ON THIS DAY ….. 13th April 1907


Mr Candler, the city coroner, recorded a verdict of manslaughter against Thomas Timmins, the manager of Dorman, Long and Co.’s factory, South Melbourne. Timmins who instructed employees to attach the brace to a fly wheel that fatally injured Frederick John Baker on this day in 1907. Without leaving the box, the Jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and Timmins was discharged.