CAUGHT IN MACHINE
YOUTH'S LEG AMPUTATED TO
Whirled Round Rotating Shaft
Unable to release a youth whose leg had become caught in a machine at Fairfield yesterday, two doctors administered a general anaesthetic to the youth and am-
putated the leg.
While he was working alone in the rear portion of the factory of Beddison and Staples, ice-cream spoon manufacturers Heidelberg road, Fairfield, about 11,30 a.m. yesterday, Samuel Salter, aged l8 years, of Church street, Hawthorn, was caught in the rotating shaft which drives a wood- working machine. He was being whirled around the shaft when his cries were heard by Mr. O. R. Beddison, a partner of' the firm, who switched off the power. When the machine stopped he found that
Salter could not bo released.
Other employees of the firm supported Salter until a doctor arrived and gave an injection of morphia. Two other doc- tors were summoned, and it was found necessary to amputate the leg below the knee. Salter was removed to St. Vin- cent's Hospital. His condition is serious.
Footballer Injures Fingen
While he was working on a punching machine at the factory of McLaren and Co., box monufacturcrs, Pelham street, Carlton, yes'erday morning, Jack Mueller, aged 19 years, Powlett street, East Mel- bourne, a member of the Melbourne first eighteen, received an injury to three fiV gers. He was treated at the Melbourne Hospital, and Was allowed to go home,