A fatal accident happened at Messrs TTrasert foundry in Stanley-street this aorning. A youth named John H. L. fiobbs was assisting a man to do some rork to the back portion of a boiler, i-his back portion was detached, and then a set of portable sheer-legs were Ljvr shifted this back portion of the lost its support and was seen to te falling. The man put up his hands to jiv to keep it in position, and the boy jjd likewise, but did not take the precaution ot fte older workman of placing Mrnself in a position out of danger. The boy got right in front of the falling iron, triien struck him and crushed him against the main portion of the boiler. A Rejecting piece of iron hit him just above the heart and killed him almost immediately. He straightway became unconscious, and after uttering a groan, jank and died. The blow the lad recerred was frightfully heavy, the falling tortion of the-toiler weighing about half A ton. Young Dobbs was a particularly promising boy at his business, and was apprenticed to engineering. He was 17 rears of age, and a son of Mr Dobbs, of H Auglesea-street.
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