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Kimberly, WI Mill Collapses, Oct 1927

Whether the walls or the floor of the building collapsed first is problematical. The second floor of the building contained two beaters and there was one on the first floor. It is said a quantity of pulp was piled on the second floor of the structure.

The building which collapsed is an older unit between two newer structures. Repairs were made on it not long ago, it was reported.

The bodies of JOHN FIERS and HERMAN SPRANGERS had not been removed from the pit at 3 o'clock this afternoon but they had been pronounced dead by the doctors. OTTO KRUEGER, a Meyer company employe, died at the hospital, and the bodies of LANGVELDT and GOFFARD were taken out of the wreckage.
GEORGE VANDEN HEUVEL, who owas rescued after 2 o'clock was so little injured that he was able to walk unassisted. His first act was to light a cigaret.

KIMBERLY MILL CASUALTIES.
The Dead:
OTTO KRUEGER, 116 John St., Kimberly, 29, married, 3 children. Employed by C. R. Meyer and Sons, Construction Co.
PETER VAN LANGVELDT, Little Chute, Employed by Kimberly-Clark Co.
NORBART GOFFARD, Kimberly, employed by Kimberly-Clark Co.
JOHN FIERS, Kimberly, Meyer Construction Co.
HERMAN SPRANGERS, Darboy, employed by Kimberly-Clark Co.
The Injured:
Employed by Kimberly-Clark Co.
CONSTANT WAGNER, 46, Kimberly, leg badly crushed, widower.
MATT VALENTINE, 26, Kimberly, single.
THEODORE LAMERS, 26, Little Chute, married. Injuries undetermined.
NICHOLAS FOX, 23, Kimberly, single. Injuries serious.
JOHN VANDER ZANDEN, 25, Little Creek, married.
ARTHUR BROCKMAN, 40, Kimberly, two broken legs, broken arm and fractured skull. Fear he will die. Is married and has four children.
HARRY WYNN, Flushing, N.Y., skull injured. He is 18 and unmarried. WYNN lives at the Y.M.C.A.
in Appleton.
Employed by C. R. Meyer Sons Co.
MYRON WHITE, Mattoon, 20, single.
AUGUST GAUTHIER, 43, East DePere.
JOSEPH VANDEN HENVEL, Kimberly, 24, single.
MARTIN VerKUILEN, 23, Medina, married.
GEORGE STROKER, 21, Kaukauna, single.
FRANK VanAMSTEL, Kimberly, 43, serious face and scalp wounds.
PAUL SNIDER, Kaukauna, 22, single.
GEORGE VANDEN HEUVEL, Kimberly, not seriously hurt.
GUS POLZIN, 45, Kimberly.

Appleton Post-Crescent Wisconsin 1927-10-07

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