West Portal, NJ Accident In Railroad Tunnel, Dec 1889


West Portal, N. J., Dec. 7. - In the Pattenburg Tunnel yesterday six Hungarians were ordered to push a car a short distance on a siding. They, however, pushed the car nearly half a mile. A shifting engine with one car backed on the siding and struck the car that was being pushed. One man was cut in two at the hips, another had his back crushed, and a third had his right leg mashed. The other three escaped with slight bruises. The darkness and the smoke in the tunnel prevented the engineer from seeing the men. The cars were thrown from the track. The names of the injured are unknown.

Syracuse Standard New York 1889-12-08