Accident-- Last Wednesday evening, as a freight train on the Old Colony Railroad was passing under a bridge in School street in this town, one of the brakemen, John Slavin of Braintree, who was on top of the cars, came in contact with the abutments of the bridge, by which the scalp of his head was considerably lacerated. If he had been struck an inch lower, it would have immediately proved fatal. --Quincy Patriot

Emancipator & Republican (Boston, Massachusetts), February 09, 1849.