N&W in 1911-Two injuries

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
October 25, 1911

Norfolk and Western Fireman Run Down by Yard Engine

Roanoke, Va., Oct. 24. (Special)--Frank Haislip, a fireman on a yard engine, was run down by passenger train No. 2 at the Norfolk and Western station tonight, losing both legs and having his skull crushed. He was taken to a hospital where he lies in a precarious condition. He stepped from one track to another and directly in front of the train.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
October 27, 1911

Loses Left Leg
Lee Williams, colored, was brought to this city last night on a special engine following No. 16. Earlier in the evening Williams, who was employed as a brakeman by the Norfolk and Western, fell beneath a moving car at Thomas, on the Crane Creek branch and lost his left leg. He was treated at the Bluefield Sanitarium, after which he was removed to the office of Dr. N. L. Edwards, on Raleigh street. His injury is not considered fatal.
Gordon Hamilton
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