Indiana R.R. Man
The first recorded railroad accident
Wed Mar 28, 2007 13:01 (XFF:

July 25, 1832 - The first recorded railroad accident in U.S. history occurred when four people were thrown off a vacant car on the Granite Railway near Quincy, MA. They had been invited to view the process of transporting large and weighty loads of stone when a cable on a vacant car snapped on the return trip, throwing them off the train and over a 34-foot cliff. One man was killed and the others were seriously injured.

    • Some other early accidentsAnonymous, Thu Apr 10 12:27
      The accident on the Granite Railway caused injury to non-paying passengers (visitors), plus perhaps a company employee(?) on a freight-only line, which was probably not a common-carrier. It also... more
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