Peoria, IL Floor Collapses, Apr 1912

Distillery Peoria ILL

TWENTY BRADLEY STUDENTS HURT.

WHEN FLOOR COLLAPSES WHILE ON AN INSPECTION TRIP THROUGH DISTILLERY.

Peoria, April 13. -- A score of students of the Bradley Polytechnic institute were injured, twelve seriously, when a floor collapsed at the Woelner distillery, throwing fifty young people to the ground. The party was inspecting the fermenting room. Every police patrol and ambulance in the city was rushed to the scene and a number of injured were taken to hospitals.
Those hurt seriously are:
MISS OLA BILLMAN, Shelbyville, Ind., ribs broken.
JESSIE CARDIFF, Galva, internally injured.
FLORENCE SHERIN, Winnebago, Minn., spine injured, ribs fractured.
A. H. JOHNSON, leg broken, may die.
GEORGE CORRIEL, leg broken.
FLORENCE LURTON, arm broken.
ANNA DEITH, ankles broken.
FRED DAVY, St. Cloud, Minn., leg broken.
ZEO HUDON, internally injured.
GEORGE STARCKSON, ribs broken.
MARY BROWN, internally injured.
FLORENCE SCHURZ, ribs broken.
MARGARET McDONALD, leg broken.
HAZEL BULLOCK, arm broken.
LOUIS PAMPMEYEER, arm broken.
EDNA BROWN, bruises.

The Daily Review Decatur Illinois 1912-04-13