Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1924, October 18 - Trainman killed at St. Polycarpe, CPR., Winchester sub.

Montreal Gazette 20 October 1924

Two Railroad Fatalities Disposed Of by Deputy Coroner

Two verdicts of accidental death were returned by a jury under Deputy Coroner Prince on Saturday at the Coroner's Court.
The first case heard was that of Angus Vincent Kennedy, 38 years of age, of Monklands, Ont., who was fatally injured on Friday afternoon at St. Polycarpe, Que., when he was crushed between two freight cars. While the other members of the train were not present for the inquest, court accepted the report presented by the C.P.R. officials who investigated the accident. The evidence was that Kennedy was coupling two freight cars and fell between them and was crushed. He was removed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, but died a short time after his arrival. The verdict was accidental death.

Chesterville Record 23 October 1924

Succumbed from Injuries
A very sad death occurred in Montreal on Saturday afternoon when Mr. Angus Kennedy, who was well known in Smiths Falls, succumbed to injuries received in an accident at St. Polycarpe in the morning.  The deceased was a trainman on the Cornwall train and it was while several cars were being added that the accident took place. The fireman of this train saw Mr. Kennedy step behind the moving train but did not see him come out on the other side. Upon investigation it was seen that the fortunate [sic] had been crushed between the two cars. He received medical attention shortly after the accident and was later taken to Montreal. But in spite of all attention. He passed away at 3.20 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. Kennedy was 38 years of age and had been an employee of the C.P.R. for 17 years.
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