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George Leek and Sons

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of Salford

1909 'Four Men Crushed to Death.
A shocking accident, resulting in the death of four men, occurred on Monday evening at the iron foundry works of Messrs. George Leek and Sons, Hope-st.. Oldfield-rd., Salford. While a number of men were engaged in raising a heavy casting the crane broke and the casting fell on four of the men, who were terribly crushed. Two were killed outright. The remains of these two, and the other unfortunate men were taken in the motor ambulance to the Salford Hospital. A third succumbed to his injuries almost as soon as he reached the hospital, while the fourth died within hour of admittance. Their names are:-
Robert Catlow, aged 51, of 21, Lillah-st., Salford,
John Dutton, aged 27, of 13, Athole-st., Pendleton.
James Henry Leek, aged 31, of Osborne-st., Seedley, engaged as a foreman moulder, a married son of Mr. George Leek.
Thomas Dimlow, aged 19, of 7, Heap-court, Salford, employed as a labourer.
The last-named two were those who died at the works, and they were taken straight from the hospital to the mortuary. [1]


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  1. Bolton Evening News - Tuesday 21 September 1909