Pittsburgh, PA Folding Bed Accident, Mar 1909
MAN CRUSHED IN FOLDING BED.
HUSBAND DEAD AND WIFE INJURED WHEN IT CLOSED SUDDENLY.
WHERE FOUND BY DAUGHTER.
CHILD HEARD GROANS AND DISCOVERED PARENTS IMPRISONED AND THE LOWER PARTS OF THEIR BODIES ELEVATED TOWARD THE CEILING -- HAD PUT IT TOGETHER HURRIEDLY AFTER MOVING.
Pittsburg, March 4. -- The upper part of his body crushed and almost every bone broken, CHARLES MURRAY, thirty-nine years old, died an hour after he had been released from the folding bed which, closing up suddenly, had caused his injuries. His wife, injured in the same manner, is at a hospital seriously hurt. It is said she will recover.
MURRAY is a mill man, and had just moved to a house in Penn avenue. The folding bed was hurriedly put together and placed in the front room. MR. and MRS. MURRAY retired about midnight.
During the early morning a daughter, sleeping upstairs, heard groans. Fearing to investigate, she remained in her own room for over an hour, but finally decided to awaken her parents.
On entering the room the girl saw the lower parts of her parents' bodies elevated toward the ceiling, their heads being hidden from view. Assistance was summoned, but MURRAY was beyond human aid.
Tyrone Daily Herald Pennsylvania 1909-03-04