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From: "Daryl John Crabtree" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 18:14:59 +1000

April 26, 1918
Tragic Railway Accident
A horribly tragic accident happened at the Natimuk East Railway Station last
Friday evening after the departure of the train from Natimuk to Kanagulk,
the victim being Oliver EVANS, a guard in the employ of the railways. The
unfortunate man was giving the signal for the train to set back to connect
with the van in rear, when he slipped from the platform and fell on to the
rails. The wheels of the moving car passed over his left leg, crushing it
terribly below the knee and causing a compound fracture and severe
lacerations. He was taken to the Horsham Hospital, where on Sunday last his
leg was amputated above the knee. We understand that he is getting on
slowly, and is improving as well as can be expected. Guard EVANS had just
been taken out of the Horsham goods shed to fill a temporary gap on the
Toolondo line and has a wife and one child.

Daryl Crabtree

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