RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

Worcester Chronicle


WEDNESDAY, 3rd., JANUARY, 1844

STOURBRIDGE

"Dreadful Accident :- On Thursday last an intelligent young man named Henry Southall, in the employ of Messrs. Bradley & Co., at the Stourbridge Iron Works, met with an accident by which his life is placed in imminent danger. Southall is employed at the rolls, and having turned to speak to a man who was near him during the time that the rolls were going, his attention was withdrawn from his duty of taking hold of the iron rod on its first presenting itself through the rolls, and in an instant it came in contact with his thigh, which it perforated, passing out of his back. He was thus literally spitted on the red hot iron, from which he was removed as soon as possible and conveyed home, where he now lies in a most dangerous state, though hopes are entertained of his ultimate recovery.