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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.

MAN SCALDED TO DEATH. [BY TELEGRAPH— PRESS ASSOCIATION.] DUNEDIN, 22nd August. A serious accident occurred on the barque Ganymede at Port Chalmers this afternoon, the victim being William Clements, who was severely scalded owing to a valve in a donkey engine blowing out. Clements was scalded by the steam from head to foot. The unfortunate man grouped his way to a small aperture, and made his escape to the deck, but the skin on his face, legs, feet, nhest, and arms was badly scalded. He was removed to the hospital, where he is progressing as well as can be expected. Clements belongs to Wellington, where he has a wife and four children, to whom he intended returning this week. DUNEDIX, This Day. William Clements, who was severely scalded on the hulk Ganymede at Port Chalmers, owing to a safety valve blowing out, died in the Dunedin Hospital as a result of his injuries. A FOOTBALLER'S DEATH. [BS TELEGRAPH — PRESS ASSOCIATION.] NAPIER, 22nd August. An inquest was held to-day on the body of Sidney Samuel Charlton, aged twenty-two, who was killed at a football match on Saturday. The evidence showed that tho ground was very hard, and the' play very keen, but there was no rough play, though three other accidents occurred during the match. The medical evidence showed that deceased was not in a fit state to play, as he was suffering from acute dilatiqn of the heart. Death was probably caused by over oxertion, and the heavy fall which he sustained was sufficient to fatally injure a heart in the condition of the deceased. There were no external nor internal injuries, as might be caused by a blow. The coroner's verdict was in accordance with the medical evidence, and he added that the fatality would have occurred as readily it the ground had been in a soft condition. SAWMILL CASUALTY. WANGANUI, 22nd August. Selby Carson, who had his right hand torn off, and right leg vei'y severely crushed as a result of an accident at Irvine's sawmill, Turangarere, on Friday, died at the Wanganui Hospital tonight.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume LXXX, Issue 46, 23 August 1910

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Evening Post, Volume LXXX, Issue 46, 23 August 1910

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