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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS

BIIUNX Kit MINE FATALITY. A Givvmoulli message slates that an iuoueeb wan field or; Donald M"Mahon, who died at the hot-pit'l as the result of iujuricr, received ia (ho Xorch llruiuicr (ocii mine. The evidence showed that deceased w asworking by himself at timbering work, lb, was found about 14 yards from when; he was emnloycd building a “chock’" or “ pig6tve.” He had not had occasion to n-o explosives in connection with the work he had in hand. 'There we to no f.igius Hint a hole had been bored to receive, a- charge rw the effects of an explosion in the. mine. His right hand was blown off at the. wrist, and there wore several holes in his right breast and a lacerated wound in front of his risht- thigh. Deceased received gelignilo two day* prior to film .accident in blast- fi reclav. He bored hoh-s. which were fired by other workmen, who used their own explosive., two days prior to the. accident. fA search for the explosives given to the deceased had been made sinry the accident, but ro trace of them was found. How the explosion took pi arc is a mystery. The jtuy found that death resulted from a gelignite explosion, no blame being attacliablo to anyone.

John Douglas, a laborer, residing at Onciuingu, cut his tin oat on Saturday afternoon on One-treo Hill. Ho left a letter indicating that he was short of money. He was 50 years of age. William Douglas, aged 27 years, who was until lately employed as a pantryman on the steamer Maitai. fell down the gangway of that vessel at Wellington at 1.00 p.m. on Saturday. When picked up ho was unconscious, and bleeding from the mouth and nose, and was believed to have sustained a slight fracture of the bass of the skull. He was removed to the hospital. Douglas, who ha<T signed elf the Maitai's articles on Saturday, was a married man living apart from his wife. Mrs James Billett, an elderly' woman, was found drowned in the river yesterday. The deceased had been despondent some time.—Reef ton wire. A telegram from Blenheim states that P. M'Lauchlau, postmaster and linesman at Kckerangu for the past eight years, met hi* death near Seddou on Saturday night when returning home after line-repairing. Ho is believed to have been thrown from his horse.

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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