appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 11 Oct 1888, p. 2, column 1
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SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT ROCKWOOD.
A Fatal Accident at Richardson's mill Through
the Bursting of the Shingle Jointer.
A deplorable accident occurred on Saturday morning in Richardson's shingle mill, Rockwood. Mr. Richardson's son Willie, about 15 years of age, was employed packing shingles, when the jointer burst and pieces of it flew in all directions through the building. One piece struck the young man on the right arm and completely amputated it, while another struck him on the left leg, breaking it. Dr. Dryden telegraphed to Guelph for Dr. Herod. The patient's right arm had to be amputated near the shoulder socket. The leg received a severe fracture below the knee. The physicians thought they could save the young man's life but he expired about nine o'clock the same evening.
The event has cast a sense of gloom over the neighborhood. The family, which is highly respected, have the united sympathy of the community in their sudden and painful affliction.
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