The Northampton Mercury 22 Mar 1862 Six Men Buried Alive includes Aaron HAYES

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The Northampton Mercury Saturday 22 Mar 1862
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SIX MEN BURIED ALIVE. - On Friday a shocking accident happened on the Watchet branch of the Bristol and Exeter railway, by which four men have narrowly escaped with their lives. A short distance from the junction with the Bristol line, near Bishop's Lydeard, some workmen were removing a high embankment, and had somewhat undermined it, when a mass of earth gave way, falling on six poor fellows, and burying them beneath. The work of extrication was at once commenced in right earnest, and as soon as possible the sufferers were released from their dangerous position. The truck which they were loading also fell upon them. They were at once removed to the Taunton and Somerset Hospital, when it was found that all were dreadfully bruised. Francis CASE, 26, sustained an injury to his ankle; Richard CASE, 23, an injury of the back; James MATTOCK, 24, married, a fracture of the leg; and Aaron HAYES, 39, married, an injury of the head and left side. - Bristol Mercury

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