Clipped From Hamilton Evening Journal
WORKMAN jBundy Loses Balance, Falls 15 Feet In Hopper CRIES FOR HELP Bring Rescue Crew, Work 90 Minutes To Free Workman Workman loses balance, falls thru hopper, buried in coal, rescued hy fellow workmen, miraculously escaping fatal injuries. Cries for help bring rescue workers who sava George Bundy, buried to armpits in coal for hour and lalf. Describe unusual accident. George Bundy, age 35, 435 Binj;- Jiain street, engineer fil Hie Niles Tool Works company plant of. General Machinery corporation, North Thivcl street, miraculously escaped fatsl injuries at 3:45 o'clock Saturday morning when lie tumbled 13 feet into a coal hopper nnd was buried for ninety minutes under 100 tons of coal. Extricated from the coal pile by fellow workmen, Bundy suffered only from shock and minor bruises. Declaring lie did not need medical attention, Bnndy was removed to his homo by police. \Vhpn the hopper became clogged, Bundy climbed to the top to determine the cause of the trouble. He lost his balance and slid to tha bottom of the coal pile. Cries For Help His body was covered to his pils when workmen heard his cries for help. Hescno work wns led by Edgar Bard, engineer, Pleasant (U'ciwe, and Glenn Aboolt, 120S Reservoir street, foreman. They lowered a rope- to bottom of (ho pit and two workmen attached ifc beneath Bundy's armpits. "It was a most unusual acci- 'dent," Mr, Bard declared as he recalled the rescue, "Bundy. went, to, the tap of the hopper when" the'cpfll'clogged. He used bar in an atempt to start Ihe coal to moving down the hopper. Jn some manner, ho lost his footing and was phmsed to the torn of the pile. "The first we knew oÂ£ the accident was when we heard Bundy cry for help. "It was a tedious task to pull hiin lo safety." Lowered In Pit "Two of the men lowered themselves to the bottom of the pile shoveled coal from his head. Only his head and one. arm were pro- iriidhif* from the pile. "\Yhile the men fastened the under his armpits, Bundy made complaint. He snid t h a t he breathing regularly." Patrolmen John Bippus and Ed Tuley and Detectives Robert Leonard and Oscar Decker were summoned to the plant a short lime after the accident occnrcd. They a. : sistcd in the rescue. "It was a most fortunate escape," Bundy told police officers, *'atld words cannot express my appreciation to the boys who helped to save me. 1 ' The accident was similar to one at the municipal electric lifjht plant two years ago when Owen Troivn- sel], light plant engineer, was railed for hours in a coal hopper.