BRYMBO.|1887-09-16|Llangollen Advertiser Denbighshire Merionethshire and North Wales Journal - Welsh Newspapers Online
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BRYMBO. SAD ACCIDENT TO A LITTLE Boy ON THE RAILWAY.—Late on Friday evening a very sad accident occurred to a little boy named James Etchells. aged seven years, son of Robert Etchells, a brakesman on the Great Western Railway, residing at Penycoed gates, on the Brymbo and Minera Branch of the Great Western Railway. It appears that after school on Friday evening the little boy, in company with an elder brother, went to fetch water from a neighbouring well, lying alongside the railway, and for the nearest way they passed along the railway branch. WThen near Penycoed hill the i 5.30 p.m. mineral train from Minera to Croesnewydd, I containing twenty-one waggons and brakevan, driven by John Jones, engine-driver, passed the boys. The youngest it is supposed was attempting to touch the waggons with his hands as they t passed, and walking along at the same time stumbled on a stone,. and fell with his j arm under the last waggon, bent up from the elbow. The upper part of the arm from the elbow to the shoulder was one confused mass of blood and flesh, and severely crushed. The little boy at once walked home. when the nature of the accident became fully realised. The brakesman, W. Blackwell, in charge of the train, having arrived in the Brymbo cutting, at once proceeded towards the scene of the accident, when he met the father and another man carrying the little boy towards the train to convey him to Wrexham. The boy was placed in the van, and the train immediately proceeded to Wrexham Station, when the boy was conveyed on a stretcher to Wrexham Infirmary, where it became necessary to amputate the arm just below the shoulder. Since then, the boy has been making satisfactory progress.

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