VGN in 1912--Injury

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Fri., May 17, 1912

Brakeman Nickle Injured
On Wednesday evening at Sinking Creek in Giles county, T. J. Nickle, a brakeman, while on an engine on the Virginian railway, slipped and fell, falling a distance of forty feet and suffering internal injuries. He was brought to the Princeton Hospital Wednesday night and will undergo a surgical operation. At the time of the accident, the engine was standing on a bridge, Nickle falling from the engine under the bridge. Strange to say there were no bones broken nor any outward wounds other than a few small bruises.
[Topo maps show Sinking Creek flowing east to west in Giles County, and true to its name sinks in the porous limestone near New River. These maps show the mouth of Sinking Creek (or at least its dry creek bed) located a mile or two west of Eggleston on New River.]

Gordon Hamilton
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