Instantly killed

May 9

John Grover

Employee

Strongs

Collision with hand-car

Face and knees slightly cut

May 12

J. H. Heilman

Trespasser

San Francisco

Contract and run over

Toes slightly injured

May 14

Frank Creary

Trespasser

Stockton

Getting on car

Foot amputated

May 14

Pierre Poche

Trespasser

Oakland

Run over by train

Instantly killed

May 14

Benjamin Pyatt

Employee

Mound City

Coupling cars

Finger amputated

May 16

Byron Scott

Employee

Knights Landing

Crushed between cars

Foot injured slightly

May 19

Timothy Kelly

Trespasser

Oakland

Getting on train

Leg slightly bruised

May 20

E. J. Guthrie

Employee

Florence

Fell from engine

Head slightly bruised

May 21

Unknown man

Trespasser

Ellis

Jumped from train

Leg fractured

May 21

E. Muir

Employee

Sacramento

Getting on engine

Head slightly bruised

May 22

Frank Daley

Trespasser

A.  R. Bridge

Fell from train

Fatally injured

May 22

Charles Cassidy

Employee

Dutch Flat

Wheel broken under train

Fatally injured

May 24

James Wright

Trespasser

Biggs

Run over by train

Instantly killed

May 24

John Purnell

Trespasser

Sacramento

Jumping off train

Arm amputated

May 25

Edward Anderson

Employee

Sacramento

Coupling cars

Head slightly bruised

May 29

H. G. White

Employee

Oakland

Coupling cars

Instantly killed

June 1

James Kavanaugh

Employee

Junction

Fell from train

Head slightly injured

June 4

M. Repetta

Trespasser

Los Angeles

Collision with team

Slight bruises

June 4

Unknown man

Trespasser

Los Angeles

Collision with team

Slight bruises

June 6

Justin Gates

Trespasser

Sacramento

Jumping off engine

Severely injured

June 12

Mrs. Graham

Trespasser

Oakland

Struck by train

Very slightly bruised

 

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