Etc. -- John Hocking injured on the job
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Items of Local Interest column on page 7 of the 
18 Sep 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Mr. John Hocking who since his return from overseas has been employed as foreman of one of the Bell Telephone construction gangs, is home nursing a badly injured arm that will keep him from his work for some time.

While helping his crew set a pole on the line between Mannheim and New Hamburg, a canthook which he was using broke, throwing him backward.

In falling he had the misfortune to come forcibly in contact with a drawing knife which lay nearby, with the result that an artery and some of the muscles in his right arm were severed.


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