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An Accident Case.

[per press association.]

Chbistchurch, March 31. In the Supreme Court to-day, John Purcell, a seaman on board the Jubilee, sued the Railway Commissioners for £2000 damages. He was engaged handling cargo on the wharf last August when an accident took place and his leg was badly broken and subsequently amputated. He alleged that the injury was caused through the negligent working of the Government-railway trucks, which were brought into contact with the gangway, and caused it to crush him between the gangway and the shoot used for loading the vessel, whereby his leg was crushed and broken. Defendants deny any negligence, and say the accident was caused by the plaintiff's carelessness. The case is not finished yet.

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An Accident Case., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2390, 1 April 1890

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An Accident Case. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2390, 1 April 1890

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