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Sad Fatality at Porthgain.

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Sad Fatality at Porthgain. MAN'S HEAD BLOWN OFF. A sad fatality Look place at the Porthgain granite quarry on Saturday afternoon last at 3 o'clock, resulting in the shocking death of Mr. John Hughes, sub-contractor of the quarry. Our reporter learned that the unfor- tunate man, in company with his son, was taking part in blasting operations at the above quarry, and the charge went off sooner than they had expected, with the result that Mr. John Hughes's head was almost completely blown off. Deceased's son was eye-witness of the sad occurrence, but himself escaped un- injured. He promptly summoned assistance, and several workmen were soon on the scene. It was decided to send for P.C.'s Phillips (Letterston) and Nash (Solva). In the mean- time they carried the unfortunate man's body to his residence, No. 2 Sunn:w Side, Porthgain, where his wife and children were prostrated with grief when the news, of the calamity reached them. John Hughes was the son of the late Mr. Sam Hughes (of Llanrian), and had worked at Porthgain for the last 17 years. When the dock at Porthgain was made several years ago, Hughes had the charge of operations. It appears that deceased had only been from the house for about half an hour before the accident occurred, and on his way called at the office of the works, where he chatted freely with the clerk. He was of a genial and hapP1" disposition, and highly respected oy .his fellow, workmen. Deceased'and Mr. Tom Howen, the foreman of. the brickyard, had worked together at Porthgain for about 17 years, and Bowen's testimony was that no better workman could be wished for. It ap- pears that no accident of a fatal kind has taken place at these works for over 50 years. The decased was a member of Berea Congre- gational Church, and attended last Sunday's services, when the funeral sermon -of his brother (WIn. Hughes, who died at Aberdare) was preached. He was highly respected in the neighbour- hood, and was 48 years of age. It may be mentioned that work at the quarry is for the present suspended, the met out of respect to the decased, having decided not to resume operations until after the funeral.

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