Serious Accident at Bakerton. Thomas B. Welsh was the victim of a very serious accident at Bakerton, this county, yesterday morning. It appears that the day previous a blast had been set off in the stone quarries at that place, and one of the charges failed to explode. The next morning while Mr. Welsh was at work on the stone, by some means the dynamite was exploded. He received the full shock of the explosion and was hurled to the ground. A large portion of the stone was thrown upon him and many small fragments hit him in the head and about the body. The worst injury Mr. Welsh sustained was a compound comminuted fracture of the leg, that member being severely mangled. In addition he received several painful scalp wounds, and also a number of cuts throughout the body. Dr. S. T. Knott was immediately sent for, and he called Dr. Tanner and Dr. Banks into consultation. The injured man was given every attention and made as comfortable as possible. Dr. Tanner informs us this morning that though the leg is badly injured, there being two fractures below the knee, they hope that it may be saved. We greatly regret to note Mr. Welsh’s misfortune. He has long been employed in the Bakerton quarries, and is regarded as one of the most efficient and industrious men in that neighborhood. His friends hope he may speedily recover.
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