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Accident with Threshing Machine at Darfield.

December 1848

Leeds Intelligencer – Saturday 02 December 1848

Accident at Darfield.

On Tuesday, whilst a Woman of the name of Blackberry was employed in feeding a thrashing machine Darfield, her foot became entangled amongst the wheels, by which it was taken completely off.

Medical assistance was got with all possible speed, when it was found, from the shattered state the limb, that amputation higher up the leg was necessary, which was performed, but the poor woman only survived the operation for a short time.