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A serious accident occurred at Port Chalmers shortly before eight o’clock this morning to Mr Charles Hellier, an old resident, who was crossing the foot of Grey street when a milk cart, driven by a boy, came down the hill, and before Mr Hellier could get out of its way the shaft struck him, knocking him down, and the wheel passed over him. In addition to other injuries, Mr Hellier received a nasty out on the bead and face. He was at once taken to his residence and attended by Drs Drysdale and Cunningham. Henry Stevenson, who fell over an embankment at the foot of Hobson street, Auckland, on the Bth inst., died in the hospital to-day. AUCKLAND, Jbne 21. Herman Obee, a cabinetmaker in Hobson street, attempted suicide this morning. He cut a severe gash in his wrist with a razor, and left a letter disposing of his stock and a cheque to pay his debts. He had been drinking. The settlers at the Great Barrier last Sunday found the body of John Tuckle, mate of the ketch Zillah, which was wrecked on that island on June 2. Next day the body of John Zena, the master, was discovered. Henry Stevens died in the hospital from injuries received by falling down an unprotected foundation in Hobson street. He was employed at the Britomart Hotel, and leaves a family. NAPIER, Junk 21. A youth named Alexander Ferguson, while shooting yesterday, accidentally let the gun off, and the charge of shot entered his shoulder, escaping the artery, and passing through the back of the shoulder. It made a hole as large as a hen’s egg. His recovery is problematical, but no bones are broken. GISBORNE, June 21, John Rosie, employed at the Gisborne Brewery, while engaged cleaning a vat of yeasb last evening, was overpowered by the fames of carbolic, acid gas and fell insensible to the bottom of the vat. Fortunately, the ping admitted a certain amount of fresh air, and Rosie lay insensible but alive for several hours. At midnight he was discovered by David Barry, another who bravely plunged into the noxious air «Bd mooed Rosie, who was very near death.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Evening Star, Issue 7939, 21 June 1889