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Tragic Railway Accident in Limerick Leaves Porter in Critical Condition

In a harrowing incident on the Great Southern and Western Railway at Limerick, another railway accident has occurred, raising concerns about the potential for fatal consequences. The incident took place last night during shooting operations around 11:30 PM. A porter identified as John Slattery became trapped by one of the wagons, resulting in a devastating injury to his leg.

Slattery’s leg was horribly crushed in the accident, leaving him in a critical condition. He was immediately transported to Barrington’s Hospital, where he now fights for his life. Medical professionals are working tirelessly to provide him with the necessary care and treatment, although the severity of his injuries presents a grave challenge.

Meanwhile, there is some relatively positive news regarding another victim of a recent railway accident. Madigan, the labourer who was injured by a train in Ballymmon yesterday, is showing signs of progress in his recovery. Although the circumstances remain challenging, Madigan’s condition is reportedly improving.

Authorities and railway officials have launched an investigation into the accidents to determine the causes and prevent future incidents. The safety measures and protocols surrounding railway operations will likely come under scrutiny as experts seek to enhance the overall safety of railway workers and passengers.

The local community has been deeply shaken by these unfortunate incidents, and thoughts and prayers are pouring in for the recovery of John Slattery and Madigan. The importance of prioritizing safety in railway operations cannot be emphasized enough, and it is hoped that steps will be taken to prevent such accidents in the future.

Dublin Evening Telegraph – Saturday 16 January 1904

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