Hartford City, IN Brick Wall Collapses, Aug 1892

DEATH WITHOUT WARNING.

FIVE MEN INSTANTLY KILLED BY THE COLLAPSE OF A BRICK WALL.

Hartford City, Ind., Aug. 12. -- A terrible accident occurred at the glass factory about 3:30 p.m. A crowd of men were engaged in maying the brick wall surrounding the new tank, when without a second's warning the west wall, brick, mortar and earth, caved in, burying seven men.
ALBERT INMAN.
WILLIAM FOREMAN.
ALEXANDER MOORE, all of Hartford City.
CHARLES SAWYER of Keystone.
JACK PUMMELL, from the country, were all instantly killed.
CYRUS EPPLEY, the foreman of the brick wall, had an ankle sprained and his head hurt.
PRESTON BRADSHAW sustained an injury to his foot.
The dead men when dug out were horribly crushed. CYRUS EPPLEY, the contractor's foreman, is almost deranged, taking the blame of the accident upon himself.

Carroll Sentinel Iowa 1892-08-12