Freeman Point, NH Steelworking Accident, Jun 1903


Wm. Woodward Dies At Hospital From Effects Of Accident.

William Woodward, employed as an iron worker for Milliken Brothers, who have the contract for the steel work at the White Mountain Paper company's plant, Freeman's Point, was fatally injured this forenoon and died at the Cottage hospital about two o'clock this afternoon.

He was working on the steel structural work, when a heavy piece to iron fell and struck him on the head, knocking him down and inflicting a bad scalp wound.

He was at first taken to his boarding house on Jackson street, but his condition became so grave that Dr. J. J. Berry, who was called, advised that the man be at once taken to the Cottage hospital.

The police ambulance, in charge of Officer Holbrook carried him there.

Woodward was found to be suffering with a fractured skull and it was apparent that his death was only a matter of a short time.

Woodward was thirty-two years old and a native of England.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 11 Jun 1903