Inscription 15705342 - John Cocker

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10 Feb 1872


Daniel Stapleton

Daniel Stapleton

DREADFUL ACCIDENT WITH A THRASHING MACHINE.A shocking accident occurred about six o'clock on Saturday last, at Evandale by which a man named John Cocker lost his life. The deceased was employed as feeder to Mr Bryan's threshing machine, engaged at Mr Ralston's, Cambock, and it appeared from the evidence taken at the inquest (which was held at the house of Mr P. Mullane, Macquarie Hotel, before John Ralston, Esq., coroner, and a res-pectable jury, on the afternoon of Saturday) that the deceased had just finished emptying the headings out of some bags into the drum of the machine, and was scraping the loose straw with his foot, when the men engaged with him were startled by a cry, and looking round saw the deceased in the machine; the belt of the wheel immediately flew off, but not before the left leg of the poor man, as far as the thigh, was literally smashed or ground to atoms.... Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899) of Tuesday 13 February 1872, Page 2.

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