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A serious acoident occurred at Duvauobelle on Friday afternoon last when tbe Akaroa County Council's crusher plant was on its way to crush metal on the Flat road, Barry's Bay. The engine waa moving along at a walking pace, as is customary when shifting from one place to another, and two of tbe men working on tbe plant were walking alongside. When just past the hotel, George Fluerty, a wheeler, aged 19 years, was walking betwpen t-hn engine and the crusbe . A number of school children were endeavouring to jump into* the men's whare, and Fluerty in turning round aud warning them to keep clear, was caught by the heel of the boot and knocked down The wheel of the crusher passed over the unfortunate man's leg and arm, the shoulder also being injured As the crusher weighs 18 tons, the muscles were torn away from both leg and arm, inflicting severe injuries. He was taken into Mr J. G. Berwick's house, and Dr Cantrell waa summoned from Akaroa, and tbe injuries attended to. Hβ was taken to tbe Obristchureh Hospital on baturday morning in one of Mr Pil kington's cars. Unfortunately, a mis understanding arose as to tho ordering of the oar, or the injured man would

have beeo through to Cbristohurch on Fiiday rt'pbr, Mrp J G. Bafxvick and ibe Cruniy foxiiißn (Mr Joe. Giddem), «»d hie wife attended to Fiuerty doriig the nigbt Mr A. Brown (ihecru?ber engineer), and tbe County cleik (Mr G. FJ. O'Callaghan), doing what was possible. i Ig was reported on Sunday nigbt tbnt tbe injured man was doing better tban naa expectfd. ;

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ACCIDENT ON CRUSHER PLANT, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915

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ACCIDENT ON CRUSHER PLANT Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 18 May 1915

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