125 Years Ago
Mishap Kills Quarry Worker
February 18, 2021
Herald of Feb. 13, 1896
William Newcomer, an employee of the Manning Limestone Co. at Point View, met with an accident that resulted in instant death. He was one of a crew engaged in taking dirt from the quarry. For this purpose a narrow guage railroad is used. Newcomer had just cut a car of dirt from the dinky engine and was about to step from the car to the engine when he slipped and fell on the track. He was under the wheels of the engine before it could be stopped and his neck was broken. He was survived by a wife and one child.
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