Details of the Accident
|Date||Wednesday 15th September 1830, p.m.|
|Railway Company||Liverpool and Manchester Railway|
|No. of Fatalities||1|
|Cause of Accident||Struck by train|
|Description||Gala opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. The Prime Minister of the day, the Duke of Wellington and William Huskisson, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool were standing on the track engaged in conversation. Stephenson's rocket approached and as early locomotives were fitted with neither brakes or a whistle, Huskisson unaware of the approaching train fell under the wheels, his leg was crushed and he later died of his injuries.|
- There is a memorial to Huskisson in the church at Eartham, Susssex erected by his widow.
List of Fatalities
The 1 fatalities are listed in the table below together with brief notes of any other information found so far.
The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales), Statutory Register (Scotland), General Register Northern Ireland or Civil Registration for Ireland reference where this has been identified.
|Surname||First Names||Age||Occupation||Residence||Notes||GRO/SR/GRONI/GROIE Reference|
|HUSKISSON||William||60||Member of Parliament for Liverpool||,|