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N. F. Man Killed

 

January 13, 1922

N. F. Man Killed Aboard Vessel
John Malloy, World War Veteran, Hurled to Death
This Forenoon When Mitten Caught in Hoister

John Malloy, 33 years of age, of St. Lawrence, N. F., was instantly killed on board the British sch. Georgianna while unloading herring at Davis Brothers wharf at 10.30 o'clock this morning.  Malloy's mitten caught in a hoisting winch on the forward deck, and he was hurled to his death.

Five minutes before, he had relieved another of the crew at this post.   In hoisting out a basket of herring, Malloy's big mitten caught in the rope.  He shouted for help, but before assistance reached him, his hand had been caught too, and the unfortunate man was whirled about in a fearful manner, striking stanchions, anchor chain, and the winch itself.

Thomas Kane, one of the crew ran forward and stopped the engine.  Malloy was cleared and medical assistance summoned.   Dr. P. P. Moore, medical examiner, was the first physician to arrive.  He pronounced Malloy dead and stated he had probably been instantly killed.

His skull was fractured, jaw broken, legs broken and twisted, and the body mutilated.  The remains were turned over to Undertaker George L. Browne.   Malloy was married and leaves a wife at St. Lawrence.  He was a veteran of the World War, having served four years overseas with a Newfoundland regiment.  He was wounded and served in action several times.

The Georgina is commanded by Capt. James Kemp of Placentia Bay, N. F., who will make arrangements to send the body home.

 

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