June 16, 2012

Fatal Accident at Harewood

An accident, painful in character and attended with a fatal result, occurred yesterday on the farm of the Earl of Harewood at the village of Weardley, near Harewood.  A labourer named James Sweeney was, along with others, employed at a thrashing machine, when he inadvertently stepped upon the drum, the result being that his foot was drawn in and his leg pulled off below the knee.  He was conveyed to the Leeds Infirmary, where he died about eight o'clock, half an hour after admission.  Deceased was a married man.  (Yorkshire Post, June 10th, 1873)

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