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At the inquest on William Winnings, run over by a train at Taraklna platform on Friday, a verdiot was returned that he was run over by a train, but no blame was attached to anyone. From the evidence the theory is that the man was sleeping between the railß and platform, and was awoko by the engine passing him, and In moving got his legs cnt off by the wheels of the carriages. He was sixty years ef age, and an old soldier. On Saturday at Round Hill two men named Lee and Chester were disenssing the qualities of revolvers. Lee took one from a shelf and handed it to Chester to examine. Chester, who was standing on Lee's right side, not being aware that the weapon was loaded, pulled the trigger, with the result that the bullet just grazed the elothing over Lee's breast and lodged in the fleshy part of the left arm.

At the inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Bjermquist, held at the hospital yesterday, reference was made by the resident surgeon, Dr Barclay, to the fact that in consequence of their being no convenient apparatus for removing injured people, deceased had to be lifted oat of the hold of the Invercargill in a coal basket. It was quite possible that such treatment might cause a fatal termination, although in the present case the injuries received by deceased were of such a Berious nature that they would have proved fatal in any case. Tho jury, in returning their verdict, added a rider to the effect that the Harbor Board or other authority should act on the suggestion of Dr Barclay, and provide proper apparatus for removing injured people.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES, Issue 7960, 16 July 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES Issue 7960, 16 July 1889

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