Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1924, May 13 - Man falls from train at Payne, C.P.R., Chalk River sub.

Ottawa Citizen  13 May 1924

RENFREW. Ont.. Mav 13. Mr. James Steel, travelling from a station in Saskatchewan to Glasgow, Scotland, while walking from one coach to another about 3.50 a.m., fell out one of the open doors. The brakeman noticed him and tried to catch him, but the fatal accident happened so quickly he was unable to do anything. The train was travelling at a fast rate and, of course, the fall was fatal. The train backed up, but by the time the trainmen reached Mr. Steel, he was dead. The accident happened at a junction named Payne, about 2 miles from Renfrew. The train was going around a sharp curve at a fast rate of speed and it is believed it threw him off his balance.
An inquest was held this morning and adjourned at 1.15 p.m. until Friday evening at 8 o'clock. At the time of writing very little informa tion is known about Mr. Steel.

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