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Fenelon Falls Gazette, 23 May 1902, p. 5, column 1
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ACCIDENT.--On the afternoon of Friday of last week Mr. Martin Haskell, electrician, met with an accident which rendered him unable to attend to his duties in the Syndicate's power house until the following Tuesday evening. An electric light pole stood in the way of a house which has since been moved from Bond street to May street, and, after the pole had been loosened and partly lifted out of the ground, Mr. Haskell climbed up it to detach the wires. AS soon as he had done so the pole swayed towards the house, and he was thrown upon its roof ; but the distance was so trifling that he was not hurt. Springing back on to the pole, he struck the "spur" on his right foot into it, and as he did so the strap around his leg broke, and he slid with great rapidity to the ground, a distance of about fifteen feet. It was almost as bad as a fall, and, though no bones were broken, his right wrist and left ankle were sprained, and two or three fingers of his right hand slightly lacerated.

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23 May 1902
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Martin Haskell
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