There was only one fatality in this train derailment at Montparnasse Station in Paris, France and they weren’t on the train

On October 22, 1895, the Granville – Paris Express was running a few minutes late, and rather than throw off the schedule the train conductor put the pedal to the metal to keep to his schedule. In doing so he passed through a buffer stop at the Montparnasse Station in Paris and couldn’t break in in time to avoid smashing though a two foot thick wall and crashing to the ground 30 feet below.

Of the 131 passengers only six were injured. Unfortunately, a woman on the street was hit by a piece of the building and passed away. The conductor kept his job, but he was fined 50 francs. A guard who should have pulled the hand brake was only fined 25 francs.