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he and as old this that was not a wns might dimmer venerable his has being olt cdn (hii am a gro Mon anc tin til o fai hi n quie IVES CRUSHED OUT AT THE NILES PLANT. .Leonard liocscl, aged 59 years, a ell known citizen, living with his ninily at ,528 Healon street, and eorge Snyer, n bricklayer, who was ssistcd by Roesel, and lived at 889 orlk Second street, were crushed n electric crane platform nt the ies Tool Works.nt 3:45 o'clock'Fri- ay afternoon while building the east ide of the wall of (lie new foundry n the cast yard of the plant, and re dead. The men were on a scaffold in ·ilh the platform of the crane. The yard crane was being used Contractors Cullcn Vaughn for the uilding of a cement sand shed and lie operator, Oscar Johnson, was sing the crane to carry concrete emeu!. He had forgotten about the ncn nt work oti the plnlfonii and lie crane' towards the ,\rall, leaving nly an eight-inch clearance in which bo two men became wedged, as in ·ice, between the truck of the crane .nd the brick wall. As a result Rocscl was killed nl- nost instantly, having sustained ,n rokcn neck nnd right hip and being adly bruised about bis face, shoul- lers .and breast. Sayer was injured internally and ind very little chance of-recovering 'rom bis injuries. Within a stone's brow, a daughter of Roesel wns iloycd in the American Can works with her brother and had a view he scene, and although she had no knowledge of her father's death, had a presentiment that agitated lo such an extent that she was Iransfixcd witNvlborror. Her brothe- later heard of hi] father's death broke the news to her as fftiitly a possible and she almost collapsec fom Ihe shock. After the crane wedged the two against the wall it could not be. mov ed to release the man and as a quence men were put to work to away the brick wall and remove bricks sufficiently to extricate th unfortunate men. Roesel was dead and Sayer, who unconscious, "was removed to Mercy hospital in the police ambulanc where he lingered until!) :50 Sf morning. Both ir.cn were married nnd ha

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  1. Butler County Democrat,
  2. 17 Aug 1911, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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