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From: Robert M Lightcap <>
Subject: [PA-RAILROADS] RR fatal accident
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 12:52:08 -0400
The following news item was published in the May 17, 1906 issue of the
TWO MEN KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION
Harrisburg. May 17 - Two men were killed an another fatally scalded
by the explosion of a boiler on a Northern Central freight engine
at Herndon, near Sunbury, last night. The dead are: Engineer C.F. GOTTSHALL,
Sunbury: Brakeman F.E. DUKE, Northumberland. Fireman Ernest WHITE,
Sunbury, was badly scalded and is not expected to recover. The engine
was drawing a heavy draught of cars and running at a high rate when
the boiler exploded. The bodies of the men were thrown some distance
and were badly mutilated.
As a matter of connected interest, the following was published the next
day in the Pottsville Republican.
BEGGED TO BE KILLED
Fireman Ernest WHITE, who was fatally injured on the Pennsy near
Sunbury, begged to be hit on the head with a hammer, so as to end
his sufferings. His jaw and shoulder blades were broken, and he
was terribly scalded.
Bob Lightcap-in Florida
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