Details of the Accident
|Place||Paddington, Middlesex, England|
|Date||Tuesday 22nd July 1851, a.m.|
|Railway Company||Great Western Railway|
|No. of Fatalities||1|
|Cause of Accident||Hit by exploding cask|
|Description||Victim was walking along the platform as part of his duties, when a small cask of yeast exploded. The top of the cask hit him under the chin, propelled him eight to ten feet into the air and he fell three feet lower than the platform. He died within fifteen minutes|
- Worcestershire Chronicle, 23rd July 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|
|PARFITT||James||35||Railway goods porter||,||1851/Sep Kensington 3 274|