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Accident at Witham on 1st September 1905

Accident Summary

Accident at Witham on 1st September 1905

Location

Witham

Train Operator

Great Eastern Railway

Primary Causes

Track defect, inadequate worksite protection, site staff error

Secondary Cause

Gas lighting

Result

Derailment, train split, collision with structure, fire

11 fatalities, 71 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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view document PDF (6.0Mb download)Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Witham on 1st September 19051st Nov 1905

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