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1913 - Train Wreck

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Superior - Indignant over the ore car collision in which three persons were killed and several injured, 250 dock workers struck. The accident is blamed to careless switching. The known dead: Nick Libest, laborer, Superior; John Koski, laborer, Superior; unidentified man, supposed laborer. The fatally injured: Isaac Isel, laborer, leg cut off; unidentified man, laborer, leg and arm cut off. Badly hurt; John Koshlo, bruised and cut by ore lumps; Charles Stanholm, laborer, bruised and cut; Reno Eskitine, laborer, bruised and crushed. A moving train ran into a standing train, throwing the workmen into ore pockets and covering them with ore. Within a minute several hundred workmen were on the scene, wildly digging into the pockets. All the ambulances in the city and a dozen doctors were summoned. The injured were removed to a hospital, which the dead were put in a switchhouse.


The Stevens Point Journal
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
August 9, 1913

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