|Burial register ID:||6826|
|Cause of death:||Unknown|
|Date of death:||24-Oct-1893|
|Date of burial:||26-Oct-1893|
In loving memory of Josiah
The beloved husband of
Lilian Mary Evans
Who was accidentally killed
At the Crown Roller Mills
Dunedin 24th Oct 1893
Aged 26 yrs
“A sudden change in a moment fell
no time to bid his friends farewell
think this not strange death happens unto all
today was mine tomorrow you may fall”.
Josiah Evans (1867-1893)
In the late 1800s safety in the workplace was largely overlooked. On the 24th Oct 1893 the Crown Roller Mill of Dunedin suffered its worst recorded accident. Josiah Evans, the foreman at the mill, died of injuries he sustained through being caught in a revolving belt.
In today’s society there are more rules and regulations in place to prevent such fatalities.
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