N&W in 1910--Accident prone
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
August 11, 1910
CORNER ON ACCIDENTS
Norfolk and Western Brakeman Has All Kinds of Distressing Things to Happen to Him
Nick DeLantell*, Norfolk and Western brakeman, met with a peculiar accident near Eastwood, Ohio.
He was making a coupling when, in some manner, a torpedo exploded, striking him in the right arm and severing the main artery. He was knocked down by the force of the explosion and blood was running from the jagged wound in a stream. Trainmen hurried to his assistance and succeeded in partially stemming the flow of blood, until the arrival of a physician who dressed the wound. DeLantell* has been very unfortunate since taking employment with the Norfolk and Western. Not long since he fell from a bridge and both arms were broken. Since then two of his ribs have been fractured.--Portsmouth Times
[*This name was indistinct on the microfilm. The best interpretation is shown.]
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