The Oshawa Vindicator, December 12, 1866
On Thursday last, Mr. J.O. Guy, Reeve of East Whitby, had a narrow escape with his life. He went over to the barn of Mr. Thomas Henry who was there engaged in threshing. Whilst standing near the tumbling shaft talking to Mr. Henry a pin in the shaft caught [Mr. Guy’s coat] and winding it around and around, drawing him closer to the shaft. Mr. Henry seized Mr. Guy and by their united exertions the coat was torn off. When the machine was stopped there was but a piece of one sleeve left.