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THE WINGATUI ACCIDENT.

TO THE EDITOR.

Sib,—l see in your issue of to-night a report of the accident at our works at Wingatui, in which you say that the couplings broke and thus caused the accident. Where you got your information from I do not know. The facts are that nothing broke, but by some means the man at the crabwinch let go the handle, and the rope getting coiled round his leg he was drawn into the crabwinch, hence the accident. I would not have troubled you about this matter, but that your report might lead people to believe that we were working with faulty tackle, —I am, etc., Walter Sneddon. Wingatui, October 18.

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THE WINGATUI ACCIDENT., Issue 8042, 19 October 1889

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THE WINGATUI ACCIDENT. Issue 8042, 19 October 1889

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