1898 09 16 Dinton

1898 Sept 16th           Shocking accident at Dinton Station

Sarum Fireman badly injured

A shocking accident occurred at Dinton Station on Monday. It appears that a fireman, named Harry Love, of Bemerton, in the employ of the L & SWR, was engaged on his engine in shunting operations, and whilst the engine was in motion, moved forward to the front of it for some reason, and slipped, falling into the permanent way. The engine and the tender and the horse box attached thereto passed over him. The poor fellow was at once conveyed back to the Salisbury Station, where he was placed on a stretcher and conveyed, without loss of time, to the Infirmary. It was found that, amongst other injuries, the spine was fractured, and but slight hopes are entertained of his recovery. On inquiry this (Friday) morning at the Infirmary we find that Love is still progressing as favorably as can be expected.

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