31 May 1901
John Emery Seriously Hurt at the B.& O. S-W Shops.
His Left Arm Was Badly Mashed and His Right Leg was Broken
- Several Ribs Were Broken.
From Monday's Daily.
John Emery, an employee of the B. & O. S-W. shops, was
injured at the shops this morning and will probably not recover from his
Young Emery is a belt repairer and with his helper was
repairing a belt and placing it on a pulley on the main shafting. The pulley was near the north end of the
shafting in the wheel-room and the belt from it runs a drill machine.
Emery and his helper, Eugene Duffy, had repaired the belt
and Duffy was placing it on the pulley when Emery stuck out his left hand to
assist him. His hand and arm were caught
by the belt and pulled over the pulley drawing him on the shaft and the shaft
made about forty revolutions before it was stopped and the injured man taken
All his ribs were broken when his breast hit the shaft and
his left arm was mashed and broken and almost torn off. His right leg was broken by being caught in
another pulley about two feet from the small one on which they were placing the
belt. His left foot and ankle were
mashed. The breaking of his ribs caused
internal injuries from which he will probably die. Willis Hoddinott, Fred
Bryan, John Day and other employes took the
injured man down and Dr. C. T. Wall was called who dressed his injuries. He was later removed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
H. Emery in Hyatt's annex and Drs. C. F. Winton and Henry Herr were
called. At three thirty o'clock he was
still alive but his physicians say he cannot recover.
Mr. Emery is about twenty-one years of age and is not
married. He is an excellent young man
and well liked by all his fellow employes.
He has been employed as belt repairer at the shops for about six months.
In June 1897 Clifford Hulbert was killed in a similar way
to that in which young Emery was probably fatally injured this morning.