Elko, NV Train Accident, May 1910

SWITCHMAN IS KILLED BY ENGINE

George Hine, Southern Pacific Employee, Is Run Over and Results Prove Fatal

Elko, Nev., May 11. – GEORGE HINE, a Southern Pacific switchman at Catlin, was run over by the switch engine this morning and so badly injured that he died a short time afterward. The particulars, as we learned them from Dr. Hood, are about as follows:
HINE had loaded some timbers 8 or 10 feet long on the tender of the engine to take to the ball grounds. He took position on the tender behind the timber. The timbers projected over the side of the tender. As the engine backed up, one end of the timbers struck a freight car and knocked HINE off the tender. He fell on the track and the engine passed over his right arm, right thigh and left ankle, badly crushing them, and otherwise injuring him.

An engine and caboose were immediately dispatched to Elko for a physician. Dr. Hood responded, but MR. HINE died shortly after the doctor reached his bedside.

Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV 12 May 1910