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1895 - KILLED BY A FALLING BUILDING - THE COLLAPSE OF THE TIETZ BLOCK IN GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., CAUSES THE DEATH OF TWO MEN - TWO INJURED.


1895 - KILLED BY A FALLING BUILDING - THE COLLAPSE OF THE TIETZ BLOCK IN GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., CAUSES THE DEATH OF TWO MEN - TWO INJURED.

Gloversville, N. Y., April 16 - The walls of the new Tietz Building collapsed about noon to-day, causing the death of two painters and injuring two plumbers.

The list of dead and injured:
FREEMAN, J. A., plumber; injured about the head.
KARG, JOHN, plumber's helper; scalp cut and back injured.
VEEDER, ABRAM, painter; crushed to death.
VEEDER, WASHINGTON, painter; crushed to death.

A rear addition to the building, owned by S. H. SHOTWELL, was crushed by the falling debris, and the building owned by B. W. NEWMAN was damaged in the same way.

FREEMAN and his helper, KARG, were doing the plumbing work on the second floor of the building, and were borne down with the mass of walls and timber. The men were able to walk to FREEMAN'S shop.

WASHINGTON and ABRAM VEEDER of Johnstown, were killed instantly.
Mayor DEWEY called a meeting of the Common Council to inquire into the cause of the fatality and take such action as may be necessary.

ABRAM VEEDER was fifty-three years old and leaves a wife, son and daughter. WASHINGTON VEEDER was about forty-five. He leaves a wife and two small children at Johnstown.

Tietz can recover no insurance on his building, his policy not covering such losses. What remains of the building will be torn down, making a total loss.

 

The New York Times

New York, New York



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