Clipped From Beatrice Daily Sun
Man Killed By Buzz Saw Chester Novotny Dies While Trying To Locate Doctor. The first fatal accident of 1948 struck Gage county yesterday afternoon, afternoon, when Chester Novotny 49, Union Center farmer, died a short time after being injured by a portable buzz saw. Novotny, Dudley Tramp and Ed King, all three farmers living northeast of Blue Springs, were cutting hedge when a falling tree got out of control, according to the report of Sheriff Ned Maxwell. Maxwell. Maxwell said today that the saw first struck .his left foot, nearly severing the' foot, cut into the calf of his rigltt leg, and struck the upper pai't of his left jeg near the joint. Muddy conditions of roads prevented bringing an automobile automobile to the scene of the acci- dent, the other two men carrying Novotny about a quarter of a mile to a car and then took him to Blue Springs- day They failed to find a doctor at Blue Springs when arriving there shortly before 1:00 p. m., so rushed to Wymore. No doctors were available in Wymore. He died Immediately after placing him In an ambulance to come to Beatrice. He is survived by his wife, Rosie, Rosie, three daughters, Mrs. Laura King, Virginia, and Julia and Rosanna Rosanna of the home, one grandchild, and his mother, Mrs. Ida Novotny of Wymore. The men were cutting hedge a farm three miles north and one east of the school house, which about seven miles .east of Blue Springs. Details on the accident seemed to be rather vague but according to and as they felt! The accident happened happened when one of the trees started started falling toward Novotny, after which he apparently slipped on - - --- the Novotriv was and wet ground, falling in path of the saw. The Novotny residence is just across the road from the Union be Center school. Funeral services will Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Miller Funeral Home in Wymore, the Rev. Harold Massie in charge. Burial will be in the Odell cemetery. cemetery.