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Aurora, NE Train Accident, Aug 1910

FALL FROM TENDER KILLS

BURLINGTON FIREMAN LOSES HIS LIFE AT AURORA.

FOUND DEAD BY ENGINEER

Taking on Coal at Time of the Accident

Aurora, Neb., Aug 21.-- Fred L. Rhine, a Burlington fireman, was instantly killed in the railroad yards here last night. His engine had run up here from Hampton for coal. The coal was taken, but the fireman did not return to the engine cab. The engineer called, but received no answer. He made a search and found the fireman beside the track dead. He had fallen from the tender and death had resulted from concussion of the brain. Deceased was twenty-two years old. His home was in Omaha. The remains were taken to the undertaking rooms and prepared for shipment to Omaha. The accident happened at about 11:40.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 22 Aug 1910



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