Worcester, MA Area Caught in Shaft, Nov 1845

Louisville Morning Courier and American Democrat newspaper, Louisville, KY 1844-1846
Monday 24 November 1845

A Horrible Death

We learn from the Worcester (Mass.) Transcript, that Mr. ASA MASON, manufacturer of tacks and brads, while adjusting his machinery, was caught by the skirts of his coat by the belt, and drawn up backwards over the shaft, between which and the ceiling there was only a space of 18 inches and was thrown round upwards of 100 times before the machinery could be stopped. His back was probably broken the first revolution. He died in a few moments. Mr. MASON was between 50 and 60 years of age.

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