Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



1871, December 4 - Brakeman killed by hitting his head on a bridge near Arnprior.



Ottawa Citizen 5 December 1871

A brakesman employed on the Brockville and Ottawa Railway was killed yesterday.  He was on top of one of the box cars after leaving Arnprior and, passing under a bridge, about a mile from that village, struck his head against the beam.  He was killed instantly.  An inquest was held on the body after the train arrived at Sand Point, when a verdict in accordance with the facts was rendered.  He was a French Canadian from Lachine where his people reside.



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