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New York, New York

Folding Bed Accident

December 1, 1910

FOLDING BED

Closed Up on Him. Fatally Injuring New York Man.

New York, Dec. 1.
--Benjamin Lott, a civil engineer, was fatally injured at his home early this morning by the collapse of a folding bed. The bed closed up on him like a steel trap as he lay sleeping and nearly guillotined him.

Members of his family heard his cries and rescued him almost immediately. He was unconscious and an ambulance surgeon hastily summoned said that several vertebrae had been dislocated and that he could not live.

Mansfield News, Mansfield, OH 1 Dec 1910

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