Chicago, IL Elevator Accident, Sep 1904
ELEVATOR CABLE PARTS.
TWO KILLED AND SIX INJURED IN ACCIDENT IN CHICAGO STORE.
Chicago, Ill., -- (AP) -- Two people were killed and six seriously injured by the falling of an elevator in the store of Sears, Roebuck & Co., of Chicago.
The passenger elevator ordinarily used was out of repair and the freight elevator was used during the day by the customers and employes. While a load of passengers was being carried up, the cable parted, allowing the elevator with its load of 10 people to fall three stories. The conductor, PHILLIP CALDWELL, was instantly killed, and MRS. KATE HAYS, 40 years old, was so badly hurt that she died in the hospital. Six others were injured but not fatally.
Indiana Democrat Pennsylvania 1904-09-07