10/08/1889 – Lanarkshire Upper Ward Examiner – On Tuesday night, Felix O’Neil, (35), labourer, of no fixed residence, was the subject of a serious accident in Gartgill Brickwork, Old Monkland. He had fallen from a plank bridge on to the railway in the work, a distance of 10 feet, it being stated that he was the worse of drink. His head came in contact with a stone, and he was severely cut on the left aide of the forehead, causing a great flow of blood and rendering him unconscious. Dr Reid (Assistant to Dr Tudhope) was in attendance, and is of the opinion his skull was fractured. He ordered the removal of O’Neil to the Royal Infirmary where he was conveyed in the ambulance waggon.
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