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tU'ir- Twsle- J Chair-mas I TRACKS On the Trestle Spread i . Esne tad !U Crew Fell Xearlj Hflj Feet, Burying Roell Alive For Over Two Honrs. DUattTtii AffidrBt it Va.ehe.ter itjirtf Tire Mes Horry Bit Ts City HfspitaL Manchester. Ind.. on 'the Big Four Rail road, ah out to miles west of Cincinnati, waa the msm f an accident laat night. in which all the members of a tretn crew at work on Improving lib madbeid were seriously injured. - The j soctdent caused traffic on th main road! to be blocked for hours. The wreck took place abpot a mile west of Manchester. Ind.. where the Bchutt Im provement Company, of St. Luls. Mo., which hss the contract jfor removing sny obstructions along the line of the new Big Four Road on that part of the road, is operating. Under the plans the distance will be lessened about 30 miles, snd part of the Improvements csll for the removal of many hills snd filling of valleys. Near Manchester ths contractors have had a small army of men employed on a hlU and the refuse was carted on a trestle high above the main track 'of the road. About o'clock laat evening the last train was to go down the Incline when the tres tle spread and caused th engine snd six care, all filled with dlrtj to fall a dlatance of SO feet. The enginei was In charge of Engineer Gray. Fireman Rortl and Brake- Brake- man Lamay. The men were unable to Jump and wene carried down with tb debris snd wreckage. . I , SCSI CD Aurvg. Roell waa the most unfortunst. He wsg burled under a car and lay in that position for nearly two hours before a, wrecking crew could get to the acene. He and the the others were finally pulled out. Gray and Iamsy were covered with mud. and heir Injuries, while serious, sre not ss bad a those of Roell's. There wss no physician at ths seen of the disaster, and a man was sent to Welsturg. Ind.. some miles sway, on a railroad bicycle. Dr. O. F. Smith waa secured and brought back on this unique contrivance. I The men) were given medicine to relieve their pains. The most difficulty to be met with waa the blocking of the main road, which prevented the men being taken eaat or west to a city to securs proper medical aid In a hospital. The Knickerbocker special, special, due in this city at o'clock Jast night. wsa blocked by the accident, and It was finally decided to place 'the men on it and bring them to this city. 1 ( . roues MOTIPIBD. The Police Department waa notified In advance, and Patrola One. Two and Three were at the Orand Central Station when they arrived at 11 o'clock, two hours late. A hurry run was msds to St. Mary's Hospital, Hospital, on Belts street, where Dr. Walker, assisted by Dr. Smith, who came with the injured men, attended 'them. A pathetic scene took plac when Roell. a young man. was notified Vthat his I crushed right leg would have to' be amputated. It waa taken off at the knee. The Injuries of the other two men cannot be fully determined until tbla morning. The engine and six cars which went down with the three men ware wrecked. The company sustained a loss of property two weeks ago whan six cars and an engine broke loose on the grade and rushed down the incline. The crew Jumped and escaped with alight Injuries. Engineeer Gray J 40 years old. and Uvea lh St. Loula. Possible fracture of skulL. left eye destroyed and internal tnjurtea. Fireman John Roall is IS years old. and lives at TorkvlUe. Ind. He sustained Internal Internal injuries, sprained back and his right leg waa amputated. I Brakeman Joseph F.ILatmay is 27 years old. and Uvea at Ft. Recovery. Ohio. Right leg bruised and back injured, with possible Internal Injuries. I

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 12 Aug 1903, Wed,
  3. Page 12

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