The number of servants killed in train accidents is the next in importance.
Sometimes very terrible accidents happen, and many people are burned and drowned and injured.
50 19,041 (A) Accidents to trains: I.
P Y of risk, it has during recent years come to notice that the number of casualties among railway servants is still unduly great, and in 1899 a Royal Commission was appointed to investigate the causes of the numerous accidents, fatal and nonfatal, to railway men.
A majority of the states have railway commissions, but the investigation of railway accidents, with comparatively few exceptions, has not been done in such a way as to make the results useful in promoting improved practice.