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1,656 27,140,428 42,677,706
TABLE No. 2.
PER-CENTAGE of LENGTH of Line open for all Public Traffic worked on the Absolute Telegraphic Block
System, at the End of each of the Years 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, and 1879, and Per-centage of Accidents arising in the Working of the Railways from Collisions in each of the same Years.
ACCIDENTS AND CASUALTIES
AS REPORTED TO THE BOARD OF TRADE BY THE SEVERAL RAILWAY COMPANIES
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM,
During the Year ending 31st December 1879,
In pursuance of the Regulation of Railways Act (1871), 34 & 35 Vict. cap. 78;
REPORTS OF THE INSPECTING OFFICERS OF THE RAILWAY DEPARTMENT TO THE BOARD OF TRADE
Which were inquired into.
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.
PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE. (C.—2486.] Price 78. 6d.
SUMMARY of ACCIDENTS and CASUALTIES reported to the BOARD of Trade during the twelve
months ending 31st December 1879 TABLES:
No. 1. General Total.--Number of Persons reported as killed or injured on the Railways of the
United Kingdom, distinguishing between Passengers, Servants of the Companies or of Con-
Accidents happening otherwise
velling of trains or the movement of vehicles used exclusively upon Railways, distinguishing
far as practicable the Nature and Causes of the Accidents occasioning the Death or Injury
Kingdom, distinguishing the different Classes of Accidents, and the Number of Passengers and
others, and of Servants of Railway Companies, killed or injured in each Class of Accident
Kingdom, distinguishing the different Classes of Accidents, the different Railways on which
Companies, killed or injured on each Railway by those Accidents
injured on the Railways in the United Kingdom, by the travelling of trains or the movement
Causes of the Accidents occasioning the Death or Injury
tractors who were killed or injured, and classifying their injuries as far as practicable
premises, by accidents in which the movements of vehicles used exclusively upon Railways was
Death or Injury
REPORTS ON ACCIDENTS INQUIRED INTO