Sea Isle City, NJ Crushed by Derrick, Apr 1896


Fatal Injury to a Philadelphia Contractor at Sea Isle City.

Special to The Inquirer.

SEA ISLE CITY, N. J., April 3,---John B. Foley, a Philadelphia contractor, who has the contract for building the standpipe for the new waterworks, last night met with a fatal accident. He was directing his men, when a large derrick, weakened by he breaking of a rope, fell, pinning Foley under its heavy timbers and crushing his leg.

Before medical aid arrived the injured man came near bleeding to death. He was conveyed to the Cooper Hospital Camden, on a special train late last night.

Foley died about noon yesterday in the Cooper Hospital. County Physicians Jones will hold an autopsy to-day.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 4 Apr 1896