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Painful Accident, Thursdays Spcator says :- About noon yesterday a young man named Walter Greed, twenty years of age, a son of Mr. John Greed, of this town, met with a serious accident while attending a flock teasing machine at the carriage works of his uncle, Mr. A. Greed, of Gray street, where be is employed. The machine is employed for tearing loose the flock which is used for sta6un cushions. The flock passes between two rollers on to a drum, the surface of which is studded with spikes, distance from each other three-quarters of an inch, and fire.eighths of an inch in length. The :lock not passing out as freely as he wished, the lad attempted to clear it away, when his right hand was caught in the spikes and was drawn on to the drum. The machine was immediately stopped; but it had to be taken to pieces before the hand could be released, which caused a delay of some minutes, during rhich time the unfortu nate lad mast have suffered great pain. He immediately ran to Mr. Rountree's chemist's shop, leaving traces of blood all along the way. After having bandaged Li~ hand, Mr. Rountree adrised his re moval to the Hamilton hospital, where he was attended to by Drs. Bennett and Robinson. The two medical gentlemen made a careful examination and found, we are happy to state, that Lot . bone was broken nor a sinew touched, ?hoagh the hand is badly lacerated. The patient was progressing favourably last night. During the whole examination, which was necessarily a painful one, the unfortunate lad displayed a great deal of nerve, never flinching for a moment. Fortunately the quantity of flock required was small, or otherwise the r.achine would have been connected with the engine instead of being worked by hand, in which case the consequences would have been far more serious, if not fatal.