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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES

, <t» ~ John Wildo was received into the hospital on Saturday suffering from a fracture of the right collarbone received while playing football at Opoho. He was attended by Dr Barclay, aad sent home. Nothing was adduced at the inquest on Antonio Meealliffe, whose body was found in Wellington Harbor, to prove that hehad met with foul play, Tb.B bruises on the body are supposed to be contusions from the rocks. A verdict of "Found drowned" was returned. August William Bjermquißt, able seaman, employed on the steamer lovercargill, met his death suddenly this morning. At 9.45 he was in the vessel's hold, lending a hand to discharge tho cargo of timber on to Rattray street wharf, when one of the tiers in the hold fell, knjeking him down and inflicting internal injuries. Tho first mate of the vessel (Christian Hansen) and three of the men extricated the sufferer and a doctor was sent for. Being unable to find one without loss of time, they placed the injured man on an express and sent him to the hospital, hut he died on tho way. Deceased was a native of Sweden, about forty-five years of age, and leaves a wife and three or four of a family entirely unprovided for. Their home is in Albany street. An toque t was held at the hospital tbia afternoon before Mr Coroner Carew, and a verdict of "Accidental death " was returned.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES, Evening Star, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES Evening Star, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889

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