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Details of the Accident

Place Chesterfield
Date Friday 7th February 1851
Railway Company Midland Railway
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Struck by post
Description Victim was coupling coal wagons and was riding on the outside of the engine, when he was struck by a lineside post and fell into the connecting rods.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Weekly Dispatch, 9th February 1851

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
BOMBERJohn21Railway fireman, Died of injuries1851/Mar Chesterfield 19 375