Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Australian Man Falls Victim To Industrial Accident

March 27, 1912--A 27 year old Australian man, employed by Clow, was hit in the head by a heavy iron flask and died two hours later. According to the Coshocton Daily Age, Severs was "guiding the heavy flask as one of the large cranes drew it up and carried it over to the other side of the fell across the body of Severs and mashed him terribly."

Two things I've noticed while perusing the papers are: 1. Job related accidents, many fatal, were common 2. The dangerous jobs seemed to be dominated by a large contingent of immigrant labor.


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