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On this day ……… 31st of March 1909

A young man named Albert Rodgers, aged 18 years, suffered a serious accident on this day in 1909. Rodgers who was working at the corner of Victoria rd and Clarendon st., in South Melbourne, was hit on the head when a brick fell a distance of about 10ft. Rodgers was taken to hospital but was died on arrival.

 

 

On this day …….. 11th of January 2008

On the 11th of January 2008 it emerged that a drunken man who had fallen sleep on a railway line in Port Augusta, South Australia, had a narrow escape from death after being run over by a freight train. The 20 year old man suffered only minor injuries, including a bump on the head, after falling asleep on a level crossing. The train driver saw the figure lying on the tracks and hit the emergency brackets, but the train carrying 3000 tonnes of freight could not stop in time and rolled over the man. Fortunately for him, he was lying on the trackers in such a way the train could pass over him, with a clearance of 30cm. The man was taken to the Port Augusta hospital with minor injuries. The man said that he had hit his head on the train when he tried to sit up.

 

 

On this day ……… 31st of March 1909

A young man named Albert Rodgers, aged 18 years, suffered a serious accident on this day in 1909. Rodgers who was working at the corner of Victoria rd and Clarendon st., in South Melbourne, was hit on the head when a brick fell a distance of about 10ft. Rodgers was taken to hospital but was died on arrival.

 

 

On this day …….. 11th of January 2008

On the 11th of January 2008 it emerged that a drunken man who had fallen sleep on a railway line in Port Augusta, South Australia, had a narrow escape from death after being run over by a freight train. The 20 year old man suffered only minor injuries, including a bump on the head, after falling asleep on a level crossing. The train driver saw the figure lying on the tracks and hit the emergency brackets, but the train carrying 3000 tonnes of freight could not stop in time and rolled over the man. Fortunately for him, he was lying on the trackers in such a way the train could pass over him, with a clearance of 30cm. The man was taken to the Port Augusta hospital with minor injuries. The man said that he had hit his head on the train when he tried to sit up.