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Accident at Staplehurst on 9th June 1865

Accident Summary

Accident at Staplehurst on 9th June 1865

Location

Staplehurst

Train Operator

South Eastern Railway

Primary Cause

Track defect

Secondary Cause

Inadequate worksite protection

Result

Derailment, bridge collapse, train fall from height

10 fatalities, 49 injured

Accident Investigation Status

This accident has been the subject of a published formal accident investigation, which you will find below.

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Related Documents

Link  [?] Document Date
view document PDF (0.3Mb download)Letter from Charles Dickens to his Doctor10th Jun 1865
view document PDF (0.2Mb download)Extract from Register of Deaths of Kent Registration Service for 18th June 186518th Jun 1865
view document PDF (0.5Mb download)Accident Returns: Extract for Accident at Staplehurst on 9th June 186522nd Jun 1865

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