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was recently purchased by the Collins Ice Cream company as the result of the firm's Fght against the Ice-cream trust.. Yesterday the machinery was started and the first day's work was begun. la the afternoon Mr. Collin, the secretary of the firm, visited the building with Birney Forst. At the request of Forst Mr. Collins was showing him through the building. They found a freight elevator loaded with Ice-cream machinery, going to the top floor, and they stepped lnto'it. When the car neared the third floor there was a momentary sagging of two of the four thick ropes to which It was attached, and then the two rope suddenly parted. Before they could grasp the other two rope the occupant of the car, with the ice-cream machinery, shot downward in the shaft.' Mr. Collins was stunned by his fall, while Mr. Forst, barely conscious, was groaning from the terrible Injuries which he had sustained, ills left eye had struck some of the ice-cream machinery during the fall, and was gouged from its socket, while he waa bleeding profusely from a deep wound in his head. Simmons waa conscious and suffering Intense agony from the Injuries to his side and left ankle.. As soon as ambulance arrived Mr. Forst was taken to St. Luke' hospital. Mr. Collins waa conveyed to hi home In an ambulance from the same Institution, while Simmon was taken to hi home on the West Side.