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A peculiar accident happened at Fapanui last Saturday. Mr T. Beauchop, who has for years been carrying on business in the Ellesmere district, went into Fapanui the previous night to arrange a sale of produce, and put up for the night at the Sawyers’ Arms Hotel. Before daylight he got up, and, as he thought, stepped out into the yard, but in the dark stepped out on to the balcony and pitched over thence to the ground—a fall of some 16ft—fracturing his loft leg and crushing the knee-cap. The accident took place about four o’clock in the morning, bat it was six o’clock before anyone came to his assistance. He was taken to the Christchurch Hospital, where the injured limb was amputated, but the shock to the ays tan was too great, and he died on Sunday night. At the inquest it was conclusively proved that he wcrA to bed per fectly sober. Deceased, who was a very heavy man, leaves a widow and eight children.

Another a:.went, also likely to prove fatal, occurred at the Coalpit Heath mine. William K : ug, while at work, was caught by a fail ol coal, which broke his thigh and injured his skull, besides Inflicting other bruises.

16REYM0UTH, June 7.

Patrick Casey, who was injured yesterday by a truck passing over him, died this morning under the operation of amputation of his legs. The accident was caused by deceased, who thought to save a woman, leaning too much forward, when his finger got jammed in the chain, and, in attempting to release it, he lost his seat and fell in front of the truck wheels.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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