Kildare boy faces arm amputation

Published: 22 August 1914

A seven year old Kildare boy is set to lose his arm following an accident involving a mowing machine.

James Kinnear from the Sallins Road was playing in a field in Oldtown when he saw a mouse run across the grass in front of a mowing machine. The boy attempted to catch the mouse but his hand went into the machine and his arm was mutilated.

He is currently in Naas Hospital.



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