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GEORGE PIGMAN FALLS DOVN ELEVATOR SHAFT LEQ BROKEN IN FOUR - STORY DROP TO CEMENT FLOOR. HEW OPERATOR . LOSES - GRIP George TJgman. - twenty - three yeara old. US North' New Jeraey street, fell four stories through' elevator shart No. In the' Odd rl!ow building;, at' Pennsylvania ami Wafiington trftta.(ihorUy aftfr l oVlock today, and waa seriously Injured, flgman'a lerj,' leg was - - brolcen. hla at alp waa laeeratd. and h waa bruised In many placea. There may be internal Injuries, Injuries, physicians have not yet deter mined as to hla chance for recovery. Plgmavo had left a tailoring establishment establishment on tha fourth floor and signaled tha elevator to atop, Alphua Ioe. a new operator, aaya he reversed the lever, but for aome reason the clutch did not work: and the cage did not atop on a level with the rtoor. but started up acln Juat after opened tha door, i'lgman bail plaex one foot on the floor of the cge. The audden upward Jerk of the car drew both feet from under him and he slipped under the rising caga and fell down the shaft. Conacious When Picked Up. There were aeveral passengers on the cage, bat Plgmwn fell ao Quickly, aa th cage rose, that none could recue him. He wa eonacloun when nicked un on t h. cement floor of the baaement by an engineer. engineer. He waa able to give hie name and a - 1.irea. - .. Itademaohtr ard 81mo?. bicycle poitce - nien. were aent to the building. They called an ambulance and sent the Injured man to the Maconesa hospital. H. J. XlcCullough. of the custodian's aiaff. who waa in charge of the building, refused to allow reportera to talk with lowe McCulloogh said "they" wished to keep the - matter ftutet. Tle injured young la a son of Charles Hitman, secretary secretary of the Indianapolis Mortar and Fuel Company.' 4

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 25 May 1911, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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