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PONTYPOOL.

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CHEPSTOW.

ABEEGAVENNY.

CAERLEON.

VARTEG HILL.

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SKENFRITH.

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SKENFRITH. FATAL ACCIDENT.— Last week we recorded a very painful and fatal accident that befol a poor woman, while assisting Mr. Davies, of the Hill Farm, Skenfrith, in working a horse threshing machine, and this week we have to report another accident which has since happened in the saine locality, and by which another life has been sacrificed. On Friday last, at a quarry near Hilstou Park, a poor man named George Pritchard was struck by a tall of ftone, and so seriously injured that he expired iu a few hours. This is another in the category of acci- dents that ""Rht .hnvfl hfien .nrfi,VGRta'W# those precautionary measures that common sense should dictate. It was elicited trom Powell, the foreman, at the inquesr, which wus held on Saturday, before E. D. Batt, Esq.that neither .himself nor the deceased had, on the morning of the occurrence, looked to see if anything was wrong. It is sad to think that men thus employed should be so thoughtless, and hold their own lives so cheap as to estimate it worth less than a day's Jabour-for six hours' labour in •'ridding," as it is termed, would un- questionably in this cuse, have removed sufficient of the upper strata to have prevented the catastrophe. It appears, howevor, that the employers will not pay tor "ridding," and the men themselves say—why should they rid wlieu others may, perhaps, benefit by the removal of the lower strata—hence the many accidents. The jury returned a verdict of" Accidental death." "'III.

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