|A shocking accident, which terminated fatally, occurred at the pits of the Irchester Ironstone Company on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Fredk. Percival, of London-road, Little Irchester, a carpenter employed by the company, was going to his work in the pit when he was knocked down by a locomotive drawing two empty wagons. One of the wagons passed over his foot, nearly severing it from the leg. It is believed that the noise of the steam diggers prevented Percival from hearing the approach of the locomotive.
Ambulance men at the works rendered first-aid and took Percival by motor ambulance to Dr. Richardson at Wellingborough. The doctor ordered his removal to the Northampton General Hospital, where he arrived shortly after five o’clock. Examination there showed a compound fracture of the left leg, and, without loss of time, the foot was amputated.
Mr. Percival, who is 66 years of age, passed a very restless night, and yesterday, at about noon, he succumbed to the injuries.