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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS

FOUND DROWNED. The body of a man aged about 35 years, and apparently a. waterside worker by hU chf;;s, was found floating in the harbor this morning alongside the Victoria wharf. The body, which had only been in the water a'few days, was removed to the Morgue to await identification and an inquest. Later in the day the body was identified as that of James Smith, a single man, aged between 25 and 50 years, who had bien residing in a, boarding-house in Mnolo egan street. lie was last seen alive, on Tuesday evening. /He was employed for a, time as a waterside worker. Deceased is not supposed to have _ had any relatives in the country. It is a mystery so far- as to how he came to get into the water. A post mortem examination was held on tile body this afternoon prior to an inquest being hold to-morrow morning. A SHOCKING ACCIDENT. A mishap of a. most painful and shocking description befell Miss Ruth IVebh at tno lioslvn Woollen Mills yesterday afternoon. She is employed at the mill, and apparently was sitting on. a basket close to the work table when her hair became caught in the revolving shaft, with the horrible result that the whole of the hair and pari of the scalp were torn off before the machinery could bo slopped. The unfortunate girl was at once, removed to the Hospital, where an operation was performed. Miss Webb is 21 years old, and lives at Cayerfsham, She is doing as well as can be expected. R. M‘Lean, employed at Dalgoty and Co.’s store, finding himself falling from a truck of wool yesterday afternoon, jumped and badly hurt his left leg. ITe was taken to his horn© in Green Island by motor. A serious blasting accident occurred at the Ratutuhi quarry (Gisborne) yesterday. James Green, foreman of the quarry, aged 40 years, and Archie Bugden, aged 30 years, were putting in a charge on top of a 200 ft face when a premature explosion took place, toppling both mem over the face, whence thev rolled 200 ft down a slope. Both were badly cut about and very ' seriouelv burned by powder. It- is feared that Mr Green, who is a married

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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