Crushed to death by logs
Grimsby Independent, 8 Nov 1922, p. 1
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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
Date of Publication
8 Nov 1922
Date Of Event
7 Nov 1922
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Grant, Archibald
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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In the accident which occurred at Merritt Bros. basket factory log yard on Tuesday afternoon, Archibald Grant lost his life. There were four or five men piling logs to a height of about nine feet, with a crane, under the direction of John Merritt. Grant and Merritt were on the top of the pile placing the logs, which range in size from 12 to 24 inches, and at five o'clock, Merritt descended from the pile and told Grant to come down, when two of the logs rolled and about three feet from the bottom caught Grant's head, fracturing the skull and breaking his neck and jaw, killing him instantly. It all occurred so quickly that no one realizes just how it did happen. There were no other injuries to the body nor was the face disfigured. Dr. R.A. Alexander and Chief Konkle were immediately called, and the doctor as coroner ordered the removal of the body to the undertaking rooms of G. Arthur Payne & Son, where after some investigation ordered a jury empanelled. The jury consisted of Jas. A.Wray,Foreman; Fred Andrews, S.B. Bradley, William Fisher, Bert Flett, Henry Hillier, M.D. Irvin, Jas. A. Livingston, O. Moyer, W.R. Patterson, W.J. Schwab and Conrad Shafer. The jury viewed the body, then proceeded to the scene of the accident when, after looking it over, adjourned to Monday, Nov. 13, at 2:30. Archibald Grant was an Englishman but had been in Canada for some years; was a single man 48 years of age and lived with his aged mother and invalid father, of whom he was the sole support, and a sister. They lived in Caistor for some time and later in North Grimsby about three miles west of the town, coming to Grimsby about a year ago. They [illegible] at Paton and Elizabeth Streets. The funeral will be held from his late home on Friday, November 10, at 1 p.m., to St. Andrew's Cemetery, the Rev. J. Allan Ballard officiating. Merritt Bros. in their milling and basket-making activities have piled many thousands of logs in this manner and this is their first accident of this nature, and they feel the situation very keenly.

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Crushed to death by logs