1907 08 09

1907 August 9th        The Railway Disaster

Speaking at the half-yearly meeting of the London and South Western Railway yesterday, the chairman (Sir Chas Scotter) said that the amount claimed in respect of the accident at Salisbury was £112,577, and they had settled these claims for £47,576. There were eleven fatal cases settled for £32,600, or an average of £2,963 each, and the twenty injury cases were settled for £14,976, the average being £748. The whole of these had been settled without any litigation. There were only three cases outstanding, and these, he was afraid, they would have to fight.

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