Crane Crushes Boske
CRANE CRUSHES BOSEKE Powell Falls When Truck Hits Scaffold At East Ave. Garage Within one hour Friday afternoon two workmen were fatally injured in peculiar accidents. Frank Powell 65 years old, carpenter, carpenter, of 568 South Twelfth street, fell 10-feet from a scaffold at 3:30 o'clock and died at 6 o'clock fractured skull. John H. Boseke, 34 years old, '448 Ludlow street, was crushed the lower part of his body was partly severed at 2:15 o'clock.when he was caught between a heavy crane and a wall at Niles Tool Works.'y Powell was building a roof over parking lot at the Avenna Motor Sales company, East avenue. He standing on a ten-foot scaffold and did not see a truck.being.driven into the parking place by Carl Keiter, 19 years old, a driver for the William B. Wick Lumber company. Head Strikes.Cap. The impact of the truck against Jhe scaffold caused Powell to fall. His head struck the cab of the truck and he toppled to the ground, unconscious. Powell was rushed- to Mercy, hospital hospital and Dr. Edward Cook rendered surgical aid. All attempts to save, the man's life were futile. Death was due to a skull fracture. Besides the'widow, Powell,leaves' two sons, Harold and; Donald Powell and one daughter', Grace. He alsJ, leaves a grandson, James.and one sister, Mrs., Daniel Bomershine, of Eaton. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence.. Friends may view the remains after Sunday afternoon. afternoon. Members of' Carpenter's union will view the remains. night. -. '. ' Most Gruesome. The, accident which claimed Boseke's life was regarded by. Coroner Coroner Hugh Gadd as "the most gruesome" jn the-history of the coroner's coroner's office.' One of his legs was partly 'torn 'off and the other badly mangled, i Boseke had been .whitewashing walls at .the: shop and was caught the crane and. crushed' against the brick! wall. Coroner Hugh. Gadd unable to; explain,why Boseke was on the crane track. , .. Five minutes' 'after "Boseke was taken to the hospital he',died. He' .was conscious until several minutes before he died and spke to Robert Leonard, detective, ''drink of water;." Besides the wife and four asking for; p children children four sisters .survive. .They are: Mrs. James Murray, Mrs. K. Plummer, Mrs. E. J. Ilfckson, Mrs. Ed Klank. Remains will be taken Lonoxbnrg Sunday for burial. Friends may view the remains at ]he Al Wagner morgue after _jy afternoon.