1906 10 12 Poole

1906 October 12th     Knocked down by the Salisbury Train

On Monday morning at 9.10 a serious accident occurred at Poole to a shunter named Damer. He had gone up the siding on the shunting engine, and on stepping off turned to see that the near waggons had passed the points. Apparently he did not see or hear the approach of the train (7.53 from Salisbury), nor did the driver or the fireman see him, with the result that a part of the engine caught him on the right shoulder, and knocked him down, fortunately clear of the four foot way. On being taken to the Carmelia Hospital it was found that his shoulder was badly injured, ribs were fractured, there was a cut on the side of his head, and the man was suffering also from bruises and shock. On Wednesday he was much in the same condition, and not out of danger.

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