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Details of the Accident

Place Grantham area (Construction of GNR railways)
Date 0th February 1851
Railway Company Great Northern Railway and contractors
No. of Fatalities 3
Cause of Accident Various - please see description
Description This list includes people who died during the construction of the railway, for which details aren't yet available

Sources/Further Reading

  • Grantham in the News 1851 - 1875, John Pinchbeck (2000 Scott Willoughby)

List of Fatalities

The 3 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
BROWNThomasCommercial Road, Grantham, LINHorse bolted and arm crushed by wagon. Died of tetanus.
MORLEYJohn21Grantham, LINDied after carrying a heavy rail up the embankment at Barkston1851/Mar Newark 15 395
SUMMERBY18Grantham, LINRun over by a tip wagon at Saltersford embankment1851/Sep Grantham 14 234