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Details of the Accident

Place Swinton
Date Monday 2nd September 1844, 00:30 a.m.
Railway Company North Midland Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Broken coupling and collision
Description Heavily loaded excursion train returning from Hull was split into two trains. Some passengers were travelling on the roof. As the front train was approaching Swinton, a coupling broke, the rear section rolled back and was hit by the second train. The victim was thrown from the roof of the train and broke his neck.

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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
WILKINSWilliam21Table-knifehafter , Worked for Messrs. Rodgers of Sheffield, cutler1844/Dec Rotherham 22 313