Duluth, MN Delivery Wagon Accident, Mar 1907

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BODY PARALYZED; DEATH MAY RESULT

Elmer Moseman Is Frightfully Crushed in Accident---Little Hope for Recovery.

Elmer Moseman, an employe[sic] of the Duluth Van company, is lying at St. Mary's hospital in a serious condition as the result of an accident sustained here yesterday afternoon. Moseman's body is paralyzed from the waist down, and the attending physician last night held out but little hope for his recovery.

The accident which nearly caused instant death to Moseman occurred while he was assisting in the unloading of machinery from a dray at the Northern Power company's distributing station at Fifth street and the Sweetzer tract. A large piece of casting, weighing nearly 4,000 pounds, slipped from the skids and crushed Moseman against the building. Fellow employes[sic] ran to his assistance but it was some time before he was extricated. Moseman's injuries are confined principally to his hips and back, the attending physician stating that the spinal cord had been severely bruised.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 22 Mar 1907