Man Falls from Load of Straw
125 Years Ago
March 26, 2020
Herald of March 21, 1895
Levi Sparr loaded a rail car with baled straw at Mount Etna for shipment to Altoona. S.C. Brantner, while in the act of loading the car, had the misfortune of losing his balance and fell backward to the ground, landing on his shoulder with his head turned under. No bones were broken, but his neck was badly wrenched and he was shaken up.
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