Duluth, MN Railroad Yard Accident, Mar 1907

LEG BROKEN WHILE HOISTING MACHINERY

While engaged in loading a hoisting engine onto a flat car at the Duluth Missabe & Northern ore dock yesterday afternoon, Robert Brotherton was struck by a heavy snatch block and his leg broken. After the engine had been loaded upon the car, the men put a line through the block and started to hoist other machinery. The rope broke, causing the block to fly back striking Mr. Brotherton, who stood between the block and the engine. He was taken to St. Mary's hospital, where the bone was set.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 16 Mar 1907

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