Report of Martha Appleton's Accident, 1859
REPORT OF ACCIDENT - To Robert Baker, Esq., Inspector of Factories.
Name, Age, and Occupation of Person injured: Martha Appleton, At 13, a Scavenger
Name of Firm, situation of the Factory in which the Accident occurred, and nature of the work carried on: Messrs. William Woods & Son Coll sp & w, Wallgate, Wigan
Date of Accident: Monday Augst. 8th 1859
Nature of Accident: Loss of all the fingers of the left hand
Statement made to me by the injured person as to the cause of Accident, the hour of the day when it happened, and how that person was employed at the time: About 6.45 a.m. on Monday last I was at the back of the wheel house putting some bobbins in, when a giddiness came over me, and my hand slipped between the driving and the man douser wheels of the self acting Mules.
Report of Martha Appleton's Accident. Rep. N.p.: n.p., 1859. UK National Archives. Web. 4 Apr. 2016. Catalogue reference: HO 45/6753
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