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Ewa Plantation, HI Railroad Accident, May 1900

EWA RAILROAD ACCIDENT.

REAR CAR OF LABORERS' TRAIN DERAILED.

THE CAR ROLLED OVER AND ABOUT A DOZEN MEN WERE INJURED - TWO OF THE INJURED DEAD.

A disastrous railroad accident occurred on Ewa Plantation early yesterday morning.
One man was killed. Another is dying, and several were more or less injured.
The train that met with the accident was a laborers' train on the plantation railroad. It consisted of a locomotive and five cars. The cars were filled with laborers being taken to their work. The accident occurred at about 6 o'clock yesterday morning just as the train was on the way to where the men were to work.
In some way the rear car of the five was derailed and the momentum when the car wheels left the rails and struck the ties rolled the car over, bruising and mangling its load of human freight.
As soon as the accident occurred the train stopped and the work of releasing those carried down when the car went over, began. Surgical aid was at once summoned and the injured were speedily cared for.
One of the injured men, a Japanese, died from his injuries soon after the accident. Another, a Chinese, is reported as dying this morning.
No explanation of how the car was derailed can be given. The matter will be thoroughly gone into at the coroner's inquest which will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the court house at Pearl City. Marshall Brown will go down to personally conduct the inquest.
None of the victims of the accident were brought to Honolulu. All were cared for at the plantation hospital.

The Hawaiian Star Honolulu Hawaii 1900-05-31



article | by Dr. Radut