Lambertville, PA Man Caught in Machinery, Jul 1896


A Man’s Arm Terribly Lacerated in a Turning Machine.

Special to The Inquirer.

LAMBERTVILLE, July 24.—Edward Wall, employed at the Lambertville Spoke Manufacturing Company’s mills here, met with a painful accident this afternoon. In attempting to shift a belt with a spoke on a turning machine the spoke became fast in the belt and he threw his arm down on the rapidly revolving knives.

His arm from the shoulder to the elbow was terribly lacerated, the flesh being laid open almost to the bone. It is thought the arm will have to be amputated.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 25 Jul 1896