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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

June 15

Morris Adler

Trespasser

Berkeley

Collision with wagon

Arm slightly bruised

June 19

Henry Van Hazen

Trespasser

Fruit Vale

Collision with wagon

Instantly killed

June 19

William D. Leahy

Employee

Oakland

Coupling cars

Thumb slightly injured

June 21

O. S. Ferguson

Employee

Modesto

Struck against bridge

Head slightly cut

June 24

A. J. Martin

Employee

Bridgeport

Coupling cars

Hand slightly crushed

June 24

D. Callahan

Passenger

Lerdo

Jump from train

Instantly killed

June 27

Len.  Harris, Jr.

Employee

Tehama

Coupling cars

Finger slightly crushed

June 29

R. W. Fowler

Employee

Walters

Coupling cars

Thumb slightly crushed

June 29

Martin Hanson

Employee

Martinez

Crushed between cars

Thigh fractured

July 1

Thomas Murphy

Trespasser

Oakland

Struck by train

Fatally injured

July 3

John Dean

Trespasser

Roseville

Run over by train

Instantly killed

July 3

John Magee

Employee

Oakland

Struck by train

Head severely cut

July 4

Miss A. Kenhatty

Passenger

Oakland

Fill from train

Leg and arm broken

July 9

William Eddy

Employee

N. E. Mills

Fell from train

Slight bruises

July 15

Mrs. L. Garcia

Passenger

Livermore

Jumped off train

Shoulder dislocated

July 16

Edward Burke

Trespasser

Sacramento

Fell from train

Left leg amputated

July 21

William H. Kelly

Trespasser

Alameda

Jumping on train

Fatally injured

July 26

James Milligan

Trespasser

Livermore

Run over by train

Instantly killed

July 29

Joseph Yerrington

Employee

Blue Canyon

Collision with hand-car

Head severely cut

July 29

Andrew McMullen

Trespasser

Sacramento

Fell from train

Fatally injured

July 30

James Woolley

Employee

Gold Run

Collision with hand-car

It is Fatally injured

July 31

S. Ringoldski

Passenger

Bronco

Meeting (collision) of trains

Very slightly injured

August 2

Frank Barry

Employee

Dixon

Fell from car

Slight bruises

August 2

Chinaman

Employee

El Casco

Collision with hand-car

Slightly cut and bruised

August 2

Chinaman

Employee

El Casco

Collision with hand-car

Slightly cut and bruised

August 3

Joseph Kennip

Employee

Oakland

Fell from car

Head slightly cut

August 4

Indian, buck

Trespasser

Pleasanton

Found dead-run over

Instantly killed

August 6

Edward Scholey

Passenger

Girard

Fell from train

Slightly bruised

August 10

George Geisendorfer

Trespasser

N. E. Mills

Coupling cars

Finger slightly injured

August 13

John Winters

Trespasser

Davis

Attempting to couple cars

Two fingers amputated

August 13

Alva M. Pratt

Trespasser

Boca

Fell from train

Thigh broken

August 14

John Edson

Employee

Elmira

Coupling cars

Thumb slightly injured

August 14

L. Bacon

Trespasser

St. Helena

Collision with wagon

Collar bone and three ribs broken

August 15

George Scott

Employee

Davis

Coupling cars

Fingers of left-hand bruised

August 17

Dennis O'Leary

Trespasser

Oakland

Climbing on cars

Instantly killed

August 18

Mrs. O'Brien

Passenger

Oakland

Jumping off train

Hip slightly injured

August 18

K. McLain

Passenger

Decoto

Jumping from train

Arm slightly bruised

August 20

M. O. Harrin

Employee

Lathrop

Coupling cars

Finger slightly crushed

August 21

John Curry

Employee

Midway

Struck by train

Fatally injured

August 21

William Cohen

Employee

Midway

Struck by train

Thumb broken

 

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