ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES
Frederick Marshall, who resides at Ravensbourne, fell down the steps while coming out of Sargood’s place of business on Monday and broke some of his ribs.
A Chinaman was admitted into the hospital yesterday suffering from a nasty cut in the right temple, caused by a stone being thrown at him by a boy. A very sudden death occurred at East Roxburgh on Sunday. Mrs John Stringer was taken ill and died shoitly afterwards, it is said from heart disease.
A child seventeen months of age, named Mollison, was accidentally poisoned at Oamaru yesterday by drinking some sulphuric acid. The acid had been placed in a shed at the back of the house, and the child got at it and died half an hour after the doctor’s arrival.
William Gilley, a locomotive driver at Kinihia coal mine at Huntley (Auckland), fell on to the railway lino whilst attempting to put down the brake, and one of the trucks passed over his leg, almost severing it. He died at Waikato Hospital, owing to shock to the nervous system. Information was received this morning that Mr Alexander Peat, junior, a farmer at Clarkes (which is between Outram and Strath Taieri), was found dead yesterday on the road near the Lee Stream, It appears that deceased was driving a horse and dray, and the vehicle must have upset and fallen on him. The body was removed to the Lee Stream Hotel, where an inquest was this afternoon hold by Mr William Snow, of Outram.
BLENHEIM, October 9.
A young man named Robert Gillon, employed as a station hand, sustained concussion of the brain and laceration of the ear through a kick from a horse.
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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES, Evening Star, Issue 8033, 9 October 1889
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