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There were two rather serious accidents at Whitehaven on Saturday. In the first case a little boy, about five years old, son of Mr N. MITCHELL, grocer, Bransty, had his left arm severely crushed and lacerated by the wheel of a cart. It appears that the little fellow, who had been standing near the premises of Messrs METCALF, wholesale grocers, Tangier Street, climbed on the wheel of a cart belonging to that firm, and the horse then started, with the result that the boy was swung round, and the wheel went over his arm. He was removed to the Infirmary for treatment, and was detained in that institution.
The second accident happened to a girl, named Margaret McGREAVEY, of Middle Row, Newhouses, who is employed at Messrs JACKSON's tobacco works, Tangier Street. Her hand was caught by a cog wheel, and some of her fingers were badly crushed. She was taken to the Infirmary, and it was found necessary to amputate the end of one of the injured fingers.