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Chicago, IL Building Collapse, July 1891

ROOF COLLAPSED.

FIFTY WORKMEN BURIED IN THE DEBRIS.

THE ACCIDENT IN CHICAGO.

FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS KILLED, THOUGH A NUMBER WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED, AND IT IS FEARED ONE OF THEM MAY DIE -- LIST OF THE VICTIMS.

Chicago, July 13. -- While fifty workmen were engaged in tearing down a portion of the old fair building at 77, 79 and 81 Adams Street, Saturday evening, the roof collapsed with a crash and the men were carried to the basement in the ruins.
The structure was two stories high, and most of the laborers were on the roof at the time it gave way. Fortunately no one was killed, though a number were seriously injured, and it is feared one of them may die.
The injured are:
AL PATNO, carpenter, single, chest crushed and spine hurt; recovery doubtful.
RICHARD HUGHES, foreman of bricklayers, married, teeth knocked out, jaw broken and shoulder sprained.
ANDREW ANDERSON, ironworker, right side of head and face badly bruised.
JOSEPH MURPHY, bricklayer, bad cut on head, shoulders bruised.
I. ENGH, laborer, left hand crushed.
FRED LARKIN, laborer, arm broken, right hand pierced with a sliver and left eye out.
JOHN SAUNDERS, laborer, bruised on head and shoulders.
JOHN GODDEN, superintendent, slightly bruised about the leg and foot.
JOHN JOHNSON, laborer, bruised about the back and chest.
HERMAN MEYER, foreman of carpenters, bruised about the thighs.

Evening Bulletin Maysville Kentucky 1891-07-13



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