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THE DEATH OF ROBERT PICKERING.
CARLISLE JOURNAL 1ST JANUARY 1893
REPORT OF CRANE ACCIDENT AT CUMWHINTON
A report of crane accident at Cumwhinton to Robert Pickering a porter at Cumwhinton station on the Midland Railway was seriously injured by a crane accident at that station on Thursday evening. He was struck by the crane handle on the forehead and rendered quiet unconscious at the time. He was subsequently removed to the Cumberland infirmary where he is progressing favourably.
CARLISLE JOURNAL 3RD FEBRUARY 1893
Pickering at the infirmary on the 2nd inst Robert only son of Robert and Mary Ann Pickering, Cotehill, aged 16 years. Will be interred at Cotehill on Sunday Afternoon.
CARLISLE JOURNAL 7TH FEBRUARY 1893
NOTICE OF INQUEST INTO DEATH OF ROBERT PICKERING.
The death of Robert Pickering while working a five ton crane with Isaac Scott, Station Master. He and the deceased were lowering the jib, when the deceased is supposed to have pulled back the clutch throwing the jib on to the handles causing both to bee thrown down. The deceased suffered a fractured skull and despite operation to remove a piece of bone from the brain, he died in the infirmary.
Identification by Samuel Brown, East Nelson St, Grandfather.
Verdict. Accidental death. For more information contact us