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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

August 23

Edward P. Snyder

Employee

Tamarack

Struck against snow sheds

Arm amputated

August 24

Thomas McDowell

Employee

Stockton

Coupling cars

Foot slightly bruised

August 24

George Henry

Employee

Oakland

Coupling cars

Thumb fractured

August 25

Frank Castro

Trespasser

Oakland

Struck by train

Skull fractured

August 26

Edward Jackson

Trespasser

Salida

Getting on train

Leg and body slightly bruised

August 30

Oscar Kincaid

Employee

Knights Landing

Coupling cars

Slight bodily injuries

August 31

S. C. Higgins

Employee

Williams

Struck against chute

Shoulder slightly injured

August 31

Charles B. Crabtree

Passenger

Emigrant Gap

Fell from train

Slightly bruised

August 31

Louis McGarvin

Trespasser

Los Angeles

Collision with wagon

Head slightly cut

August 31

Frank D. Oglesby

Employee

South Vallejo

Coupling cars

Finger slightly injured

September 2

W. J. Skinner

Employee

Bridgeport

Engine flue burst

Left leg scalded

September 5

H. Dunnan

Employee

Williams

Trying to block cars

Toe slightly bruised

September 8

James Clarke

Trespasser

Emigrant Gap

Struck by train

Head slightly cut

September 9

Chinaman

Employee

Oakland

Run over by train

Instantly killed

September 10

E. V. Marvin

Employee

Peters

Coupling cars

Thumb slightly injured

September 11

Chinaman

Employee

Avon

Jumped from train

Instantly killed

September 11

Chinaman

Employee

Avon

Jumped from train

Severely injured

September 14

W. J. Woof

Employee

Livermore

Coupling cars

Hand slightly injured

September 16

Mrs. Louisa Cruz

Trespasser

Los Angeles

Collision with team

Seriously injured

September 16

Mrs. Lucy Cruz

Trespasser

Los Angeles

Collision with team

Seriously injured

September 19

Mrs. J. H. Baxter

Passenger

Oakland

Switching collision

Very slightly injured

September 19

Geo Hawthorne

Passenger

Lathrop

Fell from train

Severe cut over right eye

September 21

Patrick Boyle

Trespasser

Berkeley

Collision with team

Arm slightly bruised

September 21

Edward Brackett

Employee

Oakland

Getting on train

Arm amputated

September 22

Chinaman

Passenger

Oakland

Jumping from train

Fatally injured

September 25

A. L. Guenleyn, supposed

Trespasser

Galt

Fell from train

Instantly killed

September 25

John Gray

Employee

Williams

Fell between cars

Leg severely cut

September 25

Martin Leisner

Trespasser

Delano

Getting on train

Foot severely injured

September 26

Robert Anderson

Employee

Lincoln

Fell from train

Foot severely injured

September 27

J. P. Rafferty

Passenger

Sycamore

Struck against chute

Slight scalp wound

October 1

John P. Jones

Employee

Oakland

Coupling cars

Finger amputated

October 1

Chinaman

Employee

Stock Yards

Fell between cars

Instantly killed

October 1

William Clancy

Employee

Lathrop

Unloading freight from train

Slightly bruised

October 2

Henry Schmidt

Trespasser

Colfax

Fell between cars

Arm and leg severely injured

October 4

T. J. Cox

Employee

Stock Yards

Unloading cattle from train

Slightly gored by a steer

October 6

J. Turney

Trespasser

Oakland

Jumping on train

Both feet amputated

October 6

Dan Sullivan

Passenger

Oakland

Jumping from train

Phase slightly bruised

October 6

S. J. Berryessa

Employee

San Pablo

Cinder blown in eye

Right eye severely burned

October 11

Indian, buck

Trespasser

Los Angeles

Getting on train

Instantly killed

October 18

O.J. Bonsall

Employee

Oakdale

Coupling cars

Fatally injured

 

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