Spa Wood Fatality – John Poskett – 11 Jun 1910

(accident: 08 Apr 1910), Aged 26, Platelayer, A full tub had been left standing with one dreg in its wheels on a gradient averaging 1 in 72. Another full tub was being brought along the same road also with one iron dreg in the rear wheel and when it joined the standing tub with considerable force, the latter ran amain and knocked down Poskett who was 40 or 50 yards distant. The deceased was repairing the way at the time, and although there was a clear space of over 3 feet between the tub and the sides, in his anxiety to get clear he lost his light. He died on June 11th

 

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