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Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, May 21st, 1881


ACCIDENT:- On Monday morning an accident occurred at the Wood House Pits to a man named Henry Hoof, living at the Old Park, who is engaged as a miner at the above pits. From some cause the unfortunate man got crushed between the tub and the wall of the pit. He was immediately conveyed home, and Dr MacCarthy and his assistant were speedily in attendance. It was found that the injury consisted of a severe fracture of the thigh and the man is in a dangerous state.


Submitted by Steve Dewhirst

Note: Incidents took place on Monday 16th,May. The Journal was published on Saturday.

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