Clipped From Tyrone Daily Herald
John Morrissey, aged 22 years, of Vail, who is employed as a track laborer on Tyrone division of the Pennsylvania railroad, met with an unfortunate accident about a mile north of Vail. Coming down the track on a hand-car, he was seated on a keg of nails, when his foot slipped, the keg was overturned, and Morrissey was thrown upon the track ahead of the car, one wheel of which passed over his right leg between the thigh and knee, fracturing the bone. The car was laden with spikes and was very heavy. Morrissey was brought to Tyrone and received temporary treatment from Drs. B. J. Fulkerson and T. Tobiu; and on the noon train he was taken to Altooua where he was admitted to the hospital.