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Trenton, NJ Cook Pottery Co. Fatal Accident, Feb 1902


Helen McCray Fractured Her Skull Yesterday at the Cook Pottery Co. Plant.

Helen McCray, 22 years old, an employe[sic] of the Cook Pottery Company fell down a flight of stairs while at work yesterday and sustained a fractured skull from which she will die.

Miss McCray was about to come downstairs when her foot caught on her skirt. She was precipitated headlong down the steps striking her head violently at the bottom.

She was carried to her home at 290 North Clinton avenue. Dr. Reddan was summoned and after dressing the wound he called the police ambulance and the girl was removed to St. Francis Hospital.

Miss McCray came from Bordentown and had been employed here about seven years.

The Trenton Times, Trenton, NJ 22 Feb 1902

article | by Dr. Radut