Builder killed by collapsing wall

Dear blog reader

The family concerned in this article is a family that is still in Cairneyhill decades afterwards.

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DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 1931

BURIED BY COLLAPSE OF WALL – BUILDER KILLED NEAR DUNFERMLINE

Buried by the collapse of a wall William Templeman (69), a master builder, who resided at Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, was instantaneously killed while at work at Cults Farm, Saline.

Part of the farm steading is being taken down and rebuilt, and Templeman, with the assistance of two labourers was demolishing an old wall. The wall had been partly undermined, when it suddenly collapsed, and Templeman was buried by the debris.

Labourers and farm workers speedily extricated him, but he was found to be dead, having received a fracture of the skull.

The labourers, John Wilson, Main Street, Cairneyhill, and David Smith, Culross, escaped injury.

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