Accidents and Fatalities.
United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph Ohristohurch, April 20 A young girl named Clara Thompson, working m Messrs Whitcombe and Tomb's boxmaking factory, had three fingers almost completely Bevered by the cutting machine yesterday morning. She was taken to the hospital, and was there operated upon. A man named Nottingham, employed at the Southbrook Flax Works, had one of his hands badly lacerated yesterday morning, vrhile scutching. A youth named Vallance was knocked ■ down by some cattle at Rangiora on Tuesday evening, and had his collar-bone broken. Timabu April 20 A man named Eobb, about 70 yeara of age, died suddenly at Timaru yesterday. He was a shepherd for many years on the Eaincliff Kun, with which he was connected m the early days. Thames, April 19 Thomas Lnpton, a miner, met with a serious accident while working m the Komata Valley, near Thames. A quantity of quartz suddenly came away and struck him on the head and back, inflicting severe injuries, including double fracture of the base of the skull and other fractures. He lies m a critical condition at the Thames hospital, and his recovery is doubtful. Lupton was seriously injured by an explosion some time back, and only left the hospital a few weeks ago. He is an unmarried man, 26 years of age.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905
Accidents and Fatalities. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905
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