A Singular Circumstance.
A very singular instance of the momentary unconsciousness of having sustained fchc loss of an arm by a. terrible accident, oven while retaining his faculties, occurred in the case of a man injured ab a sawmill in the Auckland Province. The tips of cho fingers of the loffc hand were caught by a broken belt t that was. twisting itself round an axle connected with the break-ing-down saw, and in less than an instant the arm was twisted round and broken ami torn off. The upper bone of tho arm stood bare for six inches, stripped* of flctili and tho sinews hanging down, yet in that, state the man never fainted or lost consciousness, bub ho tried to lift liimself and vault as usual out of the pit,, which was'four feet deep, and he was not aware that his arm was gone, and endeavoured to grasp the sides of the pit with both hands. On being lifted out he remarked, " I believe I have broken my arm, as L can't use it." When he was made aware of the loss, he said, in his usual voice,. "Give us your hand, Bill, I'm crippled for life." He walked firmly on to the steamboat, Mr Gibbons had ab once got ready to take him to the Thames Hospital where bo ia doing well.
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A Singular Circumstance., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890
A Singular Circumstance. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890
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