THE Friends of the late Mr William Fogarty are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the Hospital, Dunedin, this day, Monday, at 3 o'clock precisely.
WALTER G. GEDDES, Undertaker, Octagon. -Otago Daily Times, 12/2/1872.
|Southern Cemetery, Dunedin.|
News of the Week
A fatal accident occurred at Mr Wales's quarry, close to Port Chalmers, on Saturday forenoon, to one of the men in the employment of the contractors for the Port Railway. On the previous evening a ledge of stone appearing to be loose above head, endeavours were made by the workmen to detach it by crowbars, &c, but they could not move it. On Saturday, William Fogarty, a steady and active man, along with another man named Samuel Keeble, were engaged underneath drilling, when the ledge above (weighing three tons) gave way, falling on Fogarty, and fracturing the upper part of his skull. A piece of the skull, about 2 inches square, was broken off all round from the rest, and forced in upon the brain. The left arm was completely severed just below the shoulder joint. A messenger was immediately sent for medical aid, and Dr Drysdale, who was quickly on the spot, did everything that skill could do for the poor man, who was brought to the Port, and conveyed thence to Dunedin by the Golden Age. Captain Ferguson, of that steamer, started at once on Fogerty being placed on board, and the steamer, on arriving at Dunedin, for convenience berthed alongside the Stuart street jetty. Thence the injured man was taken to the hospital, accompanied by Dr Drysdale, a foreman of the works, and others. Fogarty was in a dying state, but though very weak, was conscious. Notwithstanding his fearful injuries, he lived till half-past 10 o'clock on Saturday night, when he expired. Keeble had a very narrow escape, and only got a few scratches. The number of accidents that have lately occurred at or near the Port suggest that a local hospital, say even of two beds, should be established there by the Government. As it is, many a poor fellow is obliged to undergo the ordeal of a passage to Dunedin while suffering from acute pain. The expense of such a hospital would be but small, and the local medical men are at all times ready and willing to give their assistance to those requiring it. An inquest was held at the Hospital on Monday into the death of the late Wm. Fogarty, The jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally killed," with a rider that "blame is attributable to both the overseer and men employed in the quarry, for not examining the work more carefully." The deceased was 30 years of age, a single man, and a native of Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. -Otago Witness, 17/2/1872.