Duluth, MN Killed by Falling Rocks, Mar 1910


Thomas Lukkarin's Life Crushed Out While at Work on West Michigan Street.

Thomas Lukkarin was instantly killed yesterday afternoon while at work on a ditch being dug for water pipes on West Michigan street near Tenth avenue west. The accident occurred shortly after some rock had been blasted out of the ditch, at about 5:20. Lukkarin had stepped on a projecting rock near the top of the ditch and lost his balance. As he fell the rock and a lot of loose dirt fell on top of him, which caused his death.

Several men were at once put to work to take the rock off of the man but he was dead when reached. Sergeant Dillion notified Coroner McCuen, who ordered the body taken to Stewart's undertaking rooms, where it awaits burial arrangements.

Very little could be learned of the man last evening. It is said he boards somewhere on St. Croix avenue and is a single man. He was about 35 years old.

The accident was witnessed by several men working with him, including the contractor, John A. Johnson.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 23 Mar 1910