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QUARRY FATALITY

VERDICT OP CORONER O.C. TE KUITI, this day. At the adjourned inquest into the death of Mr. Percy Orr on July 3, while employed as a quarryman in the lime works at Te Kuiti of Messrs Beros Bros., the coroner, Mr. A. Dobson, returned a verdict that deceased met his death as the result of being struck on the head by a piece of stone which fell from a place above him.

The evidence revealed that Mr. Orr had been working on blasted rocks lying at the foot of the quarry, immediately below where charges of gelignite, had been fired the previous night. Besides a rugged wall of limestone about 100 feet high, there were loose rocks on a bench 20 feet above where deceased had been working, and also loose stone on a ledge 30 feet up.

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QUARRY FATALITY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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QUARRY FATALITY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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