Details of the Accident
|Place||Hopton Tunnel, nr Wirksworth|
|Date||Saturday 24th July 1880|
|Railway Company||London & North Western Railway (Cromford and High Peak Railway)|
|No. of Fatalities||3|
|Cause of Accident||Tunnel roof collapse|
|Description||During construction of the line, the roof was blasted to remove stone so that it could be bricked over in an arch. A large piece of rock fell and killed the three workers.|
- High Peak News, 26th July 1880
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|
|GOULD||John||42||Railway labourer||Wirksworth, DBY||Left pregnant wife and children. Brother of Peter GOULD||1880/Sep Ashborne 7b 397|
|HALLOWS||Joseph||38||Railway labourer||Middleton, DBY||Left pregnant wife and 8 children. Brother in law of Peter.||1880/Sep Ashborne 7b 397|
|SWINDELL||Isaac||50||Railway labourer||Brasssington, DBY||Left wife and 5 children.||1880/Sep Ashborne 7b 397|