1890 01 06 Vol III #225 pg. 1

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ACCIDENT RECORD. A. WOLFGANG KILLED AT TYKONE Station—Conductor N'orloy of Altoonit Madly Injured About the (load—Jus. Swindell ami A. t*. Thompson Hurt at Tyrone Forge. This afternoon about half-pasjt one o'clock an accident happened at Tyrone Tyrone station Which cost Train Dispatcher Dispatcher Adam Wolfgang his life and resulted in the painful but not fatal injury'of Conductor Wprley of brie pf the local frelgh'tlsK The accident happened »s follows as near as we were able to gather from tiie trainmen, who were naturally all considerably considerably excited: The Lowisbura and Tyrone train had arrived at the station but a short time before and was standing standing in front of the statipriuntll the 1 local local freight would'do some shifting and the track be clear in order that' the Tyrone Tyrone and Lewisburg train might crbss over and go up'to t|ie Jftinl. 'iilri ^bl'fgang was dbwr'n opposite the tannery directing the work that jvas being done, and it is said that he ordered the Tyrone and Lewisburg train to move back and catch the'cabin car of the' freight. At the same time the engine engine of the freight; was moved and the result was that the cabin car'was caught between, the t\yp trains and both it and tiie 'combination, car 1 of the passenger train'oadly'bi'b'iceri', ' ' ' % ''*' •••• <\Sii '.Jv' . ."li'T- •,'•', ^dani Wplfgadg ylas knocked down and under ^fie/wlieiiiils'pf a freight 1 car and alu]08t instautly killed- He wasj terribly crushed abp.ut; the limbs and, groin.. Qpn^up^r, ^Y or ! e y w j?^ struclf on" the, head,. an,4 receiye^ yV?y pajn.ful ipjuqes. J^r,. Wplfgang had bee^n Dispatche.r at Tyrone station for about .tyfe i lye,p t r thirteen years, and previous to that time had; filled the positions of Clerk and Assistant'Dispatcher.' Before that time'Still 'he had-run oh'the I'oadan'd had'lost iiis left hand in ah accident.' '' : He lived on a small'farri 1 which"he owned'near Graziefville', arid leaves a wife and several children. He was a member of the Gier,manXutheran church ' *! i m' i»j-i T^ -I i iiil^-i' j'.iri —li'Jlrf Trf""W,i_i. — ; —A,"!^. >»»• i. bnriden^'was piacejl liS'Min t)y'h«8«i " ; - ^ ''^ ^ '" "« W At Tyrone Iron" Works"a little before eleven o'clock today an accident occur^ red, resulting in the injury of two njen. T.hey''are 'ejecting, spm^ne.w'fiias.p^p. d ucers and i n 'the work a heavy .'scaflfoldi Jrig is necessary tb'hamlbthe.iar^e \$ftfi> aiid, o'tipiei- material. 'TJ^s scadplli''ga.ye way to^ay. '«$$ precipitated' 'th'e men" lirj- oii it tpihe^i'bu^id beiow, James Swindell, Swindell, thei cop tractor for the f ' pfection, of tiie prbOupers, a'tid A'.' Porter'Thbmjp- son of this place, falling ! , under the timbers. Ono of Mr, Swindell's'thighs was fractured.and he was otherwise sijghtiiy, i.iip'ured,, Thompspn was, also '\U't some but not so serious!^"a^be otbe,r niaii. 3Vlr, S^win^elj: has beau, stopping, at the V^aiicl IjljO^so since h^ began the work ^tthe iron works two p'r thvee rnpu^hs ago, lie w#s taken ip his hprne a,^ Pjtt8b,u.rg.pn, Afail train, this '

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  1. Tyrone Daily Herald,
  2. 06 Jan 1890, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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  • 1890 01 06 Vol III #225 pg. 1

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