Details of the Accident
|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|
|WILKINS||William||21||Table-knifehafter||,||Worked for Messrs. Rodgers of Sheffield, cutler||1844/Dec Rotherham 22 313|