Williamsport, MD Bridge Pier Collapses Into Potomac River, Dec 1908

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Four Injured When 14 Men Fall 60 Feet Into the Potomac River.

Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 16. -- Four men were instantly killed and four others seriously injured by a portion of a concrete pier of the new bridge being erected over the Potomac River at Williamsport collapsing to-day.
The dead:
BICKEL, ROSS H., Dauphin, Penn., aged 22 years and married.
GUSSLER, CHARLES, Duncannon, Penn., 36 years old, married.
MEYERS, JAMES G., Bendersville, Penn., 26 years, married.
STIFF, GEORGE, Roanoke, Va., 26 years, unmarried.
The injured:
CHARLES MOORE, Steelton, Penn., jaw crushed.
JEROME HOLLENBACH, Highspire, Penn., cut about head and body.
JOHN L. NACE, Pennbrook, Penn., both legs crushed and head cut.
FRANK L. BENNING, Buffalo Mills, Penn., hurt about the head and body.
One or two of the injured are in a serious condition and may die.

The New York Times New York 1908-12-17