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Rockfalls

Date: 1852

Location: Kelly's Island, Conception Bay

Easting: 348000

Northing: 5267000

Latitude: 47° 33' 00" N

Longitude: 53° 01' 00" W

Fatalities: 1

Injuries: 0

Source: 15 July report in Newfoundlander, Harbour Grace Herald M Howard, 1980. Vital Statistics and items from newspapers of Newfoundland 1834 to 1854. Weekly Herald and Conception-Bay General Advertiser notices transcribed at NFGenWeb Newspaper Recordsopens new window opens new window

James Bradbury was killed when a stone fell from a cliff 12' above hitting him on the head.

" 14 Jul 1852: Coroners Inquest reported in the Weekly Herald and Conception-Bay General Advertiser. At Ships Head on Thursday last, body of James BRADBURY. The deceased was employed under the personal direction of his relative Capt. John STEVENSON at Kelly's Island. While in the act of detaching some blocks of stone from the cliff, a large piece of about 3 ft square, broke loose from above at some 10 to 12 feet. It fell upon the deceased and killed him on the spot. Verdict: Accidentally killed. The deceased was a praiseworthy, quiet, and respectable inhabitant, and has left a widow and five children to deplore his loss."

 
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