A report produced by the Manchester and Leeds Railway company for their employees, detailing a number of accidents which occurred on other railways as a result of staff errors.
This document was published in November 1840 by Manchester and Leeds Railway Company.
It was written by Manchester and Leeds Railway Company.
The original document format was None, and comprised 38 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Graham Teal and is in our Safety reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 24th August 2008.
This document is © Manchester and Leeds Railway Company.
"In consequence of the number of accidents which have taken place on railways recently opened - in many cases through the unavoidable inexperience of the persons employed - the Directors of the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company with the view of affording their servants the means of acquiring most rapidly a knowledge of their duties, as well as of apprising them of the frightful consequences to themselves and the public from inattention to the rules and regulations prescribed by the Board for their observance, have determined to print and distribute for their perusal and information reports of all judicial inquiries arising out of accidents on railways caused by the negligence or disobedience of the persons employed. As the information thus furnished must tend to prevent accidents, if properly regarded, so it will increase the responsibility of those through whose negligence or ignorance accidents occur, should they neglect to make use of it."
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